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'Market is confusing us' on diets says crossfit trainer

Megan Hawley working out at Crossfit 4701. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Megan Hawley working out at Crossfit 4701. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

IT WAS a New Year's resolution that Megan Hawley knew she was going to stick to.

Losing weight was something she had wanted to do before, but it was a camping trip with friends that finally gave her the motivation to change her unhealthy lifestyle.

More than 12 months later and 33kg lighter; Megan said trusting in a good system has made it easier to let go of her old excuses.

"Looking back, I was depressed," she said.

"I couldn't keep up with the rest of my friends… (so) I didn't want to do anything with them.

"The thought of exercising and eating healthy seemed too hard... I was so unhealthy, I used to smoke and drink."

Rockhampton's Megan Hawley took this picture before beginning an eight week Vidafit overhaul program run through Crossfit 4701, where she lost 33kg Photo Contributed
Rockhampton's Megan Hawley took this picture before beginning an eight week Vidafit overhaul program run through Crossfit 4701, where she lost 33kg Photo Contributed Contributed

In January 2013 Megan began an eight-week overhaul program with VidaFit, run through Crossfit 4701.

She was the second group to go through the program, and her only regret is that she wasn't in the first.

"I didn't think, I put all my faith in the program," she said.

"I'd tried before and given up… I wasn't in the right mindset," she said.

Megan Hawley working out at Crossfit 4701. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Megan Hawley working out at Crossfit 4701. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Owner Dan Withers said this change in mindset is the key for people looking to lose weight.

For this reason he said they have a life coach and psychologists on the team, but the program is also about educating participants.

"It gives you the tools needed to live a successful life," he said.

"In society the market is confusing people, and it's killing us… the perceived healthy diet is actually unhealthy (and full of sugar and preservatives)."

The program involves a fitness program, nutrition information and techniques to change your mindset and get motivated.

According to Dan, VidaFit overhaul participants have lost 1000kg so far this year.

For more information visit vidafit.com.au or email reception@vidafit.com.au.

Scary statistics

Adults who are overweight are 29% more likely to be male

Two in three adults in CQ are considered overweight or obese

It's estimated that in CQ there is around 101,000 overweight or obese people and only 55,000 who are underweight or a healthy weight

Obesity is linked to a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes

Topics:  crossfit, diet, healthy eating




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