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Michelle Bridges’ tips for ‘Everyday Weight Loss’

If you’re having chicken for dinner tonight, you might want to think about poaching it, rather than frying it. ‘You use less fat and it’s soooo succulent,’ explains Michelle Bridges, whose new book, Everday Weight Loss is jam packed with sensible advice like this designed to help you lose weight and stay motivated.

With 365 days in the year there are plenty of opportunities for you to lose motivation, and veer off-course when it comes to your weight loss objectives. Now, Bridges – Australia’s most successful weight loss expert – has compiled 365 bite-sized bits of no-nonsense inspiration, information and motivation to ensure you stay on track throughout the year.

‘Weight loss isn’t easy – anyone who’s tried to lose a few kilos can tell you that,’ says Bridges. ‘But with determination, consistency and perseverance you will get there.’

It’s this consistency that is behind Everyday Weight Loss (Penguin, $12.99), the latest book from Bridges, in which she shares the little things you can do – every day – that can add up to a big difference.

‘Losing weight – and keeping it off – is a long term commitment. Along the way it can be tricky to stay on track. That’s where Everyday Weight Loss comes in,’ explains Bridges. ‘With nuggets of nutritional information encouraging messages and reminders to get moving, there’s something for every day of the year.’

Bridges became a household name thanks to her role as a trainer on Channel Ten’s hit reality weight-loss show The Biggest Loser. Today she is one of Australia’s most influential personal trainers, having spent nearly 20 years working in the fitness and weight loss industries.

With food facts, weight loss advice, and motivational guidance to help you lead a healthier life, Bridges hopes men and women alike will be able to dip into Everyday Weight Loss any time they need a little boost in their weight loss program.

So, what are some of Bridges’ top tips?

1. ‘Fresh is best,’ she says. ‘There’s a reason processed foods stay on the shelf for months – salt sugar and chemical preservatives. Not good for your body. I’ll say it again: fresh is best!’

2. ‘Pick two landmarks – lampposts, trees, whatever – and jog from one to the other then sprint back,’ recommends Bridges. ‘Repeat this ten times and you will be fitter.’

3. According to Bridges, the choices we make every day – no matter how small – can all impact on our health. ‘Every single choice you make – to have a glass of water instead of a can of soft drink, or power-walk the dog instead of standing chatting to other dog owners – improves your overall health every day,’ she says.

4. Think you’re working hard on the tread mill? ‘Always use a treadmill at a two degree incline or more,’ says Bridges. ‘Less than two degrees is equivalent to walking downhill.’

Are you trying to lose weight? How do you stay motivated?

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