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Is your health “too hard”?

Every time we see a summary of the pros and cons of low-carb eating patterns, journalists discuss how effective it is for weight loss and health improvement. Despite this, they advise against going low-carb. The reason why? “It’s too hard to stick to.” This is a most bizarre conclusion. What they’re saying, effectively, is that […]

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Doctors to prescribe vegetables?

It’s interesting to see the news items that appear in social media feeds. Today’s offering: an article from an agriculture magazine in the Philippines. “Doctors may soon be prescribing vegetables instead of drugs to prevent disease”. (Note the word ‘prevent’: this is not suggesting that existing treatments would change when the disease is present.) What […]

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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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Fat Loss-Fast Regain? Perhaps not.

There’s a common belief that if you lose weight quickly, you’ll regain it quickly. There’s definitely some truth to this idea, but not for the reasons you might think. To lose weight, people tend to typically try to eat less and to exercise more. Perhaps they count calories and track their exercise output. They’re hungry, […]

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Creating Healthy Habits

Losing weight involves making change to habits. Change involves pain, yet so does staying the same. If you’re not happy with your weight, which pain will you choose? Creating change to enable weight loss involves identifying the habits that have contributed to your current weight. It might be that at 10.30am every day, you do […]

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10 common excuses for putting off losing weight

“I need to lose weight.” Just about every woman has uttered something similar, but then done nothing about it. Despite wanting to lose weight, why is it that people then don’t take action to make it happen?

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What happened to our weight – and how to fix it

If you’re over the age of 50 and think back to your primary school days, you’ll be hard-pressed to remember a child who was overweight. Move forward a few years: was high school any different? Chances are that overweight barely existed in that generation and all that came before. In the 1960s and 1970s, it […]

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Dietitians: we must review the National Nutrition Policy

Newspapers this week featured summaries of a report by the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA) examining the cost of poor nutrition to Australia’s health. It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, takes notice. Titled Nourish Not Neglect: Putting health on our nation’s table, the report has admirable ambitions. It highlights that less than […]

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Not losing? Maybe there’s a common mistake you’re making.

Anyone who has ever lost weight will tell you that not every day will be smooth sailing.  There will be ups and downs, and sometimes the reasons are clear while other times you honestly have no clue what’s going on. We’ve seen all sorts of factors, but there are some common mistakes that people make. […]

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Caring for the Environment, Health, and your Food Choices

The wonderful thing about the human race is our diversity of beliefs and values. In the past weeks you may have seen news about a report called The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health. It is a report by 37 of the estimated 7 million plus scientists existing in the world today, so like all […]

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