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What Everyone Ought To Know About Diets

Conventional wisdom holds that if we want to lose weight then …on a diet we will go. I can hear the collective groan from here. But get this lovely lady. Tremendous news. You have permission granted to never diet again. Scientific permission even. Continue reading

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Get Rid Of Procrastination Once And For All

As I started to write this post, I thought, “I’ll just do the Sudoku first.” I caught myself in the act, marched to my laptop and put my fingers to the keyboard. Turns out distraction is my flavour of procrastination. What’s yours and how can you ditch it?
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12 Sure-Fire Ways to Busting Procrastination

‘I’ll Look After My Health, Later’ is a fascinating study which links procrastination with higher stress levels, increased acute health problems and a lower immune function. Here’s 12 ways to put bust procrastination N.O.W. Continue reading

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4 Things You Must Do When You Hit A Plateau

The weight loss journey can feel like a long, dark tunnel with no end in sight. So how does one stay motivated during the No Light At The End Of The Tunnel phase? Well, here’s 4 things you can do right now… Continue reading

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How To Use The Law Of Focus For Your Weight Loss Advantage

If you don’t consciously control your focus you might well be deleting the exact data that could be useful in your weight loss journey OR not be deleting data which is useless and is taking up valuable space in your conscious mind. Continue reading

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Quit Trying To Lose Weight.

A client was telling me this morning how she’d gained a bunch of weight during her pregnancy and she’d been trying to lose weight for a number of years. Try is a deceptive little word. It’s a real trickster. Here’s why… Continue reading

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Warning: Are You In Danger Of The “I’ll Be Happy When…” Rut?

You don’t have to look very far to see people who are searching for something. Standing in front of a mirror would do it for most of us. Continue reading

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7 Simple Steps To Maintaining Your Weight Loss Momentum

So you’ve arrived at the maintenance stage of your weight loss journey. Good on you. Pause for your happy dance celebration and give yourself a pat on the back. Now for the maintenance stage and embracing the newly-downsized you. “OMG…what happens … Continue reading

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5 Critical Elements To Creating Change. In Anything. Especially Your Weight.

I like to stick with the basics. Regardless of whether you want to start a new business, lose weight or start going to the gym on a regular basis, there are some simple steps you need to take that will make all the difference to creating change. Here’s 5 top tips… Continue reading

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What Do You Do When You Hit Your Wall?

Last week I ran the Rotorua Marathon. It’d been a childhood dream to run my ‘local’. Me. 1,400 others. And our collective sense of hope. What do YOU do when you hit your wall? You’ll surprised what I do when I hit mine… Continue reading

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The Single Most Important Aspect To Losing Weight. What’s Your Big Fat Why, Bay Bee?

We ALL have our hot buttons. It’s simply a matter of finding what they are. They are the key to your motivation. Think turbo-charged internal motivation switch. What’s yours? Continue reading

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Does This Weight Loss Hurdle Trip You Up Too? What’s Your Big Fat But?

You currently, even if you don’t know it yet, have a bunch of reasons for staying as you are … ‘downsides’ to losing weight, if you will. You MUST know what these are before the weight will come off. What are yours? Continue reading

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Who Else Wants Goal Setting For Weight Loss in 7 Easy Steps?

If you read the title and thought to yourself, “dull dull dull… I already know about goals”. STOP RIGHT NOW and READ ON. Goal setting is one of the most underrated aspects of weight loss. If you want to lose weight, start as you mean to go on… Continue reading

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3 Steps To Rewriting The Story That Keeps You Overweight

What if I told you – with 100% certainty – that there’s something going on in that gorgeous head of yours which has the capacity to completely scupper your goal? You’d be interested, right? Continue reading

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Want Weight Control? You’ve Got To Get State Control.

If you don’t learn to control your emotions you’ll NEVER learn to control your weight. No messing around today, ladies… Continue reading

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The # 1 Most Important Language Tip You Can Use For Losing Weight

We Are What We Eat is a notion we’ve all heard before. It turns out… We are also What We Speak. Who knew?! Continue reading

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Not At Your Happy Weight? You’ve Got A Choice To Make.

Your body is a phenomenally accurate measure of all of your previous choices. If you’re not (yet) at your happy weight, you have a choice to make…. Continue reading

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There Are Only Two Types Of People In This World. Which Are You?

