A Wahroonga woman is showing people that is is possible to lose weight without completely sacrificing your lifestyle. Genevieve Davidson and her business partner Victoria Black have established a weight-loss venture which they say helps people drop the kilos by simply eating less.
Ms Davidson, 57, has more than 30 years’ experience in the diet and weight-loss field but has faced her own struggles with weight management. That was until she discovered intermittent fasting through a family member.
“I have had a weight problem myself and have always found that I could lose the weight and be really disciplined because I knew how to do it,” she said. “However, I found it hard to maintain the weight loss because it is so hard to stay on a diet all they time.”
“After I spoke to my brother-in-law and saw he had lost a significant amount of weight through fasting I decided to give it a go myself – and I ended up going on to lose 30kg.”
Following her success, Ms Davidson said she wanted to share her secret with the rest of the community. So she created a platform others could follow.
“I remember walking through the supermarket and seeing all these overweight people and thinking why isn’t everybody doing this diet?” she said. “So I came up with the idea of doing this program and educating people on how to lose the weight like I had.”
The program she created is called the SuperFastDiet and is an online weight-loss tool, providing members with meal plans, video tutorial and exercise modules to help them achieve their weight-loss goals.
The cornerstone of the program, however, is fasting which requires participants to limit their calorie intake by two-thirds for two days a week.
The program has acquired the contributions and advice of health and fitness experts such as celebrity trainer Shannan Ponton, fasting expert Krista Varady and GP Penny Adams.
Ms Davidson said more than 1000 were on the program.
“This diet is different because it’s part-time and that means it becomes unbreakable.”
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