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

Top 5 Ways To Lose Weight From Biggest Loser Sharif Deen

To celebrate the opening of Australia’s first Biggest Loser Retreat, Biggest Loser contestant Sharif Deen (who lost over 70kg and now works as a personal trainer!) shares his best weight loss tips.

“With our country in the grip of an obesity epidemic, I’ve been making it my goal to help everyday people do what I did and lose weight, so they can start leading more fulfilling lives,” Sharif says. “The best advice I can provide is to never give up. Sure, you may have set backs – we’ve all been there – but you just have to get back on the wagon. Get stuck into your workout, go hard and fast, and always strive to be better than you were yesterday.”

1.  The Rule of 23and1

There is nothing you can do in one hour of training that will make up for 23 hours of poor diet. Make sure you eat a balanced diet that’s nutrient rich and only loaded with the good stuff.

2. Don’t faff

Train hard and at high intensity. You only have an hour to train (if you are lucky) don’t waste it faffing around and dawdling through your workout. Look to do high-intensity workouts – I use CrossFit – but whatever you do, do it like your life depended on it because your life does depend on it. Just remember it’s only one hour of your day, so make it count.

3. Get out of your comfort zone

Get used to being uncomfortable in all elements of your life. The more you get out of your comfort zone, the bigger it gets. If there was one thing the Commando taught me, it was to always face your fears head on and turn your weaknesses into strengths.

4. Eat a well-balanced diet

This means it should consist of real food. Avoid processed, packaged foods and be sceptical of advertising that tells you something is ‘the healthy option’.

5. Never be satisfied; satisfaction is death

Always strive to be better, always have goals that you are working towards. It’s the only way to be. If you don’t have a goal, you don’t have motivation.  What are you working towards? How do you know when you get there?

How can you be better?  How can you try harder? It is imperative you work out what you want before you start training and put a time frame on it.

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July 12, 2013