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3 Steps To Increase Your Happiness and Self Esteem

3 Steps To Increase Your Happiness and Self Esteem Be Realistic Don't keep falling into the very common trap of trying to live up to perfect standards. If you slip up with your new lifestyle, accept that you are human and so are everyone else. E... more »

Keep Yourself Focused With 3 Simple Habits

Keep Yourself Focused With 3 Simple Habits "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." Maria Robinson This quote can help you stay optimistic in nearly any situation and these three habits... more »

Catch Yourself If You Fall

Catch Yourself If You Fall When changing your lifestyle permanently, it is so important to learn how to handle mistakes and hard situations in a way that will help you to preserve your self-esteem and move forward when they hap... more »

3 Simple Things To Step Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

3 Simple Things To Step Outside Of Your Comfort Zone Some of us are quite addicted to staying in our comfort zone – because we feel really safe there. Most of the time this means we stay still, in one place and do not accomplish anything. Making a... more »

Achieve Your Goal With These Few Small Changes

Achieve Your Goal With These Few Small Changes "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one" - Mark Twain... more »

How 8 Glasses A Day Keeps Fat Away

How 8 Glasses A Day Keeps Fat Away Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water int... more »

Simple Ways to Tackle The Supermarket

Simple Ways to Tackle The Supermarket With all the options available at the local supermarket, it sure can be confusing to figure out the best foods to choose. We are bombarded with so many choices of different foods to buy and it can be ... more »

More Reasons To Be Kind

More Reasons To Be Kind Kindness is one of those things that is easy to forget about when you have a lot going on and it is certainly not always easy to try to be kinder. So why should we make an effort and what is the point... more »

Get Some Lean Red Meat On Your Plate

Get Some Lean Red Meat On Your Plate Once considered a health and dieting no-no, red meat is finally making its way back on to our plates as we incorporate it into a healthy diet. It is packed full of the essentials our body needs, so we... more »

Overcome The Feeling Of Failure

Overcome The Feeling Of Failure Things will not always go smoothly in life. Sometimes we may feel like we have failed and it is not fun. Here are a few steps that may help you to deal with things in a smarter and healthier way ... more »

A Common Problem When Changing Your Lifestyle

A Common Problem When Changing Your Lifestyle One of the biggest problems people have is that they never take much action at all. Perhaps the second biggest problem is that they do not take consistent action over a longer time period. Consistenc... more »

Keep Track Of Your Weight Loss Progress

Keep Track Of Your Weight Loss Progress Seeing is believing! Thinking you are improving is one thing, being able to see it is another – that can provide real motivation when you are trying to lose weight. When you have things document... more »

Stress Is Not Worth Your Health

Stress Is Not Worth Your Health Stress can hold you back from achieving your weight loss goals. You experience stress when your heart thumps faster, you sweat profusely or you have butterflies in your stomach. Stress happens when yo... more »

Boost Your Mood With The Right Food

Boost Your Mood With The Right Food If you are feeling flat, grumpy, forgetful or moody, it may be a good idea to first take a look at the food you are consuming. Memory BoostersFish such as tuna contains a compound (DMAE) that boosts ... more »

Quick Facts About Vitamin E

Quick Facts About Vitamin E Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin found in many foods, fats and oils. People who cannot absorb fat properly may develop vitamin E deficiency. Symptoms of serious vitamin E deficiency include: muscle ... more »

Put Pen To Paper and Be Inspired

Put Pen To Paper and Be Inspired Keeping a weight loss journal has many advantages and benefits. Whether you write a little or a lot you can record and track plenty of information that can be easily retained for future reference. You... more »

Don't Let It Stop You From Being Successful

Don These three steps may help you to handle and minimize one of the most common obstacles to success in any area of your life, especially weight loss: Self-doubt Say stop - First up, when those self-d... more »

Find Happiness Now

Find Happiness Now When you think about happiness, you may often think of the future. The dream summer holiday, your new slim body, the new hip wardrobe or the promotion you are working towards. However, happiness can a... more »

