Category Archives: Weight Loss

Get Trimmer With Adura: Re-Branded, Revised and Better Than Ever!

From ‘Get Trimmer Naija Style’ to ‘Get Trimmer Challenge’ and now ‘Get Trimmer With Adura’.
It has developed as what started as a blog challenge in 2010 and it has been a huge learning curve. Over the last few weeks, I have spent time working on the format, the quality and the branding.

Look & Feel Great With Real Food, Effective Exercise & Expert Coaching.
                         

Wondering what the program is all about? Here are a few features:

  • Make Small Changes & See Big Results! 
  • Weekly Total Body Workouts & Meal Guidance 
  • Regular Fat Loss Tips To Help With Your Progress 
  • Live Group Catch-Up & Update Sessions 
  • Before and After Assessments 
  • Private Group For Support, Motivation & Accountability 
  • Results Guaranteed!

The catch up sessions (video/chat) are a very important addition as this will boost morale, focus and keep you on your toes ;) There will also be more structure to the workouts, including weekly workout videos.

Want to find out more? Visit –> www.gettrimmerwithadura.com for more details. Once you register your interest, I will send you sign up information.

4 Tips On Speeding Up The Realisation Process: How To Start Living A Healthy Lifestyle:

It’s #TransformationTuesday on social media, I think it all originated on Instagram, but I may be wrong.

It’s a time when people post their before and after pictures to show their weight loss progress, well most of the time ;)

I find it very motivating because some people can relate to others’ before pictures, and knowing where they started from and where they are now just might give them that extra push to finally start working to wards their healthy goals.
This brought back memories… and the point of the post below is: You’re not ready until YOU are ready.
Stay with me, don’t roll your eyes! I can’t count how many times I heard, “You need to lose weight”, “You’ve burgered up” <-- Yes burgered! To some, especially one Nigerian pastor, the word burger is a verb, etc 
No matter how much hearing those kind of statements, hurt me. No matter how many times I decided to starve myself the day after… I didn’t make any real efforts until the day I saw the picture on the left:

Not only had I finally realised I had to do something, I was READY. A few months later, I was 40+ lbs lighter.

I’m sure a lot of you have had similar experiences and have probably even tried to diet (or starve yourself) for a short while, before going back to your usual habits. You’re not alone!

Knowing what I know now, I could have sped up that realisation process and I hope I can do that for you today:

  1. Educate yourself. Find out the risks of eating what you feel you can’t do without. When you start to learn about the harmful effects of being overweight, eating processed foods and other habits you can’t seem to shake off, you’ll start to think twice before you do anything.
  2. Subscribe to healthy resources, follow them on Twitter, ‘Like’ on  Facebook, join mailing lists
    (–> Join Mine Here <--), etc.
  3. Join a group. There’s a group I’m a member of on Facebook, two in fact! And the groups have a few thousand women, who have similar goals – to get in shape, and to stay in shape. Nothing better than spending time with like minded people. Seeing how well others are doing, motivating each other when you’re having “off” days, and inspiring each other along the journey.
  4. Join a program that has the group element stated above but with the added benefit of a professional to help you with your goals, exercise and nutrition.

    This is why I started the Get Trimmer program. Half of the battle is you deciding to dedicate time to sharing your meals, workouts, highs and lows. The other half includes the plans and guidelines I send weekly, my availability to answer questions in the group as soon as I can, and the support provided by others on the program.

    Registration isn’t open for the next round yet but it will start on Monday October 14th, details will be up soon.

Register Your Interest 

Wouldn’t it be great if YOU sent in your transformation pictures for me to share on here? Start implementing the steps above and it really could be you!

‘No Oil’ Stew Recipe

Someone was referred to me for this recipe and although I talk about it a lot, I didn’t have it on this blog! I recorded a video LAST year and still haven’t edited it. *sigh*
So I decided to do this quick recipe card, which I think is the next best thing, if not as good!
This recipe helped me a lot when I initially lost weight in 2002. I’ve made a little change here, extracting the oil from the stock. When I was at university, I didn’t bother with separating stock and fat,.

Being Nigerian, I was used to generously pouring oil into stew and this was the first thing I changed. I remember my friends teasing me about my ‘Weight Watchers Stew’ but over 40 pounds later, I was the one laughing :p

Honestly, I wasn’t aware of the benefits of animal fats/stock back then, I just used stock in my food because it added flavour and helped me eliminate the use of oil.

Why chicken fat? Because animal fats are highly nutritious (and natural!) and essential for many body functions – heart, lungs, bones, etc (Read more here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/01/enjoy-saturated-fats-theyre-good-for-you.aspx). 

Taking off the skin will result in less fatty stock but you’ll still get stock from the bones (marrow) of the chicken which actually contains a lot of the nutrients stated above :)

PS For personal reasons, I’ve been advised to eat less chicken skin NOT because it’s high in fat but because it’s high in omega 6.

I use this recipe a lot and very often, I do it the much easier way:
  • fry the onions in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • And add the chicken stock (with the fat) to the blended tomato mix
Have you tried this? Let me know what you think!

Ceri’s Weight Loss Story and a Recipe!

Hello :)

Here’s a video with Ceri of www.cucinaceri.com. Her story’s similar to mine, and many others’, so watch it before you think you can’t reach your weight loss goals.

We really hope it motivates someone, ok honestly many people, out there.

Watch it, Rate it, Subscribe and of course check out Ceri’s blog.

And check out her Paleo Bread recipe, it is very good, I had some of course!