RETHINK YOUR APPROACH
Try these tips from experts to get your weight-loss efforts back on track.
Eat fresh food in its natural state. “But even then, remember portions matter – you won’t lose weight eating huge portions of quinoa either,” says Australian nutritional medicine practitioner Fiona Tuck.
Change both what you eat and how you move. “Weight loss is 80% about what you put in your mouth and 20% about how much you move,” Tuck explains.
Make strength training part of your workout. Cardio burns kilojoules while you do it, “but strength training helps create muscle that continues to burn kilojoules after you stop”, says Australian personal trainer Ali Cavill.
Be aware that if you go back to eating as you did before, the weight will return. “Aim to become a happy eater,” suggests Domini Stuart, author of You Can Beat the Binge!
“Happy eaters don’t deprive themselves; they eat reasonable amounts of the food they want.
“They aren’t afraid of any food because food has no power over them. They eat when they’re hungry and don’t constantly think about food the rest of the time.”