Category Archives for Weight Loss

Successful goal setting

Everywhere you look, there is advice on how to lose weight. Equally, everywhere you look you’ll see advertising for products that will make you gain weight. Sometimes these conflicting ideas are in the same place, so how do you filter out the things you don’t need while tuning in to those that will help you […]

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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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Diet for Diabetes

We’re in the middle of Diabetes Week, and to draw attention to the role diet for diabetes, particularly in the management of Type 2 Diabetes, we’d like to introduce two of our lovely clients. Most treatments for Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) treat the symptoms rather than the cause. T2D is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, […]

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Weight loss and injury prevention

This is a more personal blog than usual. For the past four years, I’ve had problems with my shoulders. How this relates to weight loss will become evident. My shoulders were nothing too serious, but apparently something quite common for women around the age of 50. It started when I was only 49, so I […]

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Sleep and exercise tips

Sleep and exercise tips Here’s the third in our series on low-carb tips. What’s sleep go to do with low-carb tips? A lot, it turns out. Poor sleep has negative consequences for the hormones that control hunger, appetite and weight: Increases ghrelin, the hunger hormone – you eat more Decreases leptin, the satiety hormone – […]

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Non-scale victories

Losing weight by its very nature means that you’ll regularly be checking the scales, but that’s not the only – or even the best – way to assess your progress. More important are the Non-Scale Victories: those things that are great achievements in themselves and which can be a true marker of progress and improved […]

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Do you have problem genes?

Health risks are widely accepted as being influenced by two main factors: genes and lifestyle. Many believe that there’s nothing that can be done about genes, and it’s true to some extent. But it’s not the whole story. Family history and disposition to particular health problems might be the result of genetics, but the genes […]

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Are diets doomed?

If you read enough “health” headlines, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there is no point trying to lose weight because diets are doomed, and any weight lost will be regained. What a load of baloney! There are a million different ways to diet, of course, and some of these are most certainly doomed to […]

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Losing weight – luck, willpower, or staying power?

When it comes to losing weight, some people seem to do it easily while others plug away with little result. Could the difference be luck or willpower or, more importantly, staying power? Luck is overrated. Sure, we all know people who seem to be able to eat and drink whatever they like with no apparent […]

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Obesity and Sugar – the ugly truth comes out!

This week we saw 2 news connected stories, one from the NSW government and one from the USA. NSW – Obesity is the new normal with 1 in 5 children overweight or obese. Here’s the special story that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 17th September 2016. In NSW childhood overweight and obesity has doubled […]

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