So….If every journey starts with one small step and each step leads you closer to your destination – What are the small steps that I can incorporate into my everyday to help lose weight ?


Posted anonymously, 18th January 2019


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  • I didn’t ask this question, but I do like all the comments so far. I too need help losing weight.



  • maybe get a fit bit and get your steps up?



  • If your hungry eat some fruit rather than biscuit or chocolate. or have a glass of water. sometimes we eat but in actual fact we are thirsty not hungry. so if you have a glass of water and still hungry then have some fruit. but you may find the water fills you up !



  • cut down the amount you eat, change your dinner plate to smaller size will automatically take car of portion size for you



  • Exercising for 1 hour at least 3 days a week.



  • I try to not eat after dinner, I have also been cutting down on soft drinks and snacks. Make sure to eat breakfast too and of course be more active



  • Lots of water, lots of walking, and watching what you eat! You can still enjoy everything you like portions. Make yourself go walking, even once around the block to start. I find that taking in small details of things help me to walk faster. Looking for new flowers popping up or birds in the trees, a sun rise or sunset… all things you normally don’t pay attention to, but when you start looking, you will see all the tiny beautiful details nature has to offer. I find this helps me to walk longer



  • Always start with looking at you drink. Drinks can add calories for a few seconds gratification.
    Explore why you eat. Is it for hunger, habit, boredom?
    Rid the house of junk food.
    Watch food toppings, salad dressings, sauces – high in sugar and salt.
    Just because olive oil contains the good fats, it still contains calories – use spray on for your cookware.
    You will only lose weight by exercise if you can bring your heart rate up. Take the stairs, not the lift. Exercise using resistance bands to music.



  • My worst time is night time watching tv and nibbling. so now when I watch tv i do stretch and excercises (not too vigorous) in front of the tv with a fan blowing on me



  • Cut something out that’s bad eg soft drink if you have heaps just start by reducing it and add something in like extra water, a serve of greens or something that works for you.



  • Drink water. Cut down on alcohol, if you drink it. Check your serving sizes. Make food from scratch. Understand what is actually in your food. 10,000 steps a day is a good start. 30 mins moderate-intense exercise a day is a good goal. Apps I tend to recommend are MyFitnessPal, to log your food to help you get a better understanding of what you are actually consuming and C25K, which is an app to help you go from unfit to running 5km in 8 weeks. If you are going to pay money to lose weight, I recommend a trip to Kmart for a set of dumbbells. I personally use 5kg weights but if you haven’t done any weights before then maybe 2-3kg is a good starting point. Plenty of workout videos on YouTube or through google searches to help you get started. If you don’t want to spend the money, look up body weight exercises, things like lunges, squats, plank, push ups, etc. Little everyday things that probably sound silly but can help include: serve your food on a smaller plate, you can always go back for more but it will stop you eating just because it is there. Do not load more food onto your fork/spoon before you have finished the current mouthful. When you wake up in the morning, drink 1-2 glasses of water to start your day. If you ever drink anything other than water or tea and coffee, I suggest either cutting it out completely or at least cutting down.



  • 10,000 steps a day is one of my strategies for being healthy.



  • Intermittent fasting…. I thin it is great for getting rid of those kilos that seem to hang on when you’re doing everything else you can. There are various ways of doing it. I find that eating my meals in the 8 hour window works really well. I eat normally but just make sure I don’t start until about 10am and finish about 6pm. After a day or two of adjusting I find that hunger is more controlled, and I eat smaller portions, but I think the REAL benefit is that it gives the body a chance to stop using the carbs/glucose stored in muscles.. it runs out eventually after a night of sleep and maybe an easy walk in the morning.. and then you have to start using fat deposits until you eat again. That small window gives your body a chance to move towards ketosis, which means you’re burning fat. It’s not a sudden change from one muscular fuel source to another but a gradual one… so you don’t have to ‘hit the wall’ like marathon runners before you suddenly start burning fat, but just giving your body a break from constant intake of energy allows it to begin to look elsewhere (eg fat deposits) for fuel. So far very pleased with it… you can google it and read other ways to do it.



  • I swap out my afternoon coffee for green tea. Apparently green tea is helpful for weight loss but to me it’s also that I drink it without milk & only half the sugar…or a tiny drizzle of honey. I have it in a nice cup & saucer so it feels like a treat rather than a chore to lose weight. In the summer if it’s too hot (aka after the Chrissy splurge I need to purge lol)….. I make up a jug and have it iced. It’s a small step.



  • I use 1kg hand weights about 5 mornings per week with lots of reps. I am starting to see muscle tone again in my arms. Yay!
    I also do sit up at night. Still working on a result.


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