In this six week, 'Love Food and Lose Weight without Dieting' course you'll find everything you need to lose weight, to change your daily diet and the way you think about eating forever. You can look forward to never dieting again, to enjoy the food you eat and to love looking in the mirror. We are going to work together so that you can see why, despite dieting, weight loss has evaded you, you have put on more weight, or have been unable to lose weight.
This course is different from any other weight loss course because weight loss, or weight gain, is never just about the food we eat. This course will help you see that weight loss is more about the way we think about ourselves and our daily diet and how easy it is to change that thinking.
I am a Wellbeing and Weight Loss Coach and have been working in this field for more than a decade. I am also an author and have Diplomas in Diet and Nutrition and Raw Food Nutrition.
Learn what foods you and your body love and how these foods can help you to lose weight
You’ll get daily weight loss video tips. Tips that help you see yourself, your habits and the food you eat differently.
Each week, there is a chapter that helps you to:
- understand what's in the food, beside the calories, that is making you fat and preventing you from losing weight
- see why it feels as if you're addicted to food and can't lose weight
- discover where refined sugar is hidden in food and how you can cut it out effortlessly in order to lose weight
- see the invisible part your gut and immune system play in weight gain and weight loss
- understand how food doesn’t comfort you and why you’re not an emotional eater and so can lose weight easily
- discover exactly how drinking water helps you to lose weight
and there are daily recipes, full of healthy, nutritious, non -diet, tasty food that you can have fun creating.
There are also bonuses including a juice ebook, a smoothie ebook, an infused water ebook and my Top Ten Recipe ebook.
Remember what it’s like to eat ‘normally’ and feel ‘normal’ again
Rather than just cutting things out of your daily diet, this course will help you to see what to add to your daily diet to enhance your life. One of the reasons that diets fail is because diets all involve feelings of deprivation and denial. You feel as if you are being denied the foods you like to eat. Diets feel hard and difficult and that’s why this isn’t a diet, following this course will help you to feel empowered, liberated from old habits and beliefs and will help you to lose weight easily and effortlessly.
About this course
This course is suitable for anyone who has ever been on a diet, anyone who has put the weight, plus more, back on after a diet. Anyone who has a difficult relationship with food and can't lose weight. I want you to have the freedom to eat in a way that makes you feel fabulous and healthy.
When you finish this course, you’ll have practical tools that help you to lose weight, tools you can use forever, tools that will become a natural part of your daily life and that you won’t even think about. You’ll also have the body you want.
‘As a veteran of so many diets that I felt qualified to write an encyclopaedia on the subject, and then finding myself heavier than ever, I just didn’t see how I was ever going to lose the 5 stone that I realistically recognise I need to do. So when I contacted Elaine, I just knew it was the answer for me. Everything she said confirmed that this was the system that could work 'If you do what you have always done you then will get what you have always got!
I have heard those words a thousand times over my life, never did they apply to me more then when Elaine said them to me. Having been overweight my whole life and having done numerous diets some with some success but none ever successful, I promised myself that in 2010 I would no longer diet but would work out my issues with food from the head down, as I felt that for too many years I had tried to loose weight just by concentrating on my body and not doing any work on my mind and thought processes. That's where Elaine comes in. From the very first moment I met Elaine my life began to change, I now view food in a completely different way, in fact I don't view food at all , Food doesn't interest me, I eat only when I am hungry and I eat just what I need and no more, Have I lost weight ?? yes I have in my first two weeks I'd lost 9lbs, I am looking forward to my future so much as I can see my body change everyday and I feel so much better, I honestly feel cleaner from the inside out! Would I recommend Elaine? most definitely particularly if your ready to retrain yourbrain and are ready to feel good about yourself again.'for me, if I was prepared to change my life. It’s been amazing, I’ve lost 2 stone already and know that the rest will gradually go too. It really doesn’t seem a diet at all, I just have a different relationship with food now, it doesn’t rule my life, yet I still enjoy my meals. And some of the suggestions she gave me apply equally to other areas of my life too, so generally I’m feeling more confident and optimistic, and even enjoying exercise too! ’
What do you get in this course?
You’ll get a chapter a week for six weeks explaining why you haven’t lost weight - until now!
You also get:
You also get:
Do you tend to leave a little bit of the food you like best to the end of your meal so you are left with that taste? Or do you eat a little bit of everything on the plate with every forkful?
If you do eat your favourite thing last, this means that you will feel obliged to eat everything else on your plate before you get to your favourite last bite because no one wants to leave the bit they like best on the plate.
