It’s too hot to exercise – or is it?

It’s the middle of summer and in different areas, extreme heat records are being shattered. If even the thought of going out for a walk or run makes you feel light-headed, it can be tempting to lay down under the air-conditioner and forget about everything except how to keep cool. While it’s hot, though, it’s […]

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Are You Metabolically Healthy?

Constant messaging about losing weight leads many people to equate weight with health: that is, they think that if you’re overweight you’re unhealthy, and if you’re slim you must be in perfect health. Unfortunately, being slim can give a false sense of security and can mask a range of potential health problems. Common dietary patterns […]

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What’s Happening With Your Blood Sugar?

We all eat. Some of us eat whatever is available, some follow the patterns of our childhood, while others turn it into a more scientific practice. Whatever the strategies that influence your food choices, it’s worth questioning whether they’re doing the best job for stable blood sugar levels. Think about these questions: Do you crave […]

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What’s the connection between team sports and weight loss?

What’s the connection between team sports and weight loss? It’s probably not what you think. Team sports are great for helping people develop skills, fitness and teamwork, but helping them lose weight? Not so much. Unless, of course, we’re looking at the impact of the mindset that team sports help to develop. Anyone who has […]

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Low-carb Christmas Tips

It’s not just at Christmas that many people find their low-carb eating veering off-track, but the many temptations on offer can test the strongest of wills. At this time of year, don’t expect perfection. You’ll make mistakes, you’ll indulge on occasion. Despite this – and perhaps because of it – it’s essential to have some […]

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Holiday weight loss: it is possible

It’s holiday season. Hooray! Time to rest and relax. Part of this is often relaxing your eating pattern, or forgetting the rules. It’s especially so when you’re away from home. One of our clients was reviewing a business conference followed by a trip to Thailand. The conference had supplied food – mostly carbs and sugar-containing […]

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5 Tips for Keeping Weight and Wellness On-track at Crazy Times of the Year

Are you over it yet? It’s a busy time of year and we get straight-up tired. Tired of routine, of work, of commitments, and even of socialising. Many of us are looking forward to a bit of rest and relaxation over the Christmas New Year break. Keeping weight and wellness on-track can feel near impossible. […]

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Eat more, exercise less and lose weight

“Pfft! You’re joking, right? How could anyone lose weight if they eat more and exercise less?” We get it.  Maybe you’ve yo-yoed, fadded, meal-replaced, given up, started again, flogged yourself in the gym, detoxed, walked miles every day, and eaten more cabbage soup, lettuce and celery sticks than you care to recall, yet still want […]

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Forgive Yourself

The ability to forgive yourself, to show the same empathy and understanding to yourself that you would show a friend, can have a big influence on achieving your goals. Imagine you’re cutting up the vegies for dinner and the knife slips. You cut your finger, and decide that you’re useless in the kitchen so will […]

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10 Tips for Losing Weight and Still Having a Life

“Event” season is upon us. Halloween, Melbourne Cup, end-of-year functions, Christmas, New Year… It’s a load of fun with a sprinkle of stress, but too often poor choices show up on the scales the following morning. Too many drinks, nibbles and late nights can sabotage your weight loss efforts. Rather than just writing off the […]

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