Weight Loss 101: Get Real and Cut the Crap!

So you want to lose some weight? I’m going to give you some simple NO BULLSHIT advice about how you can go about it. Best of all you don’t have to spend a cent.

STEP 1: First throw out all the stupid diet books, pills, shakes and supplements that the fruitcake Naturopath at the health food store sold you. There is no magic bullet nor do you need one, you CAN do this by yourself.

STEP 2: Start keeping a food diary. Write down everything that goes in your mouth, if it is food or drink it has to be written down.  Make sure you write down everything you consume as you do it. If you wait to the end of the day you WILL forget or underestimate how much you had.

STEP 3: Examine your food diary and aim to improve your diet gradually. Eating well isn’t hard but it takes a little commitment. Start by reducing portion sizes, increasing fruit and vegetables, cutting out high sugar/ high fat foods, reducing alcohol consumption and drinking more water. If you are unsure how to go about healthy eating and need some specific guidelines see the Federal Government’s Healthy Eating website.

STEP 4: Get off your butt and get moving! It doesn’t matter what you do, it is often said that the best exercise is one that you enjoy and will keep doing in the long run. Start slowly and gradually increase the frequency and intensity of your exercise sessions.  If you have not been physically active recently or have any health conditions I recommend you consult your doctor first.

Best of luck and let me know how you go!

Chris Vavakis

3 Responses to “Weight Loss 101: Get Real and Cut the Crap!”

  1. 1 Corey March 3, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Great post Chris, couldn’t agree more.

  2. 2 Chris Vavakis March 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks Corey. There is so much misinformation out there regarding weight loss I thought I would put it straight.

  3. 3 Personal Training Perth March 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Hi Chris

    That is really a NO BULLSHIT advice. Your posting a practical steps and that’s really great and easy to do.

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