We all fancy a snack at times. So here is a healthy, delicious snack for you that gives your body some of the things it needs - without you gaining weight.
Then have a taste.
That’s right. I’m NOT encouraging to eat chocolate/cake/pudding but if you want a taste, I am encouraging you to have a taste of the things you think that you want, and that you can’t have because you’re on a diet.
When we tell ourselves that we mustn't, can't, shouldn't we keep thinking
about the thing we think we want. And, as you know, the more that we try
not to eat the thing, the more the thing is at the forefront of our minds.
So, if someone brings cake in to the office or if you’re at a dinner party and look longingly at the dessert, have some. You don’t need a large piece of cake or dessert, all that you really crave is the taste so cut off a small bite size chunk and eat it slowly.
Stick to a small taste - and enjoy it!
I cook with coconut oil, I put the oil in my bath, I rub the oil on my skin as a skin moisturiser and I put it on my hair as a conditioner. What else?
Listen to this tip and read more in the weekly tip book to find out how coconut oil can improve health and help you to lose weight.
A smartphone for weight loss? Yes. Everyone has a smartphone now with a handy little camera. I want you to use it to take a photo of everything you put in your mouth before you eat or drink it.
That’s right. Everything. I want you to do this for one week. You can delete the photos at the end of the day or at the end of the week. This isn’t for you to show to anybody but for you to truly acknowledge what you eat.
The other massive benefit to taking a photo of the food before you eat it, is that it gives you time to think, “Do I really want that? How will I feel after I’ve eaten it?”
Are you a chocolate addict? Can’t bear the thought that you ‘shouldn’t eat your favourite chocolate bar every day? Well, I have the answer for you. Try raw cacao nibs!
Watch this video and read the full tip in the tip book to find out the health benefits of cacao nibs and how they can help you with your weight loss.
We commonly eat with our eyes. You know the saying, ‘eyes bigger than your belly’ and many of us overestimate the amount of food we want or need. You’ve probably heard from books from books or slimming clubs that the average stomach is fist size when it is in a resting state.
Look at your fist and gauge how much food it will take to fill a fist size stomach? I've broken the average serving down for you:
Meat and fish - should be palm size
Vegetables - clenched fist
Pasta - clenched fist
Nuts - palm size
Butter - the tip of your thumb
Cheese - the length of your thumb (not more than a matchbox size)
Conventional wisdom says all you have to do to lose weight is eat less and exercise more, right? But you’re counting your calories and keeping below an acceptable limit and the weight is still not coming off.
What if it’s not the amount of food you’re eating, but the quality of the food you’re eating? The processed foods that we eat really are piling on the pounds. Supermarket shelves are packed with food-like products that look appealing but that have been made in a laboratory and are full of chemicals.
Remember, there is no junk food. There is junk - and there is food.
This chapter shows you what is hidden in our food that makes us crave junk and makes our body hold on to weight.
Why should you know about trans fats you might ask? Because the calories in trans fat make you fatter than the calories in any other food. They cause a redistribution of fat tissue. Trans fats increase the amount of fat around the stomach, trans fats don’t even need to add fat, they just move fat to the belly from other areas of the body!
So what exactly are trans fats? Trans fats are amongst the most dangerous substances you can consume and yet the food processing empire is built on industrial fats and oil.
This chapter will help you to identify trans fats - and avoid them!
You may think that you're eating natural, fresh food. But anything that comes with a sell-by date is processed.
We all want to avoid MSG, don't we? But do you know where this substance is hidden?
Food manufacturers realised that if you add processed free glutamic acid (MSG) to food that doesn’t taste very good, it stimulates cells in the tongue to make the food taste better. So when food contains free glutamates, you have no idea what the food really tastes like? It’s cheaper to use free glutamates than oils and spices to enhance food flavours and it makes you think that the flavour is in your mouth and not just in your head.
Find out in this chapter where these free glutamates are hidden and what other names the manufacturers are disguising them by.
Find out how to avoid chemical additives by recognising what they are, where they are and what they are called.
So now you’re avoiding chemical additives and you know what kind of foods to cut out, but if you cut out too many things from your diet without replacing them you end up feeling deprived.
Nothing seems to be as tasty as the things you are “not allowed” to eat anymore and that other people are eating. This adds to your feelings of deprivation.
So let’s focus on what you need to include in your diet now that you’ve taken away the nasty junk that is making you fat. When your focus shifts to what you can add rather than what you should take away, you have a completely different mind-set.
