Perfection Doesn't Exist
I am not going to name any names. However, let me tell you, in all the years I have worked with, interviewed, detoxed and hung out with celebrities, none of them look like they do in magazines or on film.
Photoshop, the computer software, is the workhorse of the beauty industry, designed to make picture perfect images to sell us stuff we don’t need. And trust me (I speak from experience here), the make-up that is put on a face before it goes on TV is something to be marveled at.
What looks great under camera lights gets raised eyebrows in the cold light of day. Sure, we’d all like Giselle’s boobs and legs, Miss Aniston’s hair, and Gwyneth’s triceps – not sure who’d be the line up for a bloke – perhaps they’d just like a piece of one of the aforementioned females – but the fact remains, the vast majority of us are just not built that way.
Unless you have endless time and money or are the freak of a gene pool that throws up the perfection of an Olympic pole vaulter, you ain’t gonna get it.
What's healthy for you?
“So what?” you might think. Well, my point is that if you spend your time and money trying to get that piece of perfection into your life, you are going to be like that poor greyhound chasing that damn stuffed rabbit around a track. Ever so near yet so far. And there’s nothing like a bit of self-loathing to head us to the nearest biscuit tin.
In fact, I go one step further than most health professionals. I’d ditch the Body Mass Index (BMI) system too. The BMI measure had a gorgeous girlfriend of mine, who has just the right amount of curves, into a near hysterical state when she was told she was obese. She’s not the first either. I’ve heard the same story over and over. My rugby-playing hubby is also classified obese which is totally bonkers.
Go it Alone
So, there’s no need to vent about the fact you haven’t got your own personal trainer, nutritionist, stylist or whatever other celebrity appendage you think you need to get results. Just use a different system to encourage rather than discourage.
We use the system of calculating your basal metabolic rate (BMR). Once we’ve got that number, and we know how active you are, our menus are created to provide you with the right portion sizes to keep you in your own optimal fat-burning zone and lose weight at a rate that's healthy for you. So, it’s as 'up close as personal' as technology allows. If you still get hungry, have some more healthy snacks – it really is that simple. If you do find yourself hungry then it probably means you have been working out more – which has got to be a good thing!