Category Archives for Diet

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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