Have you ever wondered what makes some people super duper successful and others…well, not so much? Continue reading

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Frumpy To Fabulous: How To Stop The Self-Sabotage

How many of you do stuff that is completely incongruent with your weight loss goals? You’re smart enough to recognise this stuff as being detrimental…..and yet….you DO IT ANYWAY? Doh! Continue reading

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How To Lose Weight By Silencing Those Pesky Armchair Critics

Nothing takes the wind out of our sails more quickly than a few critical comments made by the wrong person at the wrong time.
How ironic then that the worst critic you’ll ever encounter is the one living rent-free in your own gorgeous head. Here’s three tips to managing your inner critic… Continue reading

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How To Achieve ANYTHING. Even When You Don’t Believe In Yourself.

How many of us act like this towards ourselves with our own new beginnings? Your project. Your dream. Your weight loss goal …
…is your new puppy. We never give up on our woofers … yet how many of us can say that, hand on heart, about ourselves and our dreams? Continue reading

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What Are YOU Unwittingly Teaching Other People? Or How To Become A Tolerance-Free Zone In 4 Simple Steps.

So there I was at my girl friend’s house. She was overwhelmed, cross and drained. I told her something I learned years ago while watching day time telly. Day time television? No really… this is good… Continue reading

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How Can Marshmallows Predict Your Level Of Weight Loss Success?

If you put a marshmallow in front of a four-year old and told ‘em they could eat it immediately … or wait a bit and they’d get another one, what’d they do? What would YOU do? Learn how the humble marshmallow can easily predict your weight loss success… Continue reading

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Do You DESERVE To Lose Weight?

So let me get this right…see that we’re on the same page. You’re telling me that you’ll feel happier when you lose those extra kilograms. Yes? If you found yourself nodding “ah yeeeeah” then you’re amongst the resounding majority of women I speak to every day. My next question is always… Continue reading

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Eat What YOUR Body Wants And STILL Lose Weight: Porky Pies or Your Body’s Own Wisdom?

“Yeah, right….if I listened to THAT voice, it’d say ‘eat chocolate sundaes…… TEN of them…… right NOW!’”
My client was getting snippy. It happens. Here’s what I shared with her… Continue reading

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What Do You Do When Your Motivation Has Gone AWOL?

If you’re feeling pumped, motivation-filled…this article isn’t for you. If your motivation’s gone AWOL…hello, welcome and read on… Continue reading

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Do You Have Inner Sparkle? A Love Story For Girls (Of Any Age)

Do you have inner sparkle? That is the question. Yes, darling…you do. But to be absolutely certain, you should first read these words. They’ve been written for you. Personally. Continue reading

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Do You Should All Over Yourself? Or, One Word That Hinders Weight Loss

‘Should’ is a perfidious little word. It seems so harmless, doesn’t it. Do NOT be fooled by its trickster-ish ways. Change your language and change how you feel, immediately. Continue reading

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How To Say ‘No’ With Style. Or, How To Ditch People-Pleasing Forever.

For many of us, saying “no” triggers our deepest fear: “Uh-oh, I’m not a nice person and other people will know I’m not nice.” Here’s 5 simple steps to ‘Giving Good No’… Continue reading

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The Recovering Perfectionist’s Guide to Weight Loss, Getting Stuff Done and Life in General

“Stop complicating the sh*t out of everything,” he said, matter-of-factly. Ouch. Not for the first time, my brother’s cut-glass logic nudged me in the butt, leaving a bruise. Here’s how he gets stuff done….

Perfectionism is brutal. Here’s what to do about it… Continue reading

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Emotional Baggage Weighing YOU Down?

We all have emotional baggage from our past. Do NOT underestimate the impact your baggage has on your current weight, or day to day happiness. It’s what you do with the baggage that counts…. Continue reading

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Overweight And Overwhelmed? Mind Your Language…

Once upon a time I’d have agreed with her. Not now though. Uh-uh. Why not? Because friends don’t let friends speak crappily…. Continue reading

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Is Your Lizard Brain Getting In The Way Of Your Weight Loss?

FEAR…most of us are programmed in exactly the WRONG way to deal with it. We become completely debilitated. And yet, it’s the no. 1 skill that separates the successful (and happy) from those who struggle to make any real progress on their goals…
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Who Moved My Cheese? The Link Between Cheese, Moving It & Losing It.

Doing the same thing, again and again, and expecting a different result is pretty silly behaviour, don’t you think? And yet we ALL do it. Why not learn from the rats, follow the cheese and do something different…. Continue reading

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What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild And Precious Life?

