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Shae Killey2 years ago

Start looking and feeling healthier in no time!

Are you somebody who struggles to lose weight? Maybe it’s your first attempt to shake off a few extra kilos? Losing weight can be hard without the right amount of dedication, motivation and advice. While everyone has their favourite healthy foods and forms of exercise, there are a number of weight-loss tips you can implement to give yourself the best chance of seeing results. It’s time lose weight and keep it off for good!

Exercise Is Like Brushing Your Teeth

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When it comes to losing weight, often people rely on motivation. While motivation is great when you have it, it can disappear as quickly as you can say, “lazy mornings in a comfortable bed”. You need to make exercise a compulsory part of your daily routine—not optional! Whether you’re in the mood or not, push yourself and don’t make excuses. Just think if you brushed your teeth every time you felt like it, you’d be regularly visiting your local dentist far too regularly.


Work Hard For Weight Loss

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The key to losing weight is using your exercise time efficiently. Whether you prefer to lift weights in the gym or go for a jog along the beach, all forms of exercise will help you lose weight—as long as you work hard! While cardio-based exercise will help you lose more weight per minute of exercise, strength-based training will help build muscle and lose fat at the same time. Get your local personal trainer to write up a weight-loss plan with a mixture of cardio and strength training for the best all-round results

Fun fact: For every kilo of muscle you gain, your body will automatically burn an extra 80-100 calories a day, without you lifting a muscle!


Eat Less, More Often

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Over-eating is one of the biggest reasons for weight gain. Skipping meals will make you over-hungry, which will then cause you to over-indulge. Try to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Keeping your portions smaller and eating more often will fasten your metabolism and stop you from feeling famished and craving temptation.


Burn More Calories Than You Consume

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When it comes to weight-loss, the key is to burn more calories in a day than you consume. If you take out more than you’re putting in, it would only make sense that your body reduces in size. You should avoid hard-to-follow fad diets that claim to promote dramatic weight-loss, as these can often be bad for your health. Simply burn more calories than you consume—while maintaining a healthy balanced diet—and you’ll be smiling your way to the scales!

Need help keeping track of those calories?

Using this food calorie counter, record all your daily calories in a food journal. Be sure you count everything—and yes that includes those lollies you had before dinner! Then, using this exercise calorie counter, make sure you’re continually burning more calories exercising than you’re eating in a day. Consider this like a weight-loss accounting process, where you’re trying to produce a calorie deficit each day.


Need a little extra motivation? Check out these Cairns personal trainers!


Health Unlimited

Located in Whitfield, book yourself in at Health Unlimited for a fully personalised and private personal training service. Their services include:

  • Group fitness
  • Personal training
  • Nutritional advice

They offer a varied range of exciting and enjoyable sessions, so come down to Health Unlimited and lose weight the fun way! Check out their LocalSearch profile for contact details and speak to their friendly team today.


Cairns Personal Trainers

The dedicated team at Cairns Personal Trainers will encourage, motivate and inspire you to reach your weight-loss goals. Their services include:

  • Personal & group fitness training
  • Pilates & boxing
  • Boot camps

Catering to all strengths and abilities, you’ll never feel out of your depths at Cairns Personal Trainers. Visit their LocalSearch profile for more information on their services.


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