We continue DAY 21 of "Gluten Free Vegan Recipes with Breville" with the INCREDIBLE Donna Richards and Tora Cullip, founders of the Ultimate Weight Control Formula, and the AMAZING healthy living, weight loss, and workout website, Donna and Tora. I cannot rave enough about this two extraodinary woman. They are a constant source of inspiration for me, and I really wanted you to know about them, and their sensational website. If you want to lose weight in a healthy sustainable way, stay motivated, and get in the best shape of your life, these two powerhouse ladies can help!
I connected with these two brilliant woman through Twitter, and after exchanging numerous emails, finally met them in L.A earlier this year, which was a meeting of kindred spirits. I immediately fell in love with them. They are both so genuine, warm, down-to-earth, and friendly, as well as being incredibly knowlegable about health, weight loss, and motivation. As I sat listening to their personal stories, my mind gazed over their AMAZING physiques. I swear I could freeze ice on their bodies. They are RIPPED and GORGEOUS and in their 40's! I was also blown away by their intelligence, business savvy, and generosity. A beautiful friendship was born.
So who are these two weight loss mavens?
After struggling with weight issues and yo-yo dieting for 7 years in her early 20's, Donna found herself 30kg/70lbs overweight. After a wake up call, and a move to Northern Australia, she made significant lifestyle changes which helped her shed all that extra weight in 18 months. She has now been at her ideal weight for over 17 years, and is now the fittest and healthiest she has ever been. Through this journey, she developed an interest in human behavioural change, which led her to study the psychology of change. She then spent 20 years in huge demand as a trainer, teaching over 50,000 people in 15 countries how to change their behaviour through motivation and accountability. High profile clients included BMW, Harley Davidson, Macquarie Bank, Qantas, and Standard Chartered Bank.
Tora, on the other hand, spent the earlier part of her life struggling with a clinical eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, grossly UNDERweight at just 37kg/82lbs with a disordered obsession with food that completely consumed her. After being threatened with hospitalization, she realized her illness was preventing her from reaching an elite level as a runner. Her professional aspirations and dreams led her to make life changes and slowly return to a healthy weight, which she has maintained for around 15 years. Tora became a successful triathlete, representing the UK in three world championships! As a qualified counsellor, personal trainer, and health coach, she has helped hundreds of people to change their relationship with food and themselves, to enable them to have more confidence and freedom in their lives.
These two ladies, with their complementary professional skills and personal experience, are now on a mission to help others reach their health, weight, and fitness goals with meaningful, sustainable, long-term behavourial mindset change with motivation, self love, good self esteem, and positivity, instead of fad diets of deprivation and self loathing. They help clients achieve a balanced outlook on life and a joyful relationship with food.
These ladies are powerful and engaging speakers, as well as supportive facilitators of health by helping you master your "Mindset, Motivation, and Metabolism". Check out their online program, The Ultimate WeightControl Formula. If you are in Australia or the UK, you can attend Ultimate WeightControl Live, their seminars, or sign up for individual coaching. Read the testimonials of previous participants to get motivated. You can also get their four eBooks, POCKET GUIDE TO WEIGHT LOSS, HELP ME GET MOTIVATED TO LOSE WEIGHT, LOW DEPRIVATION DIET GUIDE, and 10 BARRIERS TO WEIGHT LOSS SUCESS for FREE here.
There is a TON of valuable information on this site. I love the resources section for products and people, and their free motivational videos. I also enjoy reading their blog for tips about water and weight loss, tabata training tips, posture control for weight loss, and more. They also share delicious healthy recipes. The Amaranth Aztec Salad and Breakfast Quinoa is delicious! These Protein Powder Cookies that they "veganized" especially for this event are DELICIOUS. Using Brendan Brazier's fabulous VEGA protein powder, Dona and Tora say, "we make these Power Protein Cookies on a weekly basis - they’re great for after a workout or for those mid-afternoon munchies when it’s all too easy to grab something sweet and sugary!" These are YUMMY!
You can also tune in once a month to their very popular Teleseminar Series, Weight Matters, where they interview experts in health, nutrition, fitness, and weight loss. I was honoured to be interviewed last month about Gluten Free and Vegan Living.
I have such respect and admiration for these ladies. Talk about "WOMAN HERE ME ROAR!" I'll have what they're having please!
Trust me, check out the sensational Donna and Tora and you will too.
Donna and Tora, thankyou for participating in this event and sharing your delectable workout cookies!
I am so grateful we are friends. Can't wait to hang next week in L.A. You ROCK!