Category Archives for Diet

What’s the connection between team sports and weight loss?

What’s the connection between team sports and weight loss? It’s probably not what you think. Team sports are great for helping people develop skills, fitness and teamwork, but helping them lose weight? Not so much. Unless, of course, we’re looking at the impact of the mindset that team sports help to develop. Anyone who has […]

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Low-carb Christmas Tips

It’s not just at Christmas that many people find their low-carb eating veering off-track, but the many temptations on offer can test the strongest of wills. At this time of year, don’t expect perfection. You’ll make mistakes, you’ll indulge on occasion. Despite this – and perhaps because of it – it’s essential to have some […]

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Holiday weight loss: it is possible

It’s holiday season. Hooray! Time to rest and relax. Part of this is often relaxing your eating pattern, or forgetting the rules. It’s especially so when you’re away from home. One of our clients was reviewing a business conference followed by a trip to Thailand. The conference had supplied food – mostly carbs and sugar-containing […]

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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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Eat more, exercise less and lose weight

“Pfft! You’re joking, right? How could anyone lose weight if they eat more and exercise less?” We get it.  Maybe you’ve yo-yoed, fadded, meal-replaced, given up, started again, flogged yourself in the gym, detoxed, walked miles every day, and eaten more cabbage soup, lettuce and celery sticks than you care to recall, yet still want […]

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Forgive Yourself

The ability to forgive yourself, to show the same empathy and understanding to yourself that you would show a friend, can have a big influence on achieving your goals. Imagine you’re cutting up the vegies for dinner and the knife slips. You cut your finger, and decide that you’re useless in the kitchen so will […]

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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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