Resource guide is the place to come for engaging health, weight loss and lifestyle articles and tips on fitness and motivation. It's regularly updated with the knowledge and inspiration you need to lose weight and reach your health and wellbeing goals.
Find your inner source of motivation

Find your inner source of motivation

If we could bottle motivation, we would all be skinny millionaires with perfectly tidy houses. But motivation is more complex than sheer discipline. Clinical psychologist, Dr Cindy Nour, explains how to tap into your personal source of power.
Walk off Easter calories

Walk off Easter calories

With the lure of chocolate reaching biblical proportions during the annual choc fest, it's handy to have a plan. We turned to trainer Andrew Cate for his advice on dealing with excess calories. Here's how to stay active at Easter and on track.
Weights vs cardio: what's best for fat loss?

Weights vs cardio: what's best for weight loss?

It’s a question that many a hapless dieter asks: should I be doing weights or cardio if I’m exercising to slim down and shed fat? Well, we spoke with 2 leading fitness experts on what they have found to be the best way to exercise for fat loss only.
4 easy steps to willpower for weight loss

4 easy steps to build strong willpower

There are certain people in this world who can refuse a piece of cake at those birthday get-togethers. But most of us would say we have zero willpower to say no. Fortunately, willpower is like a muscle. Strengthen it by following these 4 practical steps.
Simple everyday swaps that save calories

Simple everyday swaps that save calories

Do you often choose foods out of habit or boredom, rather than hunger? Kathryn Elliot, nutritionist and food writer, explains the idea of low hanging fruit and suggests simple swaps that can save you extra calories every day — without even noticing.
Foods that fat fight

Foods that fight fat

Who doesn’t want to lose weight without eating less? It may seem like an impossible dream, but it’s a scientific fact that you can improve your efforts to lose weight. Here are powerful fat-burning foods that work in your favour.
Waist friendly late summer meals

Waist friendly late summer meals

Summer may be coming to an end but there's still time to enjoy the best of the season's bounty: tropical fruits, seafood and easy-to-fix salads. Make your salad the star of the meal with our new range of fresh, satisfying and waist-friendly summer recipes.
6 diet dilemmas that could derail you

6 diet dilemmas that could derail you

Now that you’ve committed to a life-changing journey, staying focused is a must. But, danger zones are inevitable. We have identified the 6 most common diet dilemmas and reveal surefire strategies on how to overcome them.
How to swim yourself to a killer physique

How to swim your way to a killer physique

Swimming is the unifying Aussie activity – a sport practised by men and women of all ages all over the country. But how does it rank as a form of physical activity? And is it a good exercise for improving strength, building muscle and shedding fat?
Guilt-free summer desserts

Guilt-free summer desserts

Dessert is the hardest thing to make healthy in our kitchens. However, at this time of year it's easy to make something healthy, low in calories — and delicious. Nutritionist Kathryn Elliott shares a selection of fresh desserts that are bursting with flavour.
Sleep tight if you want to slim down

Sleep tight if you want to slim down

A hectic lifestyle, stressful job and never-ending chores can rob you of a restful sleep. But did you know that notching up fewer than 7 hours of slumber could undermine your best weight-loss efforts? Find out why quality sleep is vital to weight loss success.
How to find a personal trainer

How to find a personal trainer

The right personal trainer can help you lose more weight in less time but what should you look for in a PT? The Biggest Loser Club explains how you can take charge of the process and find the best trainer for you.
The best way to lose weight

The best way to lose weight

You can control your weight. To lose weight, you must eat fewer calories, or burn up more calories than you consume through exercise. The most effective way to lose body fat is to do both. We explain the fundamentals that guarantee weight loss.
New Year's resolution

Resolution solutions

Didn't achieve last year’s resolutions? You’re not alone – about 88% of all New Year resolutions end in failure. Follow our ultimate guide to ensure you stick to your promises this time around.
Stay slim while drinking

Stay slim while having a drink

The party season is in full swing with its many traps for the avid dieter. But you don’t have to let the free-flowing drinks ruin your weight loss regimen with these handy tips.
Healthy BBQ recipes

Healthy barbecue recipes

Follow our seasonal guide, and try these sizzling summer recipes, so you can enjoy al fresco feasting without setting yourself up for some scary surprises in the New Year.
Christmas gifts that will move you

Christmas gifts that will move you - literally!

Not sure what to give your partner for Christmas? No worries, we have you covered with these awesome calorie killing Christmas presents.
How to care for your feet

How to care for your feet

Give your feet a bit of TLC with our guide, so you can take summer in your stride and be strappy-sandal-confident in no time.
7 steps to prevent Type 2 diabetes

Is sitting killing you?

