Meet Anna Alder
AGE: 35 | LOCATION: Auckland
Anna is a single parent and fulltime student. Anna has recently started exercising regularly, however her diet is still letting herself and her kids down.
With Anna's demands around her personal life, studies and work commitments, keeping control of her health and weight has been a challenge for a number of years. Anna concedes that dinner is often the last thing she thinks about. “Knowing that I’m giving my three children the best possible start to life is so important to me and that starts with healthy eating and being active. I’m sure to pick up some tips from Dave and the support team which I want to impart on my own family so that we can make some long-term changes.”
Dave's Top Tips for Anna
- Portion size: Remember half the plate for veggies, 1/4 protein and 1/4 carbs.
- Small to big: Starting with small exercise goals and adding to them over time will help keep you motivated.
- #NoExcuses: Don't let excuses get in the way. Get out there and get moving!
- Lost 7cm from waist measurement
- Improved eating habits
- Exercising regularly
Despite struggling with sick kids and starting a new job over the 30 Days, Anna managed to keep on track by making small changes to her nutrition that are not only sustainable but will have long term benefits for her family.
Nutrition: Anna swapped out the treat draw for healthier snacks, and increased her intake of fruit and vegetables. Her children also made changes such as eating more fruit and drinking water along with healthier snacks. Anna now makes home cooked meals most nights, which is a huge step from the previous constant diet of takeaways.
Health & Wellbeing: Anna has made huge efforts to exercise regularly and as a result of the challenge she feels better about herself and trying new things. She has gained confidence and feels like a better role model for her young work clients and her own kids.