Weight Loss

Weightloss101

USD $19.00
Cliff Harvey (ND, Dip.Fit, HbT, Adv.Psych-K, Reiki lll) is a Naturopath specialising in holistic performance nutrition, mind-body-spirit medicine and advanced strength training.

He says “In over 14 years in the health and fitness industry I have helped thousands of people around the world to reach their best shape ever, and live happier, healthier lives”.

These tips cover the very best strategies for exercise, nutrition, lifestyle and mind-body techniques to help you lose excess fat and develop the body you have always wanted.”

Cliff teaches people how to give themselves the chemical building blocks of health (great nutrition) and to release negative and self limiting beliefs and behaviours so they can reach their best health and performance.

Cliff’s varied pedigree includes:
Naturopath, Nutritionist and Strength Coach of over 14 years experience.
2 x IAWA Weightlifting World Champion.
Holder of several world records for feats of strength.
Author of “Choosing You!” and the upcoming “Time Rich Cash Optional!”
Top rated speaker 2 years running at Canada’s largest fitness conference
Cliff has been invited to speak at The University of British Columbia, Langara College (Vancouver), Net-Fit Annual Conference, Canadian Fitness Professionals Annual Conference and various corporate wellness programmes and industry conferences.
Cliff has consulted to a very wide range of sports groups, teams and organisations.


Sample tips

  • Eat Natural, Whole, Unprocessed foods One of the biggest keys to weight loss is not how much you are eating, but what you are eating! Foods that are natural, whole and unprocessed are as a rule more effectively assimilated by the body and are stored more easily as functional tissue (like muscle, bone, connective tissue and hormones and enzymes) than as body-fat. They are also more likely to have greater amounts of valuable trace nutrients.

  • Avoid ‘White Carbs’ The ‘white’ carbs (potatoes, pasta and bread) are staples for many...but a friend to the waistline for few. As a general rule the white carbohydrate foods digest rapidly, spiking blood sugar and leading to increased fat gain. They are often also allergenic foods and many would be wise to reduce intake.

  • Eat a protein food at every meal Protein has a higher ‘thermic effect of feeding’ than either carbohydrates or fat, increasing metabolic rate. Eating a higher protein diet is associated with lower body-fat levels and increased fat-free mass (muscle). Eating sufficient protein will also increase satiety (feelings of fullness) and encourage greater stability in blood glucose – leading to better energy levels and a lessened desire to over eat.

  • Strength training is THE most effective form of exercise for weight loss over the long term. High intensity forms of exercise have been shown to be 9x more effective for fat loss than steady state cardio. Long term positive effects on insulin sensitivity and the improved aesthetic that comes from having a little extra muscle and increased metabolism make this the king of fat loss exercise.

  • RELAX! Stress is a MAJOR factor affecting our ability to train intensely, recover effectively and shed body-fat over the long term. Learning strategies to relax is crucial to both health and weight loss! Stress is not external, how we relate to things provides our stress and learning to relate to stressors more effectively can really aid our weight loss efforts.