Dying to know what results in a shorter life, a bigger butt and a high chance of developing a debilitating illness? Sitting down. Here is how you can interrupt all those hours of inactivity.
7 steps to prevent Type 2 diabetes

7 steps to prevent Type 2 diabetes

It is estimated that 1 million Australians have the disease, but unfortunately half of them are unaware of this fact. Don’t be a statistic. Here are 7 simple lifestyle changes to minimise your risk.
Get your body hot for the beach in 4 weeks

Get your body beach beautiful in 4 weeks

Summer will be officially upon us in a few short weeks. Time to dust off the shorts and head to the pool or the beach. Ready? Thought not. Here's 8 hot tips to get your summer body happening.
Conscious eating

Conscious eating

If we’re not careful, mindless eating can sabotage our efforts to lose weight and maintain those losses. Learn how to put yourself back in control of what you put in your mouth.
Build a killer lower body—fast!

How to build a killer lower body

Sport a killer lower body this summer with these top tips from trainer Charlotte Ord.
5 steps to beating a bad mood

5 steps to beating a bad mood

Defy depression and stay on top with these healthy strategies.
Why you need muscle

Why you need muscle

Find out why your best strategy for losing weight is gaining muscle.
New power breakfasts to give you zing

New power breakfasts to give you zing

Add some zest to your morning with these healthy ideas and power through your day.
Make time for exercise

How to make time to exercise

Ditch the excuses and learn to how stick to an exercise regime for good.
Start your spring slim-down

Start your spring slim-down

Keen to shape up before baring some skin? Then these handy tips will get you going.
Turn your walk into a weight-loss workout

Turn your walk into a weight loss workout

With a few handy tips your morning walk can be turned into a weight loss workout.
Essential health tips all men should know

Essential health tips for men

Men tend not to take their health as seriously as women and are less likely to take preventative measures to safeguard their wellbeing and longevity. Here are the essential men's health tips.
5 essential behaviours for a flat belly

5 essential behaviours for a flat belly

Some actions and behaviours—if carried out consistently—can guarantee a flat belly for life. Online weight loss coach Andrew Cate shares his secrets on how to keep your tum in tip-top shape forever more.
Fight off the post-lunch slump with these instant energisers

How to stay alert all day long

The 3pm slump is a common daily occurence. In fact, we're hardwired for a nap in the mid afternoon but there are a few things you can do about it.
Is your phone making you fat, tired and distracted?

Is your phone making you fat

Smartphones have been labelled an addiction and an obsession but are they also making us sedentary, anxious and overweight?
5 sure-fire ways to a positive body image

5 ways to a positive body image

Your own body image has the power to change the way you feel about yourself. Here are 5 tips to start looking at yourself in a positive light.
How to get back into your favourite jeans

Get into skinny jeans

Zipping into a snug pair of denims is the dream of many a dieter. Looking after your health is an ongoing resolution. You will never be finished. But pulling on your jeans is a goal you can reach surprisingly quickly if you follow our expert action points.
5 mental health benefits of exercise

5 mental health benefits of exercise

Exercise is crucial for weight loss and conditioned, toned muscles, but we often overlook the fact it also has a positive effect on our state of mind. Online personal trainer Andrew Cate reveals 5 mind-altering properties of physical activity.
5 mental health benefits of exercise

5 smart reasons to get in shape this winter

OK, we get it. It’s cold, wet and gets dark early. Who worries about getting in shape in winter? Well, far from being time to hibernate, this is peak season for smart dieters. Here are 5 reasons why this is an excellent time to focus on your slim-down.
7 steps to supercharge your immune system

7 steps to supercharge your immune system

Over catching every cold in the office? Tired of sitting next to sick people on the bus? If you fall at the first sign of flu, your immune system could do with a boost. Follow our never-get-sick plan: 7 steps to the best defences and sail through winter.
10 ways to ignite your motivation

10 tips to ignite your motivation

Whether it’s the annual New Year’s resolution or another ‘I mean it this time’ blitz, there are times when motivation is on fire. But then … spirits start to wane. So how do you keep firing like a rocket? Here are 10 ways to keep your motivation up.
Winter survival guide

Winter survival guide

Are you someone who hibernates when daylight savings ends and shuts down their fitness routine until it’s time to dust off your swimmers again? Well, not this year! Avoid weight gain, set a new fitness goal and blitz winter with our survival guide.
Reduce cravings, conquer temptation and drop kilos

Reduce cravings, conquer temptation, drop kilos

Are cravings the bane of your existence? Do you find that, no sooner do you embark on a healthy eating program, than you are assailed by intrusive thoughts of the very foods you are keen to avoid? Discover how they develop and how they can be controlled.
Body weight exercises that burn fat

Body weight exercises that burn fat

You don’t need a gym or fancy equipment to torch fat. Explosive plyometric exercises effectively burn excess body fat while building strength, power, balance and coordination. Here are 7 calorie-torchers that could transform your exercise routine — and your body shape.
How much do you really eat each day?

