Sit less, move more – more often

You may have seen the 60 minutes segment about the importance of sitting less throughout the day. Research about the dangers of sitting for extended periods is gathering momentum. Sitting for extended periods on a regular basis is linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, overweight/obesity, and early death. On average, we spend 9.4 hours per […]

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How does take-away fit into my weight loss program?

What a loaded questions this one is! The short answer for most people is: “It doesn’t.” Now for the long answer. While we all know the down-side of take-away food, the convenience and remembered taste still make us want it. Unfortunately, most take-away foods are high in carbohydrate which, when your goal is to lose […]

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Bronnie’s Success

How we’ve been waiting for this moment! Over the past three weeks, Bronnie’s weight was in another plateau. The variation of about 300g was nothing to be either concerned or pleased about: over time, it’s starting to look as though Bronnie has some great losses and then settles into a plateau of stabilising her new […]

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What happens to your eating plan when you’re not well?

Any weight loss journey will meet ups and downs, both in behaviour and choices and also in your current state of health. When you’ve made a poor choice the route is clear: jump back on the wagon and make your next choice a good one. But what happens when you’re not feeling well? Depending on […]

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Bronnie’s adding carbs

Most people who are overweight are capable of losing weight by finding the diet that works for their body, but despite popular belief there is no diet that will work for every body. It’s necessary to find a process that allows you to lose weight while discovering exactly what your body can tolerate. Bronnie has […]

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Bronnie’s plateau

It’s been a while since we checked in on Bronnie’s progress, but rest assured she has been progressing! Not only is she walking further and faster, she’s feeling stronger in her ability to move around and is taking great encouragement from these improvements. She’s also lost 15.2 kilos, and is noticing the difference especially on […]

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Moderation

So often we hear well-meaning people, even health professionals, say that all foods are OK “in moderation”. But what does this mean, and how useful is it? What might be moderate for one person may be just a teasing temptation for another. A single square of chocolate might be moderate for one, but an entire […]

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Bronnie and cravings

So many people are familiar with cravings that it seems to be an ordinary part of life. Going on a ‘diet’ only seems to makes cravings intensify, but are the cravings physical or emotional? Bronnie has been fighting cravings for a few weeks now. Staying strong, she resisted and rightly felt proud of that achievement, […]

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Bronnie’s support network

Many of us think about making a major change in our lives and start with fabulous intentions. All too often, though, the good intentions fade or the change becomes too hard to sustain or we feel like we’re the only one in the whole world going through this problem. Great intentions only get us so […]

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Bronnie’s exercise

It’s widely accepted that exercise is essential for fitness, health and weight control, and all guidelines for weight loss include exercise as part of their ‘prescription’. But what do we recommend for those who can’t exercise? With a start weight of 172.5kg and numerous injuries, Bronnie was one of those who couldn’t exercise in any […]

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