Weight-loss blog

A collection of weight-loss tips and personal experience stories from our contributors.

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Are we there yet?

Why there’s no finish line when it comes to losing...

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Is your 'healthy lifestyle' just a diet in...

Diets have fallen out of favour as more of us...

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What you need to know about shake diets

Shake diets, or meal replacement shakes, can seem like the...

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A better holiday mindset

And so it begins -  a relentless barrage from the...

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Why a plate isn't always a portion size

Like many people, growing up we had to eat everything...

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Conquering the enemy within

Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy, too afraid to try...

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Three reasons you shouldn't fear carbs

Poor old carbohydrate gets demonised by media, diet culture and...

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What to eat this spring

Spring is well and truly upon us which often means...

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Are you addicted to sugar, or is it...

Over the past few years the idea of ‘food addiction’,...

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Cheating and clean eating

“You’re eating cake?! What is this, some kind of cheat...

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Finding your perfect weight

“How much should I weigh?” This is a common question...

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OK, I lost weight. Now what?

Boom! – you’ve done it! Months and months, or possibly...

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Simple ways to avoid mindless snacking

Making healthier choices and changing behaviour isn’t always easy. A...

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Can food really be medicine?

With an ever-increasing interest in natural health and nutrition, the...

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Am I too old to lose weight and...

It’s a question, or more likely an excuse, that comes...

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Five reasons to ditch food guilt and how...

In a world focussed on weight loss, diets and food...

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The benefits of strength-based exercise

You might already know my story of losing 60kg. If...

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Crazy for coconut

Coconut would have to be one of the most ‘on...

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Core habits for a healthy lifestyle

We all know that what you eat has a massive...

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Creating your own perfect diet

Nutrition is the ‘new black’ and wellness is in fashion....

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How to start exercising when you don’t like...

Exercise sucks when you’re not in great shape. There’s really...

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16 tips for a healthier you in 2016

Sometimes health advice is all about the don’ts. Don’t eat...

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No, you don’t need a detox

Detox diets are often advertised as a way to cleanse...

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Simple strategies for a healthy holiday

The holidays: a chance to unwind, relax, catch up with...

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Boost your nutrition in three simple steps

I’m not surprised when people tell me they’re confused about...

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Small changes: What they are and why they...

We’ve all tried a few diets. Sometimes we lose a...

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Five low-cost healthy foods

If you buy lots of ‘superfood’ powders and other pre-packaged...

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Men’s health: Prostate cancer

My Dad has prostate cancer, so the morning I woke...

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How to embrace mindful eating

When we think about changing our eating patterns, the focus...

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Simple tips for achieving your goals

Setting goals is easy. Delivering on them, well that’s a...

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How to break free from the diet mindset

If you’re battling your weight, this may be what you...

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Four ways to beat food cravings

Here are some pointers to consider if unhealthy food cravings...

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Working smarter, not harder

When people hear my story of losing 60kg, they assume...

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A few words on motivation

I’ve never been arrested, but I’m guessing if you really...

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My journey back from obesity

As a society we're becoming obese, but I don’t need...

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The real treats of Christmas

We’ve just set up our Christmas tree – it’s a...

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Successful weight-loss for men (3)

The good news for men is that they can lose...

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Hunger, part 1: Wait, it’s not as bad...

Hunger! No wait, don’t stop reading yet. I don’t mean...

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Become your own healthy eating expert

Have we forgotten how to eat normally? How to eat...

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How to enjoy exercise

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Yes, they really do eat salad for breakfast...

I recently returned from two weeks in Israel with my...

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Vive la resolution! You can make it happen!

New Year’s resolutions make good media stories in January. Apparently...

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Eat, drink and stay healthy over the silly...

Christmas looms once again. Given our innate love of indulgence,...

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Protein – is it the key to losing...

Low-carb diets are last year’s news but while Dr Atkins...

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Volume up – the best way to lose...

If you start to go crazy after a few days...

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Carbs – friend or foe when it comes...

Are you one of those who believe carbs are bad...

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Everything in moderation – is this the key...

How often do we hear the following phrase: “There are...

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Thinking positively about a healthy lifestyle does work...

At the recent Dietitians NZ conference in Wellington, I was...

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If diets don’t work, what's the alternative?

While we know that diets don’t work for long term...

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Food diaries – why they are so helpful...

Are you a snacker, grazer or three-meals-a-day person? Do you...

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Diets – why they will not help you...

Despite the number of different diets on the market, they...

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Losing weight – why is it so difficult?

Carrying on from previous blogs, here are even more reasons...

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How to identify and achieve your emotional goals...

I was at the Wellington Women’s Lifestyle Expo last weekend,...

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Why do we get fat?

The answer is simple really, at least that’s what we...

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Should we try to lose weight or just...

A recent Listener had a cover story promoting health at...

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How to lose weight by changing your thinking...

Welcome to the sixth Fat Chance! weight loss blog. This...

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Achieve health and a healthy weight

Imagine how much easier life would be if the foods...

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"Lifestyle change" – putting the pieces of the...

We all know that the answer to losing weight is...

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"How many calories should I eat to lose...

Welcome to the third Fat Chance! weight loss blog. “How many...

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