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You may be shocked to realise that many so called ‘healthy’ foods, ‘low-fat’ foods and ‘diet’ foods are often not any better then the original foods that you are trying to avoid in the first place. You are often making all that sacrifice of taste and flavour and spending that extra money for what ultimately can be worse for your health and weight loss.

You need to explore behind the big headlines posted on the label and look carefully to see exactly what ingredients and calories are present as manufacturers have now perfected the art of distracting us from what is actually present and … Read more

Q. Should I take some supplements? Some people tell me I don’t need them.

A. My answer to this is a definite YES, but select ones that you truly need and avoid taking excesses of any supplements. True in an ideal World be would not need any supplements because we would get all we need from our food intake. But how many of us consistently eat this well?

There are currently too many factors affecting the possibility of us getting all the nutrition we need from food, direct factors like processing, cooking, storage and pesticide, then add lifestyle factors like stress, smoking, alcohol, over medication… Read more

Q. Can you ever get rid of thunder thighs?

A. The root cause of thunder thighs is metabolism hormone imbalance in the body, so the best results for these areas will come from a plan that addresses these imbalances through food and nutritional supplements. However increasing the fibre in your diet and reducing your intake of spicy food – Curries, Other Chinese dishes, Thai food etc. is very very helpful as this improves hormone balance in these areas. From an exercise perspective toning is important but go for higher repetitions (about 20) and lower resistance and avoid too many hip/thigh exercises… Read more

It is scientific fact that you must create a deficit of 3500 calories to lose 1lb of real weight. Now if you stop and think about that figure it can transform your understanding of and achievement in weight loss for a number of reasons.

To lose 2lbs a week would require a deficit of 7,000 calories and 3 lbs a week a deficit of 10,500 calories. Now consider that the average person will burn about 500 calories in a 1 hour brisk aerobic workout. If you were to do this 4 times (a realistic amount for most people), that would be 2,000 calories per week.

Now add to this the savings you can make from food. For most people… Read more

Recently I wrote about how just 2 techniques – Positive Public Pressure and Putting Enjoyment into your activity – could be all that you need to get and stay motivated for weight loss. I covered Positive Public Pressure in detail, so now will focus on how to put enjoyment into your goal activity.

The idea of going on a diet and exercising for weight loss may not appeal to you at all. Ideally to make it easier you should stop and think and choose a diet and exercise that you will enjoy the most. Of course the critical thing is that the diet and exercise you choose is safe and effective for weight loss. There… Read more

80% of depression cases are connected to the poor performance of body organs/systems other than the brain e.g. low thyroid function, poor digestive system or exhausted adrenal glands. So in treating depression make sure to get to the root cause for the fastest and best results!

Your liver is one of the hardest working organs of your body with at least 500 key functions. It works 24/7 filtering all the junk that enters our body via food, medicines, alcohol, cosmetics and the environment. The herb ‘milk thistle’ is World famous for its ability to help liver function and help repair the damage … Read more

Even one glass of wine can greatly alter your hormone levels especially in women! Yes, depending on your hormone balance for some people just one glass can tip their hormones out of balance. So if you are a regular wine drinker (one or two glasses every evening) you need to seriously consider this!

The best time to exercise is early in the day if possible. By exercising early you not only maximize the benefits of the elevated metabolic rate that you get immediately after exercise but you tend to be a lot more active throughout the day burning even more calories!

Too much salt can build up your stomach … Read more

So far no effective weight loss pill or herb exists! The results at best have been very poor even from prescription weight loss drugs. Don’t let those adverts fool you! You are going to have to change your diet and exercise sometime to get real results.

To stop eating at 6pm is not beneficial and very often bad for your weight loss results! The ideal rule is to avoid a large meal within 3 hours of bed time and a smaller snack within 2 hours of bedtime. So count from your bedtime back and stop this miserable habit as you are suffering needlessly.

A large portion of your weight loss occurs after your workout!… Read more

The ideal amount of water to drink each day is 1L per 100lbs you weigh. So if you are 150lbs this should be 1.5L and 200 lbs then 2L. If you don’t drink water daily your insides are like a fish tank that hasn’t been cleaned out in weeks – get the picture!!

The ideal walking speed for weight loss is 12 minute miles. At this speed you burn great calories and greatly improve your metabolism. So whatever your current walking speed aim to gradually progress until you get to 12 minutes per mile!

Stress makes your stomach fat! Continuous stress causes high levels of cortisol to accumulate in the body especially… Read more

There are many ways for getting more motivated for weight loss and I have covered some of the best in previous issues. However there are 2 techniques in particular that alone if used properly will make sure you stick with your goals: Positive Public Pressure & Put Enjoyment In Your Goal Activity. In this article I will cover Positive Public Pressure.

Positive Public Pressure – is about informing key people in your life about your goal and putting yourself in a position so that you are accountable and have to up date them on your progress. Yes, it is putting yourself out there – but you are committed… Read more