Tony Ferguson Dietitians Corner - Why do I put weight back on after I lose it?

Why do I put weight back on after I lose it?

When you lose weight, your fat cells release all of those valuable dollars (calories) into your bloodstream in the form of fatty acids, which are then distributed to all of the cells throughout your body. The cell transforms the fatty acids into the energy required by the cell to function.
August 03, 2023
Tony Ferguson Dietitians Corner - The Winter Soup Diet

The Winter Soup Diet

The best type of soups for weight loss are those that are based on vegetables and are tasty (so that you love eating them).
Losing weight and joint pain

Does joint pain stop you from losing weight?

Aches and pains are typically connected with ageing, particularly in the joints.  You assume it will never happen to you, until one day you wake up with a sharp aching or burn in your joints when you get out of bed or go up the stairs.
July 06, 2023
Sleep and lose weight - Tony Ferguson

Sleep and lose weight!

Sleeping can help you lose weight and our Dietitian Anna has some hot tips that can help. Read more to find out.
Our Dietitian reviews our NEW Protein Bar!

Our Dietitian reviews our NEW Protein Bar!

We all need a bit of variety and those on a meal replacement plan are no exception.  The Tony Ferguson shake range certainly has lots of variety in flavours but having a bar in the product line up is a welcome addition. I got to try the new chocolate flavoured Protein Bar this week and it was certainly a meal replacement I was looking forward to trying.   As I had a few samples, I also asked one of my clients with a discerning palate to give it a try as well. 

My client and I had agreement on the taste and texture! It is delicious and easy to eat. Sometime protein bars can be quite dense and feel a bit odd to chew and swallow. But this bar has quite a light texture and felt quite natural in the mouth.  There is a variety in the texture with a little bit of caramel and some very small chocolate chunks which made it  more interesting to eat and encouraged me to slow down and enjoy it.

I have a sweet tooth (as does my client) so we really enjoyed the flavour. I am very sensitive to chemical flavours (I have a very strong taste radar for artificial or natural sweeteners and can even pick up a taste in the very best tasteless protein powders) but I didn’t get any sense of anything artificial in this bar.  The ingredient list is long but mostly because of the fortification of vitamins and minerals, fibre and a detailed breakdown of other ingredients such as the protein powders used. 

The bar has 15g of protein, 210kcal, 4g of carbs (less than 1/3 of a piece of bread) and a welcomed 4g of fibre. It is a little lower in protein, higher in fat and lower in carbs than the Classic Shake. It has more calories than the rapid shake (130kcal vs 210kcal) but similar to the classic shake and high protein range. Having the 4g of fibre in there is great for bowel regularity and filling power. 

Speaking of filling power, I also tested how long the bar was able to keep me satisfied for. I had it for my lunch after my regular breakfast and coffee in the morning.  My hunger was about a 4/10 (1 being starving and 10 being uncomfortably full) when I had the bar. I ate it slowly and had a cup to tea with it.  I rated my hunger/fullness again 1 hour after eating and found it was about 6/7 out of 10.  I was pretty surprised by that. To maximise my satiety, I drank about a 1L of water over the afternoon.  By the 3-hour mark I was ready to eat again (Hunger was 4/10).  This was actually pretty good for me as I usually eat every 3 or 4 hours anyway. I was really craving carbs at that point because the bar has very little and my body was wondering where it’s usually supply had gone. If you are on a very low carb or keto diet however, this may not bother you like it did me. 

I hope that is a useful reflection and insight to anyone thinking of giving it a go. Feel free to send comments and questions to me through the website.

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Anna D’Arcy, APD

My Nutrition Clinic

June 15, 2023
Weight Loss Nutrition & Tips

Weight Loss & Nutrition Tips

Good nutrition can make a big change in how you feel when you have menopause symptoms such as mood swingshot flashes, exhaustion, bloating and correlated weight gain. Women of menopausal age should make sure to eat plenty of whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean protein for their optimal health.
Diabetes & Weight Loss Tips

Diabetes & Weight Loss Tips

If you are pre-diabetic, or have Type II Diabetes, you have something called insulin resistance, which means that your body can’t use insulin as well as it should be able to. Click the link to read more.
exercise if you are not eating

How to lose weight if you are not exercising?

Weight loss is easier if you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. However, if this is not possible due to an injury or a health issue, you may need to pay closer attention to your diet and consider some of the following options.
June 01, 2023
What are the benefits of Tony Ferguson's High Protein Shake

What are the benefits of Tony Ferguson's High Protein Shake

High protein shakes are designed to provide a concentrated source of protein in an easily digestible form. These shakes are often used by athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts to support muscle growth and repair. However, they can also be a convenient and nutritious snack or meal replacement for anyone looking to increase their protein intake. Tony Ferguson High Protein Shakes come in a variety of flavours to cater to individual preferences.
May 18, 2023
How to lose the baby weight?

How to lose the baby weight?

How to lose the baby weight? There are lots of ways and things that you can do while having a newborn. Read this blog for the tips and tricks on how!
May 04, 2023
Tags: Motherhood
Do you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Do you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

In spirit of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month, we wanted to share information on the topic and what you can do if you think you have symptoms. 
April 06, 2023
4 Tips for a Healthy Easter

4 Tips for a Healthy Easter

Easter is a lovely long weekend for relaxing and spending time with family and friends, but it can also strike fear in those who are trying to avoid chocolate and stay on track. Not only do we have to deal with the Easter weekend, but also the weeks leading up to it. It's no surprise that by Easter, we feel like breaking free and abandoning our healthy eating plans.
April 04, 2023