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How To Set A Target Body Weight For Better Chances Of Diet Success

Everyone knows that losing weight is difficult. The greatest challenge, however, is keeping that weight off. Knowing your target body weight, and then eating like you’re at that body weight, can provide a roadmap that allows you to make sustainable progress. Here’s why.

When Low Kilojoule Foods Actually Screw Your Diet

“Low kilojoule” foods are all the rage these days. Sure, they may seem like a good idea on the surface, but sometimes they’re as silly as thinking “if I cut this cake in half, I can eat twice the amount.” Here’s how to tell when the lower-kilojoule option is the right decision.

You Snooze, You Win: How A Lack Of Sleep Can Hold Back Your Weight Loss

In primary school, we were told that “You snooze, you lose.” Now as adults, we know sleep is important, but when life gets hectic it’s often the first thing we cut out. That’s truly our loss. In fact, crappy z’s could be a big reason you aren’t losing weight. Here’s why.

The 'Paper Towel' Analogy Explains Why Weight Loss Is A Slow Process

When we try to lose weight, the process can be so agonisingly slow that you’d wonder if it’s even happening at all. With the right effort, it is, and slowness is completely normal (and better for your long-term health). Here’s a perfect analogy to keep your mindset positive and motivation high: Think of that fat like a new roll of paper towels.

Fitness Is A Journey, And It Doesn't Have To Suck

With every successful weight loss story, it’s hard to avoid getting hyper-focused on someone’s visual changes, or the number of pounds they lost. Unfortunately, focusing all your energy only on the end goal makes the process with health and fitness feel crappy — which makes you less likely to stay with it and find success.

How To Finally Start Working Out (Even If You Hate It)

Hating exercise isn’t the same as being lazy. Exercise motivation is a complicated subject, but if getting off the couch is the hardest part for you, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to finally start working out, no matter how much you might hate it.

No, Running On An Empty Stomach Doesn't Make You Lose More Weight

The logic seems sound: If you’ve not eaten at all and then go do an aerobic activity like running, your body will have to use up more fat and lose more weight right? While yes, you tend to use more fat during the activity, over the long-term fasted cardio alone has no additional effects on weight loss.

Skip The Tiny Weights: Weight Lifting Isn't That Different For Women

So many strength workouts for women stray from actual strength and power development, emphasising lighter weights. This perpetuates the notion that the workouts men do somehow just aren’t for females. But that isn’t the case. Women can and should weight train just as intensely, and with the same exercises and programs, as men, if they want to.

Unsexy, Realistic Expectations For Healthy Weight Loss

If you’re keen on losing weight and want to hop on a program, hold the phone if that program is preceded by any of the following words: “rapid”, “quick” and any other synonym for “fast”. Weight loss can happen quickly, but in general, it shouldn’t.

Count Macronutrients Instead Of Calories For Better Diet Success

If you’ve ever read a fitness blog, forum, or even Instagram, you’ve probably heard the term macros thrown around. Short for “macronutrients”, it refers to carbs, fats and proteins — the three basic components of every diet. If you get their proportions right, it makes dieting a lot more effective when simple calorie restriction fails.

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