Category Archives for Diet

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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Getting Organised: Meal Prep

I admit that I’m a real fan of meal prep. What’s not to love about getting home late from work, pulling a semi- or fully-prepared meal out of the fridge, heating it up, and eating it? It’s actually faster – and more comfortable on a cold wet night – than stopping for take away. I […]

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Avoiding winter weight gain

Winter weight gain. Let’s not worry about what we eat or drink, or whether we hibernate on the sofa during winter, we’ll fix all the problems as soon as the weather improves. Sound familiar? It’s too cold. It’s wet. It gets dark so early. We know all the excuses, but in reality, that’s all they […]

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Carb Tolerance – What’s Yours?

For the past 40 plus years, the blame for the ever-expanding waistlines in Western populations has been placed on dietary fat. This spawned industries promoting everything from low-fat diets, low-fat foods including junk foods promoted as being healthy, and medication to prevent the body absorbing fat. And what has happened to the population in that […]

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Is your juice choice a healthy option?

If you’ve been to a shopping centre lately, you will almost certainly have noticed the queues of people at the juice stands, waiting for their healthy meal or snack to be blended and served. You’re probably also aware of the growing numbers of people concerned about sugar intake, and the push toward the introduction of […]

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You Do You

There’s a saying that’s gaining popularity. It’s associated with the growing movement of avoiding comparison with others, and avoiding the judgements so often applied when the behaviour or choices of someone else are different to your own. The saying? “You do you”. The strength of “You do you” is in the understanding that what’s right […]

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Healthy Easter traditions

Children anticipate the arrival of the Easter Bunny with as much glee as they do Santa at Christmas. While Santa usually brings an abundance of toys, the Easter Bunny brings chocolate. Mountains of it. If the sugar from all that chocolate was removed and placed in a bowl, no parent would allow their kids to […]

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Do you eat with your eyes?

We all eat with our eyes before the food gets anywhere near our mouth. Any time you look through a magazine, book or online at food images, they look amazing. Brightly coloured, superbly cooked, and mouth-wateringly enticing. Looks, however, are not always what they seem. Publishers and advertisers know that food slapped onto a plate […]

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Delay gratification

You’ve made the decision to delay gratification and lose weight. Your motivation is high, willpower in place, and strategy solid. You’ve been here before, right, and what happened? You may have reached and maintained your goal weight. You may have fallen off the bandwagon immediately. You may fall somewhere in between. Of course, there are […]

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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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