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How to avoid weight loss (diet) discouragement

Diet Discouragement

Have you ever started a diet or weight loss plan only to become completely discouraged? You might have been discouraged with lack of results, or discouraged by your own efforts. But maybe it was not your fault. To make matters worse, when you became discouraged, you self-medicated with feel-good starchy, sugary foods or alcohol, or […]

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Do you kick against diet rules?

It’s common that many people who want to lose weight actually don’t want to be told what do. As soon as they have rules or guidelines in front of them, they dig in their heels. One of our centres had this exact issue during the week. Trying to tell the person what or how much […]

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Are you shopping for milk at the hardware store?

If you have a really important goal in mind, one of the hardest things to learn is that you have to stop going to the hardware store for milk. Of course, nobody goes to the hardware store for milk – they don’t even sell milk, after all – but it’s common that we do look […]

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Winter skin

Have you ever noticed how your lips get chapped and your skin gets dry in winter? It doesn’t have to be like this, yet we just accept it and get on with our lives. If we don’t just accept it, that means there must be something we can do about it, right? We used to […]

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Are you using the wrong solution for your weight?

Many people want to lose weight but, despite knowing all the things they’re doing wrong, still don’t change. What’s going on? You may not know that only around 6% of the population consistently engage in the top five health behaviours. Or that only 8% of people follow through with their New Year’s resolutions, or that […]

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14 Reasons to Stop Counting Calories

Our mothers did it, and likely we all did it. Just about every woman carrying even a small amount of extra weight has done it. Count calories. It’s a monumental waste of effort and opportunity. At Healthy Inspirations, we focus on food, not calories. Let us explain why. Counting calories started with the simple premise […]

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Meet Wendy L

Lost 12kgs and 40cm – and won the Ambassador Story of 2018 in the Healthy Women Awards Change the way you age. If you have retired or are in the age bracket of retirees, look around at the people your age and older. How many of them have round faces due to excess weight? How […]

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Meet Rachel S

Lost 35.2kgs and 96cm I am a Scout leader who loves getting involved and doing all the kids do, too. I have always been an active person but have struggled with my weight my whole life. About 2 years ago we gathered at our Scout Den for a formal occasion; on my Scout shirt went […]

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Meet Mandy K

Lost 10.5kgs and 34cm I never thought I’d be in such great shape at the age of 46. Food was something that I used to reward myself, make myself feel happy, or treat myself when I was unhappy or annoyed. My weight was something I would think about often, and being unhappy with what I […]

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Meet Lee-anne G

Lost 24kgs and 82cm I was always feeling tired and lethargic; the slightest amount of exercise left me breathless. I was always thinking that I had nothing to wear because I didn’t feel attractive in anything. I started my journey, hoping to lose a couple of kilos, so that m clothes would be better fitting. […]

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