Shape your environment – the key to losing weight

  Shaping your environment to create the right headspace is a vital key to losing weight. Over the past couple of years I have fashioned an environment that has been anything but conducive to supporting a healthy lifestyle. Working seven days a week sustaining two jobs has been mentally and physically draining. Spending two hours […]

When calorie counting works

I never thought I would see the day when I was officially classed as overweight, but it’s here! I weigh 8kg more that I did two years ago and my waist circumference is 83cm. A healthy waist circumference is 80cm for a female. Anything over that is an indicator that the level of internal fat […]

The Courage of Kylie

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing a wonderful friend of mine called Kylie. Kylie has transformed her life by shedding 66kg and adopting a mind set that is tuned into health and happiness. When I asked Kylie if she would like to share her story she was excited to do so. Like me she […]

10 000 steps – easy peasy!

I received an activity tracker for Christmas. One that you sync with an app on your phone and it tells you how active you have been during the day and even how well you slept at night. I had an inkling that my level of activity wasn’t quite what it should be, despite exercising every […]

Three little words that could change your life!

                  This week’s blog is from a guest blogger Liz, a qualified dietitian/nutritionist from Brisbane. Liz has a great blog called Simple. Real. Nutrition and I love it. It is packed full of simple, healthy and yes colourful recipes along with some valuable nutrition advice. Enjoy the […]

Why exercise is NOT just about burning calories but more about eating healthy!

Many people think that exercising is all about burning calories so they can lose weight. We are bombarded with TV commercials all declaring that their new fandangle piece of exercise equipment will melt your fat away by burning more calories. Reality shows like The Biggest Loser are constantly driving contestants to the brink to ensure […]

Clean Eating – The 8 things clean eaters DO!

So here we go, clean eating, another diet plan guaranteed to help you lose 30kg in 30 days – right! Wrong! Unlike diet plans such as Paleo, Atkins, Tony Ferguson, Celebrity Slim, Michelle Bridges, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Body for Life, Dukan, South Beach, Cabbage, Grapefruit and Israeli Army (these are just a few!), clean eating […]

The 5 things that fit and healthy people DON’T do!

There is no quick fix or magic pill that is going to make you fit and healthy! If you ever hear any of these catch phrases; Fat that will just melt away Lose 5kg in one week Lose weight while you sleep Lose weight without exercising Washboard abs in 7 days Cellulite that disappears Then […]

Losing Weight: The Real Issue by Craig Harper

The Easy Part Losing weight is easy. Well, kind of. We’ve all done it. Most of us, anyway. What’s not easy, is keeping that weight off. Can I get an ‘amen’ on that? I’m sure this insight is no major revelation for most of you. On the difficulty scale (you know the one), losing weight […]

9 Foods That Turn Back the Hands of Time by Lisa Guy

Add age-defying foods to your diet and start looking and feeling younger. Stress, pollution, sun exposure and excessive alcohol consumption all play a part in speeding up the ageing process. Poor eating habits are also a major contributor. These foods will help protect you from age-related illnesses and degenerative diseases and prevent wrinkles from appearing […]