Real life weight loss: How I lost 38kg

August 1, 2015

“I feel confident in my clothes” When volleyball and golf fan Deana Custer left high school, she weighed in at 68kg – but it’s when she started beauty school in September 2005 that her weight began creeping up. Working two part-time jobs meant she couldn’t find time to exercise or cook. Junk food took its toll, and at her December 2006 graduation she carried 91kg on her 162cm frame. She got…

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How to eat sugar and still lose weight

July 31, 2015

Nope, you don’t have to ditch the sweet stuff altogether to reach your weight-loss goals Okay, so mowing down a brownie after every meal isn’t going to do anything great for your weight-loss efforts (or health, for that matter)—but we’re pretty sure you know that. What you might not be aware of is that you don’t have to completely eliminate sugar from your diet to slim down. After all, healthy…

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Weight loss stories: How I lost 48kgs

July 30, 2015

  From a size 22 to a size 8, this weight loss success story is truly inspirational. A diet and lifestyle overhaul radically changed Zakiee Labib’s life Before: 108 KG After: 60KG Fast Food Heaven may not appear on any map, but it’s how Labib refers to her suburb. Even before she became pregnant in 2005, the 168cm interior designer ate out or hit a drive-through at least four nights…

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Real life weight loss: how I lost 36kg

July 29, 2015

The death of her grandad was a health wake-up call for Natasha Bugg, 24. Her first step: get crazy fit. As a “chubby child”, Natasha always assumed her puppy fat would just melt away when she reached her teens, but it didn’t. When she was at uni, late nights, alcohol and convenience meals meant more weight piled on, and Natasha went from a size 14 to 18. “In my final…

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Real life weight loss: How I lost 50kg

July 28, 2015

“I’m finally truly living” A health scare forced Jen Tallman to change Tallman, now 25, used to start the day with two breakfast sandwiches, hash browns and a cinnamon scroll. At night, she turned to takeaway, easily clocking up 30,000kJ before bed. “I wasn’t active at all,” she says. Two attempts at group dieting failed, and Tallman, 170cm, hit a high of 120kg before her 21st birthday. The change Tallman…

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Can you choose where you lose weight?

July 27, 2015

It’s Sod’s Law of weight loss: fat comes off the places you don’t want (hello, fried eggs) but not the places you do. Thankfully, new science means that could all be about to change   If you’ve ever been on a diet then you’ll know this story well: Woman restricts kilojoules. She trains like an Olympic athlete. She applies lotions promising “slimmer thighs and a tighter bum” while submitting her…

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Real life weight loss: How I lost 22 kilograms

July 25, 2015

Having once been the woman who only exercised when she was forced to, Mandy Vollmer, 25, now looks forward to training with friends three times a week – and she’s gone from a size 16 to 10! “I’m so much fitter than I ever was and I’m a lot more confident,” she says. The gain Like so many of us, Vollmer, an industrial engineer and logistics consultant, thought her lifestyle…

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How to Eat Sugar to Lose Weight

July 24, 2015

Nope, you don’t have to ditch the sweet stuff altogether to reach your weight-loss goals.   Okay, so mowing down a brownie after every meal isn’t going to do anything great for your weight-loss efforts (or health, for that matter)—but we’re pretty sure you know that. What you might not be aware of is that you don’t have to completely eliminate sugar from your diet to slim down. After all,…

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Slim body, fat wallet

July 23, 2015

So what do weight loss and saving money have in common? A lot. Most notably, it’s super-tough to tackle these simple things, because changing how you’ve behaved for years isn’t easy. The good news: strengthening one area (say, your finances) can give you confidence to improve another (your waistline). So make a habit of resisting temptation – whether it’s shoes or that second helping.   List cons but mostly pros…

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How I Overcame My Dieting Frustration and Lost 130 Pounds

July 22, 2015

Before: 293 After: 164 The Lifestyle Throughout high school and college, I stayed at an average weight. Though I wasn’t super active, I’d sporadically ride a stationary bike and use the elliptical once or twice a week. My diet also lacked serious discipline, but my metabolism was at its peak. As a college student on a budget, I ate a lot of sandwiches and chips, but it never affected me….

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