Coleen Nolan who is one of the presenters of ITV,s loose women programme, has been struggling with her weight for some time now, on and off over the years. Forty three year old Coleen at one stage weighed in at 13 stones and 13 pounds.
When she walks past the mirror now she keeps taking double passes because she can’t believe, that it’s her who she is seeing in her own reflection. She had quite a few years of yo-yo dieting and struggled with keeping her weight under control.
She stopped extreme dieting and swapped it for more healthy eating and regular exercise, one of the particular problems she had was snacking in between meals but with the wrong foods. Last year she lost three stone of weight by sticking to one of Rosemary Conleys, diet plans.
In order to keep her spurred on she made her own exercise DVD and created her own eating plan, which she found suited her better. Now she snacks on fruit and doesn’t miss meals, she doesn’t deny herself any foods if she wants a slice of pizza say for instance then she will eat it.
Rather than focusing on fat Coleen make’s sure that she eat’s a strict calorie controlled diet of no more than 1200 calories per day. She dances to her favourite disco tunes for one hour a day three times a week, dancing is a very energetic form of exercising and probably more enjoyable than doing some exercise activities which some people might get bored of.
Doing this paid off for Coleen as she lost two stone in two months by doing that alone without any other form of exercise. The great thing about it is she says “you can do it anywhere you want ” Here is what Coleen was eating before when, she was always snacking you may see that you could be doing some of the same things, yourself within your own eating habits and learn from her mistakes as well as your own.
7 a.m. breakfast toast and cereal tea with semi-skimmed milk
10 a.m. snack either a banana or an apple
12 p.m. a jacket potato with tuna or baked beans/chicken salad sandwich
4 p.m. onwards more fruit or some low- fat yoghurt
5 p.m. teatime or evening meal some grilled meat with vegetables and baked or boiled potatoes.
Evening treat one chocolate bar
And that is it, when you look back through this article you will see there is nothing particularly fantastic, about what Coleen is doing, but one thing that you can glean from it is that by eating this way her blood sugar will probably remain constant.
Throughout the day and will stop her from overheating whereas before she was eating a lot of sugary foods this would cause. Blood sugar fluctuations throughout the day which can tend to lead to snacking throughout the day which is what she was doing.