Kat Loterzo is a best-selling international author, speaker, entrepreneur and the creator of the Look Great Naked series of books and online bootcamps. Kat’s mission is to inspire, motivate and empower you to create the body of your dreams and ultimately to create and live the life of your dreams. Visit www.katloterzo.com for your free copy of Kat’s ebook ‘6 Steps To Get The Body you Want’.
A Snapshot In The Life Of…
Tell us three things about yourself
- I’ve always dreamed of being a best-selling author. It was always my biggest life dream and I’m so excited that it’s come true as of earlier this year
- I want to give birth to twins one day!
- I believe that we can all live a life less ordinary. That we create our own reality and that everything we have or don’t have is a direct result of the choices we make. Rather than ever settling for what you think you should have or be to be happy, ask yourself how you really need to feel to be happy and then base your goals on that.
What’s been the biggest health challenge you’ve overcome and what did you learn from this experience?
Bulimia and binge eating, which I battled on and off for a decade. I learned that self-sabotage, which can take form in many ways, is always a sign of something that needs to be addressed at a deeper level. For me, it wasn’t until I acknowledged that I wasn’t really happy with myself or my life despite my apparent success, and started doing something about changing things, that I was able to let go of the coping mechanism that was emotional eating.
What’s your top tip for getting your day off to a great start?
Get up before anyone else and spend at least the first hour of your day doing something that is just for you. For me this is usually a combination of reading inspiring blogs or books, writing, journaling and sometimes exercise.
Your brekky usually consist of…
At the moment I am fixated on omelettes. I use different fillings each time; today I had bacon, chicken and zucchini. Eggs are fantastic in the morning as they are high in choline which is a brain nutrient that also helps to deal with inflammation and aids in fat loss and other detoxification processes.
Which foods do you eat to nourish your body and give you vitality?
I eat a lot of organic protein; I try to vary my sources. I also eat a lot of seasonal fresh greens and a fair bit of fats. My favourite healthy fats are organic butter, coconut oil (for cooking), avocado, haloumi and Greek yoghurt. I’m a fan of nuts as well but I can overindulge in them! Lately I’m eating more fruit than I have in a long while which is a nice change. My philosophy on nutrition is to learn to intuitively know what you need to be healthy, fit and vital. This comes with a bit of practice but is well worth the effort.
Of course I’m not always perfectly clean, I do enjoy my fair share of chocolate; I’d say that’s my main treat food as I don’t really like most starchy foods.
Why is fitness an important part of your life?
Because of the way I feel if I don’t do it. When I exercise I feel empowered to take on the rest of my day and life, and proud of myself for pushing my body to its limits.
What is your current exercise routine?
I never thought I’d say this after being a gym queen for 15 years but I just quit my membership and am now training mostly from my back garden. I’m loving it as I save so much time. I have a good selection of dumbbells, an adjustable bench which can be used for all sorts of things, and a kettlebell as well as a punching bag. I do pull-ups and a few other things off my daughter’s swing set.
Mostly I do a split-body weights routine with a few circuits a week thrown in. I also go on long walks a couple times a week – mainly for the mental benefits – and sometimes do some sprint sessions or yoga.
Describe what motivated you to choose your current business or career path?
That’s hard to answer as I have never written a business plan and therefore never really had a plan as to the path I wanted to take. I now run a multiple 6-figure business that is 100% online and requires only 2-3 hours work a day. I’m living my dream, but I spent 4 years prior to that working up to 40 hours a week online as well as full-time offline and making no money. All I knew was that I wanted to write, so that’s where I started and I wrote about what I knew.
As I’ve gone along I’ve figured out that my true calling is to empower other women to know that they can create their dream body but also to recognize that the desire to do that is usually about the desire to figure out and then create their dream life. I would say my true passion is inspiring, motivating and empowering rather than educating on nutrition and fat loss, which is what I’ve been known for up until recently.
What business or career challenge have you overcome and what one piece of advice would you like to pass on to others?
Work-a-holic-alism! I thought that to be successful and also worthy you have to burn yourself out, so that’s what I did for years. I’m learning it’s okay to take time off – even to be lazy! And in fact that when you do, you are forced to work smarter and therefore more effectively.
Your favourite book or movie of all time is…
The 4-hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
And lastly, do you have a recipe you’d like to share with us?
Chicken, Ham & Veggie Omlette
- 3 organic (whole) eggs
- 10 grams full-fat cream, organic
- ¼ cup diced ham off the bone
- ¼ cup chopped leftover chicken
- ¼ cup chopped mix vegetables. Mushrooms, tomato, capsicum and green beans all work well
- Organic butter, 5-10 grams
- Cup of rocket
Whip eggs and cream with a fork. Add some pink or grey salt and some black pepper.
Add your chopped vegies, ham and chicken. Stir through.
Heat butter in a pan until it is very hot. Add whipped egg mix – it should fluff up and cook within seconds.
Move pan around so the mix coats it evenly. Cook on a moderate heat for 60-90 seconds, until the bottom seems quite well cooked.