How much do you really eat each day?

It’s official: most of us are guilty of underestimating the calories we eat by as much as 25% to 40% — and that includes the experts. Think you might have a touch of calorie amnesia? Here’s how to get to grips with just how much you really eat each day.
6 factors that affect weight loss

6 factors that affect weight loss

When you start weighing yourself regularly, you soon discover your progress is rarely straightforward. Those ups and downs on the scales can be puzzling and frustrating. What’s going on?! Here are 6 things to keep in mind when you weigh in.
Sink your weight-loss saboteurs

Sink your weight-loss saboteurs

Do you have friends, family members or colleagues who tempt you with chocolate or warn you about getting too thin and deliberately disrupt your efforts to lose weight? Here are the most common types of saboteurs with tips on how to deal with them.
How to flatten your belly in an instant

How to flatten your belly in an instant

In our endless quest for that status body part, a flat taut belly, the focus is generally on food and exercise. Don’t ditch your diet or toss your trainers just yet, but you can instantly achieve a flatter belly and look 5kg leaner with a series of everyday postural fixes.
6 ways to burn off Valentine’s Day chocolates

6 ways to burn off Valentine's Day chocolates

Don’t let all the lovey-dovey chocolates add to your love handles this Valentine's Day. Here's how to enjoy the health benefits of chocolate treats and burn off the excess calories on the most romantic day of the year.
How to finally achieve your New Year’s resolutions

How to finally achieve your New Year's resolutions

If you make resolutions year in year out, only to fail before January is through, don’t be disheartened. According to research, 88% of all New Year resolutions end in failure. But you can make this year count. Follow these killer tips for achieving your goals.
Smart tips to beat Christmas weight gain

Smart tips to beat Christmas weight gain

While everyone benefits from some down time in the summer, the annual gorging on Christmas fare can make this time of year a dietary disaster. Two leading trainers reveal their best tips for curbing Christmas weight gain.
Fitness gift ideas

Fitness gift ideas

Not sure what to give your partner for Christmas? No worries, we have you covered with these awesome calorie-scorching Christmas presents.
Five days to happiness

Five days to happiness

“Achieving happiness requires nothing more than practising a few simple disciplines each and every day,” believes Dr Tim Sharp. Happiness builds resilience, optimism and a better quality of life. Feel happy instantly with this 5-day guide.
How to build strong bones

How to build strong bones

The reason why osteoporosis is referred to as the silent disease is that you’re unlikely to know you have it until you fracture a bone. While it may seem like a disease that only old people have to worry about, the time to build strong bone is now.
Our best exercises for rock hard abs

5 best exercises for a super-flat belly

Hard abs are not just a boost to your confidence. A strong mid-section protects your spine from injury, improves your balance and allows you to move easily and gracefully. Get rock hard abs and a strong core with the world’s best ab exercises.
Are you killing your knees?

Are you killing your knees?

Our knee joints are like workhorses. They quietly do their work day after day without complaint. But years of poor habits and misuse could lead to chronic knee problems, including osteoarthritis. Follow these simple steps for a lifetime of strong knees.
7 health habits that are a waste of time

7 health habits that are a waste of time

When it comes to our health and wellbeing, some of the conventional wisdom is highly questionable. They might sound reasonable, but have you ever thought about why you do these things? Here are 7 healthy habits to cross off your list.
Is your bum giving you bingo wings?

Is your bum giving you bingo wings?

If your thoughts about your rear have never extended beyond “does my bum look big in this?”, you might be surprised to learn that it’s the key to whole-body firmness. If you want firm arms, then work on your glutes first.
Turn your walk into a weight-loss workout

Turn you walk into a weight loss workout

Walking is one of the most popular forms of exercise for weight loss, but not everyone achieves the results they hoped for. It has to be undertaken in a specific way if your aim is to lose body fat. Here's how to turn your stoll into a serious workout.
7 spring superfoods

7 spring superfoods you must try

With the onset of spring comes an abundance of fresh food that is brimming with flavour and nutrients. And the best news is that natural, nutrient-dense superfoods aren’t hard to find. So enjoy these 7 in-season superfoods and matching recipes.
Weight loss tips all men should know

Weight loss tips all men should know

Physiologically, weight loss is easier for men, but more men are in the overweight or obese category than women. In fact, 63% of blokes have a few excess kilos to shed, so we’ve 6 weight loss strategies especially for the boys.
Healthy 15-minute meals

Healthy 15-minute meals

Forget slaving over a hot stove! You only need 15 minutes to create healthy, tasty meals. We chatted to MasterChef finalist and Biggest Loser Club chef Courtney Roulston about meal ideas for maximum health and minimum fuss.
The best foods for weight loss

