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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Fat Loss-Fast Gain – not so quick

There’s a common belief that if you lose weight quickly, you’ll regain it quickly. There’s definitely some truth to this idea, but not for the reasons you might think. To lose weight, people tend to typically try to eat less and to exercise more. Perhaps they count calories and track their exercise output. They’re hungry, […]

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Creating Healthy Habits

Losing weight involves making change to habits. Change involves pain, yet so does staying the same. If you’re not happy with your weight, which pain will you choose? Creating change to enable weight loss involves identifying the habits that have contributed to your current weight. It might be that at 10.30am every day, you do […]

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What happened to our weight – and what to do about it

If you’re over the age of 50 and think back to your primary school days, you’ll be hard-pressed to remember a child who was overweight. Move forward a few years: was high school any different? Chances are that overweight barely existed in that generation and all that came before. In the 1960s and 1970s, it […]

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Dietitian v’s dietflex coach – the difference

“A dietitian is a person with a qualification in nutrition and dietetics recognised by national authority [s]. The dietitian applies the science of nutrition to the feeding and education of groups of people and individuals in health and disease.” (Source) The differentiation between nutrition and dietetics is not universal. In Australia all dietitians are nutritionists, […]

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I just want to get rid of my betty/butt/thighs”

It’s the catch-cry of people everywhere. For the more Rubenesque, simply losing weight might be the goal, but often the last few kilos present a ‘problem’. Why is it that people can lose weight really effectively and reach their healthy goal, only to be discouraged by still having a ‘problem area’? There are a few […]

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Looking after your microbiome

Everything we eat  and drink— from probiotic yogurt to donuts to a pork chop — has an effect on the microbes that live in our bodies, which, in turn, have an effect on our health. The microbiome is made up of trillions of microbes, and these microbes need food. If you eat a lot of food that one […]

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Dietitians call for review of National Nutrition Policy

Newspapers this week featured summaries of a report by the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA) examining the cost of poor nutrition to Australia’s health. It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, takes notice. Titled Nourish Not Neglect: Putting health on our nation’s table, the report has admirable ambitions. It highlights that less than […]

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Not losing? Perhaps you’re making one of these mistakes

Anyone who has ever lost weight will tell you that not every day will be smooth sailing.  There will be ups and downs, and sometimes the reasons are clear while other times you honestly have no clue what’s going on. We’ve seen all sorts of factors, but there are some common mistakes that people make. […]

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Caring About the Environment, Health, and your Food Choices

The wonderful thing about the human race is our diversity of beliefs and values. In the past weeks you may have seen news about a report called The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health. It is a report by 37 of the estimated 7 million plus scientists existing in the world today, so like all […]

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