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How Weight loss worksBy far the biggest mistake in weight loss is the idea that just cutting calories and adding lots of exercise is the answer. This immediately sets most people on the path to failure. A proper understanding of how weight loss works leads to incredible motivation and results! After all, how can you fix something if you don’t know how it works? If you understand weight loss, it is much easier to be successful.

Based on the best weight loss science, an accurate definition of weight loss would be: ‘Creating the environment in your body to maximise the burning of fat!’ Now think carefully about that… Read more

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Understanding Weight Loss

Did you know that you need to ‘save’ 3500 calories per week for every 1 lb you wish to lose? Think about that – 3500 calories per 1 lb. That’s a saving of 7000 calories to lose 2 lbs and a saving of 10500 calories to lose 3 lbs!! Therefore there is no doubt at all that the best way to ‘save’ calories and get great weight loss comes from a combination of these 3 key elements – food change, exercise and metabolism correction. This is the only possible way you can consistently ‘save’ such large amounts of calories. Indeed because your metabolism is with you 24 hours… Read more

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Exercise must be a major part of any realistic weight loss plan

It is the fastest way to speed up a slow metabolism and it brings enormous physical and mental benefits to the process. Perhaps one of the greatest tragedies of today is the underestimation of the enormous mental benefits of exercise. Hopefully in time these incredible benefits will be made more widely known.

There are 2 forms of exercise you need for weight loss – aerobic (cardio) exercise and probably the most important form of all but unfortunately the most neglected of all – toning exercise. I still meet people every day … Read more

There is a very thin line to success in weight loss. It is a scientific fact that you must save 3500 calories for every 1 lb of weight you wish to lose. If you want to lose 2 lbs that means saving 7000 calories! It is for this very reason that weight loss has a very thin line to success and is best done with 3 keys – diet, exercise and metabolism correction.

You just cannot save enough calories from dieting only as you would have to be so strict you would be permanently starving and miserable. Further if you slip up at all you can quickly eat into any calories saved and end up with no movement on the scales.… Read more

You may be shocked to realise that many so called ‘healthy’ foods, ‘low-fat’ foods and ‘diet’ foods are often not any better then the original foods that you are trying to avoid in the first place. You are often making all that sacrifice of taste and flavour and spending that extra money for what ultimately can be worse for your health and weight loss.

You need to explore behind the big headlines posted on the label and look carefully to see exactly what ingredients and calories are present as manufacturers have now perfected the art of distracting us from what is actually present and … Read more

Toning the tummy is one of the biggest concerns most people have. Most people do it wrong. Here is a plan that will get really good results. Despite all the gimmicks and machines out there - 4 of the best tummy exercises of all time are 1) Ab bicycle (lie on floor and curl up bringing opposite elbow to opposite knee) 2) Vertical curl (lie on floor legs straight up in air and curl up to touch your toes) 3) Vacuums (lie on floor and suck in your belly button and hold for 3 seconds)  4) The Ab Wheel (a wheel with handles that you roll out in front of your body for an amazing tummy workout). Google each… Read more

Self esteem and confidence can very quickly improve with just small improvements in weight and shape. Once you know that you are moving in the right direction (even slowly) it greatly helps how you feel about yourself. Here are the critical steps to get enough motivation to start to do something:

1) Plan – a WRITTEN plan is the foundation of all motivation – get out 1 page today and plan what you are going to do!

2) Goals – on this page write out EXACTLY what you would like to achieve. Don’t use vague statements like ‘I want to lose weight’, you need to be very specific… Read more

Q. Should I take some supplements? Some people tell me I don’t need them.

A. My answer to this is a definite YES, but select ones that you truly need and avoid taking excesses of any supplements. True in an ideal World be would not need any supplements because we would get all we need from our food intake. But how many of us consistently eat this well?

There are currently too many factors affecting the possibility of us getting all the nutrition we need from food, direct factors like processing, cooking, storage and pesticide, then add lifestyle factors like stress, smoking, alcohol, over medication… Read more

Q. Can you ever get rid of thunder thighs?

A. The root cause of thunder thighs is metabolism hormone imbalance in the body, so the best results for these areas will come from a plan that addresses these imbalances through food and nutritional supplements. However increasing the fibre in your diet and reducing your intake of spicy food – Curries, Other Chinese dishes, Thai food etc. is very very helpful as this improves hormone balance in these areas. From an exercise perspective toning is important but go for higher repetitions (about 20) and lower resistance and avoid too many hip/thigh exercises… Read more

Please don’t fall into the mistake of confusing ‘activity’ with ‘exercise’. There is a huge difference between the two and knowing the difference is vital to your health and future well being.

Being ‘active’ is great and has many benefits, but the critical weight loss and health benefits only come from ‘exercise’. Exercise essentially means getting breathless and staying breathless for at least 30 minutes or longer at least 3 times a week! It requires ‘brisk’ movement. It is only at this level that you will get any noticeable weight loss benefits and the critical health… Read more