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Why dieting isn’t the answer to our weight problems
It can be all too easy to look and judge what appears to be an issue with overeating; are the facts however showing us that we haven’t been looking at the real cause?
Exercise for weight loss – a myth?
This article explores whether exercise is the answer to losing weight or if that is indeed a myth.
Before and after: Rowena Stewart on her relationship with food
Rowena shares how her awareness around food and healing her hurts has completely changed her weight, shape and health.
Weight-loss, Gluten free, Dairy free, Hurt, Weight, Body awareness, Healthy living, Coeliac/celiac
Why your diet can’t deliver
There is ample evidence that dieting does not work to lose body fat or to lose weight fast. Here’s another way of looking at weight loss that doesn’t leave you feeling like a failure.
My weight loss plan: nothing to do with dieting!
My weight loss plan: nothing to do with dieting … losing weight is not just about food and diets, addressing our hurts can impact our weight!
Before and after: Sandra Schneider, on uncovering her true beauty
Sandra Schneider’s inspiring story of how she went from feeling unhappy and overweight, to being slim and feeling great.
Fat, Over eating, Gentle breath, Losing weight, Universal Medicine, Weight-loss
Diets don't work
It is shocking but true – diets don’t work, they make you fatter. If we want to lose weight we need a different approach – let go of dieting forever and start connecting.
The fat myth continues ...
It is a myth that fat in the diet is the main culprit in the obesity crisis or responsible for heart disease. Instead we need to look at carbohydrates, sugar and gluten.
How to stop food cravings
Trying to go gluten free but keep having pesky food cravings? Understand more and try out these how to stop food craving tips.
Behaviour, Body awareness, Over eating, Gluten free, Psychology, Weight-loss
Before and after: Sharon Gavioli
I am a beautiful, sexy, vital and healthy woman deeply connected to the love in my heart. Each day I choose to self-care and self-nurture in a way that enables me to offer true care and love to everyone in my life. But I didn’t always live this way.
Health conditions, Stress, Universal Medicine, Gluten free, Healthy diet, Weight-loss, Relationship problems
Weight Loss and Living with Contentment
If I could use one word to express my life now it would be contentment. This has not always been the case. My life used to be a constant wave of ups and downs...
The dieting misery-go-round
How much is dieting like being on an endless merry go round? To take weight off with a diet and then put it back on ... and round and round it goes ...
Food as a pacifier
Have we been using food as a pacifier since we were babies? Is this contributing to weight issues such as obesity and diabetes and our ability to live well and be vital?
Weight-loss, Diets, Connection, Obesity, Fat, Healthy diet, Emotions, Hurt
A diet to console or to ignite your Soul?
Do you cringe when you hear the word ‘diet’? What if losing weight wasn’t just about denying and resisting food?
Before and after: Carmel Reid – the weight just dropped off
Carmel’s story on how her weight just dropped off after changing the relationship with herself.
Weight, Diets, Exhaustion, Self-esteem, Livingness, Gluten free, Weight-loss, Healthy living
Emotional eating: what’s fuelling our food choices?
What is really triggering us to buy the foods that we do and to reach for the fridge or cupboard door?
Behaviour, Eating disorder, Over eating, Emotions, Stress, Weight-loss
Portion distortion: lost track of how much to eat?
Should we be asking: why have we lost track of how much to eat?
Obesity, Weight-loss, Well-being, Body awareness, Eating disorder
Saying no to dieting: Weight loss with awareness
Is dieting a mere distraction from exploring why we are carrying excess weight? Read how one woman lost weight once she refocussed on what was driving her actions.
Your source of energy as a key to diet and weight loss
Do we choose the source of energy we are choosing to run our body? What if this energy source was the key to weight loss?
Junk food: giving something up or letting it go?
The difference between trying to give something up or just letting it go is huge. It’s something we all come to experience and would be great to master
Weight loss magazines, food and you – an eternally vicious cycle
What do the diet industry and diet and weight loss and slimming magazines really offer us? Do they give us the way to attain a ‘dream body’ or is there something else going on?
Obesity – what is truly going on?
We cannot blame our worldwide obesity problem simply on our environment and marketing.
What do we demand from our diet?
Do we have demands on ourselves when we go on a diet to lose weight?
Keeping off COVID kilos
Are COVID kilos getting you down? Tips for dealing with those COVID kilos.
The story of a lifetime dieter – finally the freedom to be me
How I found freedom and stopped beating myself up with rigid diet rules to lose weight. The support we need is not what you might think!
Are weight-loss pills or bariatric surgery the answer to weight loss for obesity?
