Why does 12WBT work?

Fitness // Georgina Moore

There are so many fad diets out there. The promise of instant weight loss has been around for decades. Depending on what you read and who you believe, the next solution to weight loss could be low carbs, low fat, no dairy, no sugar, fruit only- the list goes on and on.

Some of these diets may work, but what happens once you achieve your goal? Do you go back to eating how you were before? Does the weight just come back on (and often with interest)? Well, here at the 12WBT we have the latest “diet” for you, but there is a twist… it’s not a diet, and that’s why it works! That’s right. WE are not cutting out any foods or food groups. You can still eat grainy bread, wholemeal pasta, fruit, low fat dairy and even on occasion have a slice of birthday cake or a glass of wine!

The 12WBT Nutrition Plans are based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines as well as recommendations developed by the Australian Heart Foundation, Diabetes Australia and other expert health associations. Following our Nutrition Plans, you will still be eating bread and pasta and even on occasion a piece of chocolate.

An easy way to image a healthy plate is to divide it up into;

  • 25% lean protein. As a hint, a serve of protein is about the same size as the palm of your hand and the thickness of you pinkie finger
  • 25% low GI carbohydrates. Think sweet potato, grainy bread, wholemeal pasta etc
  • The remaining 50% of your plate should be salad or non-starchy vegetables.

When considering a food plan, ensure that no food groups are being removed and that you are not expected to take a host of potions as this indicates that you are just buying a fad, which won’t get you any smaller in the long run!

If you are interested in finding out more about the nutrition side of the 12WBT check out www.12wbt.com/nutrition