Discover Good Nutrition plan

This plan was made by Dr Susan Bowerman who is a registered dietitian from the US. Here she works for Herbalife a nutrition company and I was determined to follow her simple plan. Her simple plan allows for a little bit of junk food but in moderation.

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About 70% of Aussies are obese or have diabetes due to poor eating and moving habits. And if people don’t change their eating habits for the better this rate will increase. Dr Susan’s plan talks about loving natural food and exercise. She stresses on the 80% nutrition, 20% exercise and 100% mindset. It is hard to have a great mindset when all the junk food is around so I kept them out of the house and had some nuts and dried fruit as well as popcorn.

It is about loving soy, kale and other natural things. I have learned to love soy in my latte instead of normal milk. It is expensive but well worth it because in the end I have saved 20 calories. Kale was one of those things that was not natural to me and now it is.

I also have learned to love beans again. In my early uni days I used to not like beans and have a lot of junk food.

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Some recommendations

  • At Uni there should be a health food cafeteria rather than the usual junk offerings. If YMCA can have such a health food place so can a university and YMCA has lots of visitors daily
  • Universities student unions should be more proactive in having teams at Melbourne Marathon and various other events.
  • There should be more education on healthy eating and exercise for students. In the coming months we plan to do this
  • Pancake parlour should have more healthy options for people that have just finished their workout

Want to lose weight the healthy way? Then do learn to love real food and come to Shape up to learn how! As for me I will be using the things that I have learnt throughout the entire program.


Healthy Lifestyle Lounge in the City

There is a Healthy Lifestyle Lounge in Melbourne’s CBD just outside of Flinders st station on Elizabeth st. Here not only do they sell smoothies but they also sell lifestyle lessons and healthy advice. You do need a referral though and here is ours. Our email is: newintstudents@gmail.com if you do want to get in touch.

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They are open for lunch from 12:30pm-1:30pm most weekdays and on weekends they are not open but you can purchase products from the contact above.  Each of their smoothies has about 34 grams of protein in them. This is about 1/3 of your recommended daily intake for protein. They are not a substitute for wholefood though. You still need your wholefood and exercise each day.

All of their staff are friendly and they know your name.

Do email us if you want to come to this and their Fitclubs. Their Facebook page is here