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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 11th December 2022

Sunday 11th December 2022

Hi, First off, let's start with the Christmas Opening times: 23rd (Friday): 7.30am-7pm Christmas Eve (Saturday): 8am-12 noon Xmas Day (Sunday): Closed Boxing Day (Monday): Closed 27th (Tuesday): 8.30am-2pm 28th (Wednesday): 8.30am-2pm 29th (Thursday): 8.30am-2pm 30th (Friday): 8.30am-2pm New Years Eve (Saturday): 8am-12 noon New Years Day (Sunday): Closed 2nd (Monday): 8.30am-2pm 3rd (Tuesday): Back to normal. There will be a group PT session at 9.30am on each day that we're open. Right, now let's get back to more weight loss chat. What is the missing link for long term weight loss? When choosing a nutrition program for long term weight loss, you actually need to involve nutrition. It's not just all about calories. But the missing link for long term weight loss for many people is exercise. Too many of you focus on dieting. Exercise is the…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 4th December 2022

Sunday 4th December 2022

Hi, Diet plans that offer weight loss by drinking their product for several meals followed by a "sensible dinner;" diets that allow you to eat their special cookies for most meals along with their pre-planned menu; or diets that attempt to have you eating their bars, drink, or pre-made meals, are of the diet A variety covered in last week's newsletter. If you didn't read that particular newsletter, then Diet A is one of those diet plans that supply you with their foods, as well as their special drink or bars to eat, and they tell you exactly when to eat them. These Diet A type meal plans are easy to follow but they are destined for failure in the medium-long term.…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 27th November 2022

Sunday 27th November 2022

Hi, A well known Chinese Proverb is "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." This expression fits perfectly with the next essential step in how to decide what eating plan you should follow to lose weight permanently. Will the diet plan you are considering teach you how to eat long term - or does it spoon-feed you information? Will the diet rely on special bars, shakes, supplements or pre-made foods they supply? Let's a diet A vs. diet B comparison. Diet A is going to supply you with their foods, as well as their special drink or bars to eat, and tell you exactly when to…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 20th November 2022

Sunday 20th November 2022

Hi, Getting the weight off is not the hardest part. Keeping the weight off is the hard part! If you take a close look at the many well known fad/commercial diets out there, and you are honest with yourself, and apply my test above, you will find most of them no longer appeal to you as they once did. It also brings me to an example that adds additional clarity: If you have diet A that will cause the most weight loss in the shortest amount of time but is unbalanced and essentially impossible to follow long term vs. diet B, which will take the weight off at a slower pace, but is easier to follow, balanced, healthy, and something you…

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Saturday 19th November 2022

*BLACK FRIDAY OFFER #1: 2-4-1 GYM ONLY MEMBERSHIP Join or renew your membership with a friend or family member and enjoy a joint membership for the same price as a single membership. Gym Only: 1 month: £30 per month (£15.00 each) 3 months: £28 per month (£14 per month each) 12 months: £26 per month (£13 per month each) Minimum term applies. The free member cannot have been a member of the Woodlands Fitness Centre for at least 90 days. Non-transferable. *BLACK FRIDAY OFFER #2: 2-4-1 SMALL GROUP PT MEMBERSHIP How would you like to have personal training every single time you attend Woodlands? Well you can! Our Unlimited PT membership offers an appointment controlled personal training system where a Personal Trainer will train up to 6 members at any…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 13th November 2022

Sunday 13th November 2022

Hi, When choosing a diet, always use the "Can I eat that way for the rest of my life?" Test. I know, it does not exactly roll off your tongue, but it gets the point across. The lesson here is: any nutritional plan you pick to lose weight must be part of a lifestyle change you will be able to follow - in one form or another - forever. That is, if it's not a way of eating you can comply with indefinitely, even after you get to your target weight, then it's worthless. Many fad diets you see out there will fail the "Can I eat that way for the rest of my life?" Test. The question is not whether the diet…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 6th November 2022

Sunday 6th November 2022

Hi, Someone once asked me what a diet is. A diet is a short term strategy to lose weight. Long term weight loss is the result of an alteration in lifestyle. We are concerned with life long weight management, not quick fix weight loss here. I don't like the term diet, as it represents a short term attempt to lose weight vs. a change in lifestyle. Want to lose a bunch of weight quickly? Heck, I will give you the information on how to do that here and now for no charge. For the next 90 to 120 days eat 12 scrambled egg whites, one whole grapefruit, and a gallon of water twice a day. You will lose plenty of weight. Will…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 30th October 2022

Sunday 30th October 2022

Hi, If your goal is to lose some weight quickly, then pick a diet plan and follow it. I guarantee you will lose some weight. The number one reason diets fail is - quite simply - a lack of compliance. Research shows that adherence level rather than diet type was the primary predictor of weight loss. The diet you chose is irrelevant; what matters most is your ability to actually stick to a diet that predicted their weight loss success. But some diets must be better than others? Absolutely. Some diets are healthier then others. Some diets are better at preserving lean body mass. Some diets are better at suppressing appetite. There are many differences between diets. Most of the popular diets…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 23rd October 2022

Sunday 23rd October 2022

Hi, What is the number one reason diets fail long term; above all else? The number one reason is - shock horror - people giving up. I know right, who'd have guessed? The numbers don't lie; the vast majority of people who lose weight will regain it - and often exceed what they lost. True story fam. So what are YOU doing to avoid it? Here's another reality check: virtually any diet you pick which follows the basic concept of "burning" more calories then you consume - the well accepted "calories in calories out" mantra - will cause you to lose weight. To some degree, they all work: Atkins-style, no carb diets, low fat high carb diets, all manner of fad…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 16th October 2022

Sunday 16th October 2022

Hi, There are some general guidelines, rules of thumb, and ways of viewing a diet program that will allow you to decide, once and for all, if it's the right diet for you. You may not always like what I have to say, and you should be under no illusions this is another quick fix, "lose 100 lbs. in 20 days," guide of some sort. However, if you are sick and tired of being confused, tired of taking the weight off only to put it back on, and tired of wondering how to take the first steps to deciding the right diet for you that will result in permanent weight loss, then these newsletters could change your life. Do you need…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 9th October 2022

Sunday 9th October 2022

Hi, Most people who read my newsletters know that I like maths based approach to everyday problems such as weight loss, bodybuilding, and other health/fitness related topics. However, sometimes you have to step back from the science and look at the big picture to help bring people back into focus, so they can see the forest for the trees, so to speak. For most people reading these newsletters, finding an effective diet that works most of the time must seem as complicated as nuclear physics. It's not, but there are a bewildering number of choices for diets out there. High fat or no fat? High carbohydrate or no carbohydrate? Low protein or high protein? To make matters worse, there are a million variations…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Sunday 2nd October 2022

Sunday 2nd October 2022

Hi, Change your perspective. It's not enough to eat healthy foods and exercise for only a few weeks or even months if you want long-term, successful weight management. These habits must become a way of life. Lifestyle changes start with taking an honest look at your eating patterns and daily routine. After assessing your personal challenges to weight loss, try working out a strategy to gradually change habits and attitudes that have sabotaged your past efforts. Then move beyond simply recognising your challenges - plan for how you'll deal with them if you're going to succeed in losing weight once and for all. You likely will have an occasional setback. But instead of giving up entirely after a setback, simply start fresh the next…

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