How to Lose Weight Fast

There are five areas you need to assess in order to rebalance your body and start seeing results.

"As someone who loves food, I’ve always struggled with my weight and had no idea the impact going without alcohol would make to my weight. I didn’t make any other changes to my diet or exercise habits. Now I realise just how many calories I had been consuming in alcohol and how it also prevented me making healthy food choices." Helen, 22

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1. Cook at home

You’ll be surprised by how much you can reduce body fat by cutting out alcohol and sticking to a sensible nutrition plan. Check out the 6 food tips to trim your tummy given by World record holder & celebrity fitness trainer, Marcus Bondi.

2. Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice

Sugar cravings can impact your weight loss efforts really fast. We all seek the taste of sweet foods naturally in our diet, however it can be easy to crave excess high sugar foods for many varied reasons. Read Peter Rules' Top 10 healthy tips to manage sugar cravings.

3. Exercise / walk for 30 minutes a day

If you add 30 minutes of brisk walking to your daily routine, you could burn about 150 more calories a day. So ditch the car or public transport and start walking to work.

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4. Get a good night’s sleep, every night.

According to Claudia Beyer, personal trainer from BareVitality and Author of “Your Holistic Metabolism“, without sufficient sleep the body can’t repair. And if the body can’t repair how can you expect it to be balanced? Lack of sleep affects everything from your hormonal system, stress response, digestion, metabolism, immunity to toxins and workout results. So knock off before 10.30pm and wake up before 6.30am for the most restorative hours of sleep.

5. Drink (plenty of) water

Hydration is a key element to ensuring physical and mental performance as our body water content declines with age, from about 75% in babies to 60% in adults. Read the top 5 tips for keeping hydrated put together by Sodastream.

Improve your fitness by going Dry this July

Dry July is a fundraiser that challenges people to give up alcohol for the month of July. It is a great opportunity to challenge yourself to quit drinking for July to reap the long term benefits of an improved wellbeing and lifestyle, reduced risks of health problems, saving money and having a fresh approach to alcohol consumption.

Always speak to your doctor before changing your diet, taking any supplements or undertaking any exercise program. The information on this site is for reference only and is not medical advice and should not be treated as such, and is not intended in any way as a substitute for professional medical advice.