Learn To Say 'No'

Learn To Say It is such a small, but can be a very powerful word. It is not always easy to say. There are however some things that you can do to make ‘saying no’ a bit easier in your life, so that... more »

Use That Lemon Peel And Stay Healthy

Use That Lemon Peel And Stay Healthy Many chefs in restaurants are using the entire lemon and wasting nothing. Most of us at home just squeeze some of the juice on our food, disregarding the rest of the fruit. There are however many heal... more »

Improve Your Health With Lettuce

Improve Your Health With Lettuce Lettuce is an annual plant, grown as a leaf vegetable and sometimes for its stem and seeds. It comes in all sorts of varieties and each one has different amounts of nutritional value, benefiting our o... more »

5 Steps To Make Organising Your Weekly Meals Easier

5 Steps To Make Organising Your Weekly Meals Easier Those who do it, swear by it, but those who don’t see it as a strange habit. No matter what you think, there are plenty of good reasons to plan your meals each week. The obvious benefits are tha... more »

3 Reasons Why You Should Add Mozzarella Cheese To Your Diet

3 Reasons Why You Should Add Mozzarella Cheese To Your Diet Cheese is more than just calcium, it also provides high quality protein needed to help stay healthy. Its origins date back to ancient times when travelers from Asia are believed to have brought the ar... more »

3 Simple Ways To Get Accountability

3 Simple Ways To Get Accountability Yoda said to Luke Skywalker "Do or do not... there is no try". This phrase can be a very helpful reminder and one that you should be aware of. When you tell yourself or even someone else that you will... more »

It Is Tea Time

It Is Tea Time From skin protecting to tummy soothing and cancer fighting, have a look at some of the best teas for your wellbeing! Chamomile Tea – Well known for its calming properties, chamomile is caffeine... more »

Say No To The Victim Mentality

Say No To The Victim Mentality How do you react if your day doesn't go the way you planned? At first you might feel pain, but after your initial feelings, do you think of yourself as a victim with little or no control or ... more »

One Year From Now

One Year From Now "A year from now you may wish you had started today." When reading or remembering this quote, some people feel a little bit of regret. If you had gotten started earlier with something, you would be e... more »

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed Oil You do not need much flaxseed oil because it packs a lot of goodness! Flaxseed oil is a colorless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant. Flaxseed oil contains both omeg... more »

Try Some Gem Squash

Try Some Gem Squash They are easy to cook and prepare, versatile, rich in nutritional value and the whole family loves them - There is no reason not to eat gem squash regularly! Gem squash are not the little yellow patt... more »

All Natural

All Natural Yoghurt has taken over the dairy section in most supermarkets! It is understandable though, because it has so many great health benefits. Yoghurt was one of the very first health foods and it is still... more »

Fat Free - What Is In A Label?

Fat Free - What Is In A Label? Once you have reached your goal weight and completed your Refeeding Program, you should be aware of what to look out for when reading the labels on products. Product labeling these days can be mislead... more »

Be Optimistic

Be Optimistic Whether you need help to continue being optimistic or you need something to help you find some optimism for the coming weeks, these five tips are for you: It is never too late to change your lifestyl... more »

Make A Decision And Focus

Make A Decision And Focus Keep your focus on things that are useful The things that you dwell on in your conscious mind, grow in your experience, so the key to success is to focus your conscious mind on the things you des... more »

Say No To Salad Dressings

Say No To Salad Dressings Here is a good way to wreck your healthy eating, without even realising it - You are standing in your kitchen over a bowl of crisp, organic greens... you add some sliced tomato, throw in some chopped ... more »

Guard Your Health With Celery

Guard Your Health With Celery Celery is much more than just a salad ingredient! It was first used as a medicine and then later as a food. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It can be eaten on its own, sliced or chopped to add to salad... more »

Get Motivated Now!

Get Motivated Now! When you want to make changes in your life to lose weight, it is not always easy to keep the motivation up. It can slip and you may fall back into old eating habits or you may get stuck in daydreams a... more »

An Apple A Day...

