Category Archives for Diet

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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Is your “healthy” diet making you FAT?

We often hear the terms “fatty foods” and “fattening” and these generally refer to deep fried fast foods and pizzas. Actually these foods are high-calorie combinations of protein, carbohydrate and fats. They’re typically made worse by being deep-fried in oil. This post does not address oil quality. So how could the foods in this picture […]

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Will the New Australian Dietary Guidelines Stop You Losing Weight?

We accept that it would be politically incorrect for the new 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines to tag themselves with any descriptive names like: low fat, low GI, low carb, high protein etc. Of course, the guidelines promote ‘energy balance’ and the simplistic message that weight control is all about kilojoules (calories) in versus kilojoules (calories) […]

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Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013 – What they mean for your weight loss efforts

After years of deliberations, the 2003 guidelines have been updated, telling all Australians what the government thinks we should be eating. The task has been massive, especially sifting through the vast amount of input from various health bodies, consumer groups, food growers, manufacturers and retailers, as well as restaurants and fast food outlets. We’ve looked […]

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Can You Lose Weight Alone?

We all know what we ‘should’ be doing… right? Eating less and exercising more. And so it’s just down to doing it! Making a start. Really sticking to it this time. Well these beliefs and thoughts may actually be getting in your way of getting you taking the right steps to achieving an optimal weight […]

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