Category Archives for Weight Loss

Would you take weight loss advice from an obese doctor?

Just as you’d be unlikely to go to a hairdresser with ratty hair and split ends, most people would find it difficult to take weight loss advice from an obese doctor. The Richest Man in Babylon is the world’s most read book on becoming wealthy. One of its great lessons is that if you want […]

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Luck or effort?

If you’ve watched the early episodes – or even the TV ads – of The Biggest Loser: Families this season, you’ll know that luck is not the reason the trainers are in such good shape. They make the effort. The trainers had to spend a week with their families, eating the same foods and doing […]

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Bingeing on TV and mindless eating

What a week we’ve had. Current events such as footy finals and political upheaval, along with the growing popularity of Netflix and the like, see too many people binge-watching. We’re sitting in front of the TV for more and more hours each week, and along with binge-watching comes mindless eating. Of course, if mindless eating […]

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Multi-tasking and weight

How often have you heard women talking, usually with pride, about how well women can multi-task? These discussions usually have disparaging and witty comments about how men just can’t do it, but is multi-tasking in everything really desirable? We all lead busy lives, with many demands on our time and energy. A recent study looked […]

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Health Minister gets weight loss message wrong!

Today’s news featured an article discussing the idea that the weight loss message needs to be more positive. Of course it does. Guilt and fear have no place in helping people lose weight. For too long, it has been accepted that obesity is the result of eating too much and exercising too little. By extension, […]

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5 beliefs that stop you losing weight

It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Just five beliefs might be getting in the way of the achievement of your goals. In fact, just one of them might be enough. Read on to see if your success is being hindered. It’s someone else’s fault. There are always factors that influence our circumstances. It might be […]

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Why is it easier for men than women to lose weight?

There was an interesting discussion this week involving representatives of four different companies working in the weight loss arena. Amongst many insights, one was by far the most interesting: all agreed that it’s easier to help men lose weight than it is to help women. Before we all run around screaming “Typical” and “It’s not […]

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Healthy Eating Pyramid is catching up!

An interesting development happened this week in Australian nutrition: Nutrition Australia released their new Healthy Eating Pyramid and it looks like they’ve (almost) copied the dietflex guidelines. Wow! It’s about time they caught up. “The 2015 Healthy Eating Pyramid depicts the types and proportions of foods the average Australian should consume in one day for […]

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Are you eating right but not losing weight?

Are you eating right, exercising regularly, and have given up alcohol, but still not losing weight? Are you doing everything right but the results are not forthcoming? What’s the problem? Your microbiome is a very important and underrated aspect of your health, weight, and overall well-being. What’s a microbiome, you ask? It’s basically the bacteria […]

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The power of choice

I had an interesting chat last week with a woman on her weight loss journey. Her history is one of many tried and failed weight loss attempts over the past 20 years, with the result that she’s gained about 25kg since her mid-30s. That’s about 1kg per year. For most of us, if we gain […]

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