An Apple A Day... ‘An apple a day’ must one of the most delicious prescriptions ever made! Apples are a powerful source of antioxidants, including polyphenols, flavonoids and vitamin C, as well as a good so... more »

Protecting Your Body From The Inside

Protecting Your Body From The Inside Many of us never forget to put zinc on our bodies when we go out to protect our skin from the sun, but the zinc levels in our body are just as important to protect us. Zinc is an essential mineral tha... more »

Achieve What You Want To Achieve

Achieve What You Want To Achieve Pablo Picasso was a well known Spanish painter and he had some very interesting things to say about life which we can relate to our weight loss journey: Believe - "He can who thinks he can, and he ca... more »

Lose Weight While You Sleep

Lose Weight While You Sleep Many of us are burning the candle at both ends. We get up early to get the kids ready for school or fit in a walk around the block and then we stay up late to watch television or finish off a work pro... more »

Work Out A Problem

Work Out A Problem Occasionally we believe we have a problem and there is no possible way we can carry on. These five quick tips may just be what you need to help you work out a problem a little bit easier. Firstly, ... more »

Delicious And Nutritious Chicken

Delicious And Nutritious Chicken The practice of raising chickens for food is ancient, with the first domestication of poultry thought to have occurred in southern Asia over 4,000 years ago. Chicken is one of the most common ingredie... more »

Live A More Positive Life

Live A More Positive Life Life can be so much easier and more enjoyable if we are positive. Things fall in to place, we accomplish goals and we are healthier and happier! When you are not feeling it, there are a few simple way... more »

Help Control Your Blood Sugar Levels

Help Control Your Blood Sugar Levels Chromium is a metal and it was discovered in France in the late 1790s, but it took until the 1960s before it was recognised as being an essential trace element. It is called an essential trace element... more »

Surprising Information About Too Many Processed Carbohydrates

Surprising Information About Too Many Processed Carbohydrates It is interesting to see how many reports have made the headlines recently about “the break-through” that was made in the studies on obesity; the fact that according to research, nearly 25... more »

Kiwi-licious Super Fruit

Kiwi-licious Super Fruit Kiwi fruit may not be one of your first choices when buying fruit, but it should be! It is a small green fruit with fuzzy brown skin and small black seeds. The seeds and skin are edible, although most... more »

Make Yourself Get Started

Make Yourself Get Started One of the most common things we see with clients who are battling with their weight is procrastination. They want to get started but get lost in birthday parties, anniversaries coming up, holidays an... more »

Our Bodies Actually Need Salt!

Our Bodies Actually Need Salt! Our bodies need salt to survive and function properly. All warm blooded animals must have salt to live. The human brain and spine are in a bath of salt water called cerebrospinal fluid. This salt wate... more »

Mushrooms Are Packed Full Of Goodness

Mushrooms Are Packed Full Of Goodness Mushrooms are an ideal food - they contain almost no fat, sugar and salt but are a valuable source of dietary fibre. Mushrooms are a good source of the B vitamins - niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, foliat... more »

Learn To Chill Out When You Feel Overwhelmed

Learn To Chill Out When You Feel Overwhelmed When life just gets too busy, whether it is at work, with the family, university or just everything in general, it can be very easy to from time to time fall into a couple of negative headspaces - suc... more »

Choose The Best Olive Oil

Choose The Best Olive Oil We love olive oil! Australians are the largest consumers of olive oil per capita outside the Mediterranean. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants. It contains mostly monounsaturated fat, which can help lo... more »

Grab A Grapefruit

Grab A Grapefruit The grapefruit tree is a subtropical, evergreen citrus, grown for its fruit which was first discovered in the forests of Caribbean island, Barbados. Not only refreshing and delicious, grapefruit has m... more »

4 Ancient Fundamental Secrets to Achieve Success

4 Ancient Fundamental Secrets to Achieve Success Thousands of years ago Aristotle, Epictetus and Aesop were talking about things that are still relevant today. Although our circumstances have changed considerably, on the inside we have stayed pretty... more »

