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Habits, support, and weight loss

Habit change is hard, there’s no doubt about it. Habits develop for a very good reason: to make our lives easier. Take away the ease that a habit brings, and life becomes more difficult. The habit might be as simple as which shoe you put on first, or which arm is on top when you […]

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Can mindfulness influence your weight?

“We are frequently in error but rarely in doubt.” Our previous education, learning and experiences lead us to believe that our circumstances are set. Mindfulness studies suggest that these beliefs are not true; that we are unnecessarily limiting our potential for growth. Ellen Langer is a Harvard psychology professor – and very entertaining speaker – […]

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Smile: it’s good for your health

We all smile when we see a baby smiling, and we laugh when we hear a child with full belly laugh. The contagious nature of smiles and laughter are great for social bonding: they can start a friendship, ease social tension, and spread happiness. Smiles and laughter are also good for our health. Susannah Schaefer, […]

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Reduced-sugar products – still too much?

The low-fat influence had consumers selecting foods with reduced fat compared to the regular version. It was marketing brilliance that tapped into the concerns of the population. There were two problems with this: the first was that often the amount of fat reduced was minimal; and the second was that removing fat also removed flavour, […]

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Accountability – a dirty word or your key to success?

Accountability

“People loathe accountability. It’s a dirty word; the very thought of it causes eye-rolling and trepidation. And yet when we create a different perspective on accountability, it actually sets us free.” Even thinking of being accountable makes some people feel as though someone is judging them. It takes them back to a ‘student-teacher’ relationship, where […]

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Change your self-identity

Did you know that your thoughts can change your self-identity in subtle ways that then allow the process of behaviour change to begin and continue? The key to building lasting habits is focusing on creating a new identity first. Your current behaviours are simply a reflection of your current identity. What you do now is […]

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Other areas of life are planned, so why not meals?

School is back, and even if you don’t have school-aged children, you almost certainly will have noticed the difference in traffic conditions. Once you work out the patterns, planning ahead makes it easy to avoid the worst times or routes. The same goes for planning meals: you know the days and times where family or […]

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Eating well at a function

Eating well at a function can be tricky. If meals are being served, there are usually options that will fit a healthy eating pattern, but when it’s a morning or afternoon tea, often the carb overload can be very tempting. At a recent function where afternoon tea of sandwiches, pastries, cakes and slices were served, […]

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What’s the best exercise to lose weight?

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_image align=”left” caption=”What′s the best exercise for weight loss?” link=”https://dietflex.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ab-Image-Square-e1509081607633.jpg” animation_delay=”0″]2699|http://dietflex.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ab-Image-Square-300×300.jpg|medium[/cmsms_image][cmsms_text] I wish I had a dollar for every member who asked “What’s the best exercise to get rid of this?” or “What’s the best exercise to tone up this area?” Then they point to, or pat a part of their body, and the […]

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Thought-induced hunger – plan to avoid it

Thought-induced hunger is a real thing: just thinking about food makes you hungry. How often have you searched for inspiration about what you might prepare for dinner? You contact Chef Google and start searching while considering a range of questions: What’s already in the cupboard? Do I have meat in the freezer? How many people […]

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