The best foods for weight loss

Vegetables are the ultimate weight-loss food. High in water, full of fibre, low-GI, satiating, packed with antioxidant, vitamins and minerals, they are a dieter’s best friend. Here's our expert guide to powering your weight loss with vegies.
7 ways to lose belly fat, fast

7 ways to lose belly fat, fast

Jelly belly, muffin top, pot belly – whatever you call it, a rounded tum isn’t just bad for the look of your jeans. It can also cause health problems. And it takes more than just some ab crunches to shift weight from the middle.
Work out like an Olympian for world-class results

Work out like an Olympian

It’s an impressive sight watching an Olympic athlete perform. It’s hard not to feel jealous of all that strength, power and skill. But don’t just envy the bodies of Olympic athletes, train like them with these 4 killer workouts for iconic sporting events.
What's your snacking personality?

Discover your snacking personality

Are you the type that wants to nibble through a movie? Or do you want a snack that's super satisfying? Discover your snacking personality, along with the healthy bites that could become your secret weapons.
Is wheat the cause of obesity and diabetes?

Is wheat the cause of obesity and diabetes?

In his best-selling book Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, cardiologist Dr William Davis promises that cutting wheat from your diet will result in dramatic weight loss and reduce your risk of diabetes. But do the facts stack up?
How to get the most from your cardio sessions

How to get the most from your cardio sessions

You may visit the gym to manage your weight or hone your 6-pack. But don’t forget, exercise is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet for preventing serious disease. Find out how your cardio sessions can protect the health of your heart.
Why you should be verging on vegetarian

Why you should be verging on vegetarian

So, you’re not a vegetarian, but don’t eat meat every day? You’re not alone. Did you know that 44% of Australians go meat-free at least once a week? We look at how part-time vegetarians, or ‘flexitarians’, are getting the best of both worlds.
The skinny on weight loss pills

The skinny on weight loss pills

Have you ever been tempted by the promise of popping a pill to stave off hunger or speed up your metabolism? The claims seem too good to be true, and yet we’re buying them in record numbers. So is there a magic pill to help people lose weight fast?
The best foods to eat for your mind and mood

Boost your mood

We all know you are what you eat, but poor diet choices don’t just thicken your waistline, they also affect your mood, concentration and brain power. Here are some suggestions for food that makes you feel energised, happy and switched-on.
Save calories every day

Save calories every day

You don’t need to be a gym junkie living on a diet of vegetable soup to lose weight. In fact, you could burn an extra 200-300 calories without even breaking a sweat. You’ll be surprised by just how easy it is. Here are 7 sneaky ways to save calories every day.
Meet the Biggest Loser 2012 finalists

Meet the Biggest Loser 2012 finalists

Biggest Loser 2012 runners up, Alex Zorzi and Brenda Hunt, lost a combined 116.5kg, and they’re ready to launch back into the real world slimmer, fitter and happier than ever. We spoke to them about their time in the house, health and plans for the future.
Who loses weight more easily: men or women?

Who loses weight more easily: men or women?

Men might be from Mars and women from Venus but what are the differences between us when it comes to losing the kilos? Are men or women more likely to be successful? Or are we essentially the same under the skin?
Neutralise the enemy sugar

Effective ways to curb sugar cravings

Sugar consumption is rising at more than double the rate of population growth. We’ve got an insatiable appetite for the white stuff, but it’s full of empty calories that could be making us fat. So how can you resist the sugary pull?
How to solve problem body areas

How to solve problem body areas

Wouldn’t it be great if you could selectively lose weight from your tummy or upper arms? We all have our special area we would love to fix. But how much of our bodies can we actually change through diet and exercise?
6 excellent reasons to exercise every day

6 excellent reasons to exercise every day

When it comes to weight loss, we often think exercise is secondary to diet, but research is discovering that you need to get moving if you want a healthy, happy and long life. We've got 6 reasons that will have you pulling on your trainers in no time.
Essential tips to avoid break-up weight gain

Essential tips to avoid break-up weight gain

Breaking up is hard to do. At times of emotional upset, it’s more important than ever to safeguard your health, wellbeing and outlook. Here’s how to navigate the end of a relationship without piling on the weight.
How to avoid post-exercise hunger pangs

How to avoid post-exercise hunger pangs

It may seem like a cruel irony but it's natural to feel hungry after exercise. The trick is not to fall into the compensation trap and undo your workout efforts. We look at the best pre- and post-exercise snacks to help you control the cravings.
7 autumn superfoods you should try

7 autumn superfoods you must try

Summer may have gone but we can now look forward to seeing the supermarkets overflow with delicious and super-nutritious autumn delights. So enjoy these 7 autumn superfoods and matching recipes – one for every day of the coming week.
5 science-proven ways to slim your waist

5 science-proven ways to shrink your waist

You might want a slimmer waistline to look good, but it’s also important for your health. So, to improve your health and take in your belt a couple of notches, you need a strategy. Follow these tips to reclaim your waist.
Your essential protein questions answered

Your essential protein questions answered

Everyone knows protein is a fundamental component of a healthy eating plan, but how much is beneficial for dieters? We explain the best foods and supplements to harness protein’s power in weight loss and muscle growth.
Why can't I lose weight?

