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Growth Mindset Chew the Phat

The upside of failure: Learn how to develop a Growth Mindset to achieve your goals! At some point in our life everyone will experience failure in something! For most of us lucky ones, we will get to experience this across multiple areas of our lives, many times in our lifetime. We may fail to achieve a mark we wanted in an exam (we may even fail the exam), at getting the promotion we worked so hard for, to adhere to a diet, to consistently exercise, to resist temptation and have that last cigarette, fail to restructure our routine to get...


This is Matt my husband who also tried the Weigh Less with Jess Program to support me. He had lost 12 kilos in 30 days. As a former tradesman, Matt ​did a lot of physical work. To make the program work for him, we had tweaked the meal plan to suit by increasing the protein. To this day, Matt has not regained his weight.  

Angela Casha

Angela Casha had lost 14.2 kilo in 42 days. Angela was so impressed with her weight loss because she had dropped 2 dress sizes. She has kept the weight off. Angela had said 'nothing had ever worked for her, this was the only thing that actually worked. Its hard at the start but give it a week and you won't care, because the results are instant.'


This is Alyssa, She lost 10 kilos in 30 days and a whopping 50.7cm gone overall. 'Thank you so much for helping me get this far. All I have heard is compliments and the number one question always is 'How did you lose all the weight?' Thanks to your program, I have learnt how to eat till I am full instead of finishing the whole plate. I can't thank you enough. I am going to keep telling everyone about it because I can say it works.'


Name: Daniel Age:  32 These are my brothers before and afters. He lost 20 kilos in approximately 50 days. Dan has a physical job, he likes a drink and really loves his food. When he tried this program he was ready to shift the weight. It didn't take him long. ​Since doing this program, he feels like an teenager again!​


INGREDIENTS 150g chicken breast 20g marinated feta 1 cup spinach 1 cup green beans 1 cup broccolini 1 tsp butter Salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS Step 1: Create a pocket in the chicken breast and fill with feta. Use tooth picks to hold together. Place on oven tray and bake until cooked through. Step 2: Melt butter in a pan. Add broccolini and beans and sauté. Add small amount of water to avoid butter burning. When broccolini and beans are softening, add spinach and wilt. Season as you like. Serves 1 - By Mel Wishart


INGREDIENTS 4 zucchinis cut into 3cm sticks 2 red onions cut into small wedges 4 tomatoes roughly chopped 1 tin of chickpeas in their juice 8 sprigs of fresh Rosemary 800g chicken skinless breast or thigh, trimmed of fat, cut into pieces 1 lemon, zested and juiced   DIRECTIONS For the Chicken Step 1: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Slice the ends off the zucchini and cut in half lengthways, then in half again. Then chop them into 3cm long sticks. Step 2: Prepare the other vegetables. Step 3: Scatter zucchini, onion, tomatoes, chickpeas and rosemary sprigs in an oven tray, add the lemon zest and juice of 1 lemon and gently toss. Top...


INGREDIENTS 1 kilo skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes salt to taste 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth (made with water and chicken stock) 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (or Tamari for Gluten Free) 2 tablespoons water Divided 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tbsp fresh ginger 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice fresh black pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS Step 1: Lightly season the chicken with salt. Step 2: In a small bowl, combine chicken broth and soy sauce. Step 3: Heat a large non-stick wok over medium-high heat, add water, then add the asparagus and cook until tender-crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic...


INGREDIENTS 100g chicken breast 8 cherry tomatoes - cut in half 1/2 red onion - sliced 1 cup baby spinach 1 tsp garlic 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 tbsp cream (optional. This would replace your milk allowance for the day) 100g slendier noodles (other names Konjac Noodles, Miracle Noodles, Shirataki, Konnyaku noodles) Salt and pepper - to taste DIRECTIONS Step 1: In a pan cook chicken, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Step 2: Add stock and simmer for 5 mins. Step 3: Add cream (optional) and simmer 2 mins. Step 4: Add cherry tomatoes and noodles and cook until noodles are hot. Step 5: Add baby spinach until wilted. Serves one - By Mel Wishart


INGREDIENTS 8 Lamb Shanks, french-trimmed with end of bone exposed Salt and Pepper Oil, for cooking 4 cloves Garlic, crushed 2 medium Onions, finely diced 3 medium Carrots, finely diced 2 sticks Celery, finely diced 1 cup Red Wine 400 g can Tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup Tomato Paste 1 tbsp Lemon Zest 1 cup Chicken Stock, hot 1 tbsp Thyme, finely chopped DIRECTIONS Salt and pepper lamb shanks, then brown in a heavy-based pan in small amount of oil. Remove and set aside. Fry off garlic and onions, carrots and celery. Add red wine, canned tomatoes, tomato paste and lemon zest. Return shanks to pan. Pour on enough hot stock to just cover shanks. Add thyme. Bring to the...