We all know life is short. When ‘what’s the worst that can happen?’, does, what do you decide to do with your one wild and precious life? Continue reading

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YOUR Time To Shine: How To Quit Playing Small And Really Shine In 2012

There are frightening moments in any chica’s life. In my experience there is nothing as intense as that instant when you get a glimpse of what is REALLY possible….for YOU. Here’s four tips on how to quit playing small and REALLY shine in 2012…

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The Labels That Hinder Your Weight Loss

When you see a slim woman strolling confidently down the street, do you appreciate her style or do you secretly think heavy thoughts? If it’s the latter, your labels might be getting in the way of your own weight loss journey…. Continue reading

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Which Of Your Questions Are Keeping You Overweight?

If you’re unhappy with your weight, there’s a very good chance that you’re asking the types of questions that preclude weight loss. In order to lose weight you need to change your questions. Here’s how… Continue reading

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The World’s Best Affirmation For Weight Loss

There’s a bunch of people out there who knock affirmations and claim they don’t work. Maybe you’re one of ‘em. I know I used to be. Until I learned how to use them correctly…. Continue reading

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Looking For Inspiration To Exercise? Then Read This IMMEDIATELY

If you’re in desperate need of some butt-kicking inspiration to turn yourself from a Excuse Junkie into an Exercise Junkie, here it is…right here, right now. Continue reading

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The Wonder Treatment? The Single Best Thing You Can Do For Weight Loss And Your Health

Today’s post is entirely dedicated to a video. It’s a game changer. And it answers the question: what one treatment makes the biggest difference to your health? Get your answer and dosage here… Continue reading

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3 Ways We Resist: Life, Weight Loss and Happiness.

You’re close. Tantalisingly close. Nearly nailed it. Woohoo…Then WHAM-O…the doubts emerge. What do you do when the resistance kicks in? Continue reading

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Happy happy joy joy: The curious connection between joy and weight loss

So often weight loss clients believe they need more discipline so they can lose weight. The irony is, it’s not discipline or will power they need. It’s something different. Entirely different… Continue reading

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How To Recover From A Weight Loss Plateau…

Oh crap… I’ve plateau-ed. “Hello, Plateau Land.” Now what do I do? Here’s what…. Continue reading

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Plateau Frustration: How To Stay Motivated (Part II)

Depression. Hatred. Condemnation. Arrrgh I’ve plateaued again. Three home truths you can use immediately to convert frustration into motivation when you’re in Plateau Land… Continue reading

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Your Own Weight Loss Fairy Tale: Crappy Ending OR Happy Ending?

“I’m Italian,” she said. “I see pasta, I eat pasta. I can’t help it!!!” It’s a very common situation. What to do? Continue reading

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The Two Wolves Of Weight Loss. What We Can Learn From The Cherokee.

A wise, old Cherokee is teaching his grandchildren about life. Around him they gather, drunk with curiosity. Here’s what the Cherokee knows about any weight loss journey… Continue reading

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What NOT To Drink (If You Want To Lose Weight)

Did you know that just one can of soft drink per day can add as much as 15 pounds over one year? Here’s why you should think, long and hard, before reaching for ‘the real thing’… Continue reading

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How To Free Yourself From Food Cravings. Forever.

She’s lovely. (OK, so I’m a wee bit biased). She is called Ignite Your Thinner Sparkle: 7 Clever Techniques to Conquer Cravings, Be Confident Around Food + Control Your Weight. She’s full of love + hand-holding how-tos. Continue reading

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How Embracing The V-Word Helps You Lose Weight

We’re the most obese, addicted, in debt, medicated adult cohort in US history. By embracing the V-Word, you can remove yourself from this unhappy majority. PS: It’s NOT vegetarian : ) Continue reading

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Ignite Your Thinner Sparkle…

Ignite Your Thinner Sparkle is the do-this-then-that guide you’ve been asking (and, patiently waiting) for – to REALLY bust your cravings, once and for all. Continue reading

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The Intersection Between Weight Loss & Book Writing

Now that my book is out, it occurs to me that writing and losing weight have certain similarities… Continue reading

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How Often Should I Weigh Myself To Lose Weight?

So, exactly how often should I weigh myself? It’s a common question. My answer (and I’m NOT being flippant) varies from ‘often’ to ‘never’. Here’s why…. Continue reading

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Weight Loss & The Secret to Profound Change

Today’s video may surprise you. What could empower a 350 pound “chronically obese” grandmother to shed 230 pounds -from a size 28 dress to a size 8 – without invasive surgery or magic pills? Continue reading

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Ditch This D-Word To Ditch The Weight

Do you have a friend who’s as skinny as a rake and she eats whatever she wants? Yet you need only glance at the confectionery aisle for the pounds to pile on? Here’s why…. Continue reading

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Truth, Lies & Chocolate: How Fibs Keep You Fat

According to a recent survey by Timex, most women fib about what they eat. See here to discover the relationship between fibs, fat & chocolate…. Continue reading

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Calling all Emotional Eaters, Comfort Eaters & Stress-Heads: Do You Breathe Correctly?