Why can't I lose weight?

You watch what you eat, sacrifice chocolate and sweat it out at the gym – you’re doing everything right, so why aren’t you losing weight? Here are 12 checks you can make to ensure you’re backing yourself with the best weight loss odds.
Are your weighing scales telling the truth?

Are your weighing scales telling the truth?

Do you sometimes step on the scales after a week of eating well and wonder where you went wrong? Have you weighed yourself after a night out and despaired how it can take only a few hours to gain 2kg? What’s going on?
Lose weight without losing your partner

Lose weight without losing your partner

You’re losing weight and exercising regularly, but is your partner coming along for the ride? Here’s how to spot the warning signs that your partner resents your weight loss, and how to restore romance and harmony to your relationship.
Meet our success stories

Meet our success stories

Mandy, Marina, Natasha and Rebecca all lived very different lives but had 1 thing in common. They were sick of feeling tired and being overweight. Read their uplifting stories and see the gorgeous photos of their stunning transformations.
10 ways to ignite your motivation

Surprising new ways to rev up your motivation

On 1 January did you promise yourself that “this year would be different” only to find that your motivation is already flagging? Put an end to excuses and achieve success with these surprising new ways to boost your motivation.
Tips for healthy hydration

Tips for healthy hydration

A boom in sports drinks have taken the beverage industry by storm, but can you really improve on the natural perfection of plain water? We speak with the experts to sort out health from hype when satisfying your thirst this summer.
Eat like a nutritionist

Eat like a nutritionist

You might think that if you asked a nutritionist what they ate, they’d say something incredibly obscure. But we asked 3 leading nutritionists for their best suggestions on weight loss foods, and they came back to us with some useful food tips for dieters...
Resolution solutions

Resolution solutions

At the turn of every year do you bow your head in shame for not achieving last year’s resolutions? You’re not alone – about 88% of all New Year resolutions end in failure. Follow our ultimate guide to ensure you stick to your promises this time around.
Does hypnosis work?

Can hypnotherapy help you lose weight?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could wave a magic wand and have the figure of our dreams? This week we find out the truth about hypnotherapy – what it is, whether it’s proven and what the experts really think...
Spice up your diet

Spice up your diet with these herbs and spices

Some of the healthiest ingredients on the planet are in the herb-and-spices rack. Discover the extra goodness you can add to every meal with these everyday herbs and spices. Plus, try 6 of our super-healthy and delicious recipes.
Guide for new mothers

Guide for new mothers

There is no more difficult time to try and lose weight than after you’ve had a baby. But our no-nonsense, practical advice from women who’ve been there can help you find yourself again. Get your body back quickly and reduce stress with these helpful tips.
Recipes and activities for the perfect picnic

Recipes and activities for the perfect picnic

Fresh air, sunshine and physical activities are all parts of a happy, healthy lifestyle. So wrestle the Xbox controller from your kids, turn off the TV and head outdoors. Follow our guide to the perfect picnic and get active with the family this weekend.
The basic maths of weight loss

The basic maths of weight loss

Weight loss is a numbers game. Fortunately you don’t need a PhD to improve your odds of shedding a large number of kilos. Brush up on your basic weight loss maths and get ahead of the game with our handy reference guide.
How to look good in workout gear

How to look good in workout gear

If the thought of wearing body-hugging lycra in front of floor-to-ceiling mirrors makes you break out in a nervous sweat – relax. Finding the right workout gear doesn't have to be daunting. Follow our guide to selecting gym gear to boost your confidence.
5 bad foods you should eat

5 bad foods you should eat

Does your favourite food have a reputation for being fattening and have you banished it from your pantry? Well, get ready to make a dash to the supermarket as we reveal the surprising goodness in 5 popular foods you may be avoiding unnecessarily.
The real deal on alternative sweeteners

The real deal on alternative sweeteners

Most of us are devout when it comes to our morning coffee ritual. But you’ll find us dropping a sweetener in there if we’re watching our weight. A useful alternative to sugar or a chemical cocktail? We demystify artificial and natural sweeteners.
7 weight loss habits that are hard to break

7 weight loss habits that are hard to break

The key to successful and sustained weight loss involves changing habits. But as we all know, bad habits are hard to break. If you’ve found yourself hitting the same bad habit snags, The Biggest Loser Club is here to help.
Vitamin D: vital for vibrant health

Vitamin D: vital for vibrant health

Have you had your dose of vitamin D today? Even in sunny countries growing numbers of people are low in vitamin D. Too much sun increases the risk of skin cancer, but too little can damage our health as well. Your challenge: getting the right balance.
Eat more, cut calories

Eat more, cut calories

What if you could eat more and still lose weight? Look down and see a heaped plate at every meal? Stay satisfied for longer between snacks? We’ve got 10 of the top foods for curbing hunger. Add more of these to your diet, while still cutting calories ...
Are you waiting for the perfect time?

