Bye bye diets

Keeping Track of Water

We all know we probably don’t drink enough water on any given day, and when you’re focussing on drinking more water it’s easy to lose count. I don’t know about you but I’m really not into keeping a little chart and ticking a lil box every time I fill my glass – like, what? BUT…

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Making a Kombucha SCOBY

I really enjoy drinking kombucha, especially the flavoured ones and wanted to make my own kombucha scoby (scoby= symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). This post tracks my experiment in growing my own scoby to make kombucha. The health benefits of this magical cultured tea are impressive. They include: detoxification – contains many of the…

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Diets Don’t Work

You already know diets don’t work. If they did work we’d all be Official-Body-thin already wouldn’t we? 🙂 It’s a great time to talk about this because diet-product-pushers see the change of year or of season as yet another advertising opportunity to push the dream of the ‘perfect’ body onto your wallet. I know if…

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Sugar Is In Everything!

Sugar is everywhere

Sugar Is In Everything! If you’re anything of a label nazi you’ll know that sugar hides in the most unexpected foodstuffs, it seems sugar is in everything. Often it’s in the form of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), particularly in drinks of all kinds. Here in Australia we’re lucky to not have HFCS in our soft…

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Aspartame by Any Other Name…

Aspartame, the “miracle sweetener” that started life in a lab as an anti-ulcer drug, has been renamed again: Aminosweet and you need to watch your labels carefully if you want to avoid this toxin in your food! In 1965 chemist James Schlatter, working for GD Searle & Co, mixed two naturally-occurring amino acids, aspartic acid…

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Physical Side Effects of Weight Loss

Dieting has a huge range of side effects that no one talks about. They were identified during the Minnesota Starvation Study, and you probably recognise them.

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Perfect Cupcakes and Disordered Eating

Imagine this: you’re out with a dear friend you’ve not seen for a while, catching up over a meal. During the meal the friend makes several comments about how they’re being ‘bad’ because of their food choice, they really need to lose a few from their [body part], they really shouldn’t be eating this but…

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I HATE weight loss new year’s resolutions

It’s that time of the year when everyone and their dog smacks us round the head with messages about losing weight. Yes new year weight loss resolutions are big, big business. The programs, pills, powders, potions and lotions sold at this time of the year make up a huge percentage of the $100 billion dollar…

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It’s Stop Fat Talk Week – Can You Do It?

Fat Talk is that part of a conversation where we talk about our bodies in terms of the amount of fat on any given body part.

It’s that part of a conversation where someone says “Oh I’ll be ‘bad’ and have the cream/sugar/icecream/cake/rice/whatever”.

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Loving Your Body Makes You Fatter?

It was very disappointing, distressing even, that maybe the most ‘famous’ body image advocate, Jess Weiner, recently spoke about how ‘loving her body made her ill’. Other than mentioning it I am not going to address it really, others have spoken at length about it. But what’s changed my mind is a couple of conversations…

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