Then: 107kg Now: 67kg Lost: 40kg

Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - YOUR BODY -

Typ­i­cal day’s food

6AM: A banana be­fore gym BREAK­FAST: Two boiled eggs and baby toma­toes SNACK: A small por­tion of tree nuts and a fruit LUNCH: Chicken/meat with a big serv­ing of veg­eta­bles DIN­NER: A light meal served on a side plate – chicken/meat with salad or a veg­e­tar­ian meal DRINKS: Lots of wa­ter through­out the day, cof­fee in the morn­ing and rooi­bos tea any time


Back your­self. En­joy any mo­ti­va­tion you get from oth­ers, but it’s es­sen­tial to learn to be your own cheer­leader. No-one cares about your own health as much as you do.

Prepa­ra­tion is key. Pre­pare meals in ad­vance; pack your gym bag the night be­fore. I al­ways have a packed lunch for work, so I rarely find my­self hun­gry with noth­ing to eat.

Have fun. If you’re not en­joy­ing what you’re eat­ing or the ex­er­cise you’re do­ing, it’s go­ing to be hard to stick to your life­style change.


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