Are you waiting for the perfect time?

Many dieters press the ‘pause’ button on their life and wait until they are the perfect weight to do the things they’ve always wanted. Rather than believing life will begin once you lose weight, the new message is get a life now and watch the weight drop.
What's your bio age?

What's your bio age?

How old does your body think you are? Being overweight, a poor diet and a toxic lifestyle can make you older than your years. Find out how old you are really with these vital health assessments.
Single best exercise

Single best exercise

Are you wasting time on burpees? Frittering hours on free weights? Going in circles with circuits? Read this before you next hit the gym ... Our three experts nominate their single best exercise for weight loss.
How to make vegies tasty

How to make vegies tasty

Have you ever wondered how to stick to a healthy eating plan if you don’t like vegies? Well, if the sight of broccoli makes you gag or the smell of pumpkin makes you wince, we have good news. Follow our simple step-by-step guide to making vegies tasty.
Water, the essential nutrient

Water, the essential nutrient

Humble H2O is the most indispensible nutrient. In fact, we need more water every day than any other nutrient. Find out how drinking plenty of water keeps us healthy, improves weight loss, helps us to focus and charges up our energy.
Walking wonder

Walking wonder

Build strength, burn calories, boost motivation, reduce stress and lose weight with the simplest form of exercise there is – walking. So it's time to lace up your trainers and get on the inside track with our inspiring guide.
Sitting pretty

Sitting pretty

Are you sitting down? Feeling comfortable? Because we’re about to raise a topic most of us avoid thinking about, let alone discussing – bowel cancer. Try these preventative strategies to reduce your risk of Australia's most frequently occurring cancer.
Commando central

Commando central

He’s turned the humble squat into an art form and transformed the Biggest Loser girls from grizzly to gorgeous, now Commando Steve’s got some makeover advice for our members ...
Foundations for fitness

Foundations for fitness

The right underwear is not only important for comfort – it’s an essential piece in the structure of your self-esteem. Find out how you can improve your posture, protect your assets, minimise neck and back pain, slim your bust size and shed the kilos.
No half measures

No half measures

In her quest to lose 50% of her bodyweight, Amy Waight has had to face up to lentils and liver, train with Commando Steve, bare skin at the local swimming pool and blog her heart out. We catch up with the inspirational member ...
Leigh transformed

Leigh Westren is The Biggest Loser 2011 runner up

At just 23 years old, Leigh has already undergone one of the most radical physical transformations of any Biggest Loser contestant. He lost 57.7kg and is our 2011 runner up. We caught up with the star contestant after the cameras stopped rolling.
Diary of a binge-eater

Diary of a binge-eater

We all overeat from time to time and, let’s face it, eating is rather pleasurable. But do you find yourself over-indulging in food at the first sign of negative emotion and stress? We investigate the complex topic of binge-eating.
Reclaim your waist

Reclaim your waist

Looking for a shortcut to your perfect shape? Get instant gratification with this non-food, non-exercise way to whittle your waist.
6 ways to burn off a bunny

6 ways to burn off a bunny

Dark, white, melted, shaved, crumbled ... chocolate sounds awesome any way you say it. And, at Easter time, it’s pretty much impossible to avoid. So how can you cope without feeling deprived? Here are six ways to burn off a Lindt chocolate bunny!
Be your best friend

Be your best friend

We’re tough on ourselves, particularly when it comes to diet and exercise. But what if you changed how you treat yourself? How would this affect your health and wellbeing? Self-compassion is a novel idea for most of us, but it’s never too late to learn.
Running on empty

Running on empty

Does the idea of a 6am jog make you roll over and hug the pillow? What if pre-brekkie cardio could burn more fat than your normal workout? Cardio fasting is gathering pace among fitness fans as a way to burn fat faster. But is there any truth in the idea?
Full steam ahead

Full steam ahead

Are you looking for a 100% fat-free way to cook that locks in more vitamins and nutrients and packs a flavour punch? Our very own MasterChef, Courtney Roulston, shares her top secrets and cooks up a storm in The Biggest Loser Club kitchen.
The teenage diet

