Mohammed has now lost 46Kg
PAID ADVERTISEMENT: MOHAMMED MOVES MOUNTAIN PICTURE CAPTION Mohammed Khan (left) with nutritionist David Hill NEWSPAPER: Manukau Courier DATE: Tuesday 5th February 2013 Mohammed's abridged testimonal of his health journey is below:
All my teenage life I have been big, round and chubby and I never dared to do anything about it but I took a good look at myself in the mirror one night and I was totally silenced I stepped on a scale and I was 120kgs! I started telling myself “no that can’t be me”.
I heard a quote on a TV program: “The world isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very nasty place and will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently, if you let It”. I had to stop lying to myself and accept that "YES I AM BIG AND I NEED HELP"!
At the beginning I would give in to cravings to eat junk but as time went on I kept disciplining myself and moving forward; I would drag myself out of bed and get back in the gym. On the 1st of November 2012 the guy who was once 120kgs was now 74kgs. Good luck to you all, may God bless you, and remember never give up on your goals! Mohammed Khan.
Tremain has now lost 45kg
ARTICLE: Winning the war on weight. PHOTO CAPTION: Tremain Tauhinu (pictured left) with Nutritionist David Hill. NEWSPAPER: New Zealand Pacific, REPORTER: Sally Devi, DATE: 20th July, 2010. Article abridged. (PLEASE NOTE: TREMAIN WENT ON TO LOSE 45Kg).
"You can manage your weight rather than your weight managing you". This is the message from nutritionist David Hill as he celebrates the success of Tremain Tauhinu who has lost 25Kg (PLEASE NOTE: AFTER THIS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE TREMAIN CONTINUED LOSING WEIGHT AND HAS LOST 45Kg).
Tremain Tauhino is the perfect example of what determination and good advice can achieve and his success is inspiring many others to take action to control their weight.
Tremain says this has only been possible through a proper diet.
Recently someone asked Tremain "what did you do with all that butter". His response was "I gave it back to the supermarket".
Damien has now lost 102Kg
ARTICLE: Damien defeats obesity PHOTO CAPTION: Damien Martin (pictured left) with Nutritionist David Hill.NEWSPAPER: New Zealand Pacific, REPORTER: Sally Devi, DATE: 15th April, 2011. Article abridged
Damien Martin is a determined individual. The 34 year old has lost 102 kilograms. Three years ago Mr Martin weighed 215Kg but today his weight is down to 113Kg.
Obesity related illness killed his mother and brother and it was this loss that helped Damien to make up his mind to lose weight and live a healthy life. It was a tough start says Damien, he could not even weigh himself because the scales could not measure over 200Kg.
Damien's blood pressure is now normal and he has lost the equivlent of 204 blocks of butter. Mr Hill encourages others that reaching a healthy weight is achievable.
Lee has now lost 38Kg
ARTICLE: Slimmer set to tackle life. PHOTO CAPTION: Nutritionist David Hill shows Lee Tatolu what 32Kg looks like. NEWSPAPER: Manukau Courier. REPORTER: Melissa Kinealy, DATE: 10th July, 2010. Article abridged. (PLEASE NOTE: LEE WENT ON TO LOSE 38Kg).
Otahuhu rugby player Lee Tatolu is smiling even though he has a smaller presence on the field. Tatolu has lost 32Kg (PLEASE NOTE: AFTER THIS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE LEE CONTINUED LOSING WEIGHT AND HAS LOST 38Kg) thanks to starting an exercise routine and the skills learnt from nutritionist David Hill.
He has shed the equivalent of 60 blocks of butter. Tatolu says he is very excited and proud of his achievement.
Fale has now lost 30kg
ARTICLE: Triumph over weight PHOTO CAPTION: Fale Saia (pictured left) with nutritionist David Hill. NEWSPAPER: New Zealand Pacific. REPORTER: Sally Devi. DATE: 21st January, 2011. Article abridged. (PLEASE NOTE FALE WENT ON TO LOSE 30Kg).
Losing weight successfully is achievable, just ask Fale Saia, who has lost 25Kg. Mr Hill says "he is happy to see Fale's hopes come true, she has more confidence in herself now"
Mr Hill goes on to say "the most important part in any weight loss plan is to correct your diet. Exercise alone, often does not result in significant weight loss due to the problems associated with exercise compensation".
Many people are achieving tremendous results and living healthier lives. Reaching a healthy weight wont be easy and it definitely wont be fast but it is achievable.
