Although a long term approach is always the best way to lose weight and keep it off,  below are my top 3 tips to give your journey of weight loss a kick start.

Reduce your portion size –  This may seem simple, but even a healthy meal can really add up in kilojoules which means you’re eating too much.  Aim for a meal of about 1500-2000 kilojoules and it’s okay to leave food on the plate it you don’t need it.

Muesli bars are not healthy snacks – muesli bars have healthy elements, such as fruits and nuts, but are also heavily packed with kilojoules. These can really add up, so preparing snacks in advance, such as having cut up fruits or carrots sticks reduce your kilojoules count and stop the cravings.

Stop being afraid of carbs – having some carbs in each meal stops the cravings and gives your brain fuel.  This does not mean massive carb meals, but a small amount in each meal evens out your blood glucose and reduces the load on your pancreas, controlling your insulin levels.

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Author: Michael Dermansky

Michael has now been working in physiotherapy for over 20 years, since graduating from Melbourne University in 1998 and is even more passionate about getting the best outcomes for clients than he was then. Michael is always studying and looking for new and innovative ways to improve the service at MD Health, including and not limited to the ideas from the fitness industry and great customer service companies. In his spare moments, he loves spending time with his two children, Sebastian and Alexander and hopefully taking them skiing more and more often.

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