Teen hurdles

The teenage years: these are the fastest changing, most self-conscious and confusing days of our lives. As The Biggest Loser Families are discovering, controlling a teenager’s diet is not so easy. We explore the complex issue of teenage weight gain.
Health is a family affair

Health is a family affair

It’s an uncomfortable truth that 1 in 5 Australians are obese and one-quarter of children are overweight and there's no doubt something needs to be done. As The Biggest Loser 'Families' gets underway, we investigate why weight is a family affair.
Hydrate with Brita

The benefits of hydration

Water is the best drink of all. It is the ideal thirst quencher, doesn't make a single dent in your calorie intake and is cost-effective! Here we reveal how you can enhance the taste and appeal of your water to keep your body well hydrated.
This workout has balls

This workout has balls

Bosu, medicine balls and fit balls, that is ... You’ve seen them at the gym, spied them at the physio and they may even be masquerading as desk chairs in your office. But do you know what to do with these bouncing beauties? Will they really slim your waist?
I heart Valentine's Day

I heart Valentine's Day

Breakfast in bed, scrumptious chocolates, foil-wrapped hearts and gourmet dining. Generosity and spontaneity are tried and tested ways to impress on Valentine’s Day ... calorie counting and portion control won’t have the same effect, will they?
Susie's solutions

Susie's solutions

Leading nutritionist and author, Susie Burrell knows a thing or two about weight loss and good nutrition. We ask the host of our online meetings about the most common eating errors, her own diet and how she feels about her exciting role with The Club.
The great detox debate

The great detox debate

Gwyneth Paltrow relies on the Clean Program and Beyonce Knowles is said to follow the Master Cleanse, but are detoxes really necessary, or do they do more harm than good when it comes to health? Join our detox debate ...
Are you a sugar addict?

Are you a sugar addict?

Is your sweet tooth taking over your diet? We look at whether it's possible to have a sugar addiction and provide some handy hints on how to enjoy the sugar highs, without the lows.
Change one thing

Just one change in 2011

What is the single-most important change you could make in 2011 to secure the body of your dreams? If you’ve tried to lose weight before and feel like you always have the same New Year’s resolution, how can you make this year the one that counts?
Tinsel-coated quiz

Tinsel-coated quiz

Christmas is here and there are parties to attend, cocktails to sip and canapés to nibble. But before all of that, we want to quiz your nutritional know-how and test your chance of staying on track and avoiding that post-indulgence slump this festive season.
No time, too lazy, no excuse

No time, too lazy, no excuse

Listen up Australia, we need to get smart about getting fit. New research proves it: many of us are kidding ourselves into thinking we lead a healthy lifestyle. Don't let denial hold you back and follow our guide to changing 'no I can't' into 'yes I can'.
Do you GI?

Do you GI?

Many people talk about high and low GI foods, but should we all be scrutinising a food’s Glycemic Index like we do when checking for calories, or is it just another nutritional fad to add to the never-ending list of foods to watch out for?
Kick cravings to the curb

Kick cravings to the curb

It’s that time of the day again. Mid-afternoon, you’re feeling in need of a pick-me-up and you find yourself hankering after some chocolate. You tell yourself that it's just a passing phase yet, in reality, it’s impossible to ignore the craving. Or is it?
Motivation highs

Motivation highs

What can you do to give yourself a push when your initial enthusiasm for counting calories and hitting the gym fades? Boost your energy, fire up and claim back your momentum with these tips from two expert motivators.
Weekend weight gain

Avoiding weekend weight gain

It’s proven: the weekend is the enemy of the waistline. Big breakfasts, lunch dates and drinks with mates can eat into the calorie advantage you worked hard all week to achieve. Do those two little days really make a difference on the scales?
Way goodbye to saggy arms

Wave goodbye to saggy arms

Bingo wings, tuck shop arms, nana flaps ... whatever you call them, one body issue that most women dread as they get older is saggy upper arms. The tricep tends to lose tone and definition easily in some women. What’s going on?
Move to the music

Move to the music

The right gym tunes can boost your motivation, help you go stronger for longer and even make exercise feel easier. We investigate the physical and psychological benefits of music and discover which tracks should make your iPod.
Superfoods

Supermarket superfoods

From ancient grains to obscure berries, you’ve heard it all when it comes to superfoods. But you don't have to trek to the Amazon to find the most nutritionally-dense foods. We’ve got 10 top supermarket superfoods for slimmers.
Eat your way to sleep

Sleeping sensation

You’ll spend one third of your life asleep and the amount of Zzzs you get not only affects how you feel, but also your mental capacity, stress levels, blood pressure, weight loss and energy levels. Here’s why shut-eye is so important...
Fitness fantastic

