It’s all about Lifestyle

The lifestyle changes that I have introduced to my eating habits have changed dramatically from December 2006 ( I hate saying that word diet, so you wont be hearing that from me at all).

I eat for energy – I went from 1000 calories to 1500 calories to now 1800 calories per day, and when you think of healthy food – there is so much you can eat and still stick to your calories intake.

The old Artie would eat a packet of Tim Tam’s in one sitting – well that would have been my calorie intake for the whole day, and that would certainly not give me the energy or nutrition I would need to workout.

I had to totally re-educate myself about eating, Andrew my personal trainer would say to me it’s 90% in the kitchen and 10% in the gym.  I can truly say there is nothing I miss – oh, yes of course mum’s curries… Yum Yum, however everything in moderation…..

I have a wonderful dietitian Susie that has helped me along the way, Thanks Susie, you have been an amazing source of dietary education.

I took the old fashion approach by counting calories and exercising, there was no magic pill, or fast fix, just plain hard work.  Overweight people tend to want to drop there weight in a week, however it’s a journey remember a life style change is a change for life and a change for the better.


People often want to know what makes Artie tick…….

My love of fashion, I use to buy many men’s fashion magazines and just look at the cloths an wish that I would be able to wear them, I would never go into a ‘designer men’s shop’s I knew the only thing in there that would fit would be sock’s. Boy has that changed, I have to say thanks for the 100′s of emails regarding my shirts……I can tell you that I love “Ben Sherman” clothing, to be able to wear “Ben Sherman” is a dream come true for me.


Eating out, I’m proof that you can eat out an still maintain weight loss…..its easy, remember we have choices that we make, lets make eating a healthy one.

Clubs & Bars, when I do out in Sydney you may find me at The Stonewall & The Columbian, two great bars with friendly staff. When I have gone out with Trace & Jo they are always looking after us……more so Jo! To my mates at The Stonewall, I have had some brilliant nights there & to Tracy (manager) a big thank you to you.

The Arts… it all, from art house movies to blockbusters, from the theater to the opera.

Fitness, that speaks for it self. You will always find me on Saturday morning training with the boys down at Coogee Beach. Have to say I love my Saturday morning training sessions.

My friends that have gone through this journey with me I owe you the world, you all know who you are, I would not be where I am today if it was not for each and every one of you, for this I’m forever greatful.






If you would love to read about the other great Biggest Losers here are their websites. Enjoy their journey!