Colour Me Thin

There have two half-day courses that are designed for those who want more of a guided introduction to becoming thinner. Those who learn best by conversations, might consider these classes. These classes are meant to be an alternative to our colouring book: Colour Me Thin. (While the classes contain information from the colouring book, they do not include a copy of the colouring book.)

If you are interested in having these courses run in-house at your company location,
please contact Bart.

The Fundamentals

In this half day session, learn about calories, safe and optimal body weights, and calculate your energy requirements. Understand the science behind realistic weight loss, and arrive at your optimal total calorie count for the day. Understand the types of food you need to eat to meet your calorie requirements.

The outline for the Fundamentals half-day class is as follows:

  1. Explaining Numbers and Formulas
    1. Calories
    2. Height
    3. Weight
    4. Activity Levels
    5. Body Frame Size
    6. The Science behind Ideal Body Weights
    7. Energy Requirements
  2. Weight Loss
    1. Body Fat
    2. Realistic Weight Loss
    3. All Together Now: Calories / Day
  3. Calories You Want
    1. Macro nutrients
    2. Carbohydrates
    3. Protein
    4. Dietary lipids
    5. Water
    6. Fibre


Planning and Executing

Counting calories can be tedious, but it can also be done quickly and efficiently. If you have access to a computer and MS Excel, you might consider this short session. Walk away with a working spreadsheet and know how to use, update and add to the spreadsheet. See how to plan meals and balance macro-nutrients. (This course assumes you have access to Microsoft Excel.)

The outline for this second half day course. (This class makes a couple of important assumptions: attendance in the first half-day class; access to Microsoft Excel).

  1. An overview and overall strategy: all about meals.
  2. Daily log sheets
    1. Count books and web-sites
    2. Labels
    3. Scales
    4. Daily logs
  3. The Spreadsheet
    1. Using to balance meals
    2. Adding and Modifying your food tables
    3. The strategy of the overall design
    4. Quick use tips
    5. Recipes
  4. Menu Plans
    1. Rationale and Review of Macronutrients
    2. Breakfast
    3. Lunch
    4. Dinner
    5. Snacks