Fitness fantastic

If you haven't got into the fitness groove yet, perhaps these new cult crazes are exactly what you need to make exercise fun and give your weight loss a boost. From a Zumba class to chess boxing – we give you the lowdown on them all...
New and exciting snack ideas

Brand new snack ideas

Liven up mid-morning with one of 15 scrumptious, healthy new snacks from The Biggest Loser Club dietitians and give your metabolism a boost in the process.
Gender match

Gender match

If you think dance is for girls and rugby is for boys, think again. We take a look at how gender stereotypes are changing in sport, plus we discover how you can get involved with your local sports teams.
Eat for your age

Eat for your age

How should what you eat in your twenties differ from your diet in your thirties, forties and fifties? We discover if you really need to change your eating habits every decade.
Harness your competitive streak

Harness your competitive streak

Setting a weight loss goal can give you the edge in the battle to shed some kilos. But are you too afraid of failing to set a due date for your ideal weight? If so, we’ll help you harness your competitive side with realistic and achievable goals.
Burn off a chocolate bar

30 ways to burn off a chocolate bar

With 75% of chocolate bars being bought on impulse, it’s no wonder that so many healthy intentions are derailed by enticing displays of snacks. If you’ve succumbed to temptation, don't fret. We’ve got 30 ways to blast off a chocolate bar.
The beauty bonus

The beauty bonus

We reveal how eating right and regular exercise really are the name of the game for great skin, killer nails, a mane of glossy hair and sparkling eyes. Plus, we share the beauty secrets of the celebrities.
Healthy dinner party

How to host a healthy dinner party

Shutting the social calendar for fear of digging in to your own calorie-laden cooking at a dinner party is taking the dieting rules way too far. Check out our entertainer’s guide to throwing a healthy dinner party.

Training guide: Football

One of the most popular team sports in the world, football (soccer) is played by countries all across the globe competitively and socially. Follow our guide on the basics of all you need to know to enjoy the game to its full potential.
The truth about Wii and weight loss

The truth about Wii and weight loss

Some studies claim playing 'active' video games can help you lose more than 12kg a year, while others say they’re about as useful as a sweaty gym sock. We pin down the truth about Wii and weight loss.
Genetic roulette

Have you got the fat gene?

Research shows that people of a particular genetic make up might be more prone to struggle with their weight. Find out more about the 'obesity gene' plus how you can overcome your DNA from mum and dad.
Dress for your body shape

How to dress for your body shape

One of the most exciting and satisfying aspects of losing weight is buying a new wardrobe for your fitter, leaner body shape. Head stylist at Westfield Shopping, Thuy Buy, shares her advice on how to choose the right clothes for your shape.
The Commando's weight loss tips

Lose weight with the Commando

Commando put The Biggest Loser contestants through their paces in the desert, competed in the CrossFit games and survived 10 years in the SAS. He knows a thing or two about keeping lean and mean. Now he reveals his weight loss essentials...
Fitness fan

From couch potato to fitness fan

The Biggest Loser contestants go from couch potatoes to marathon runners in just a few months. But do you have to be so drastic for exercise to transform your life? We prove that you don't need to run 42km for a real-life revolution.
Rev up your metabolism

Rev-up your metabolism

It's widely believed that overweight people have a slower metabolism, making it hard for them to shed unwanted kilos. In fact the opposite is true... overweight people actually burn up more energy than their leaner counterparts. See how you can fire up your metabolism.
Burger

Is fast food ever okay?

Fast food is a favourite with so many of us and when you’re hungry and pressed for time, it’s difficult to resist. But is any fast food ever okay? See how you can enjoy some of your favourite fast foods and still stay on track.
Easter mini eggs

Our ultimate Easter survival guide

It's Easter time and chocolate is everywhere. While you should definitely keep up your healthy eating and exercise habits, it's important to enjoy yourself too. See our fantastic tips for a sensational Easter without the blowout.
Can you eat your way to a better night’s sleep?

Eat right for a restful night

The body needs sleep to rest and recover after a hectic day, so if you sleep badly, you’ll feel tired, probably a bit low and you’ll find it hard to concentrate. Make sure you're getting the best sleep possible.
Beating the belly bulge

Is spot reduction possible?

Who wouldn’t love to lose weight from a particular part of their body? The tummy tops the list of trouble spots for lots of men and women, so we take a look at whether spot reduction is possible or just wishful thinking.
Maintenance masterclass

Lose it... and maintain it: secrets to success revealed

Whether you've reached your goal, or are on your way there, it helps to know the keys to long term success – because you don't just want to lose weight, you want to keep it off. Follow our tips to set yourself up for success.
Are you haunted by phantom fat?

The body blind spot: how to embrace the new you

Many people who lose weight take a long time to ‘see’ their new body and appreciate all the positive changes. Find out what is referred to as 'phantom fat' and learn how to see past it.

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