We connected with two of Biogen’s influential supplement brand ambassadors to get their top tips to make the most of what’s left of 2022.
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Busisiwe Mmotla, 2019 Face of Fitness, 2020 Miss SA top 10 finalist and Biogen brand ambassador, says success is all about consistency and strategy.
“It’s easy to remain consistent with habits that you have grown accustomed to engaging in. For instance, fitness is all about consistency and commitment to the process so you can get desired results.”
And a solid strategy sits at the heart of every successful fitness plan, believes Busi.
“Before you embark on any journey, you must have a map. Yet many people fail to find and follow a map when it comes to their fitness, which is a big reason why they find it so hard to achieve success. Empower yourself with the tools you need by creating a health and fitness strategy for 2022, then follow that map to success!”
READ MORE | Laura Smith: Driven By Her Desire To Help Others
Lead trainer at Fitness Mag Studio and Biogen brand ambassador, Laura Smith is a self-confessed girl with a big appetite who loves almost all food.
“For these reasons, it took time and effort to truly understand and consistently implement these two concepts in my life.”
Laura has learnt through trial and error that her body, mind, and relationship with food are at their healthiest with a diet that prioritises function, enjoyment, and weight management (in that order).
“It’s not about being as light or as lean as possible but rather maintaining a healthy BMI to physically feel and move better.”
She recommends ticking the food-for-function box by focusing on whole foods and ensuring a balanced macronutrient intake in your main meals while aiming to include fruit and/or vegetables with every meal.
“I try to keep my food sources as varied as possible to get the best nutrient balance. I choose to manage my portion sizes either by being more mindful of the quantities I eat or by counting calories, as this helps me maintain a healthy weight.”
Importantly for Laura, there are no restrictions, no off-limit foods or cheat meals in her approach.
“Eating isn’t cheating! I indulge outside of my usual foods one to four times a week. By allowing yourself indulgences, you can learn to moderate what satisfies you mentally and emotionally without wrecking yourself physically.”
According to Laura, it takes time and practice but the only person you’ll ever have to do it for is you. “The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll know your own body better.”
Author: Pedro van Gaalen
When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.