What an interesting day this was!
We were on the front page of news.com.au for the whole day! That’s what celebrities get, not little old Sharny and Julius! It must have been a slow news day
Here’s the link to the article: Fitmum pregnant with baby number 5
We got asked by Spa and Wellness to contribute and article about running, here it is:
This is Hamish and E.J. on CFM, a crazy call coming up real soon, right now though some very special guests some fantastic people in the studio, its Sharny and Julius
Yes that is true now they’ve written a book, it’s called ‘Never Diet again’. Guys how are you?
Very good thank you.
Sharny and I used to work together back in the day, so you’ve gone on to own a gym, and you’re professionals when it comes to the fitness side of things.
We try to be.
And you’re looking great by the way.
Thank you, thank you I’ll give you the money I owe you later on. It was very nice of you to say. Now, ‘Never Diet Again’ tell us about this book please.
We were dieting in the diet trap like a lot of people, everyones got a diet book in their cupboard, and you go on this vicious cycle of losing the weight, and then going trying to get back in that everyday living and you put the weight back on plus a bit of interest.
So um, we just said enough’s enough because we were gaining weight, losing weight, gaining weight and decided we’d start to, well stop, never diet again, pretty much yeah.
Right so the idea behind the book is that you you’re not necessarily yo-yo dieting or dieting at all, it’s just a case of leading a healthy life.
Exactly. Listen to your own body, like everyone’s different, and you’ve just got to understand that if you listen within I guess you could say it sounds a bit weird but, um, actually just, if you feel like just eating some fruit, have some fruit, like people try and come up with this diet plan but everyday’s different…
What if you feel like eating some pizza?
You can answer that one.
Then go for the fruit instead.
Yeah. Well, it depends on what you’re craving, so if you’re craving pizza you might be craving salt..
…because you’re really hungry for cheese or something or there’s a lot of protein in cheese so just making the right decisions and also making sure you never actually get hungry, so you’re always eating because that’s probably, the worst thing you can do is wait until you’re hungry to make a food decision.
Yes, and you talk in your book too about sleeping, is sleeping important for weight loss?
Absolutely, well you remember the days that, you probably wouldn’t have them, but when you have a sleep-in, um you’re hungrier than if you didn’t have a sleep-in
So when you’re tired you’re really really hungry, so sleeping, making sure that you don’t sleep-in is better for you than sleeping too much actually, yeah.
So, what is the optimum amount of sleep that somebody should get, if you can’t, if you shouldn’t sleep too little or too much?
Yeah, so start with probably six to eight hours, so try somewhere there that feels comfortable with you and just change it back by fifteen minutes each day until you start feeling really tired.
You know it’s somewhere around there
Well that is fantastic advice, now one other thing that I don’t know if you’ve had a chance to see the front page of the Courier Mail today, uh, but it says on there that Queensland children are getting fatter, exercising less, eating more takeaway and watching more television, basically just not getting healthy at all.
Now, will this book ‘Never Diet Again’ also help kids out?
Absolutely, well as a parent you are basically your children’s God, they look at you like you are a God, so you set the standard, and this, too many people are actually eating a whole bunch of junk and trying to feed the kids nice fruit, veggies and meat and the kids just want to eat what Mum Dad eats.
Yeah, set them the example, show them the right thing to do so if they were to buy your book, they’d know the right thing to do.
Nice little plug there.
It’s the best thing ever…
Now, you guys, you guys are at Dymocks today.
Yes, from twelve ‘til one, we’re going to be doing our book signing, and we’d love people just to come down and have a chat, ask some questions, I’m from Toowoomba so i’m excited about seeing some familiar faces and some new faces, so we’d like to make Toowoomba have of the best 2012 ever, so if you have some health and fitness questions, come down and have a chat with us!
Alright, well go and see Julius and Sharny Kieser, ‘Never Diet Again’ of course, at Dymocks today, ask any questions, they’re more than happy to answer them for you and of course, pick up a copy of the book!
Definitely, have a read, it looks fantastic.
Now, they’re being very generous, we have a copy of the book to give away right now, so if you’re keen, why don’t we take caller number five on 13 12 16.
