lisa said so well Sh!t

We have good news for Lisa Said So fans! Lisa will be sharing snippets of her vast knowledge about health and wellness topics on a regular basis. If you’ve read previous articles that we’ve shared by registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist Lisa Fitzgibbon from Lisa Said So, you’ll know how informative, witty and engaging she is. She’s got such a knack of imparting information on common health issues in an inspiring and fun way.

Read on for a taster of what’s to come from Lisa and find out the secret to her ‘simple, yet highly effective, yo-yo method’ for weight gain.

From Lisa …

Lisa Said So is turning 10!!

And to celebrate, I’ve created a new section called Well Sh!t.
Here, I’ll be writing snippets of interesting information about health & wellness topics as they come to mind!

I’ve also created this for two additional reasons:

1) So, I can get ’stuff’ out to you much quicker, and

2) So, I don’t overwhelm myself thinking I have to write my epic articles when I’m super busy working with my clients at OOMPH 😬😅

I’ll still provide these articles, but I just won’t put myself under pressure to do this…and end up ‘paralysing’ myself and not writing anything-at-bloody-all. Which sucks, because I love writing on my website!

So, I reckon it’s win-win situation for all concerned! 🏆🏆

And best of all there is a podcast coming soon!!

Here’s a snippet from Well Sh!t ….

My 12 step guide to surplus weight gain 😜

If you’re struggling to maintain your ideal healthy weight you will probably relate!


For weight gain I follow a simple, yet highly effective, yo-yo method 😉

Step One

Allow myself to get stressed, silly busy, pissed-off with life, and/or go on holiday.

Step Two

Relegate my diet and health from a priority position.

Step Three

Use Step One as a convenient excuse to eat and drink whatever the hell I want because I feel it will make things better/easier.

Step Four

Marvel at how much extra tucker I can chow back without the scales really noticing! Confidently continue with Step Three.

Step Five

Ignore the fact that my current diet isn’t actually helping me to feel less stressed, more productive or happy. And, that it’s possibly making me feel worse…

Step Six

Focus instead on the fact that I’m one of the lucky few who can eat anything they like and still retain their ‘girlish figure’! Hoorah 🙌

Step Seven

Discover that my scales have now weighed the evidence against me and that they’re now indicating I’ve put on 2–3 kgs!

What the actual fu<k?

(Pick up scales. Put down scales. Re-weigh self. Move scales to somewhere ‘more level’ in the bathroom. Re-weigh self. Change the batteries. Re-weigh self. Contemplate buying new scales.)

Step Eight

Start worrying about how the extra weight ‘suddenly’ got on and where my high metabolism went to? Forget everything I know about Naturopathy.🤦‍♀️

Step Nine

Continue with Step Three while I’m processing what’s just occurred.

Step Ten

Realise that I’m now not only stressed, silly busy, or pissed-off with life (or on holiday still) but that I’m now also overweight and addicted to certain foods and drinks 🤦‍♀️

Step Eleven

Continue with Step Three as obviously I now need to self-soothe with comfort-eating as all of this has become rather overwhelming and even more emotional (disbelief, disappointment, frustration, guilt).

Step Twelve

Gain another 1–2kg and concede that I don’t actually possess a magical metabolism, that I feel quite shit, and that some protein and salad would actually make me feel much better about everything.

Reinstate diet and health to the top of my priority list and take immediate action to right my wrongs in order to become a lesser person.

At least until I get stressed, busy, pissed-off with life, and/or go on holiday — again…🪀😉

Note: If you’re a healthy weight to begin with, I’ll explain how you can initially eat ‘extra tucker’ and not have your scales register this in an upcoming Well Sh!t snippet! x

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Lisa Fitzgibbon is a degree qualified (2006), experienced and registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist. She runs her own private practice – OOMPH in Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand.

Lisa has been involved in the Natural Health industry for 16 years. She draws on her professional training and experience, as well as her own personal experience to bring you realistic, holistic health advice.