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Monday, March 30, 2009
The secrets to weight loss and getting healthy!!
Just a quick entry here, but for those of you who don't know me I have changed a lot, physically and otherwise, over the last year. I have lost a good 50kg and have become a much fitter, healthier being with a new found spring in my step. A lot of people have asked me how I have done it and what the secret to losing weight quickly and getting healthy is. This post is basically an answer to those people - I am here to say there is no secret: just two easy steps - eat healthy and exercise.

It really is that simple: if you burn off more calories than you consume the weight will start melting away. For those who say I have tried everything but it doesn't work you are kidding yourselves. I made excuses for a long time but when I finally got serious about changing my ways the results were quickly noticeable. So if you want to lose weight start off by getting your ass of the couch and going for a bit of a walk or jog, bike ride or doing something active. Cut out the junk food, soft drinks and sugars. Snack on fresh fruit, drink lots of water/ herbal teas and enjoy a balanced diet with lots of vegetables, fish and lean meat. Seriously - try it for a few weeks, coupled with around 20 minutes a day of exercise and you will be amazed. Keeping a food diary is also a great idea as you can see exactly what you are consuming and adjust your ways if need be.

I probably went to the extreme for many months barely touching a gram of fat or sugar, cutting out alcohol, caffeine and doing lots of exercise but even smaller changes can see big results. I have personally slacked off a bit over the last 6 months and indulged a bit, but I'm tightening back up now - I want to lose another 10kg to reach my goal and I will do it.

SO.... Honestly there are no secrets to losing weight. You don't need pills or diet companies - just a commitment to make a change, a bit of hard work and plenty of perseverance and you will get there.

Best wishes everyone. Hope this is of help to some of you. Some restaurant-related posts will be published shortly.

xoxo

  posted at 7:18 PM  
  6 comments



6 Comments:
At April 8, 2009 at 12:57 PM, Blogger Aaron said...

good post Jon!

Like you said, the formula to losing weight is so simple! Consistency is key.

I've found the more and more you get into the routine, the easier it gets as well.

Looking forward to more food post tho, both indulgent AND healthy!

 
At April 22, 2009 at 9:36 PM, Anonymous rob said...

Hey Jon,
Love the site...for those of us out of Melb (Tassie) it's great to get some ideas.

well done on the weight loss...
50kg is no mean feat

I've been trying to lose it as well...using a combination of weights and cardio (still eating what I want but smaller portions).

I've found the biggest help is the 'no carbs after lunch' most of the time, only to be broken on special 'nights out'.

Look forward to more posts.

 
At May 8, 2009 at 12:48 AM, Blogger Ten Dollar Meals In Melbourne said...

Geez 50kg - good work! No mean feat indeed.

 
At May 28, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Anonymous Jason said...

John, you are my inspiration - my goal is to loose 30kg... and YOU have really inspired me to do so!

Jase

 
At March 24, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Jon it is hard when we love good food so much! Mustang

 
At October 21, 2010 at 3:03 AM, Anonymous Steph said...

Whoa! Congratulations on winning the battle of weight loss :). No small feat there. Agree on consistency and if I may, discipline. I've been telling that myself but when stressful days arrive, I start stress eating. I think I'll try your model and see how it works :)

 

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