Weight Loss Journey: How I Dropped 10 Sizes In One Year

Weight loss - How I Dropped 10 Sizes in one year
On November 13, Alyson celebrated her 1st fit-iversary (the first anniversary since beginning her weight loss journey) by posting on the Progress Facebook Group:

“Over 30 kgs lost. Down from size 20+ to 12. Fitter & stronger than ever before. More importantly my chronic health problems have improved massively. Diabetes back under control and nearing remission. My liver disease well in the way to being beaten.”

To find out more about weight loss and how you can go from obesity to a healthy life, in just one year, we had a chat with Alyson, a true inspiration on how to improve life quality and health.

    • Where are you from?  Originally from Henley on Thames, UK
    • Where do you live now?  Newcastle upon Tyne
    • What do you do for work/career?  Digital Project Manager
    • What are your hobbies or interests? Travelling, Online Gaming (MMORPGs), Hiking, taking flying lessons to get a Private Pilots Licence (which I paused to get well).

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14 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

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Perfect roast turkey, cornbread, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie 🤤… It’s absolutely normal to want to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with our loved ones, but it can lead to negative or conflicting feelings for those of us on a weight loss journey.

You definitely shouldn’t miss out on important traditions or feel deprived, but it can be really helpful to consider the potential challenges ahead of time and make a plan for the big day.

Think about it a few days ahead. Is it better for you to make a light, alternative version to the dinner? Would your family enjoy some little adjustments to the traditional recipes? Or are you going to make a deal with yourself that enjoying a big Thanksgiving meal doesn’t mean your diet is broken forever?

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The Best Health and Fitness Gifts for Women

The best gifts for health and fitness lovers

Does anyone else look at Christmas gift guides and find they get more inspiration for themselves than they do for other people? I mean, I love hunting out thoughtful surprises for my nearest and dearest, but more often than not I end up zoning in on items that I didn’t even know I wanted… and then they get added right onto my own little wishlist for Santa. Continue reading “The Best Health and Fitness Gifts for Women”

How to Stop the Weekend Ruining Your Diet

5 Simple Strategies to Stop the Weekend Ruining Your Diet | the progressapp.comAh, the weekend. Such promise, such possibility… and usually, the point at which all our healthy eating goes right out of the window.

But let’s make something clear: there are no victims of circumstance when it comes to weekends… or holidays, or social events for that matter. We all have a choice, we just need to decide what’s most important to us.

If losing weight is our priority, we can choose to stick to our routines and try to make healthy food decisions as best we can.

But if being sociable is more important, we can also choose to enjoy life’s little moments in the full knowledge that it might take us longer to reach our health and fitness goals – and that’s OK too.

It’s the choice between taking the toll road direct to your destination or taking the scenic route. Continue reading “How to Stop the Weekend Ruining Your Diet”

What is the 7-Minute Workout?

What is the 7-Minute Workout? | theprogressapp.com/blog

“Lose belly fat with this weird old trick.”

“Shed 40 lbs in two weeks!”

“Work out for 7 minutes and keep burning fat for up to 72 hours!”

Yeah, right! How many times have we heard that before? Most of us are pretty sceptical when we’re presented with too-good-to-be-true quick fixes, so it came as a huge surprise when an article appeared in the New York Times citing scientific research behind just that: a workout that takes 7 minutes to complete and continues to burn fat for up to 72 hours afterwards. It didn’t take long for the 7-Minute Workout to become the hottest new craze in exercise.

So what’s the deal? And can 7 minutes of exercise really make a difference? Here’s our overview of the 7-Minute Workout. Continue reading “What is the 7-Minute Workout?”

Everything You Need to Know About the Slow-Carb Diet

Find out about slow carb rules and what you can and can't eat on the diet

Tim Ferriss’ bestselling book, The 4-Hour Body, focused the author’s hacker-style approach onto all things body-related. Using himself as a guinea pig, he claimed to have discovered the optimum way to lose fat, gain muscle, perfect sleep, have better sex and reverse injuries.

To be honest, I found most of the book (like his other famous title, The 4-Hour Work Week) to be entertaining but forgettable. It felt like one long brag about his achievements, and there wasn’t a lot to take away from either book.

But the Slow-Carb Diet? Now that was a game-changer for me. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About the Slow-Carb Diet”

8 Essential Superfoods For Weight Loss

8 Essential Superfoods for Weight Loss | healthy food | best diet | the Progress weight loss tracking app | theprogressapp.com/blog

When it comes to losing weight, there are no miracle pills, quick fixes or magical food items that will melt the fat away. But what if there were certain ‘superfoods’ that could give slimmers a little extra boost?

According to nutritionists, those foods exist.

Here’s a handy guide to 8 of the best superfoods available that not only provide great nutrition but can also help our efforts to become leaner. Continue reading “8 Essential Superfoods For Weight Loss”