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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A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step

A familiar Chinese proverb is ‘A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step’. This saying teaches that even the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point; something which begins with one first step.1  We’re all familiar with the feeling of making a decision and wanting (even expecting?) an immediate result. […]

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Could you drop a dress or belt size in 6 weeks?

There’s a popular idea that fast weight loss leads to fast regain, so why would you want quick results that promise you can drop a dress or belt size in 6 weeks? Here’s the reality: fast weight loss is often achieved through variations on a “starvation” diet. You know the ones: eat lettuce for a […]

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Stop the Weight Loss Struggle

If ever you’ve faced your own weight loss struggle and not achieved your desired results, it’s likely that you’ve blamed yourself for lack of willpower or poor discipline, and thought that you’re doomed to carrying those extra kilos for life. Believe it or not, losing weight is not so hard if you have the right […]

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Learning how to tell the full weight loss story

Be warned: This is a confronting topic. Many who struggle with their weight are actually sabotaging their success in one or more ways. The worst saboteurs are the ‘lies’ we tell ourselves ,particularly as the words and thoughts appear to be true. Have you ever thought:   Sabotaging thought I can’t lose weight. All my […]

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Finding Balance

I saw a fun Facebook post this morning: a cartoon image of a woman following a balanced diet. On one arm of her armchair was a box of milk chocolates and one the other arm was a box of dark chocolates. Sure, it’s balance in one sense and if her top priority is boosting the […]

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The number 1 secret for weight loss success

If you had to guess the number 1 secret for weight loss success, what would you say? Diet? Exercise? Pills? Shakes? Mindfulness? Calories-in-calories out? If you guessed one of these, you’d be wrong. The number 1 key to weight loss success is something the Germans call sitzfleisch. Sitzfleisch is a word often used as a […]

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“I’m on a low carb diet and I miss bread.”

“I’m on a low carb diet and I miss bread.” There, I’ve said it. It sounds a bit like the declarations made at the 12-step programs that help people overcome addictions. There’s something about the smell, the spongy texture, and the slatherings of delicious toppings that make bread such a popular food. Of course, I’m […]

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Spring cleaning for weight loss

This weekend is it. Spring cleaning time. Don’t groan and stop reading – it’s a perfect opportunity. Sure, it’s an opportunity to get rid of things you no longer want or need, but this is thinking about ‘stuff’ that’s lying around or cluttering your household. Instead, think about your spring cleaning as an opportunity to […]

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Low Carb Weight Loss for Vegetarians and Vegans

Is it possible? YES! What to do if you’re following a vegetarian diet but aren’t getting the results you want For years we’ve all been told that losing weight was all about arithmetic – “calories in versus calories out”. To put this into practice we were told it’s as simple as “eating less (calories) and […]

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