Drowning in a sea of brown boxes, gaffer tape and bubble wrap. You guessed it. We’re moving house. Hello stress + emotional eating! What’s a girl to do? Here’s what I did in 3 easy steps…. Continue reading

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Truth or False: Can Negative Thinking Really Make You Fat?

Sounds strange – very strange indeed – but it is true. Negative thinking can make you fat. Here’s how… Continue reading

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Do NOT Exercise To Lose Weight. MYB instead.

Yup… you read that right. The title does sound slightly bonkers.
But, in my experience, it’s true.
Here’s why. Continue reading

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How to Stay Hungry Enough To Achieve Your Happy Weight. Or, The No 1 Reason Why 95% of People Give Up.

Conventional wisdom holds that less than 10% of people achieve what they set out to do. Personally, I think it’s closer to 5%.
So, why do the vast majority of us fail to see our goals through to the end? Here’s the no. 1 reason….. Continue reading

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It’s Official: Our ‘Couch Potato’ Lifestyle Is Killing Us.

The report, published in the Lancet to coincide with the Olympics, estimates that one out of three adults fails to do the recommended dose of 150-minutes physical activity per week. The consequences of being a couch potato are dire. Here’s 6 easy steps you can implement today…. Continue reading

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Phantom vs Physical Hunger: Which One Is Keeping You Overweight?

Is phantom hunger the same as physical hunger? How to spot the difference, identify which stomach you’re feeding and lose weight. Continue reading

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Pop! An Elegant Technique For Eliminating Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is frustrating, depressing and extremely detrimental to weight loss. Here’s an elegant technique for dealing with it. Right now…. Continue reading

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The Most Important Step in Eliminating Emotional Eating + a ‘Smack Down’ From My Physio

“You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.” Booya. Are you ready for the final (and most important) step to eliminating emotional eating? Continue reading

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Got Fruit Salad? A Cool Tip For Weight Loss + Kicking Butt in Your World

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” How do you get more discipline in your life? Here’s how…. Continue reading

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How to Deal With Your Tummy’s Temper Tantrums

When you change your eating habits, your tummy’s going to protest. It might even throw a temper tantrum a la two-year-old. What do you do when your tummy tantrums? Continue reading

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HONESTY REQUIRED: What Do You Get Out Of Being Overweight?

What do you get out of being overweight? If you responded, “NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING!”, you might want to read on so you can release the self-sabotage forever. . . Continue reading

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Do You Have Tapeworm? A Niffy Trick For Controlling Your Appetite

“If you think you don’t control your thoughts – tell me who does. I’ll go talk to that person and get them to return your thoughts to you. ”~ Wayne Dyer Clearly, these words are meant to be ironic. Sadly … Continue reading

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Slim Trance: The Best Way To Lose Weight?

We all know that losing weight is easy, right? Go on a diet, hit the gym – et voilà – the number on the scales will be the one you want. Yeah, riiiiiiiiight. The Virtual Gastric Band is an interesting, new alternative…. Continue reading

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5 Signs You’re Ready To Lose Weight With Hypnotherapy

Are you the queen of self-sabotaging your weight loss? Are you tried of white-knuckling yourself slim with diets? There is another way. Here’s the 5 signs you’re ready for weight loss hypnotherapy…. Continue reading

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Pigged-Out? How To Recover From A Binge With Style + Grace

“I ate sooooo much crap today. Why do I have no willpower or self-control?” Are you sick of ‘giving in’ to temptation? Yes? Here’s a powerful trick to move quickly past temptation so you can be your happy weight.
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The 1 Simple Step To Being Your Own Weight Loss Guru

What’s the number one reason why you’re not currently your happy weight? Deep down, really deep down, you already know the answer. What is it? Continue reading

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Wait, Wait, Waiting on the Weight: What Are You Waiting For?

