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Loretta and the Waitplate System

We are constantly receiving positive stories from our Waitplate family of transitions into a healthier life, a new and positive outlook on life and losing weight that has been holding people back.

One of these such stories is from our good friend Loretta who has documented her Waitplate journey from Day 1 of receiving her Waitplate system last year.  She has a growing online following and is constantly keeping us updated here at Waitplate HQ on her wonderful journey of health and here is how it all started . . .

Loretta’s Story

For years we’ve tried to lose weight, but being classic procrastinators, we usually found an excuse not to begin. It was always someone’s birthday, or some special holiday celebration and over the years, each celebration somehow managed to link into the next one and instead of losing weight, our weight ballooned  to the point where we were unable to function properly in every day life.
Hubby suffered a spinal injury and the extra weight caused so much more pain, and I ate whenever I was feeling sad… or worried… or even bored and ended up HUGE!
Years later we finally found ourselves sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Enough was enough, but then we were faced with the dilemma of which diet to choose! Diet shakes? fruit only? one of the many commercial diets?… we were so over dieting!!!
I decided to ask our local GP for advice. He told me straight and rather grimly, “the only thing I would prescribe for you would be gastric sleeving”… I was shocked. Had we really let ourselves go that far?!?
Soon after that I heard about Waitplate and as I was watching the video I just knew it was for us. Finally something made perfect sense to me!
We could eat whatever I wanted, with Waitplate, and still lose weight. Nowadays, we can just take our special cutlery along wherever we go, with the timer and sometimes the little cake template as a reminder. When we’re at home, the templates are so easy to use, and they help stop us from serving ourselves too much food when we’re tired and a little complacent with portion sizes. Waitplate takes the struggle out of weight loss and healthy eating.. and makes a healthy diet simple and entertaining.
Well only a couple of months on and I’d lost 15kg, and my husband (who can’t exercise at all because of his spinal condition) has lost 10kg… Not bad going considering we had attended 3 all-you-can-eat buffets just this month alone with family and friends.
We have found that Waitplate is simple, it’s affordable (it pays for itself just in the extra food you save the first month) and it works!!!
We have a long way to go, but we know that we’ll reach our goal because the first part of our weight loss journey has been so easy with Waitplate.

LorettaWell here is a new chapter in my life.
I have finally decided to ditch dieting once and for all, and claim back the healthy diet and lifestyle I surrendered years ago.
Here is the first picture of my journey, and the first day I began using The Waitplate System … and it’s proving to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.
Yes, I have a long way to go, but every day I get closer to my goal.
25 days in and I’ve already lost 8kg (17.6lbs).





If you would like to follow Loretta on her Waitplate journey and be inspired as we are, pop over and Like her Facebook page. Well done Loretta! We are so proud of you.


What is the Waitplate System?

The Waitplate System is an aid to assist with correcting your eating habits and instilling portion sizes into your every day meals. But how does it work? Watch our new Waitplate video on our Youtube channel for a comprehensive introduction and demonstration on how the Waitplate System ‘works’ and the benefits you and your family can receive.

Click HERE to view ‘The Waitplate System, what is it?’ or simply visit our homepage.

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A Mother Daughter Story with Waitplate

At the Waitplate System we are always receiving emails about success stories and how peoples lives and eating habits have transformed from using the Waitplate System. We recently received an email that particularity appealed to us as it’s the journey a mother and daughter have taken together to improve their lifestyle and health.

Hi Kelly,

Just thought I would take the opportunity to let you know how great your Waitplate system is. Both myself and my daughter Georgia have
been using the Waitplate system for a little over four weeks now and the results have been quite amazing to say the least. What I find most remarkable is how Georgia has embraced this new eating habit and lifestyle change. The differences are enormous, the portion sizes to amount of food consumed each day has dropped dramatically.

For instance the amount of food Georgia takes to school for recess and lunch in her lunchbox is nowhere near the amount she was taking four weeks ago. The lunchbox now contains a lot more fresh whole foods such as carrots, celery and apples rather than the processed packet foods, which is saving me a whole lot of money at the supermarket these days. I am very impressed with how we have been trained to identify the type of hunger our body creates and Georgia has adapted very well learning not to eat just for the sake of it.

This new lifestyle change to our eating habits has given us both more energy to be active and results are evident in the sporting events Georgia competes in, such as a recent triathlon race where she finished and looked like she was ready to race again. Georgia’s body is much more leaner and she is looking very fit.

I personally believe your Waitplate system has had a huge impact on our lives and we are both very grateful.

Kindest regards,

Michelle Rabula

One of our biggest goals at Waitplate is to educate people on how they can improve and retrain their habits to achieve a healthy lifestyle. We firmly believe that if children and young adults are introduced and begin these healthy habits of portion control early in life, the foundations are already set for a lifestyle that is both healthy and maintainable.

Michelle has taken the first step on improving both her and her daughters lifestyle and we applaud her for including her daughter in this life-changing step.

If you would like any more information on how the Waitplate System can work for you and your family, please don’t hesitate to contact our Waitplate team today.


Breakfast Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

Your meal options are only limited to your imagination. As children, most of us are bought up on the convenience and ease of toast and/or cereal for our daily breakfast.

In this age of technology where ideas and meal recipes are literally just out our keyboard fingertips, there is no reason or excuse why you can’t jazz up your breakfast menu a bit and give your a tastebuds a treat.  After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Some Healthy Breakfast ideas:

* Chia Pudding (soak overnight): Soak 3 tablespoons of chia seeds in one cup of lo-fat coconut milk with a little honey to sweeten. Stir mixture and put in the fridge so the chia seeds get plumpy and delicious. Serve a few hours later with mixed berries and mint pieces.

