Okay, so I went to England for Christmas and because it was so bloody cold I may have eaten four or five times my normal intake of food. Yes, you could call me tubby. Yes, you could call me flabby. No, these aren’t man-boobs!
Okay, okay, I admit it, I ate like a pig while away (no offence to any pigs reading). But I swear I will change. I will work hard. I will get back my one or two pack.
But which painful road to recovery do I take?
Well, as I’m already big loser, why not try to be the biggest?
Michelle Bridges, of The Biggest Loser fame has a new book
Losing the Last 5 Kilos:
Your Kick-Arse Guide to Looking & Feeling Fantastic Click Here to Buy
Lose 5 kilos in 30 days. It sounds straightforward and it is. Michelle Bridges is Australia’s most successful weight-loss expert and she knows how to get people into shape quickly.
Whether your weight has been slowly creeping up over the last few years, you’ve already lost a lot of weight but can’t get any further, or summer is just around the corner and you want to look your best, Losing the Last 5 Kilos gives you all the information you need to get back to your perfect size.
- Day-by-day menu plans, with weekly shopping lists
- Michelle’s favourite low-cal but filling recipes
- Easy-to-follow, high-intensity exercises, with step-by-step photos
- Michelle’s best tips for success
So, set aside 30 days to follow Michelle’s training program and menu plan. Do this for just four weeks and watch the kilos disappear.
You will look and feel fantastic.
Michelle’s program is like nothing else. It’s like there was one single piece of information that my brain needed to figure out to understand what losing weight was all about – and I sure found it.
Amanda, 41, Sydney
Free recipe from Losing the Last 5 Kilos by Michelle Bridges –
Watercress, Fetta and Watermelon Salad
This is one of those salads that you eat visually before tasting. It looks so amazing on the table. Everyone will want to try it, and once they do it will become an instant favourite.
Prep 15 minutes
247 cal per serve
1 bunch watercress, trimmed and leaves picked
1/4 cup torn mint leaves
1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
freshly cracked black pepper
800 g watermelon, peeled and cut into small wedges
100 g low-cal fetta, crumbled
- Combine the watercress, mint, onion, vinegar and oil in a bowl. Season.
- Toss to coat and transfer to a large plate. Top with the watermelon and fetta.
Watercress grows in water and doesn’t survive long in the fridge, so try to buy it on the day you’ll be using it.
Keep mint wrapped in a damp cloth in the fridge. If it has gone limp, soak it in cold water for 15 minutes and drain before using.
Michelle Bridges has worked in the fitness industry for eighteen years as a professional trainer and group fitness instructor. Her role as a trainer on Channel Ten’s hit reality weight-loss show The Biggest Loser has made her Australia’s most recognised personal trainer. Michelle has travelled the world presenting at global fitness conventions and competing in physique and fitness competitions, and is sought after as a motivational speaker. Losing the Last Five Kilos is her third book. Her first two, Crunch Time and Crunch Time Cookbook, were bestsellers.
About the Contributor
While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection.