Category Archives for Weight Loss

Pasta and weight loss

A recent research study, which was partially funded by a pasta company, highlights the problem with the “conclusions” of research studies and with contemporary media reporting. The headline “Pasta won’t make you gain weight” promises readers the answer to their prayers and ensures readership. The idea that eating pasta and weight loss can coexist is […]

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Exercise for weight loss

The old dogma of ‘eat less and exercise more’ has finally been laid to rest, but will anyone be listening? Exercise for weight loss is simply not a good strategy. It helps, of course, but by itself it’s not enough. This video summarises how we burn calories: through resting metabolism, the thermic effect of food, […]

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Winter weight gain

It seems that the cold has really hit, and with it for many people comes the dreaded winter weight gain. If this strikes fear (or acceptance) into your heart, it’s important to know that you don’t have to be a victim this year. Have you ever wondered why people tend to suffer through winter weight […]

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Alcohol and Weight Loss

“But isn’t a glass of wine now and then good for you?” For years the wine industry have promoted selected studies that suggest that red wine has an ingredient (Resveritrol) that has a heart-protective effect. This has provided many of us with an extra excuse to partake and justify something that many enjoy. Be aware […]

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20 Weight Loss Success Tips

So you’re following a program with a goal to lose weight, and despite all the information, guidelines, resources and coaching available you feel like you need more help. Instead of listing to your husband or neighbour or trainer, why not listen to advice from successful “weight losers” who’ve been there and done that? I’m organised […]

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Is it time for an intervention?

Two old friends, let’s call them Jenny and Jackie, were talking recently about life and business and challenges, when the most difficult conversation of all arose. Wanting to initiate an intervention, Jenny said, “I want to talk about something that could ruin our friendship.” Intrigued, Jackie gave the go-ahead. “You are an amazing person and […]

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Is sacrifice necessary?

Weight loss diets are often criticised due to the claim that too much sacrifice is necessary. The idea that sacrifice is a negative is odd. We all make sacrifices every day of our lives: it’s called choice. We drive the kids to school and obey the speed limit in the school zone. Why? The road […]

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2016 – the year of healthy habits

Of all times of the year, January would be by far the most common for people making healthy lifestyle changes in an effort to lose weight. Unfortunately with January drawing to a close, many of these people in 2016 will have already given up. It seems that the main reasons for such short-term adherence to […]

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12 tips from successful slimmers

There are a number of secrets known by those successful at losing weight and improving their health, but often not shared. Here are some common secrets shared by successful Slimmers that may well be helpful to others. We’d like to share these insights. In no particular order: Their success was possible only because of the […]

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Frustration or objectivity?

Losing weight can be extremely frustrating. Sometimes the frustration is about not eating (or drinking) what everyone else does, but the frustration that can be more destructive to long-term goals is what’s felt when, despite doing everything right, the scales move in the wrong direction. When this happens, there are two choices for how an […]

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