Eat your way to a healthy lifestyle
We are constantly bombarded with the risk factors to our health associated with our modern diet of highly-refined convenience foods and sugar saturated drinks, and making life-saving changes to our lifestyle can be quite daunting without the help of a support network and a guarantee of positive results. However, by choosing a proven network and eating the right foods; health and individual wellness is within everyone’s reach.
For almost 30 years, The Complete Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) has been making significant changes to the health and well being of participants around the world. Research and results have shown that CHIP can help prevent, curb and even reverse many of the risk factors associated with diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure as well as provide participants with on-going knowledge and support to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.
For local resident Rob Mitchell, switching to a plant-based diet was quite easy once he realised the benefits to his overall health.
The programme begins with an intensive programme of evening seminars over six weeks, where participants will learn how to adopt the lifestyle changes necessary for their future health, along with learning many different ways of preparing healthy and nutritious plant-based meals. At the beginning of the programme members are given an initial health screening, which includes blood tests for cholesterol, blood sugar and triglycerides as well as measuring blood pressure, height, weight and body shape.
For the next 30 days, members are encouraged to adopt a completely plant-based diet and carry out regular exercises. They will then be given a second health screening
‘‘The results for most people are quite significant and life changing. For myself I felt a noticeable difference in my overall health. I had more energy and my head felt clearer but, importantly, I had lost 6.3 kilograms and my varicose veins which had become quite serious had all but cleared up, so much so that even my doctor couldn’t believe the improvement. Plus the results from my second health screening showed my cholesterol had dropped and my blood pressure was lower.’’
Rob is now pleased to report a weight loss of 17 kilograms to date.
The next Complete Health Improvement Programme begins with free information evenings on either Thursday July 14 or Sunday July 17 where anyone interested can come and find out more about the programme which will commence on Thursday July 21. For more information and to book a place people are welcome to contact Marecia Burt on (06) 3543438 and visit www.chiphealth.com.
Rob Mitchell with two of his tasty creations – black bean and lentil shepherds pie and barley and pumpkin loaf.