• 12Sep
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    Fail Proof Diet Tips

    The fact is over 60% of Australians are overweight or obese. Because of this, the weight loss industry is one of the most successful industries in the country. Another fact is most diets do not work. The reason is, they only address the weight problem temporarily. Once the dieter returns back to her old eating behaviors, the weight will creep back on. So what will work to lose weight once and for all?


    Water is the key ingredient. Most Australians are chronically dehydrated. Many people confuse hungry with thirst. A person needs a minimum of eight glasses of water a day. This figure is actually based on the average person weighing about 70 kilograms. If you weight more, you would require more water. A good estimate of your water needs is to take your body weight and divide it in half. This is the amount of water in ounces you need to drink each day.


    Protein is very important for those trying to lose weight. It will help you stay fuller longer and will help energize you during your workout. Protein is very important to consume after your workout to rebuild your muscles. Consuming enough protein will help relieve any muscle soreness. A well balanced diet includes a ratio of about 30% protein, 50 % carbohydrates, and 20% fat.

    Move more

    In order to lose weight, you do not need to train for a marathon. Walking even at 2.5 MPH is exercise. Another misconception is you need to exercise daily. It is true regular exercise is very important. Rest is also important. Without rest, your body will not be able to repair and build muscles. Not resting will lead to overtraining. Exercise smart. A good plan would include exercising two day in a row then a rest day.

    Food Journal

    Food journals are a vital part of being successful in weight loss. Often you hear someone saying, ‘I barely eat, whyam I fat?’ Once they start journaling, you see they eat cookies, cupcakes, granola bars, very little protein, and no water. No wonder they are not losing weight. Food journaling will help you figure out why you are not losing or why you are doing well. Journaling your food is one of the most important weight loss strategies out there.

    Cheat Meals

    Cheat meals can be so beneficial if planned into your weekly calorie goals. They can help keep you focused and reduce your need to binges and reduce your cravings. A planned cheat meal is very different than a binge. A cheat meal would be pizza hut or maybe Boston Market. A binge would be pizza, plus brownies, and more. Binges are not healthy. It involves losing self-control. A planned cheat meal with help keep you focused and leave you excited for your next cheat meal the following week.

    Losing weight does not have to be difficult. Much of the journey is reprogramming your mind to not participate in bad behaviors. For example, choosing to drinking water instead of Coke, and fruit instead of cookies. Once you win the battle in your mind, the weight will easily fall off.