Richard has now lost 40kg
ARTICLE: Rec centre support the weigh to go. PHOTO CAPTION: Heavy hitter: Otahuhu Recreation and Youth Centre's David Hill, has helped Richard Teao regain his health and fitness. NEWSPAPER: Manukau Courier, REPORTER: Troels Sommerville. DATE: 9th February, 2012. Article abridged. (PLEASE NOTE: A different photo of Richard was used in newspaper article).
A great weight has been lifted from Richard Teao. First it was the steel beam that crushed both his legs. Now its the 40Kg he shed after a long time on the couch. Life for the fabricator took a turn for the worse when a steel beam fell on him, causing a compound fracture of one leg and leaving him needing numerous surgeries to set him right.
After the accident he had to stop working and martial arts training for a year and his weight ballooned - topping out at 120Kg. He used to get tired just walking up the stairs to get a cup of tea. Now he's down to a trim 80Kg but it all started with one nervous phone call. After seeing the ad in the newspaper he decided to make the phone call but the first time he called he hung up. The next day he called again and it went from there. His nutritionist David Hill says Mr Teao is the most disciplined and motivated person he has worked with.
Henry has now lost 40kg
PAID ADVERTISEMENT: Wising up to weight loss. PHOTO CAPTION: Henry Norman (pictured left) with nutritionist David Hill. NEWSPAPER: Manukau Courier. DATE: 19th July, 2011. Advertisement abridged.
Henry is healthy, happy, and 40Kg lighter, thanks to the Weight Loss Solution program.
Nutritionist David Hill says - "reaching a healthy weight is definitely achievable"
The Weight Loss Solution program is eight weeks long and includes: fitness centre membership, weekly nutrition seminars and weigh in, meal plan, nutrition assesment, exercise classes and most importantly a supportive environment.
Kyle has now lost 16kg
PAID ADVERTISEMENT: Local legend loses 16Kg. PHOTO CAPTION: Kylie Woods (right) with nutritionist David Hill. NEWSPAPER: Manukau Courier. Advertisement abridged.
Well known Otahuhu College caretaker Kylie Woods is yet another success story for the Weight Loss Solution and has achieved his weight loss through the Otahuhu Recreation and Youth Centre.
Joining our next weight loss program is easy and includes: Weekly nutrition seminars, fun group exercise classes, fitness centre membership, and most importantly a supportive environment.
Marie has now lost 73Kg
Before and after photo of Marie Filipo. After photo taken 19/04/2012. Photo and story below not yet used for advertising or a newspaper article
As a 23 year old, female, rap artist, in South Auckland, Otahuhu's Marie Filipo is used to hard work but currently she is happy to put her rapping career on the backburner while she focuses on her health and weight loss. Marie's stage name is Str8 and her weight is going Str8 down as she has already lost over 50Kg and her weight is consistently going down. Marie's weight hindered her rapping ability as she was finding herself running out of breath during gigs so her current focus on health will not only help her health but also improve her ability as an artist. Marie has indefitified that her lyrics are her strength so in the future she hopes to work as a lyrisit for other rappers and vocalists.
Brian has now lost 10Kg
Photo of Brian Hooker (right) with nutritionist David Hill
Brian is a very enthusiastic and friendly person and always tells David how much weight he has lost and keeps meticulous notes recording all his weigh in results. Brian is very proud of his weight loss and has now reached the point where he has lost 10Kg which is a significant achievement. David Hill says "It is great to see Brian has joined the gym and started eating wisely, but he has also made several lifestyle changes such as walking to the train and playing badminton". As Brian says "Not bad for a 70 year old". Well done Brian and keep up the great work!
Tina has now lost 36Kg
ARTICLE: Hard work brings positive change. PHOTO CAPTION: Stick to it, dont give up, you wont see results straight away but it is well worth it. NEWSPAPER: Whangarei Leader, REPORTER: Lucy Mullinger, DATE: 28th August, 2012. Article abridged (Tina is one of two nutrition specialist staff members teaching the nutrition content of the Weight Loss Solution programme at CLM Whangarei).
"After giving birth to two kids I gained a lot of weight. I decided to stop ignoring my expanding belly and do something about it". In January last year Tina made the decision to start eating healthier and begin working out at the gym. Thanks to her amazing dedication and hard work the team at CLM Health and Fitness have asked Tina to be the ambassador of the new Weight Loss Solution program. "I am really enjoying my involvement in the program. People can relate to me because they have seen me losing weight in front of their eyes". Tina says she feels healthier and a lot more confident around other people.