Yes, good idea, give us a call and have a read, ‘Never Diet Again’, Sharny and Julius, thank you so much for coming in!
Thank you for having us!
Radio Interview with 4GR in Toowoomba
Alright we’ve got a couple of special guests joining us in the studio this morning, personal trainers Sharny and Julius Kieser. Hey guys thank you for coming in this morning I know you’re in town for a book signing, you’ve got a brand new book out, it’s called ‘Never Diet Again’. Tell me, it’s the secrets that diet books and personal trainers won’t tell you?
Can you give us some tips?
Yes, well, I find that, do you know that Australia now is one of the most obese countries in the world?
Yeah, and the dieting craze is getting bigger and bigger?
Yep, so there’s got to be something wrong here we thought and it is the fact that we’ve dieted and then you stop dieting and you put your weight back on.
Plus a few extra kilos, and um, so we thought “no more, we’re not doing it anymore” and it took us to couple years and we put this book together.
Ok, so, dieting is a dirty word when it comes to you guys, it’s all about hard work and the putting all the effort into it, tell us, what inspired you to put this book together?
Our failures? (Laughing)
Well that’s it, too often we hear the stories from the people who have gone, lost the weight and gone OK well I don’t need to exercise anymore, I don’t need to eat properly anymore, I’ve got it, I can maintain this on my own. That’s certainly not the case, is it.
That’s right, well the thing is you know, when you’re dieting you’re restricting yourself of something, and as a human you want everything that you can’t have, so as soon as you stop and you say ‘well I’ve got to where I need to be’, all of a sudden you think ‘there’s the stuff that I couldn’t have before, I’m going to get it, and even subconsciously you don’t even think about it, you just start sneaking a little bit of this and that in, and then before you know it you’re back to where you are plus a bit of interest.
So this is, this is about a holistic lifestyle change, and really, thinking about your overall lifestyle, what you’re doing, what you’re eating every day, the way in which you’re living.
It’s more about, I suppose knowledge, about you know, all these diets that you go on that it’s as though you’re listening to an expert telling you exactly what you have to do, its more about, ‘here are a few things that work, try them if you like them, and if they work you’ll keep them, you wont have to be forced to keep them, and if they don’t work for you don’t do them’!
Move onto something else, try something else that works.
Absolutely. Now, you yourself have been in the situation where you needed to diet.
Absolutely, yeah, all the time.
Hits the diet books?
I’m a competitive eater.
And obviously what you’re doing now has worked, because I mean you’re looking in fantastic shape.
You could, seriously, you could crack a walnut on this guys bum.
What about the arms on him?
I mean there are husband and wife team see, Sharny if you weren’t here, seriously like we’d be…you know…only..
Absolutely no doubt. Now also you’re parents of two very young children as well. Now I know that you have also worked with kids when it comes to, you know, maintaining weight and that sort of thing as well.
Yep. People have got to remember if you’re dieting as an adult your children are watching you, and they’re learning from you from a young age so, you need for them to just understand and to eat good healthy food. We’ve only got this body once, like people look after their car, and they’re so clean with their car, they’re clean with their house, and then they put crap in their body,
and it’s like; how about you give your body a break, and just feed it quality food, take pressure off yourself, don’t stress about it, but just feed yourself quality food, your kids will follow, they really will; they’ll learn from that.
Yeah exactly, I mean that really is the thing – you’re setting up the example for the next generations as you move along. You’ve had plenty of success stories too having a look at your website there and I mean there’s plenty of people coming on to say it really worked for us, and in fact you guarantee that people will get results.
Absolutely, we do.
Yeah, if you stick with this and if you try it you actually just put the work in, there’s not even really that much work
You’ll change your life forever, and we’ve had, because when we wrote the book we actually didn’t really think anyone would read it, but it was more our clients put the pressure on us to actually make it into a book, and it’s just been getting bigger and bigger from there.
People have been handing it onto their friends, their clients have been buying the book to give to their friends and that, it’s sort of becoming a little bit over our heads.
One of the biggest tips in the book is, people do exercise they hate, why do you do that, like if you don’t like swimming, why are you going and doing laps at the pool? If you don’t like running, stop running! You won’t stick to it because you hate it, find stuff that you love.