This article questions whether weight-loss pills or bariatric surgery are the answers to weight loss and obesity, or do we need more individual responsibility?
Weight-loss, Obesity, Health conditions, Medical treatment, Diabetes
Breaking up with food
Forget the diet plan! Breaking up with food asks us to look at the pain under the comfort-seeking eating patterns we desperately cling to and see what happens.
Weight-loss, Chocolate, Emotions, Self-esteem, Eating disorder
Food facts and rules – what fits you?
Finding a way of eating that suits you and is a fit for your body and wellbeing can go against established food facts and rules.
Stephanie Stevenson – what a glorious transformation!
Stephanie became overweight and a yo-yo dieter because she was always comparing herself to others and not feeling good about her body. Things changed when she came across Universal Medicine ...
Self-esteem, Weight-loss, Self-worth, Over eating, Confidence, Body image
Fat Attack: shaming obesity does not work
When we attack fat by shaming obesity, we call it ‘bad’ instead of seeing it as the result of the emptiness, sadness and disconnection that it truly is. No diet or willpower can fix obesity – reconnection to the beauty within is the key.
Procrastination with food: just a small snack first … ?
How often do you reach for a snack rather than getting on with something? Do you snack to procrastinate? Have you ever asked, what are you really avoiding?
Weight-loss, Diets, Connection, Appreciation, Awareness, Tension
Three great reasons to ditch your New Year's resolutions before you even make them and how to make true change instead ...
How often do we make New Year resolutions to get ourselves fit and well only to find they we have made ourselves empty promises again? This article challenges this yearly practice by offering another way to make lasting change in our lives.
Behaviour, Body awareness, Weight, Self-love, Well-being, Harmony, Nurturing, Weight-loss
The Before and After Project
The purpose of the Before and After Project is explained – how being in a body that is of a dysfunctional weight leads to feelings of misery because your body does not reflect who you truly are.
When will women be ok with their weight? When is enough, enough?
When will women start accepting their bodies and cut the self-loathing and weight issues? When will we understand that true beauty comes from how we feel inside?
Self-esteem, Diets, Weight, Self-worth, Body awareness, Body image, Weight-loss
Exercising to lose weight – a personal story
Anne discovered that she could keep her weight down with excessive exercise, but at what cost to her body?
Body awareness, Weight-loss, Connection, Healthy living, Body image
Finding motivation to lose weight
Is most advice on how to get motivated to lose weight actually setting us up for failure from the outset? This article exposes the ‘get motivated’ pitfalls and presents a positive way forward.
Choose you, not food
Emotional eating is a drive to eat to feel better – often emotional eating makes us feel guilt and this drives us to eat more. We can eat to feel better, to feel full, to not feel our feelings. But with a true connection with ourselves we can feel a fullness that does not need feeding. Is it possible to choose you, not food?
Motivation to lose weight
Discover true motivation to lose weight – it’s more than mind over matter …
The Diet Solution
There is no diet solution but to stop dieting. Believe it or not, dieting does not help us lose weight. The diet solution is to stop dieting and start connecting to you.
Weight loss from the inside out
Losing weight by dieting and exercise alone can’t be sustained. We can attain a true weight through connecting to who we are and this can bring lasting change from the inside out.
How To Lose Weight
What if how to lose weight stopped being the goal and it was replaced with a focus on the quality of energy that you are living every day? Is it possible there is a way to lose weight that is very different to what you think?
Connection, Conscious presence, Weight-loss, Weight, Healthy living
The 6 best ways to lose weight authentically (hint: it doesn’t involve fad diets or gym memberships)
I recently lost nearly 15 kilos. Although really I didn’t lose anything at all – I gained my shape back. It wasn’t with a celebrity diet or with a punishing gym schedule.
Health at every size – or is it?
Positive body image aside, does Health at Every Size (HAES) weight management support us to be healthy?
Body awareness, Diets, Healthy diet, Losing weight, Weight-loss
Hiding food, hiding myself to re-discovering me
Many of us can relate to eating in secret and hiding food. But what are we really hiding?
Getting off the merry-go-round of dieting and indulging
Are you on a merry-go-round of dieting to lose weight, with deprivation, followed by over-indulgence? Maybe it is time to make a change.
Building a relationship with the body and food – a personal story
Together we had little notion that developing such a relationship with the body and the food we ate would reap such abundant health, clarity and wellbeing, coupled with a natural balancing of our body weight.
Understanding our food choices (part 2)
Interesting article explaining how the quality of our movements when we are preparing food, can change how the food affects us.
Understanding our food choices
This is a personal account of how our food choices can deliberately sabotage our joy and wellbeing.