How will I know how long I need to be on the Urban Health Method?

In our initial consultation, I will be able to assess how long you will need to achieve optimum body composition.

Are you insured?

Yes with Balens.

Why is your book not on Amazon?

I would like it to be! Do you know a good publisher?

The supplements on your Amazon store… you get an affiliate referral fee for that.  Are they the best supplements though?

I am not officially affiliated with any brands.  I am loyal to my clients and I have chosen the best quality, most absorbable, most easy to order, easy to use products on Amazon 1 click prime to save time for my busy clients.  

What other plans do you have in the pipeline?

My bigger aim is to have Urban Health Method set up in Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Valletta, Berlin.

Building relationships with nutritionists, personal trainers and doctors all over the world who can team up to help transform one client at a time.

Scouring the market for time efficient health products and services that make it easier for busy leaders to stay healthy whilst running companies, managing great teams, changing the world.  I quite fancy contributing to rescuing the NHS along the way. Oh and we also need better cost effective sexual health screening because these self lancing self testing kits are sticky business for young people.

Is it a problem to eat less than my recommended calories each day?

Strange as it sounds, going too low on calories is a common cause of getting stuck at your current weight despite dieting. Your body is designed to protect you from starvation during times of greatly reduced food availability, and when you eat too little, your body thinks it’s starving. To compensate, your metabolism will slow down considerably, making it very difficult (or impossible) for you to lose weight. In this state, your body will preferentially burn everything but your stored body fat. Eating to little poses other problems, such as nutritional deficiencies. On top of that, if you later eat more calories, your body is more likely to store these calories as fat, in preparation for a possible "famine" again in the future.

Your best bet is to aim for a weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week through combining a moderate calorie reduction with increased calorie expenditure through exercise. If all the info you entered during your program set-up is accurate, the recommended calorie range you received should be what you need to accomplish this healthy rate of weight loss.

Some people have problems eating enough calories when they go too low on fats—especially by always choosing low-fat or non-fat versions of common foods. So try to find some good sources of "healthy fats" (the monounsaturated fat in nuts, olive and Udo oils, avocados, etc.), and foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids, like flaxseed, salmon, or tuna. 

Are diet pills safe and will they help me lose weight?

Sometimes these pills claim amazing results that sound too good to be true—and that's because they are. There is no "magic pill" that works. Think about it—if there really was one pill that people could take and see amazing results quickly, and with little to no effort, everyone in the world would know about it and probably use it.

Don't waste your money.

Some diet pills work because they usually contain stimulants, such as high doses of caffeine, which speed up your metabolism, making it easier for you to lose weight. These can be addictive, and cause serious health problems such as heart problems, medication interactions, and even death. In addition, as soon as you stop taking them, you’ll likely put all the weight you lost back on.

The other problem is that these products (diet pills and herbal supplements) are not regulated the way that other medications and drugs are. So basically, no one is checking to make sure their claims are true, that the pills contain what they say they do, or that they are actually safe to be taking at all. Remember, even "natural" doesn’t mean safe.

The best way to lose weight is through a healthy diet and regular exercise. The closer you get to your goal weight, the harder it can be to continue dropping pounds, but you just have to be patient. Save your money—diet pills are not a long term solution.

What counts as water?

Non fruit infused herbal teas.

I've been eating healthy and exercising, but I'm still not losing. What am I doing wrong?

It is very important to really track your food and exercise calories, because nine times out of ten, "mysteries" about not losing weight are due to underestimating calories consumed or overestimating calories burned. If you feel like you’re doing everything right and just not losing, get some relevant additional diagnostic tests.  Hormones would be a good start.