Category Archives for Healthy Inspirations

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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The best 15 minutes for weight loss

15 minutes for weight loss sounds too good to be true, right? Of course, it is and you can’t just spend 15 minutes once a week and otherwise forget about it. You need to look at the best way to spend 15 minutes a week to maximise your weight loss results. The ability to lose […]

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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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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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Healthy sisterhood

Healthy Inspirations provides a sisterhood for members; a place where they can come and be supported and encouraged by like-minded women. Our franchisee Nola Bellenger from Prospect, SA, is this week’s guest blogger: “The year is flying by and it seems like Christmas is just over and now it’s almost Easter! So where are we […]

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Gluten-Free – Pros and Cons

Have you heard about the gluten-free diet? Is it magic or not? It’s estimated that 14% of Australians may be on a gluten-free diet. Experts are divided in opinion regarding whether gluten-free diets are safe or dangerous. A recent study suggested that those eating the least gluten had the highest rates of diabetes. What gives? […]

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Overcoming obstacles

It’s often easy to focus on the things that are going wrong in life, and so it may be helpful to look at the story of a young woman who shows that overcoming obstacles is possible once you make up your mind. Billie, from Frewville SA, is a past Slimmer of the Year winner, and […]

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The temptation factor

Anyone falling victim to the temptation factor or with a problem giving up certain foods may want to rethink their access to those foods. An experiment into candy consumption found that more candy is eaten when it sits in see-through bowls within arm’s reach compared to when in opaque bowls in the same location. When […]

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Organise a Lunch Club

Lunch Club. What an amazing idea. If you haven’t heard of a Lunch Club, the basic premise is that a group of like-minded workmates supply lunches for the group. Imagine having to think of and prepare lunch once a week, while also getting some wonderful variety and nutrition every day. You may have noticed the […]

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Results require effort

Outstanding results don’t come naturally. Expertise and the achievement of goals requires effort over a long time, making mistakes and trying again. For most of us, losing weight is no different: a few steps forward, a step back, move forward again. Instead of an all-or-nothing, success-or-failure approach, we should be treating weight loss as we […]

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