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5 Summer Weight Loss Tips From a Biggest Loser

Diet fads come and go, but proven weight loss programs stand the test of time. The Biggest Loser past contestant and special guest trainer at The Biggest Loser Retreat Sharif Deen shares his best weight loss tips for summer and how to keep the weight off for good – just in time to help you achieve those new year’s resolutions.

1. Take advantage of the early light
With the sun shining early during summer, take advantage of the extra hours of daylight to get outdoors and start the day with a workout.

2. Stay hydrated
Water is the ultimate cleanser and allows your body to function more efficiently. Aim for 2-3 litres per day and remember to step it up before, during, and after exercise. Try adding a wedge of lemon or lime for a refreshing twist.

3. Reevaluate your goals
Make sure your fitness goals are still relevant to you heading into summer.

4. Create a summer training program and keep records for accountability
If you’re really serious about achieving your goals, establish and commit to a training plan. Tracking your progress will also allow you to assess what’s working for you and what’s not.

5. Eat a balanced diet that’s nutrient rich
Make sure you eat a balanced diet that’s loaded with the good stuff like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats.

Sharif is a walking, talking example of achieving lasting weight loss. When he signed up for season four of The Biggest Loser, Sharif weighed in at 178kg and was the heaviest person at the outset. By the end of the show, he had lost over 70kg and has since become a special guest personal trainer at The Biggest Loser Retreat in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Since opening their doors in June, the dedicated weight loss retreat has assisted guests to lose a combined fat loss of more than 855kg through their proven weight loss program which combines education, nutrition, exercise and mentoring.

January 2, 2014

Calories Count: Biggest Loser Alison Sweeney’s Diet Tips

The host of America’s The Biggest Loser, Alison Sweeney, is dishing out her best diet secrets picked up over six years of hosting the hit weight-loss show.

“The most important tip I have for people is not to jump on the bandwagon of a fad diet or some sort of extreme version of weight loss or nutrition because you end up feeling like committed to something where you’re depriving yourself or you’re eating only certain types of foods,” Sweeney, 36, told Fox News.

“And that’s not good for your either.”

After struggling with her weight for most of the 1990s while starring in Days of our Lives, Sweeney went on to reinvent herself as a diet and fitness expert after taking on hosting duties of The Biggest Loser in 2007.

“If you stick to a diet that’s more well-balanced, finding the right nutrients that you’re supposed to have in your daily diet and just eating better portions, and sort of balancing that out the way, you know, that’s healthy you can do that your whole life.”

The mother-of-two explained that the calorie counting really is the best way to lose weight – and keep it off.

“Calories are a really good barometer of it but calories aren’t the enemy either. I mean you’re supposed to have a certain amount of calories.

“There’s a certain amount of good kinds of sugar that you do need to have in your diet so that’s not necessarily the enemy either.’

And her number one weight loss motivation tip? The results are really up to you.

‘”You can’t lose weight for other people and as much as you would love to that’s true in reverse,” she shared.

“You may love your daughter, your spouse, your parent; you cannot help them lose weight.  You can’t do it for them.  You have to want to do it for yourself and you have to do it for yourself.”

She said when she finally set realistic goals and stopped comparing herself to others, success came her way.

Do you think calorie counting is the best way to lose weight?

September 18, 2013