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50 Tips

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Each week we will be posting a new Top Tip to help keep you motivated. We hope these will be a source of inspiration when you need it most.

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Never deprive yourself:

I learned the benefits of being nutritionally aware and started watching my portions. I wasn’t strict in fact I taught myself how to factor certain foods into my day so I never felt deprived while losing weight.
Tammy 33,  Personal Trainer - Lost 24.7kg/3st 13lbs

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Don’t hide behind big clothes:

Never buy clothes in a bigger size. If a few pounds sneak on and your clothes start to feel a little tight, make that your incentive to get back on track with eating and exercise.
Lee 54, Office Manager -  Lost 18.7kg/2st 13lbs

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Focus on a healthy future:

While some women are inspired by ‘before’ photos of themselves. I didn’t focus on how unhappy and overweight I was before. Instead, I visualised myself two years into the future. Thinking of myself as a happy size 12, free of health ailments, such as high blood pressure and sleep apnoea, never failed to inspire me.
Sasha 24, Physiotherapist - Lost 48kg/7st 8lbs

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Check portion sizes:

I now keep a close eye on portion sizes. A convenient reference is my hand. I know that a serve of cheese is the size of my thumb and a serve of meat is the size of my palm.
Merilyn 61, Aged Care Programme Coordinator - Lost 10g/1st 8lbs

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Find a routine that works for you:

exercise has never really been one of my strong points. I don’t like sticking to a routine and can’t afford a gym membership, so I try to incorporate active things into my life such as dancing, gardening and playing with my three sons.
Maree 44, Sales Rep. - Lost 24.5kg/3st 12lbs

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Keep going after goal:

Once you hit goal, don’t stop the meetings. Regular weigh-ins help you stay accountable.
Deborah 37, Stay-at-home Mum - Lost 5.2kg/11.5lbs

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Plan ahead when dining out:

Be mindful of what you eat and always plan ahead with meals. If I’m invited out to dinner or lunch at a restaurant or café, I will look at the menu beforehand so I can really make healthy, more informed decisions when ordering.
Leonor 48, Personal Assistant - Lost 5.8kg/13lbs

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Walk a few more steps everyday:

Create a few healthy routines in your day like getting off the bus a few stops early to clock up a few more steps
Leonie 28, Hospitality Worker - lost 21.5kg/3st 5lbs

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Eat more satisfying foods:

I now eat foods that keep me satisfies for longer. My new breakfast is a great example. I never used to think about feeling full, so I’d just have white toast. These days I eat protein packed eggs and wholegrain toast every morning before work.
Fiona 43,  Administrator - Lost 19kg/3st

 

 

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Get back on track after a blowout:

My life motto is ‘be better than yesterday’ and I apply it to everything in my life – cooking, training, sleeping, work. If I ever have an unexpected blowout, I remind myself of it and just get back to my healthy habits as soon as possible.
Sarah 36, School Sports Coordinator - lost 34kg/5st 5lbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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