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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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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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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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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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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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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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