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What is Your Relationship Like with Food?

September 21, 2015

You don’t have to be Einstein to know the rates of weight gain and obesity in Australia have increased for both adults and children over the past few decades. Comparisons among other developed countries show that Australia has the second highest rate of obesity for males and the fifth highest for females. Many experts are concerned about the effect rising obesity may have on our rates of diabetes, heart disease and other disorders, perhaps even on our life expectancy. And halting and rever....

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Mission SlimPossible

September 11, 2015

In the past couple of years mention the word “garcinia cambogia” or “african mango”, “high protein/low carb diets like “Atkins” or “Paleo” and you’ll have anyone wanting to lose some weight come running… generally on the empty promise of a quick fix and a magic pill. High protein diets are a real concern for practitioners because you run the risk of producing high levels of metabolic waste that can potentially cause accelerated ageing and potential long term health problems....

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Is Your Relationship with Food Joyless?

March 29, 2015

According to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) the rates of obesity in Australia have increased for both adults and children over the past few decades. Comparisons among other developed countries show that Australia has the second highest rate of obesity for males and the fifth highest for females. Many experts are concerned about the effect rising obesity may have on our rates of diabetes, heart disease and other disorders, perhaps even on our life expec....

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Transformation… Cracking the Code

March 23, 2015

Around 500BC, the Greek philosopher and founder of modern medicine, Hippocrates, first hinted at the notion of lifestyle medicine. He warned us that to keep well one should avoid “too much food, too little toil” Poor diet and lifestyle are the most common reasons people become overweight. It is logical, then, to presume that reversing these western lifestyle factors will be enough to reverse the weight gain. However, as most of us know from experience, getting the weight off and keeping i....

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Healthy Trends for Weight Loss

March 16, 2015

In the past couple of years mention the word “Garcinia cambogia” or “Green Coffee Bean”, “high protein/low carb diets like Atkins or Paleo” and you’ll have anyone wanting to lose some weight come running… generally on the empty promise of a quick fix and a magic pill. High protein diets are a real concern for practitioners because you run the risk of producing high levels of metabolic waste that can potentially cause accelerated ageing and potential long term health problems (rem....

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How’s Your Body Composition?

November 5, 2013

What Is Body Composition? Your body is made up of fat mass and fat-free mass. Fat-free mass includes lean muscle, bones, organs, tissue and water. When people refer to body composition, they are generally talking about body fat percent, or the percentage of your body mass that is fat. You can’t change the part of your body that is bones, tissues and organs but you can change the ratio of fat to muscle with exercise and a good diet. How Is Body Composition Measured There are several diffe....

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Obesity is Growing

July 17, 2012

Obesity is growing According to a report released last month by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) the rates of obesity in Australia have increased for both adults and children over the past few decades. Comparisons among other developed countries show that Australia has the second highest rate of obesity for males and the fifth highest for females. Many experts are concerned about the effect rising obesity may have on our rates of diabetes, heart disease and other disorder....

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Winter Solstice

June 19, 2012

This year’s Winter Solstice occurs Thursday morning (at 9.09am to be precise). It is a poignant  time to reflect on those goals, dreams and resolutions we made at the start of  the year. To take stock of whether we are on track with where we want to be in our lives or whether we’ve been side-tracked and just stumbling along a 'not so positive' trail. Sometimes taking time out for a little reflection can be the catalyst to deciding a different course of action – the course that w....

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Weight Loss vs Fat Loss

June 13, 2012

When thinking about implementing any kind of weight management program, a distinction must be made between fat loss and weight loss. Many low-fat, calorie-restricted diets produce disappointing long-term results mainly due to the excessive loss of muscle mass that occurs as a result of this type of diet. When muscle mass is lost, it results in a reduction in metabolic rate (i.e. the ability to burn calories) and increases your likelihood of putting it back on. This effect is often observed in yo....

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Transformation… the first piece of the puzzle

June 5, 2012

Around 500BC, the Greek philosopher and founder of modern medicine, Hippocrates, first hinted at the notion of lifestyle medicine. He warned us that to keep well one should avoid “too much food, too little toil” Poor diet and lifestyle are the most common reasons people become overweight. It is logical, then, to presume that reversing these western lifestyle factors will be enough to reverse the weight gain. However, as most of us know from experience, getting the weight off and keeping i....

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