Is your health “too hard”?

Every time we see a summary of the pros and cons of low-carb eating patterns, journalists discuss how effective it is for weight loss and health improvement. Despite this, they advise against going low-carb. The reason why? “It’s too hard to stick to.” This is a most bizarre conclusion. What they’re saying, effectively, is that […]

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Do you start a diet then break the rules?

It’s common that many people who want to lose weight actually don’t want to be told what do. As soon as they have rules or guidelines in front of them, they dig in their heels. One of our coaches had this exact issue during the week. Trying to tell the person what or how much […]

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You won’t find milk at the hardware store

If you have a really important goal in mind, one of the hardest things to learn is that you have to stop going to the hardware store for milk. Of course, nobody goes to the hardware store for milk – they don’t even sell milk, after all – but it’s common that we do look […]

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Doctors to prescribe vegetables?

It’s interesting to see the news items that appear in social media feeds. Today’s offering: an article from an agriculture magazine in the Philippines. “Doctors may soon be prescribing vegetables instead of drugs to prevent disease”. (Note the word ‘prevent’: this is not suggesting that existing treatments would change when the disease is present.) What […]

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Winter skin

Have you ever noticed how your lips get chapped and your skin gets dry in winter? It doesn’t have to be like this, yet we just accept it and get on with our lives. If we don’t just accept it, that means there must be something we can do about it, right? We used to […]

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Your weight is a problem? Perhaps you’re using the wrong solution

Many people want to lose weight but, despite knowing all the things they’re doing wrong, still don’t change. What’s going on? You may not know that only around 6% of the population consistently engage in the top five health behaviours. Or that only 8% of people follow through with their New Year’s resolutions, or that […]

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Keystone habits – your key to consistency

You’ve started on your weight loss journey. You have the nutrition plan, the exercise intentions, and the support to make it all easy. In addition, you have the willpower to get through the tough times. Or do you? It’s easy to think of your weight loss journey as one where your ultimate success is dependent […]

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14 Reasons to Stop Counting Calories

Our mothers did it, and likely we all did it. Just about every woman carrying even a small amount of extra weight has done it. Count calories. It’s a monumental waste of effort and opportunity. At dietflex, we focus on food, not calories. Let us explain why. Counting calories started with the simple premise that […]

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Dealing with stress

A friend (let’s call her Cheryl) was talking about a recent birthday party she had hosted. Catering for the birthday child, parents, in-laws, vegans, and miscellaneous guests took its toll. The party ended at around midnight; finally, a chance to take a breath and relax. Cheryl’s ever-loving husband kindly poured her a glass of wine […]

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Successful goal setting

Everywhere you look, there is advice on how to lose weight. Equally, everywhere you look you’ll see advertising for products that will make you gain weight. Sometimes these conflicting ideas are in the same place, so how do you filter out the things you don’t need while tuning in to those that will help you […]

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