This Muesli is nothing like the processed sugary stuff you get in the supermarket.
Bircher Muesli (muesli is the Swiss word for mush) originated in the late Nineteenth Century when Dr Maximilian Bircher, who was head of the Life-Force Sanatorium in Switzerland) recgnised the amazing powers of raw food for his patients and came up with a fruit/nut/grain mixture.
Bircher believed that a diet of real, uncooked foods improved the health of his patients, even those who were thought to be dying!
Feel free to play with the ingredients and quantities
This recipe is for a raw vegetable nori combination. Of course you can always substitute the parsnip rice for sushi rice and the vegetables for fish such as tuna, salmon or chicken.
The wonderful thing about vegetable nori rolls is the flavor and freshness.
This rice is perfect for vegetable nori rolls, salads or as a substitute for traditional rice.
This is a really tasty raw tart that doesn’t need a dehydrator but is still ‘live’ and so full of nutrients.
This is an easy, rich and tasty alternative to the traditional Beef Stroganoff that is low in calories and fat but high in flavour.
This spinach pie is delicious with salad, with vegetables or on it's own.
This cheesecake is a delight, it’s fresh and sweet and addictive. And full of healthy, natural ingredients.
Set aside an hour and go through every cupboard, fridge and freezer. Get rid of anything that is processed and/or full of sugar. If it isn’t in the cupboard or fridge, you won’t eat it and it doesn’t matter how many times you swear that the biscuits or sweets are just for children or guests, if it’s there it’s a temptation.
Go through your shopping list to see what to replace your unwanted items with. Make sure that the food stuff in your kitchen is nutritious and tasty. Most people have tins of things they would never eat in their cupboards, tins that stay there for months, or even years. Things that they have seen on offer in the supermarket and been fooled into thinking that they might want to eat one day.
Make your kitchen a safe zone. A space where you feel comfortable rather than a place where you always pick at a biscuit or open a bag of crisps just because they’re there.
Use this list to see exactly what to clear out of your kitchen.
A calorie is a calorie - that makes sense. But, not all calories are created equal.
Let me explain. Yes, we know that calories are a measure of the energy that is generated from food once you eat it. That is always going to be true. A 100 calories of fat, protein and carbohydrates are the same in a thermodynamic sense, in that they release the same amount of energy when exposed to a Bunsen burner in a lab.
It is also true that if someone was put on a diet of totally processed food and another on the healthiest natural food, if the calories were exactly the same they would both lose weight at approximately the same rate.
But listen to this tip to discover why it does matter where your calories come from and why it's important to chose the food the calories come from.
Turmeric is an amazing spice that benefits every system in the body and one of the best things you can add to your diet for long term health.
Find out how turmeric can keep you healthy in this tip.
I can understand this. I know that if I asked you to look in the mirror every morning and tell yourself that you are slim and gorgeous when you might think you have a couple of stone (or more) to lose, I could be pushing my luck.
Listen to this tip to discover how those of you who don’t think that you could do this are probably the same people who look in the mirror every day and tell yourself that you are fat/old/ugly without realising that these negative comments are still affirmations - but against yourself.
What you tell yourself has the greatest power and determines how you feel. Telling yourself that you are fat, or that you can’t lose weight, or that losing weight is difficult, becomes an affirmation and means that, because of the amazing power of thought, this will become your reality.
Well, they should. I could bang on about kale for ages but this is supposed to be a quick tip, right?
Watch this video and read the tip to find out what kale contains and why it is so good for us.
Do you ever think that you can’t lose weight or stop eating chocolate because ‘that’s just the way I am’?
We all love the smell of cinnamon don’t we? But cinnamon isn’t just limited to sprinkling on an apple pie or brought out at Christmas. Cinnamon is a natural sweetener and can lift your breakfast to another level.
But cinnamon isn’t only a sweetener, it has many other healthy properties that you can discover in this tip.
We’ve all heard about dopamine, haven’t we? But what is it? And what does it have to do with weight loss?
Find out how in this tip.
I have worked in the wellbeing and weight loss field for over a decade and enjoyed helping hundreds of clients get the life and body that they want. I have also got a no. 1 weight loss book without dieting on Kindle, 'MindFullness:The No-Diet Diet Book'.
I am a Three Principles Trainer, a Diet and Nutrition Advisor and Raw Food Coach and I love sharing everything I have learned with my clients.
MA, BA(Hons), MSNLP, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Diploma as Raw Food coach, TT3P