*  Stuffed mushrooms: with Capsicum , red onion, 1 slice bacon , coriander , baby spinach & a tad if tasty cheese (supplied by My Waitplate Journey on Facebook)

* A poached free range egg: on lightly buttered sourdough toast. Serve with a few slices of tomato, avocado or spinach.

* The Basic Green Smoothie: 1 frozen banana, 1-2 cups almond or coconut milk, large handful of green veg (kale, spinach), 1 tablespoon of Pea Protein powder.

* Bowl of fruit with shaved coconut

Bon Appetite!



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Make peace with Your Plate – with Waitplate.

Please stop obsessing over the number on the scales.
Please stop obsessing over the food you eat.
Please stop obsessing over how you appear to others.
Your weight does not define who you are.
The diet you follow does not define what type of person you are.
The way you appear to others is their business and not your problem.

Just choose foods as close to nature as possible (fill up on plant foods), eat smaller portions and remember to chew slowly.

Make peace with food and yourself….then watch miracles happen. 




Loretta and Her Waitplate

At Waitplate, we love hearing the success stories from our ‘Waitplate family’ of achievable weight-loss and lifestyle change through using the Waitplate System. Every day our website and social media pages are inundated with messages from people, like you, who have made the decision to change their eating habits and their quality of life, for good.

There have even been Waitplate online communities and social media pages set up for people to share their Waitplate journey with their family and friends. These are fantastic forums that are offering other people in a simular health situations support, ideas and ultimately encouragement.

Here’s some snippets from a few of the online communities that are actively sharing their Waitplate System.


Loretta and Her Waitplate:

If you’re as heavy as I am, you’d know what it’s like not to be able to take buses, fly in a plane or go to the movies…I even have todinner is served phone ahead to cafes to see if they have sides on their chairs!!!…and these are the things I hear lots of people put on their “to do” list once they lose weight.
But now that I’ve been using The Waitplate System for the past 2 months I am realising that there is a whole new meaning to the phase “getting your life back”.
Yes, I’m shedding weight slowly and steadily and in the end I’ll get there for sure… but today I found myself scrubbing my kitchen and better still, taking time to be particular around the burners on my stove and getting in all the corners and around the edges of my benches. The same conscious attention to detail that I’ve been using with my eating was now apparent in my daily living activities.
I suddenly realized this morning that my whole life was “losing weight”. Things are getting much easier to clean and organise and little by little my house is reflecting my health.
This is what I’ve noticed about Waitplate which is different to everything else…. it’s NATURAL to eat this way, feeding your body with the food it needs rather than being bound by some food plan.
Last week my body wanted choko… and so I gave it choko.
So today I realised that while my body is losing weight effortlessly and naturally; my life too is naturally beginning to come into alignment with my health.
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My Waitplate Journey

I Lorettahave just invested in the new Waitplate System…. I will share my meals & Ideas with you all as I am on this new Journey.

Dinner last night – roast chicken. Potato & sweet potato. Beans, carrot & onion. Surprised at how satisfied I felt.

Before waitplate I probably would have eaten 5 x that amount of chicken and a lot more potato. Even skipped the gravy, a few sprinkles of Thai Seasoning on the veggies did the trick!

Follow my journey as I attempt to lose 40 kilo’s with healthy eating and the waitplate system…..

If you have begun your Waitplate journey, we would love to hear from you!

Visit our Facebook page and share your path to a better lifestyle with our Waitplate family.


Waitplate on The Go

We all know that when we go on holidays our healthy eating habits more often than not, take a break as well!

At Waitplate, we understand and encourage you to indulge in those ‘sometimes’ foods and drinks, our emphasis is on moderation and portion control to ensure you keep that balance and enjoyment of food.

We also understand that those using the Waitplate system are doing so for a lifestyle change more than anything else, even if they are on holidays. To ensure you can have the best of both worlds, we have just released an attractive travel wallet which is included in our Waitplate Portion Control tableware box.

You can take your portion cutlery with you to restaurants or on Holidays. Never cheat on a meal again! Smaller bites of food chewed for longer encourage healthy digestion and reduce overall food consumption, Mindful eating is encouraged. The unique knife, spoon and fork are specifically designed to reduce the amount of food being put into the mouth at any one time (bite size).

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A New Year and A New You!

It’s a new year and it’s time to pay attention to that recurring-yet-often-ignored resolution of getting a healthy body which will lead to a healthy mind.


Here are a few tips to help you start your journey which can begin with Waitplate:

Small changes in eating behaviour result in big changes to health.

If you make small and consistent changes in eating behaviour over time, it will result in you feeling more positive, energised and motivated and you are much more likely to continue these new habits for life.

Weigh yourself at the beginning of your health journey (We hate the word Diet) then put those bathroom scales out to pasture, at least for a few weeks. You don’t have to see a number to know if you’re losing weight. Don’t let the numbers on the scales define who you are. Use your health journey as a time to really get to know yourself and how your body works. Think of losing weight and getting healthy as your body simply repairing its self.

So how will you know if the kilos are melting away?

• You have stopped wriggling into too tight clothes that require pulling and tugging at all day.
• You smile at your shrinking reflection in shop windows (instead of cringing).
• You receive compliments on your appearance and how well you look.
• Your new healthy eating behaviours are becoming second nature.
• You can move more freely, for longer and with more intensity.
• You know you’re losing weight when you feel your spirit soar
• And lastly healthy food has become a life giving friend and no longer a foe.

“Celebrate the process and the destiny will just be a bonus.” – Unknown.