If you like to play golf, go and play golf, just get out of the buggy and walk, and don’t drink beer, drink water, and then its 5k’s of exercise. If you like to dance, go and find a dance class, rock n roll or whatever it might be, rowing, you getting my drift?
Do you guys do exercise you love?
Yeah absolutely, yeah, I do crossfit so…
And I just love it, I’m a competitive person and I’m constantly trying to down the times and that sort of thing, and a lot of boxing training, so and that I really enjoy that, and that’s how I’ve lost 25 kilos in the last 9 months and it’s been a massive lifestyle change. This is the thing, and I’ve got a mate at the moment who’s on an all-juice diet and I’m just saying to him that its just ridiculous, because you are going to end up with massive cravings for other foods, your body’s going to crave proteins, its going to crave aminos, its going to crave things that you’re not going to give it with juice. You might lose a little bit of weight but you’re going to end up going back the other way, and from what you saying, I think you agree totally that that sort of thing is just crazy. Eat healthy but eat well.
See how you’ve learnt for yourself exactly what to do, then that’s perfect, we’re not the experts, you become your own experts. You’re your own dietician.
Well if you want to get started with the brand new lifestyle and have a brand new you, the best place to start is the ‘Never Diet Again’ book by Julius and Sharny Kieser. Thank you so much for joining us this morning but I think you’ve got a little special for us and that is you’re going to give away a signed book with us this morning.
We can afford to have big breakfast! They’re going to sign it, so if you would like to win this book and maybe kick start a brand new you, jump on the phones now we’re going to take caller number 3 on 13 27 10.
Never Diet Again and then the guys are going to be at Dymocks today.
Yes, 12 o clock.
Is that right? You’re going to be doing a signing?
At Dymocks, at 12 o clock today, so you can go along and see them there,
And ask them all the questions you want to know! It’s a fantastic lifestyle change.
Take some walnuts.
Bernard Fanning, we just want to wish you well.
They’re beautiful people, come on
They sure are…bye
About 10 minutes before my interview with TODAY, Chrissie asked to interview me on curing cravings. It appears she had an ulterior motive…
After asking me if I thought she was lazy, I get the feeling she didn’t like the answer, so talked over me before cutting my microphone and monologuing about how we were the reason kids were getting bullied.
Somewhere near the end of the interview, they just hung up on me. We got a few messages from our fans like this:
And then I was told that MixFM had created their very own Meme!
Check it out (you can click on the pic to take you to the post).
By reading through the comments, there seem to be a lot of people in this “small minority” who listen to that radio station…
Also, “small minority” when did we begin to ignore minority groups?
BULLYING IS BULLYING
Being fat is not the only reason people get bullied. People get bullied for eating a salad at work, kids get bullied for not taking “real” food to school (real meaning packaged junk). Bullies pick on anything that is different.
Now, let’s clear this MASSIVE misconception up. Once and for all.
FAT PEOPLE ARE NOT “LESS THAN”
Chrissie Swan, you don’t like us, that’s fine. It’s not our job to make you like us. It is my job to like myself. It is Sharny’s job to like herself. And to stand back and watch you kill yourself makes us not like ourselves. It is our calling on this planet to reverse this obesity epidemic. To free beautiful people like yourself from your affliction. Gluttony leads to obesity. Obesity will kill you. Every human is geared toward gluttony unless you do something about it every day. To not battle your inner glutton is laziness. Blaming a 14 hour work day for gluttony is laziness. You’re not a lazy person, you have just been lazy with your health.
WHAT ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATIONS?
If you have an obese kid, or a kid who is heading that way, how are you going to answer them when they are adults and they investigate their food addiction. “Why am I addicted to junk food. Who introduced me to it?” “Why can I never remember running?”
If they look through their photo album and see that they were fat as kids, photos of them eating cupcakes and maccas instead of playing on the swings, will they not resent you?
Free us, Chrissie Swan. We need you.
Wow, we certainly didn’t expect this!
Yesterday’s post was picked up by news.com.au and transcribed word for word. They asked for comments and got way more than we would imagine – check it out here: