THE BCS WAY

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BCS = Bloody Common Sense

I am Irene Estry….Giving advice and support is something very close to my heart having been a fitness and wellbeing programmer for over 35 years.

I started at the age of 40 (you do the maths!) and I am still going very strong indeed. Throughout my career I have worked with countless women and many famous faces with my placements in ITV and Granada studios and I give them all the exact same advice – my no nonsense BCS way.

 

My aim is not to get you thin or into ‘that’ dress or prioritising fitness and eating over everything else.

My aim is to create a woman who is comfortable within her own skin – happy, healthy, toned, well-nourished and most importantly enjoying life, enjoying food and enjoying her body. Leaving head space and energy to deal with the countless important things us girls deal with every day.

We look after everyone else so well – let’s look after ourselves too.

So, over the next few months I hope to gift you with some of the pearls of wisdom I have picked up through the years and if you are willing I would love to change your life for the better, little bit by little bit.

So where do we begin? Chances are that if you are looking to change your body shape or habits then you’ve most probably tried a few diets and plans already. Some of them may have worked in the short term but chances are you’ve found yourself in a cycle of failure and achievement which is directly linked to your body image and self esteem.

Let’s stop that right here right now shall we?

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From this point – NO SCALES, NO TAPE MEASURE, NO OBSESSING, just bloody common sense!

Here a few rules I swear by to get you going:

CUT OUT NOTHING

Balance is the key to longevity in any change of habit.  Follow my advice and you will rule nothing off limits – sound good? Well here a few things I do want you to do…

CUP YOUR HANDS TOGETHER

This is the size of your stomach, don’t overfill it! Fill that space as often as you need to daily but do it mindfully. You may need as many as 6 meals/snacks a day to keep your tummy satisfied, that’s absolutely fine if you stick to my guidelines below…

KEEP CAFFEINE & SUGAR TO MEALTIMES

If you can’t give up your beloved tea and coffee then make sure you’re drinking it from the middle to the end of your meals, NEVER BEFORE OR ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. This is a sure fire way to send your metabolic rate, blood sugar and mood swings into overtime. ALCOHOL should be consumed in the same way – pre-dinner drinks are your danger zone here, avoid!

LEAVE A GAP

Leave an inch gap around your dinner plate. This will help with portion control and support the ‘never overfill your stomach rule’.

BALANCE FOOD GROUPS

Whether a snack or a meal – a third carbs/protein and veg/salad every single time is the best way to maintain balance, good blood sugar, control cravings and provide consistent energy release.

DON’T STOP MOVING

Literally, keep moving. Even if you cannot fit some exercise into your day you can definitely fit your day into exercise! Move with more energy and put yourself into tasks like cleaning, lifting, climbing stairs, walking to work, looking after children.

All of these things are hugely beneficial and worth a lot more than many exercise regimes if done consistently.

Keep watching this space for more advice from me…and remember ladies, confidence is a decision not a blessing. Decide to feel good and you will. I am with you. If anyone would like my advice on anything ask away below. I would love to hear from you.

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