Take A Fish Oil Supplement

Take A Fish Oil Supplement Fish oil is derived from the tissues of oily fish. It contains the omega 3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) that are known to reduce inflammation throughout the body and ha... more »

Turn Your Day Around

Turn Your Day Around Everyday cannot be perfect, sometimes days just do not start off well. Sometimes we just wind up having a bad day. But… there are ways we can turn it all around! There are five general steps wh... more »

Tomatoes - Better For You Than You Thought

Tomatoes - Better For You Than You Thought Tomatoes are a treasure of riches! They are excellent sources of antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins. They are also very low in any fat contents and have zero cholesterol levels. They a... more »

Get Your Motivation Back!

Get Your Motivation Back! Staying motivated until you reach your weight loss goal is not always easy. There are often roadblocks and plateaus along the way, where you can get into a rut and feel like your motivation has disapp... more »

Spearheading Health

Spearheading Health Widely cultivated for its tender, succulent, edible shoots, asparagus cultivation began more than 2,000 years ago in the eastern Mediterranean region. With its designer looks, air of sophistication an... more »

Guilty As Charged

Guilty As Charged We are all guilty of breaking "weight-loss rules" from time to time. It comes with being human. The important thing is that we learn from our mistakes. Label them as experience, put them behind us and... more »

Cucumbers

Cucumbers Cucumbers are not only crisp, but also cool and moist, due to their exceptionally high water content. They are also a good source of Vitamin C. There are two basic types of cucumbers, those eaten fres... more »

Don't Forget The Vitamins!

Don Vitamins are essential to life. Our bodies cannot manufacture them and it is imperative that we get them. Without vitamins our bodies cannot survive. They contribute to good health by regulating the ... more »

Benefits Of Green Tea

Benefits Of Green Tea Green tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water, and has been used medicinally for centuries. That is because a number of beneficial health effects in green tea are attributed ... more »

Turkey

Turkey Turkey is low in saturated fat and high in protein, it has more protein than chicken or beef. It contains sufficient amounts of essential amino acids to promote growth and development. Turkey is also ... more »

Get Rid Of That Bad Habit

Get Rid Of That Bad Habit We all have a few habits that we may consider bad and that we would like to get rid of. Here are some tips that may help you to finally do that once and for all. Tell your friends and family If you ... more »

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle Changes Choose the Right Foods:  We have a Life-long Medical Condition Dr Cohen’s program is based on the research finding that many people with weight problems actually have a medical condition t... more »

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Don You experience stress when your heart thumps faster, you sweat profusely or you have butterflies in your tummy. Stress happens when you face difficulty or crisis and your body releases chemicals to sh... more »

Make Today The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life

Make Today The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life If you are telling yourself you will never lose weight or that it is too hard, or that you have no self control and you accept these thoughts, you will only sabotage your efforts to manage your weight... more »

Enjoy Some Zucchini

Enjoy Some Zucchini Zucchini is a remarkable summer squash that resembles a laquered cucumber and has a name we keep forgetting how to spell. Its flavour is light and sweet with flesh as delicate as a flower and texture ... more »

To Freeze or Not to Freeze

To Freeze or Not to Freeze The dietary guidelines for Australians recommend that we choose plenty of fruit and vegetables for good health. With the busy lives that we lead these days, sometimes this can be easier said than done... more »

Advice After A Mistake

Advice After A Mistake Don't be disappointed in yourself! Put it behind you. Today is a new day and you should look forward, not back. You can not undo what has already happened but you can do it right in the future! Ack... more »

Mangoes Move Me

Mangoes Move Me Mangoes are Australia's most popular seasonal fruit with a unique flavour, fragrance, taste and heath promoting qualities. We eat our way through eight million trays of mangoes each year! Did you know... more »

Fish: A Healthy Catch

Fish: A Healthy Catch Fish have long since been recognized as nutritious. Fish is an excellent source of protein, is low in saturated fat and high in Omega-3 oils. Research has shown that most Australian seafood contains 1... more »

