Articles and Newsletters
February 2013 - Going for your healthy weight, no matter what!
January 2013 - Creating permanent changes through your mind first
December 2012 - Using the holidays to put in place new habits for
November 2012 - Being Mindful
October 2012 - Stress night eating and doing things differently
September 2012 - Using new seasons to make positive changes
August 2012 - The road to better health, one step at a time
July 2012 - What difference does organic make
June 2012 - Increasing health and wellness in our bodies
May 2012 - The major block to health
April 2012 - The healthy way forward
March 2012 - Putting in place new habits
February 2012 - Getting it right this time
January 2012 - Making those New Year resolutions stick
December 2011 - Keeping a balance
November 2011 - 6 steps that
October 2011 - Answers to my
2 of my frequently asked questions
September 2011 - Ten Steps
to Spring Weight loss
July / August 2011 - Why
June 2011 - Simple life changes
with amazing effects
April 2011 - Combating stress
March 2011 - Eating right to
extend your life
February 2011 – Keeping the
January 2011 Newsletter -
Making Balanced New Year Resolutions!
December 2010 Newsletter –
Avoiding the holiday blues, and watching out for the hidden calories
November 2010 Newsletter -
Thinking Your Way to Healthy Weight Loss
October 2010 Newsletter – The
S.M.A.R.T.E.R. way to plan weight loss!
September 2010 Newsletter -
August 2010 Newsletter - The
maths of a diet that works for life
July 2010 Newsletter -
Overcoming negative thinking and emotional eating
June 2010 Newsletter - How a
healthy lifestyle plan has benefits far beyond just weight loss
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May 2010 - Newsletter
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December 2009 - Newsletter
November 2009 - Newsletter
October 2009 - Newsletter
September 2009 - Newsletter
August 2009 - Newsletter
Mental Obstacles to Health Living
What is hypnosis?
What is type 2 Diabetes?
Ways to lower
Write Your Way to Weight Loss
Losing those last 5kg
How to change your excuses for failure
Type 2 Diabetes
Newsletter July 2009
Newsletter June 2009
Ways to relax
Are you eating enough fruit and vegetables?
Tips to overcome a sedentary lifestyle
How we talk ourselves out of success
Why to say NO to fizzy drinks!
The importance of your Body Mass Index (BMI)
7 Steps for avoiding mindless eating
Filling up on fibre
How often should you weigh yourself?
Ways to burn 150 calories
How to avoid
weight gain during the holidays
increase weight loss
Stopping late night nibbling
ways to be healthy everyday
Tips to get you
exercising (and enjoying it!)
Why eating fast is
Benefits of exercise as we grow older
What causes one to
be overweight or obese?
9 Ways to
Breaking bad eating habits
Starting with the basics
Does chocolate addiction exist?
What your waistline says about your heart
Be proactive. The
best way to avoid constant temptation is to avoid buying the
temptation in the first place! Spring clean your pantry and get rid
of all unhealthy temptations. Fill your cupboards with healthy
plenty of water throughout the day. Make fresh cold water easily
accessible to you (e.g. water filters, sport bottles). Water is
essential to good health. It helps the body function more
efficiently, flush out toxins, and it is a safe appetite
suppressant. Best of all, it is calorie free!
Follow the 80/20
rule. Eat healthy most of the time however allow yourself those
special treats, splurges or enjoying special occasions.
Fill up on
low-calorie foods/drinks (e.g., salad, water) before attending a
party or event where a lot of high-calorie food/drinks will be
Find easy ways to
increase your physical activity that won't feel like "exercise."
Park the car a few more blocks away; Take the stairs, etc.
Are you your
priority? You need to make time for yourself to focus on your
mental and physical health. No healthy changes in your life will be
effective or sustained unless you can dedicate time to fulfil your
needs. In the long run, you will be far more helpful to those you
love by demonstrating self-love.
Eat your favourite
food earlier rather than leaving it to last (a guaranteed way to
the antidote to mindless eating and self defeating behaviours around
food. It puts you on the path to permanent weight loss.
Choose to stop making excuses today!
Start to live in the solution, not in the problem. Declare yourself
a no-whine zoneJ!!
is a bad habit and can be shifted with practise. An attitude of
gratitude is one of the quickest ways to shift from negativity
Take a moment and
look around you, and then give thanks for what already exists in
your life (the big and the small things). Do this daily and in no
time at all, you will generally feel remarkably better!
Learn to meet your
needs with other things besides food. Practise self care by
pampering yourself on a regular basis.
Put your focus on
your strengths and talents, not on what you perceive is missing.
kindness with yourself.
inspirational picture of yourself or a message to yourself on the
support from friends and
Have a treat or
two now and then. Too much denial leads to feelings of punishment.
Keep your hands
busy (preferably doing something that is fun).
Wear clothes that
fit and flatter you.
Walk – any chance
you get. Move your Butt!!
Keep an eye on
those hidden calories in drinks.
yourself to others and rather be the best you can for you!