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    How can I lose weight quickly?

    What exercises should i do to lose weight quickly and effectively please help
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    Lisa Renn

    Dietitian

    Lisa is an APD with 12 years experience, specialising in helping people identify and change habits that impact negatively on their health. Inspiring change, Lisa … View Profile

    HI there,
    An exercise physiologist will be able to talk to you about specific exercises however it is really about getting moving and burning calories in a way that is accessible and enjoyable to you.

    In order to lose weight it is more about what you are eating, how much and often the timing of eating- that is if you are skipping meals, eating later at night..

    In order to lose weight quickly you could see an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who may suggest a VLED (very low energy diet) depending on your current weight and any health problems.

    Alternativley an APD will talk to you about how to decrease your calorie/energy intake from the food you are eating.

    The most effective means of weight loss is to combine a calorie reduced diet with exercise and some behaviour change counselling.

    Good Luck!

  • Sharon Brooks

    Nutritionist

    Sharon, a Registered Nutritionist RNutr and Food Scientist runs a nutrition consulting business that specialises in proactive nutrition and disease prevention.Sharon runs corporate, school and … View Profile

    Fast weight loss is not recommended for health and wellbeing.

    It is usually not sustainable and the methods used to achieve this rapid weight loss are usually extreme. A weight loss of approximately 1/2-1Kg per week is within the safe range. It is better to seek guidance and achieve a weight loss speed that is appropriate for your body type, current health status and lifestyle.  

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