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What’s Happening With Your Blood Sugar?

We all eat. Some of us eat whatever is available, some follow the patterns of our childhood, while others turn it into a more scientific practice. Whatever the strategies that influence your food choices, it’s worth questioning whether they’re doing the best job for stable blood sugar levels. Think about these questions: Do you crave […]

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What’s the Connection Between Team Sports and Weight Loss?

Team sports are great for developing a huge range of skills that can be transferred into the weight loss journey. If you’ve ever played netball, for example, you’re probably miles ahead when it comes to losing weight.

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Throw out the scales

Advice to throw out the scales seems like a contradiction coming from blog all about weight loss.  Let me tell you why it’s not. Good health is about a lot more than weight loss. While it’s true that losing weight, especially around the mid-section, leads to better health outcomes, that’s only part of the story. […]

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Eat more, exercise less and lose weight

“Pfft! You’re joking, right? How could anyone lose weight if they eat more and exercise less?” We get it.  Maybe you’ve yo-yoed, fadded, meal-replaced, given up, started again, flogged yourself in the gym, detoxed, walked miles every day, and eaten more cabbage soup, lettuce and celery sticks than you care to recall, yet still want […]

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Top Tips of 2018

Our Healthy Women of 2018 Awards competition is done and dusted, and over the next few months we’ll be featuring some of our winners and finalists. There are some amazing transformations and inspiring stories amongst these women. We don’t want to announce the winners just yet – that honour is going to the centres where […]

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Forgive Yourself

The ability to forgive yourself, to show the same empathy and understanding to yourself that you would show a friend, can have a big influence on achieving your goals. Imagine you’re cutting up the vegies for dinner and the knife slips. You cut your finger, and decide that you’re useless in the kitchen so will […]

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10 Tips for Losing Weight and Still Having a Life

“Event” season is upon us. Halloween, Melbourne Cup, end-of-year functions, Christmas, New Year… It’s a load of fun with a sprinkle of stress, but too often poor choices show up on the scales the following morning. Too many drinks, nibbles and late nights can sabotage your weight loss efforts. Rather than just writing off the […]

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A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step

A familiar Chinese proverb is ‘A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step’. This saying teaches that even the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point; something which begins with one first step.1  We’re all familiar with the feeling of making a decision and wanting (even expecting?) an immediate result. […]

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Could You Drop A Dress Size in 6 Weeks?

There’s a popular idea that fast weight loss leads to fast regain, so why would you want quick results that promise you can drop a dress size in 6 weeks? Here’s the reality: fast weight loss is often achieved through variations on a “starvation” diet. You know the ones: eat lettuce for a week, replace […]

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Stop the Weight Loss Struggle

Joanne W from Napier, NZ, lost 7.6 kilos and 42 cm.

If ever you’ve faced your own weight loss struggle and not achieved your desired results, it’s likely that you’ve blamed yourself for lack of willpower or poor discipline, and thought that you’re doomed to carrying those extra kilos for life. Believe it or not, losing weight is not so hard if you have the right […]

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