Best weight loss programs to suit every woman


When it comes to weight loss programs, what works for one woman won’t necessarily work for another.

We all have different priorities and preferences when it comes to diet and exercise. For example, some women dig group exercise, while others love to get their sweat on outdoors. Some women hate cooking (I know, shock horror!), while others can’t wait to whip out a wok.

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The good news is, there’s a weight loss program out there to suit everyone. Not convinced? Well, I’ve done the research for you…

For those who can’t get to a gym – Fernwood’s 12 Week Challenge

Fernwood’s biggest weight loss and body transformation event of the year kicks off every March. Available in clubs and online, it aims to transform your mind and body and help you achieve life-changing results. The best part? It gives you the flexibility to compete online (or combine your online program with hands-on coaching and support in a club, if you can get there). Oh, and in addition to weekly workouts, you’ll also receive full meal plans, shopping lists and recipes tailored to your body type, as well as mindset sessions and a journal to track your results.

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For those who have one month to get in shape – 28:28 by Sam Wood

Whether you’re dreading wearing a bikini on a beach holiday, or you’re counting down the days to your wedding, Sam Wood (a former Bachelor, for those who don’t know) has got it covered with his 28-day exercise program to help you get lean and strong. While you won’t get to sweat it out with sexy Sam in person, you will get to follow his 28-minute video workout every day for a month. The workouts feature five different levels of intensity and incorporate everyday household items as equipment. The program also features weekly meal plans and mindfulness tips. #Winning.

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For those who are terrible cooks – Light n’ Easy

Designed specifically with weight loss in mind, Light n’ Easy is an oldie but a goodie. The company delivers healthy meals (breakfasts, lunches, dinners and more) to your door that are developed by dieticians to be nutritionally balanced, calorie controlled and perfectly portioned. In other words, the thinking, calorie counting, weighing and cooking is all done for you by a team of experts. There are also more than 100 meal choices on the menu (which all come marked with the day they should be eaten), so you won’t get bored!

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For those who want a total overhaul – I Quit Sugar with Sarah Wilson

Sugar has been copping a bit of flack in the media lately – and with good reason, considering how sugar affects your skin. If you’re concerned about your own sugar intake, television presenter Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar program is here to help. It sets you up with the skills and knowledge to stay sugar-free not just for the duration of the program, but also long after. But that doesn’t mean you won’t get to eat anything tasty: As part of the program, you receive more than 100 quick and satisfying recipes, including more than 20 15-minute meals.

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For those on a budget – CalorieKing and Nike Training Club

Can’t justify the cost of a full-blown health and fitness program? There are plenty of free apps to help you lose weight. CalorieKing and Nike Training Club are two of our favourites, as they help you hold yourself accountable for your daily diet and exercise goals. CalorieKing tracks your daily calorie intake and includes an enormous database of comprehensive nutritional data for almost any food, while Nike’s app helps you create a personalised training plan based on your needs, then continually adapts it as you go. What more could you need?

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