Sep 2, 2016

Ditch the Diet

Sep 2, 2016

Ditch the Diet

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Before I ditched the Diet, I have been on every diet known to mankind at some stage in my life, and before my clients come to me for help, they too have been on the yo yo diet rollercoaster and needless to say, together we have all failed-miserably!

After the birth of my four children I really struggled to lose the pounds and regain the shape I had before my pregnancies. Like most people I decided to adopt a low fat , low calorie approach ,being actively involved in sport most of my life I easily participated in a vigorous training regime consisting of primarily cardio, I even ran Marathons and half marathons in a quest to “get thin!”, In reality, I actually became fatter! To add insult to injury, I was constantly exhausted, cranky, hungry and felt like a failure as I often fell off the wagon on my low calorie diets, I was at my wits end.. Something had to change!!


“ if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.

If what you are doing is not working, do something else ” 

– Joseph O’Connor and John Seymour,

Introducing Neurolinguistic Programming


So this fat loss journey has lead me down the road towards a passionate career path to help others, so that you don’t make the same mistakes I made. So I am privileged to get this opportunity every month to share my honest, tried and tested strategies that help my clients break free from the torture of dieting, that will help you shed body fat , reshape your body and get you in the best shape of your life, no matter what age!!!


Reasons to avoid Low calorie Diets


Thyroid, Leptin, Cortisol and Testosterone, are hormones which are impacted by low calorie diets. Thyroid function helps regulate your metabolic rate, Leptin and Testosterone are also down regulated when cutting calories and can wreck havoc with the very hormones you need working at peak efficiency. Research has shown that Cortisol the stress hormone in inversely related to calorie level, as a result; low calories lead to high Cortisol therefore reducing metabolism.

Hunger and cravings

Hunger is impossible to obey. If your diet is too low in calories or sets too may rules about what you can eat, the feeling of deprivation can trigger cravings and binges.

Risk of muscle loss

Dieting without resistance training can cause 30-50% of your weight loss to come from lean tissue. Even when you are lifting weights and eating enough protein, if your diet is too severe, some of the lost weight can still come from muscle.

Diets make you fat

Almost everyone loses weight in the beginning, but later on,when the weight loss slows down and hunger pangs intensify, most people give up, even binge. Eventually the yo-yo diet cycle starts over again, and with each cycle of this madness your metabolism becomes less efficient and you may get fatter more easily while eating less food than before.


The odds of you losing fat permanently with traditional low calorie diets are stacked against you biologically, psychologically and environmentally. It sounds grim, but the good news is that you can bypass the problems if you avoid the typical diet mentality. Next month I will guide you through the secrets of how to lose body fat and reshape your body. Even if you’ve used starvation diets in the past and you’re afraid you’ve cause damage from previous dieting mistakes, don’t worry, with some guideline I will help you bring your metabolism up to speed.

Who is
Tara Grimes

Tara is one of Ireland’s top Fitness & Weight Loss Experts.

Tara is a Certified Nutritionist and Accredited Personal Trainer who has helped transform thousands of clients in Ireland and the UK and her online business is now helping many more clients across the world. She runs several online businesses from her base in N.Ireland and distributes 100,000s of her popular weight loss meals to customers across the country.

A mum of 4, who is passionate about Women’s Health and Fitness, she knows exactly how to help women of every age get Leaner, Fitter and Stronger. Tara’s companies employ top-level performance coaches and she has a team of registered nutritionists providing support for online clients across the globe. Tara has been recruited by Bluechip companies to provide in-house employee Health & Wellness packages, consulted with Government Departments on Nutrition & Weight Management and worked with professional sports teams & elite athletes improve their Performance Nutrition.

Tara has extensive qualifications including, BA(Hons) Degree from University Of Ulster and MSc from Queens University, Belfast.  She is also a Certified MNU Nutritionist helping Clinical Populations improve their overall health. She features in top publications and is a guest writer for many health publications.

Transforming Women’s bodies and health is Tara’s specialist area. She has created an amazing community of followers and clients across the world and her Fat Loss and Fitness Programs specialise in Female Fat Loss & Health, Over 40’s Fat loss and how to manage & Optimise changing hormones. Fitness programs for all levels and all incomes. She has programs to suit everyone, no matter what their starting level is at.

Her business is based entirely on the success of her clients.

*By following a plan or by following advice provided by Tara Grimes Fitness, you assume such risks and waive and release any claim which you may have against Fitness 31 Ltd. as a result of any future injury or illness as a result of the use or misuse of any program. You also claim responsibility for any adverse effects that result from the use of recipes and/or information in a plan.

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