How To Lose Weight- An Australian’s Fitness Guide

Everyone gains weight. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. For millennia, man has found innovative ways to combat the beast we all fear: fat. Now, being the modern people that we are in the 21st century, we’re absolutely riddled with immense knowledge on the fact, but are you? You should be. You’re probably wondering how you can get some of that knowledge, right? Don’t worry, I’ll share my knowledge, and you too would be enlightened on the ways of vanquishing weight gain once and for all.

Your Friend Is Exercise

Ok, I know you don’t want to, but you must. How else are you supposed to become the next Chris Hemsworth? For weight loss, a combination of cardio and weight training must be done. Do not be tempted to spend all your time running across Byron Bay, although beautiful, will be bad for your weight loss journey in the long run. Cardio is only needed 3 times a week, if you spend your whole week running, you’ll completely lose your muscle mass as well as your fat. We do NOT want that!

Two days a week must be dedicated to weight training. Why? Because as you lose body fat, you simultaneously lose muscle mass, but with continuous weight training along with your cardio, you manage to keep, and even grow some muscle while burning fat.Cardio is easy, you just run, but weight training? Oof.

You need equipment. I usually spend my days at my local northcote gym meddling with their array of weights and machines. But you don’t have to do that, you could easily buy some dumbbells and other weights from your local fitness shop and follow online workouts to make sure you know what you’re doing.

Diet Is Number One!

Have you been working out for days on end but still see no results? You probably are a victim to a little-known fact: How you eat is key. No matter how you may exercise, nothing you do would show results if you shove your face in a pint of ice cream every other day. If this is you, don’t feel bad, we all used to do it.

Google is your friend, find out your daily calorie requirement and lessen it by 400 calories. So, if your daily calorie intake should be 2200, make it 1800. And what exactly should you be eating? Try and fill out 30% of your diet with protein, 45% of carbohydrate and 20 on fat-based foods.

Luckily for you, Australia is blessed with an abundance of beautiful produce. I love filling up my bowl with some of our lovely fruits in the morning or enjoying a nice, rich locally sourced steak for lunch- Australian beef is known worldwide for being one of the cleanest, so enjoy it!

Wow! Isn’t that easy? If you follow my advice, I am sure you’ll be where you want to be. Who knows, you could be the next Chris Hemsworth if you work hard.

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