Health Benefits of Herbs

Health Benefits of Herbs Fresh herbs are the secret to fantastic food. A handful of fresh basil can lift a basic tomato paste dish to new heights, fresh coriander transforms an ordinary omelette into a gourmet omelette and fi... more »

Keeping Yourself on Target

Keeping Yourself on Target From time to time we all battle to stay motivated. Here are a few tips to help you regain your focus and determination when your motivation level drops a bit. Realise the battle ground is our minds ... more »

Beating Sugar Addiction

Beating Sugar Addiction If you regularly crave sweet things or you find it impossible to stop after just one biscuit or one piece of chocolate, you may have a case of sugar addiction. Your drive to eat sweet things is disrup... more »

Eat Spinach and Slow Down the Aging Process

Eat Spinach and Slow Down the Aging Process Eating and preparing spinach is simple and easy, since it tastes good raw or cooked. Spinach has a high nutritional value, it is a good source of iron and essential nutrients such as vitamins A and C,... more »

A Little Loss Weighs Up to a Lot

A Little Loss Weighs Up to a Lot When it comes to losing weight, a little bit can mean a lot. A modest weight loss of 5% to 10% of body weight can lower blood pressure and provide other health benefits even to very obese people, acco... more »

Water is So Important

Water is So Important The secret to losing excess body fat is all around us. It covers two thirds of the planet... water! Most people don't drink enough water and most people are also carrying around a few more kilos than ... more »

The Secrets Hidden in Cauliflower

The Secrets Hidden in Cauliflower Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family, a family which is known for containing nutrients that fight against several diseases. There are two main ingredients in cauliflower: indole-3-carbino... more »

6 Traps That Make You Eat

6 Traps That Make You Eat Being aware of common mistakes can decrease the risk of jeopardising your lifestyle changes. Here are the 6 most common traps and how to avoid them. "I skip meals so I am eating less" Bad idea! Fluc... more »

It all Starts With an Egg

It all Starts With an Egg For many years health conscious people have been told to avoid eggs because they were high in cholesterol. But today research has shown that eggs fit easily into a healthy eating plan and what's more ... more »

Obesity, is it Your Fault?

Obesity, is it Your Fault? An article on the internet said that 89% of Americans believe that individuals are to blame for being overweight and only 5% thought that obesity was due to environment or genetics. Scientists tell us... more »

Patience! Patience!

Patience! Patience! Patience is by far the hardest weight loss principle to master. In today's world of instant gratification, no one likes to wait, for anything. It is human nature. This is a scary thought because peop... more »

Set Attainable Weight Loss Goals

Set Attainable Weight Loss Goals Many people discuss the issue of goal setting but it is easier said than done. Without goals and time frames, your lifestyle change will happen only when you feel like it or when it is convenient. Wit... more »

3 Weeks to Form a Habit

3 Weeks to Form a Habit Evidence suggests that if you do something for three weeks, it will start becoming second nature. And you will also notice that usually the first three weeks are the hardest mentally and physically. I... more »

Change Your Attitude to Weight Loss

Change Your Attitude to Weight Loss Life is about 90 percent attitude and 10 percent circumstance. The main thing is to stay focused and not get stressed out when things don't happen the way you want them to. Although, easier said than ... more »

Why Are Some People Addicted to Tea and Coffee?

Why Are Some People Addicted to Tea and Coffee? Coffee and tea have distinctive flavours that many people find very pleasant, but taste alone does not account for some people's dependence on frequent cups from early morning to late at night. Heavy... more »

Amino Acids

Amino Acids What exactly are amino acids? Amino acids are the chemical units or the 'building blocks' that make up proteins. Protein could not exist without the proper combination of amino acids. To understand ho... more »

Magnesium

Magnesium Magnesium is vital to your health, activating and maintaining over 300 different biochemical reactions in the body. All the other major minerals depend on magnesium being present in sufficient quantit... more »