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  1. Cut out calorie containing drinks
  2. You can reduce your daily calorie load significantly and also boost your metabolism at the same time if you limit your drinks to water, diet soda and green tea… green tea is a formidable metabolism booster

  3. Eat fat to burn fat
  4. Fats have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-carcinogenic and anti-catabolic compounds. Try to consume 20-30% of your calorific needs from fats and keep your fats at a ratio of 1:1:1 Polys/Monos/Sats. Avoid trans fats and “hydrogenated” fats.

    Polyunsaturated fat (safflower, sesame, soy, corn and sunflower-seed oils, nuts and seeds)
    Monounsaturated fat (olive, canola and peanut oils, avocados)
    Saturated fat (animal fat)

  5. Eat little & often and avoid big meals
  6. Eating often will ensure your body is always getting the macronutrients and micronutrients it needs, this will speed up your metabolism and keep you healthy. You should be eating 6-8 small meals per day

  7. Never starve yourself
  8. If you starve yourself your body will breakdown muscles for fuel and maintenance, less muscle results in less calories burned, your body will go into survival mode to conserve energy supplies (fat), your metabolism will slow down until you cave in mentally, and you end up gaining more fat than you had in the first place. Aim for 500 Kcal deficit each day. Periodization & patience is the key

  9. Watch your carbohydrates
  10. Try to consume most of your carbohydrates around training times. Keep your daily carbohydrates from fibrous vegetables and whole grain sources. Avoid sugars and starchy carbohydrates like biscuits, cakes, chocolate

  11. Exercise regularly
  12. Exercise burns calories - not only during exercise, but also after. More muscle mass means more calories burned, so it might be worth taking up a weight lifting program

  13. Set yourself realistic goals
  14. Setting yourself realistic goals can be a great way to motivate you and keep you going. Aiming for 1-2 lb of fat loss per week is a good ballpark figure

  15. Water & Hydration
  16. Dehydration impairs intensity, strength and endurance. Water helps cleanse the blood of toxins released during the breakdown of fat cells. Keep well hydrated, try to consume at least 2.5 litres of water each day

  17. Eat protein with every meal
  18. Try to get a good source of protein with each meal. Protein burns more calories when being metabolised and helps maintain muscle mass. Save slow releasing proteins (casein) for periods of long fasting eg, sleep, and quick releasing proteins (whey) around training times

— Ste @ 8:25 am, November 8, 2006


  1. Exercises is not a consideration but a must and also all of these changes are great but are not suposed to be a temporary,they are suposed to become permanant changes in your life style to stay healthy not just something you do to lose the weight because once you stop eating right you’ll just go back to normal.

    Comment by SUPER — March 10, 2007 @ 9:54 am

  2. I agree that Weight loss and sustaining the weight loss is a life style change.Anybody wishing to lose weight must adjust their life style for the better one way or the other.

    Comment by vincent — August 27, 2008 @ 5:56 pm

  3. This site is great!
    its like a personal tranier at home!

    Comment by Kevin — September 28, 2008 @ 6:08 am

  4. All comments appreciated, Thanks

    Comment by Ste — October 31, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

  5. I do not normally comment on a blog however I am interested in this post so I was forced to do so. Going off the subject a bit, what are your views about walking? Which is generally being promoted as the best exercise to burn fat.

    Comment by Shaarangapanaye — February 14, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

  6. Hi,
    My general opinion with any exercise is that if it works, stick with it.
    If you find that walking is a good way for you to loose weight then go for it.

    Comment by Phil — March 30, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

  7. To All,
    Please post comments and questions in the forums.
    Site posts are rarely checked whereas forums posts are viewed daily.

    Comment by Phil — March 30, 2009 @ 5:22 pm

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