25 Tips on How to Start Losing Weight

1. Assess Your Goal Why do you want to start losing weight? The why is the single most important motivational factor. If you don't know why you are doing it, it is highly unlikely you will get there! Maybe you have several reasons, or maybe you just have a vague idea. Maybe your doctor told…

Why Exercising Does Not Help You to Lose Weight

How is this for a controversial heading?! 90% of you are probably shaking their heads and thinking, is this woman out of her mind? Hasn't she read anything about weight loss strategies? After all, there are thousands of magazine articles, online health advice pages, blog posts, tv shows and government (!) agencies that say that…

Why Women Should Lift Weights Too

I wrote last week about how women are often scared of lifting weights because they are afraid they end up looking like a bodybuilder. They think of bulky men pumping iron to achieve beefy biceps and heavy pecs. So instead, many spend hours each week doing cardio exercises such as running. They feel more comfortable…

Successful and not so Successful Diet-Related Weight Loss Strategies

We all have read them. Countless articles in magazines and sometimes even whole books on how to lose weight. We all have a friend or colleague who has lost weight and swears by the method they used. But how do we know what actually works and if it works for us? How many crash diets…

Fitspiration is not Necessarily Inspiration

Fitspiration is a new term on the block, a blend of fitness and inspiration. According to the Oxford dictionary, fitspiration is a person or thing that serves as motivation for someone to sustain or improve health and fitness. Under this definition my blog for example would probably be considered fitspiration. The message of fitspiration often…

I Am Watching What I Eat And I Exercise, So Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

How many times have you asked yourself this question? How often has a friend complained to you that they are not losing weight despite eating clean and working out? I hear it all the time. At the gym, in my family, among my friends. It’s happened to me too. People at the gym saying “you…

The Habits that Helped Me Lose 30 Kilos and Keep them Off

These are the habits that worked for me, and most of them I still follow to keep the weight off. Everyone is different and not all of these habits may work for you, but maybe you find some inspiration and ideas here. Drink Water I stick to still water and herbal teas most of the…