Weight loss heavy speaks
By MEGAN KINNINMENT
DR SANDRA CABOT is a 'Thyroid' so she doesn't need to lose weight, but for all of those 'Androids' out there, well, poor darlings, you are in deep trouble.
Dr Cabot, the celebrated author of books on liver-cleansing and weight-loss, was the keynote speaker at the Healthy Living Expo held at the Alstonville Leisure Centre over the weekend, where she outlined her body-typebased method for losing weight and controlling hormone levels.
Android body-types were, she said, prone to putting on weight because of too many 'male hormones'.
And, while Dr Cabot was genetically 'predisposed to not putting on weight' herself, 60 per cent of the Australian population were, she said.
However, fad diets were not the answer, Dr Cabot said. In fact, they could even make you fatter, she warned.
"Diets don't work in general," she said.
A low-calorie fad diet lowered the metabolism, so any initial weight loss, plus more, was regained when normal eating patterns were resumed with a lower metabolism, she said.
Dr Cabot said liver problems, Syndrome-X, a chemical imbalance that made bodies store weight, and hormone imbalances were largely to blame.
Her solution: A diet based on science, physiology and 'know-how', which, the audience was told, they could find in Dr Cabot's book: Don't Let Hormones Rule Your Life, which was on sale at the Expo.
As well as weight-loss methods, on display among the 50 stalls at the Expo were gym equipment, massages, yoga and Pilate demonstrations, along with an array of natural and alternative medicines and beauty treatments.
The Expo was organised by the Rotary Club of Alstonville to raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.