Dubbo weight loss results made national TV today, thanks to Channel Nine’s The Today Show. The eight week Downsizing Dubbo challenge brought the focus to the issue of regional obesity. It offered Dubbo residents a free-of-charge SuperFastDiet program and Anytime Fitness membership.
What is Downsizing Dubbo?
Dubbo was identified as one of Australia’s most overweight towns. Therefore, on September 1st, four locals dared to step on to the scales and tell Australia the truth. Downsizing Dubbo is a community initiative. It was the brainchild of Victoria Black and Genevieve Davidson – the founders of SuperFastDiet.com. They decided to ask residents of regional Australia to step on the scales, be honest and take charge of their health. They offered all Dubbo residents an eight week weight loss program for free, along with free memberships at both Anytime Fitness Dubbo locations.
Dubbo Needed To Lose Weight
In 2017-18, the ABS’s Health Survey showed that two thirds (67.0%) of Aussie adults were overweight or obese. That’s a whopping 12.5 million people – an increase from 63.4% in 2014-15.
The problem is particularly bad in regional areas. The drought appears to have made the situation worse. For instance, Western New South Wales and Central Queensland are among some of the most overweight regions. And likewise, country areas are facing an obesity and inactivity epidemic.
As a result, some NSW regional cities now rate among the worst with approximately 80% either overweight or obese. Australia’s Health Tracker by Area reveals 70 per cent of people over the age of 18 in Dubbo undertake “no or little” exercise, for instance. So, inactivity is also a major issue. Likewise, recent studies by the National Health Performance Authority indicate that rural areas are some of the hardest hit. As an example, people in rural areas of NSW are three times as likely to be overweight as residents of Sydney.
For this reason, the founders of SuperFastDiet decided to do something. They launched an initiative called Downsizing Dubbo. This is an eight week healthy eating and activity challenge designed to trim the waistlines of the region.
Downsizing Dubbo Results
In a bid to inspire the rest of the country to eat healthier and be more active, Channel Nine’s The Today Show has been following four Dubbo residents efforts. And they recently shared their results.
These four residents: Nettie, Michelle, Marcus and Shanae have been eating well, exercising and doing intermittent fasting in an effort to drop some kilos and help to Downsize Dubbo. Above all, they wanted to inspire the rest of Australia to do the same.
Dubbo Weight Loss Results
Nettie’s Weight Loss Results
Nettie has lost 13 kilos in eight weeks, and, because of the initiative’s focus on real food and movement, she feels that her mental health has improved.
Marcus’s Weight Loss Results
Marcus lost 13 kilos in eight weeks, and has a newfound appreciation for real food. Marcus’s inspiration to lose weight was his new baby daughter.
Michelle’s Weight Loss Results
Michelle lost 7 kilos in eight weeks, and rediscovered exercise and fitness, all because of the community initiative.
Shanae’s Weight Loss Results
Shanae lost 6 kilos in eight weeks and is now strutting into her 21st birthday, thanks to intermittent fasting.
To catch up on the entire Downsizing Dubbo challenge, just visit the SFD YouTube channel and watch their stories in full. Alternatively, you can catch the rest of The Today Show’s coverage here.
If you would like to lose weight and get fit, just like Dubbo has. You can! #DoItWithDubbo. To join the SuperFastDiet phenomenon, just click here.
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Heather Lewington says
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I would like more information as I am needed to loose 20-30kgs. I’m tired, bloated and now suffering from acid reflux and gut isdues. I have no self control so not sure if this would be suitable. Could you also provide ongoing costs.
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Kelly Dickson says
Hello I would like to know if you cater for a vegetarian diet?
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