Category Archives for Diet

Let your body decide

Have you noticed that nutrition advice is going through a very interesting phase? The established food pyramid / food plate is under fire and there are any number of nutrition strategies fighting it out to be “the one”. How can you possibly know what to do? The problem with this question is that knowing what […]

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When a protein ball is not a protein ball

I was talking with my sister a few weeks ago, and she mentioned that she had made some protein balls. Great, I thought, that’s an excellent snack and so much better for the kids than a bag of chips. As we talked, it became obvious that what she had made were carb balls, not protein […]

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Does spring make you panic?

Most have spent enough years on Earth to know that spring always follows winter, so what is it about winter that makes women let down their defences and sabotage their health and wellness goals? Sure, it’s cold (and wet and windy). It’s dark in the morning and the evening starts sooner. The fireplace and a […]

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Avoiding thought-induced hunger

Thought-induced hunger is a real thing: just thinking about food makes you hungry. How often have you searched for inspiration about what you might prepare for dinner? You contact Chef Google and start searching while considering a range of questions: What’s already in the cupboard? Do I have meat in the freezer? How many people […]

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Learn About Your Two Brains and Get Faster Results with Less Stress

Life and Diet Success – Get to Know Your Two Brains – The Logical and The EmotionalDid you know that you have two parts to your brain, one that works on an emotional level and one that uses reasoning and logic?If you have a goal that you’d like to achieve, either a life goal or […]

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Diabetes Success Stories

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

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Transform Your Body – 75 minutes a week for 8 weeks

If you’re reading this page then it’s likely that you have made previous attempts to change something about your body, whether it’s to get fit, lose weight, change shape, tone up, improve health, or a mixture of all. Maybe you’ve started something new but then soon stopped, leaving you feeling like you’ve failed? Would you […]

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Do you have time to lose weight?

Many people claim not to have time to lose weight. Time is one of the commodities that you never seem to have enough of, yet almost every one of us wastes precious minutes (hours?) each day. You probably have a busy life, but it’s likely that you manage to find time for old habits and […]

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Does your identity affect your weight loss results?

A person’s idea of their identity can have a massive influence on their weight loss results. Statements such as “I’m fat” or “I’m a chocoholic” indicate that the person sees their situation as a permanent part of themselves; something that can’t be changed. The logic (illogic?) is tied up with our need to be right. […]

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Weight loss frustration

Weight loss frustration can sabotage the success of the journey. We start bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to take on the world and full of optimism that this time it will be different. This time we’ll follow our program with discipline, resist temptation, and the weight will steadily fall off. And then reality rears […]

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