Why diets fail (and you don't have to)
Struggling with a diet? Planning to start a diet? Or just failed another diet?
Do you start a diet every Monday? Or do you save it for when you have a special occasion coming up? Have you tried every fad diet only to find that the weight is back on within a matter of months? Always looking for diet plans that work?
If you always look for that quick fix you will be wasting so much of your life focusing on food as the enemy without even noticing. Social events become things to dread, and all of your favourite clothes get buried for "when you lose the weight".
This site comes from a real understanding of how it feels to spend too long trying every diet and exercise trend to hit the U.K. With a 50 lb weight gain, I came out of my first pregnancy pretty much obsessed with how to lose the baby weight.
How did I finally stop yo-yo dieting? I built this business, lost the 50 lbs and brought my favourite jeans back into circulation.
Break the cycle and take charge on your own terms
Porridge on Tuesday is an online diet and exercise plan that gives you a personalized, sensible and sustainable plan for lasting change.
By spending 5 minutes filling in our online questionnaire you put yourself in the position to finally stop worrying about food, and start enjoying it with your friends and family without the guilt we so often feel.
Are you worried about yet another diet filling your fridge and cupboards with foods you don't eat? Completely confused by all the new fad diets out for summer? Nervous about having to tell family and friends that you are trying something else to lose weight?
Weight loss doesn't have to be painful, filled with light-headed hunger and longing for forbidden foods. One of the biggest concerns I had from our "losers" was how much they were actually allowed to eat - surely it would never lead to weight loss when every other attempt has been no more than 1200 calories a day. Be honest with yourself, how many days did you manage to keep that going? It is hard, and not sustainable in the long term. What hurts most of all is not just the old weight going back on, but more on top of it as your metabolism and body gets more and more confused.
Three reasons why you should sign up now
- Start today and you can lose over 20 lbs before summer (without losing your mind)
- You will have a personal plan that doesn't include the foods you can't eat, or simply don't like
- Because you are working with a small business, if you want a recipe added we can do it, and we will
Porridge On Tuesday? What's that all about?
Picture the scene:
You are sitting having lunch with the girls... (O.K. so life gets in the way, but just imagine...)
Girls:"You look great! What have you
You: "Oh nothing much, just Porridge On Tuesday"
(Don't worry you don't need to actually eat porridge on Tuesday)
If you overestimate what you need to eat by just 10%, less than one bar of chocolate or a home-sized portion of crisps a day you will gain 21 pounds of weight every year...
Keep cooking the foods you love
But learn how much of them to eat to keep you healthy and happy. Lose the weight you want and maintain your happy weight for life. With our healthy recipes you will learn what you can eat to lose weight and just how much you can enjoy while keeping it off for life. What is your biggest hurdle to weight loss? Believing it needs to be big and dramatic changes that you will never be able to stick to? It is honestly as simple as eating well and doing more. Porridge on Tuesday can give you the helping hand to trust you can it.
Want the same breakfast every day? No problem, just swap it.
With your personal healthy diet plan you can dip into the 200
breakfasts, 750 lunches, 750 dinners and 200 snacks and make a
change whenever you want. (We won't be hurt, even though we
put together such a varied diet for you) Is this the week that
Chicken Sandwiches are the only thing that will do? Yep, you can do
Get your eating plan for the week then simply print off your shopping list and go get what you need
Let exercise fit into your life
You will also get a personal exercise plan. Diet without exercise is like salt without pepper, Laurel without Hardy, Fish without Chips, it is only half the picture (well, 60% of the picture anyway).
Using gorgeous and great personal trainers to build your plans, we keep them short (15 minutes) and hard so that they work without taking over your life. (They lied when they said there was an easy way, it NEVER happens without a little sweat.)
What else does your plan offer? Read all about it here
One of the reasons diets fail? We are HUNGRY all day...
That is why we support weight loss that is sustainable by working with what you currently eat and gradually and sensibly reducing it.
The lowest calorie allowance we ever recommend is roughly 1200 a day, because lower than this is VERY hard to sustain and will lead to the weight going back on when the diet is over. Given how often we are told we need to starve ourselves you might find you are surprised at just how much you can eat on your plan.
Want a little more comfort that we have diet plans that work?
Don't take our word for it...
Voted one of the 10 best weight-loss diets for 2013
"A great way to stay slim for life, rather than losing a few pounds and then piling them back on again once you've finished the diet" www.sofeminine.co.uk
& What do our users say?
"I have lost just over 2lbs this week and my husband lost 6lbs,
great recipes, tasty and interesting. I recommend the tuna and bean
wrap delicious. Looking forward to more new recipes this week."
"I think this website is fantastic. My hubby and I think the recipes are delicious. He was particularly sceptical when I started on it, but was quickly won over. I'm subscribing to the weekly plan just for those recipes." Louise, (e-mail)
"Have completed the sign up very easily on the dreaded iPad but it was incredibly easy. On the whole it looks great and made me snigger on a number of occasions, which is no mean feat when inputting for weight loss. Looking forward to the next stage." Lynne, (website feedback form)
This is a plan for sensible and sustainable weight loss.
Oh, and I am Elaine. If you want to ask me anything just drop me an e-mail: email@example.com