5 Weight Loss Tips From People Who Have Actually Done It - VPA Australia
Time Until Next Dispatch order Before 4PM for same day dispatch
0

Your Cart is Empty

5 Weight Loss Tips From People Who Have Actually Done It

October 02, 2019 3 min read

5 Weight Loss Tips From People Who Have Actually Done It


We all know that losing weight can be a challenge, just ask anyone who has done it! Well, that is exactly what Time Magazine did in a story they wrote looking at the most recent weight loss science. Here is what they found:

Take it slow and steady


“I’ve been overweight my entire life. I’d try different diets, lose a few pounds and then gain it back. When I turned 25, I was 485 lb. and I knew I was fighting for my life. I want to have kids one day and be more active with my husband. I wanted to stop sitting on the sidelines of my own life. At the beginning of 2016, I started tracking my calories, working out and making healthier versions of the foods I loved. Ultimately, I fell in love with taking care of myself. My advice is to focus on each day, not how far you have to go. Weight loss is a journey, not a sprint.”

Lexi Reedage 28, lost 126kgs in 16 months


Journalling is key


“Don’t just write down everything you eat. Write down how you feel that day, what is going on in your life and how you feel after eating. After a while, look through your journal for patterns. Chances are you’ll find some. I’m a recovering food addict, and nothing was more freeing than realizing what behaviors or events were triggering my addiction. It wasn’t that I had no willpower; my brain was reacting to certain habits that made it hard for my willpower to do its job. Once I removed those patterns—like keeping cookies around the house—my willpower muscle could finally flex.”

Erika Nicole Kendall, 33, lost 77kgs over two years


Take a break


“You don’t have to eat salad all the time to lose weight. There are so many ways to tweak ingredients and make food you actually love to eat—even pancakes. (Try almond flour.) That being said, the type of food you eat also defines your lifestyle. You can eat junk food and lose weight, but you will probably be hungry all the time. So give yourself an occasional cheat day or reward for sticking to your plan. In the end, you want to lose weight in a healthy way, without feeling like you’re hurting yourself.”

Nivedith Renga, age 26, lost 29kgs in nine months


Find what works for you


“When I graduated college in 2012, I was at my highest weight ever. I was embarrassed about my weight and what I looked like, and I was terrified of being the person in the gym who didn’t know what they were doing. I sat in my doctor’s office and remember deciding that I was going to do whatever it took, however long it took, to change my life. I tried a variety of different diets that worked, but I felt like I was losing my mind not being able to eat certain foods, and I hated that even though I was ‘losing weight’, I still had a really disordered relationship with food. Food is supposed to bring joy and happiness.

I decided to give ‘macro counting’ a whirl. It’s similar to calorie counting, but rather than keeping track of your calories, you keep track of the number of grams of protein, fat, and carbs you eat per day. Following this is what ended up giving me the biggest change overall. I felt like I wasn’t starving myself or depriving myself to lose weight. You have to find something you can stick to. What works for one person may not work for another. Whatever you choose, it has to be for life.”

Kelly Rojek, 27, lost 22.5kgs in 18 months


Manage expectations


“You have to make slow and steady adjustments, that worked for me. I measured and weighed food to become more aware of portion size. I wrote down what I ate and ate more frequent, smaller meals throughout the day. I try to include protein in each meal to control hunger. I don’t deprive myself, and I’ve gotten rid of ‘all or nothing’ thinking. People could still look at me and consider me overweight. You have to accept you’re never going to be a willowy model, but I am at a very good weight that I can manage.”

Jody Jeans, 52, lost 34kgs over five years.


VPA Australia

VPA is Australia's leading supplement supplier. The highest quality 100% pure products sold at wholesale prices with FREE Shipping.


Also in Diet and Nutrition

3 ways to meal prep and cut down cooking time-VPA Australia
3 ways to meal prep and cut down cooking time

September 18, 2020 2 min read

Read More
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?-VPA Australia
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

September 07, 2020 3 min read

Read More
Top 8 Nutrition Myths of 2020
Top 8 Nutrition Myths of 2020

July 15, 2020 6 min read

Read More