Paul Blackwood - 17.5kg lost in 7 months

Progress update - 9 months after achieving such a wonderful weight loss result  Paul is maintaining a body weight of 81.5kg. If you'd like to follow in Pauls footsteps, scroll to the bottom of this article to see how.

"After many years of enjoying good food and good wine, my GP and I had a discussion about my lifestyle we agreed that for my future well being I needed to lose weight for my health and fitness. When I hit 98kg I had to agree with her. A friend, Tony Green who is a personal trainer, encouraged me to investigate the CSIRO total wellbeing diet -a high protein low GI eating plan. I thought I would give it a try, as I had nothing to lose.  I will be forever in Tony’s debt for his advice and encouragement. Although I thought I was eating reasonably healthily, I was eating far too much of everything.  It has taught me about portion control and the advantages of well-balanced meals.

Also a huge help, encourager and guiding light in my weight loss and improved fitness levels is Russell Cox of Regenesis Fitness in Edgecliff, who has been training me for about 4 years with 2 sessions a week. I have been a member of Regenesis Fitness for about 9 years and before I changed my lifestyle, although I felt good after training it did not make much difference to my weight or overall fitness level.  Once I embarked on the diet, Russell could ramp up the training intensity and he has been a great enabler to get the kilos off and improve my overall health and fitness. I am now at the gym 4 times a week and at Centennial Park walking twice a week

After 7 months I have lost 17.5 kilos and my fitness level has improved remarkably and I now find that my energy levels are much higher. Importantly, from a medical perspective, my cholesterol, liver function, sugar levels and blood pressure have all improved to a point that I thought I would never reach again.

So, in conclusion thanks to CSIRO, Russell and Tony’s initial encouragement I am on the way to a better future."