Why Diets Make You Gain Weight

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Posted on Apr 26, 2016 - Last updated on Apr 26, 2016

Let’s talk about fat! (as in adipose tissue)

Most people think of fat as this blob of buttery stuff sitting there passively just under there skin.  Most people don’t realise that fat or adipose tissue in the body behaves much like an organ than a passive blob, and that their fat or adipose tissue can also influence how fat they become....

Categories: Interesting Stuff, weight loss
Posted on Apr 19, 2016 - Last updated on Apr 19, 2016

Old fads, new names, same concerns. High Protein, Low Carb Diets Considered

The fad diet promise is very alluring, rapid weight loss!  Sounds like a magic pill right?  But at what cost?  And how long does the “high” last? Are Low Carb, High Protein Diets all that they claim?  When I was in my final year studying nutrition in 2005 I reviewed the evidence on o...

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Posted on Apr 12, 2016 - Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

Why the world is overweight? The 1980’s and its contribution to our health now!

The below graph shows the changes in overweight/obesity rates in the US from 1960 – 2010. Although a U.S graph, Australia and other developed countries saw similar trends, as it was the significant lifestyle changes and developments of the 1980’s that would completely change the world’s health...

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Posted on Apr 8, 2016 - Last updated on Apr 9, 2016

20 Things You Can Do Instead of Emotional Eating

If you find yourself eating in response to feeling stressed, tired or bored, here are a few alternative “antidotes*” that might help.  (Of course, this list is to help you find things to do when you want to eat but you’re not actually hungry. It’s about finding more productive ways ...

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Posted on Apr 4, 2016 - Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

Mindfulness for life

Great research coming out of Oxford, and in fact around the world that “Mindfulness works!”.  Here is how to be mindful in life, for life....

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Posted on Mar 29, 2016 - Last updated on Mar 29, 2016

Quick Healthy Breakfast ideas – family friendly

Here are 5 quick healthy breakfast ideas: Muesli (Nutty but without dried fruit), Blueberries and Greek Yoghurt Cooked Oats with Butter and Blueberries or a Teaspoon of Maple Syrup and a Sprinkle of Ground Cinnamon Avocado on Rye Toast Mushrooms and Truffle oil on Sourdough Toast Poached Eggs on Sou...

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Posted on Mar 23, 2016 - Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

Embrace your body

I wanted to share this, because the message is important for a number of reasons, we need to learn to embrace our bodies.  It is the first step to health.  You can’t look after yourself and your body if you are at war with it....

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Posted on Mar 17, 2016 - Last updated on Mar 17, 2016

The Courage to Feel

It takes courage to experience all your feelings.  By feeling excitement you make yourself vulnerable to disappointment, but it’s usually worth the risk. Sometimes we can be tempted to numb out the uncomfortable feelings like anger, shame, guilt, disappointment.  But, you can’t selecti...

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Posted on Mar 16, 2016 - Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

Please stop dieting!

Most people go on diets to lose weight.  So it should come as very good news to you when I say dieting is NOT the best way to lose weight.  This is good news because people hate being on diets, and research shows us that a history of dieting, and restrained eating will often lead […]...

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Posted on Mar 11, 2016 - Last updated on Mar 11, 2016

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