Queensland Weight Loss: Queensland is the ultimate sunny tropical paradise where beautiful outdoor settings, wonderful National parks, abundant sunshine, a climate that is envious to the world and breathtaking beaches make living a healthy lifestyle easy. Add in beautiful fresh seafood, waters sports and vast natural surroundings,  there is no excuse to not to eat healthily and to exercise in your Gold Coast Weight Loss journey. It’s just a matter of finding the right activities that still make you feel you are in sunshine mode.


Gold Coast Weight LossGold Coast Weight Loss: for both Queensland locals and family holiday-ers, Gold Coast holidays can still have an abundance of healthy food and plenty of opportunities to exercise. If you are travelling with your family, especially younger kids, a wonderful way to exercise is to take every opportunity to swim with them in the hotel pool or build with them in the sand. It keeps you active, fresh and feeling younger. Avoid the temptation to spend your holiday lying back, sunbaking in the sun for hours with a magazine and a martini while your kids run around in their outdoor tropical playground.

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Get down and dirty with your kids at the beach
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Swim while your kids play










When we think of the Gold Coast, we think of theme parks and unhealthy snack foods. We must remember that there are some excellent seafood and Japanese options which taste divine.

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Making healthy food choices

For a great family seafood meal which often has an attractive 50% off if you order before 6pm and an impressive tag for best seafood restaurant in the Gold Coast for a number of years, Yellow Fin Restaurant has fresh, simple, seafood meals with multiple types of fish which we know has  an excellent source of low fat protein, low fat and high in omega 3 fatty acids. These nutrients are important for brain health and reducing cardiovascular risk. The yellow fin tuna and the salmon was a standout here. There was also excellent kids meals with the  chicken strips and salad being a nice change  from the awful highly saturated fats choices such as chicken nuggets and fish bites.

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Kid’s meal: Chicken Strips


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Yellow Fin Tuna







With Australian and Queensland childhood obesity at an all time high, another food family friendly and delicious food option is O Sushi – a contemporary Japanese restaurant with delicious and healthy choices to keep both children and adults happy. The fresh fish here just melted in your mouth. The Japanese who eat a diet high in raw rish  and vegetables with delicate flavours concentrated into small portions, have one of the highest life expectancies in the world. We should learn from their examples.

“The Japanese diet is the iPod of food, it concentrates the magnificent energy of food into a compact and pleasurable size.”

– Naomi Moriyama in her co-authored book “Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat –

O Suhi mixed-sashimi

For a fine dining treat with some great low fat and low carbohydrate options, Catch at the Hilton is a great option after a hard day in the surf.

Gold Coast Great Exercising Tracks

With over 70km of pristine beaches, the Gold Coast is a walkers and runners paradise with multiple hidden tracks. Rarely would exercising be a chore with such glorious weather and scenery.

Along Jefferson-Lane Palm Beach you can also give your eyes an exercise with a collection of million dollar properties. Great motivation to exercise as your feast upon these mansions.

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Million dollar view for your million dollar health

A great trail for the experienced bush walker that will be a wonderful high-intensity-interval training walk, the Mount Cougal Eastern Summit will keep your heart and legs pumping to build your mitochondria and  increase VO2 max and fitness.

Mitochrondria: Our energy making factoriesThe best running tracks are along the beautiful sandy beaches with the soft sand on your feet. The benefits of beach running are proven with the energy required building up strength and muscle use. Vitamin D from the sun is important for preventing skin cancer and their are good vitamins such as magnesium, potassium and iodine in beach water.

These are my picks:

Gold Coast Beach Running Tracks

·         Along The Esplanade. Distance. 1.1 km.

·         Course Along Esplanade Near Budds Beach. Distance. 0.5 km.

·         Esplanade To Hanlan St Course Near Surfers Paradise Beach. Distance. 0.7 km.

·         Surfers Paradise Blvd To Trickett St Course Near Surfers Paradise Beach. Distance. 0.5 km.

Weight Loss Program for people living in the Gold Coast

Every good weight loss program needs a good psychological platform to help with motivation, goal setting and addressing some of the barriers stopping us from weight loss success. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a proven and effective therapy for weight loss. Here at Medical & Mind Weight Loss, we help support you on your Gold Coast Weight Loss Journey with a program that can be done anywhere in the world, in the comfort of your home and in your own time. Take the 1st step with us today with Redefine Weight Program.

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