It’s time for a new approach to weight loss!
The first Australian dietary guidelines were launched in 1982, recommending a low fat diet for everyone. There was however NO EVIDENCE to support this blanket approach. The mainstream approach to dieting has been centred around two core principles: ‘fat is bad’ and ‘count your calories’. Since the introduction of this advice the proportion of Australians who are obese has more than tripled and in 2017 more than 66% of Australians were overweight or obese.
The large number of people who have tried and failed to sustain weight loss through this approach shows it is time to try something new.
Why choose X-PERT Weight?
If you are struggling to lose weight, or if you have tried and failed on countless diets, the award-winning nutrition and health experts at X-PERT Health have released a new program that may hold the answer. The good news is, it is certainly NOT YOUR FAULT!
‘Eat less and exercise more’ is a message that may initially lead to weight loss but, at some point, you are guaranteed to hit a plateau – once you hit this brick wall, it’s very unlikely you will be able to continue to lose weight. This is because your metabolic rate slows down when calories are reduced. When you hit this brick wall, you will probably start eating at a ‘normal’ rate again after losing motivation and willpower. While your calorie intake increases back to where it was, your metabolic rate will stay low for a while (up to a year) so you are very likely to regain all the weight you have lost; and maybe even more. This is the infamous diet cycle so many people experience…..
Steering away from this traditional weight loss message, X-PERT Weight instead focuses on the latest scientific evidence, exploring how to effectively achieve and sustain weight loss by controlling the hormones that regulate appetite and fat storage. Other factors that affect weight such as stress, sleep, gut bacteria and metabolism are also covered in the program that supports participants in adopting a Low Carb, Mediterranean or Intermittent Fasting dietary approach to meet their goals.
X-PERT Weight is a 12 week program, offered via structured group sessions. Over the course of the program you will receive a 200-page Resource Folder packed full of nutrition and health information, support tools, tips, practical suggestions, recipes, food diary templates and much much more. Sessions are delivered using digital technology to support interactive discovery learning to help you understand the science that explains why traditional weight loss approaches have failed and what you can do to lose weight and keep it off!
The topics covered in the 12 sessions are detailed below.
Participants will also have access to the X-Pert Weight app monitoring tools to track your progress and access to the X-PERT Health online forum to share experiences, recipes and ideas, as well as on-going support from trained educators.