“When I’ve lost weight, I’ll be more confident. I’ll feel sexy, invite that cute boy out for coffee and ask for that promotion.” What do YOU put off until you’ve lost weight? Quit waiting, press play – here’s how… Continue reading

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Toot Toot: How Fear + Self-Doubt Keeps You Overweight

Whether you’re on the start line of your local run or starting on the weight loss journey, entering the unknown often triggers an avalanche of self-doubt. What do you do when the fear and self-doubt arrives? Continue reading

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The Minimalist Guide to New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions

If you’re like most people one of your New Year resolutions will be to lose weight. And, if you’re like most, by mid January, the scale will not have budged. So, what’s a girl to do?! It’s something refreshingly simple… Continue reading

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The Truth About ‘Just One More Mouthful’ + Other Garden-Variety Weight Loss Fibs

Who hasn’t been there? You’re nibbling on your favourite food, maybe it’s chips or sweets, and you just can’t seem to stop. You know it’ll lead to weight gain and regret – but what can you do when you want just one more mouthful? Here’s what …. Continue reading

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141 Ways Sugar Ruins Your Health. Or, Is The Sweet Stuff Making You Fat?

Are you someone who can’t stop eating sugary treats once you start? Are you plagued with constant cravings for refined carbohydrates, like pasta, bread or potato chips? Oh, how I understand! Continue reading

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HELP: I Can’t Get Junior Off The Sugar!!! Or, Mahatma Ghandi + The Boy Who Ate Too Much Sugar

Are you worried about the amount of sugar your child eats? Do you feel concerned at the quantity of soft drinks and ‘energy’ drinks your little one consumes? Here’s one step YOU can take today….
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Where Health + Confidence Collide. Or, The Truth About Personal Fitness

We all know that being healthy and fit has the ability to create a confidence that ripples across our entire world. But sometimes ‘life happens’, putting your healthy intentions on hold and shattering your confidence. What’s a girl to do? Here’s what…. Continue reading

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5 Simple Rituals To Keep You Sane, Happy + Healthy This Holiday Season

Is the prospect of Christmas making you mildly anxious? Are you already in a sweat about ‘surviving’ the festive period? Phewie! Here’s five super simple rituals to help you thrive during the holiday season. . . Continue reading

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Will This Year Be Different? How To Nail Your Weight Loss Resolution In 2013

Let’s say you’re looking to lose some weight this year. Most people set themselves up for an F for Fail because New Year’s Resolutions – as they’re usually implemented – just don’t work. Here’s how to ensure 2013 is different…. Continue reading

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Already Ditched Your NY’s Weight Loss Resolution? Do this. NOW.

Four out of five people have ditched their NY’s resolutions by mid-January. Grrr!!! The great news is it ain’t over. These three words can get you back on track…YAY!!! Continue reading

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The Best Time To Start Anything, Ever. The Insider’s Guide To Time + Losing Weight

Blown your Lose Weight + Conquer The World resolution? All is not lost. Here’s the Q to ask yourself so you can start again. Continue reading

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Do YOU Have The ‘F’ Factor? The Delightful Correlation Between It + Your Weight

Forget about the X Factor. Do you have the F Factor? It’s a common element that’s missing in the lives of many overweight clients. So what is the F Factor? (It’s NOT food!) Continue reading

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Comedy or Tragedy: What’s YOUR Weight Loss Story?

We all LOVE stories. What’s yours? What’s the story you tell yourself that prevents you from being the shape and size you choose to be? Read on to find out how to ensure your story will end in you being your happy weight…. Continue reading

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PUT DOWN THAT DIET: 5 Reasons Why Diets Simply Don’t Work. (Or, Not If You Want A Fun-Filled Life Anyway)

Given 70% of women are currently on a diet you could see how if a Martian visited it’d be easy to surmise that dieting is a terrific idea. It’s NOT. They don’t work. Here’s just 5 reasons why…. Continue reading

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Have YOU got a FAT HEAD?! 8 Signs Your Head Is Keeping You Overweight

If you struggle with your weight or are tired of the on-off-on frustration of dieting, here are 8 sure signs it’s your head keeping you overweight. Continue reading

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Ducks, Clocks + Being Overweight: WHAT Exactly Are You Waiting For?

“I’ll lose weight when: I’ve changed jobs…the kids have grown up… I’ve got my ducks in a row.” We all have something we’re waiting on before we take action. What are YOU waiting on? Continue reading

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No Time To Exercise? You’d Better Read this NOW…

“I’ve got soooooooooooo much going on…. I just don’t have the time to exercise.” Who hasn’t uttered those words? Here’s one simple language tip to help you take back control of your time… Continue reading

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Enough Already – How Scarcity Thinking Keeps You Overweight

Repeat after me……..”There is plenty of food.” “There is plenty of food.” “There is plenty of food.” Got it? Good……

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Walking On Water: What The 3 Monks Can Teach Us About Weight Loss

Do you feel like you’re missing a vital piece information that ‘naturally’ slim people seem to just know? Here’s how to find the stepping stones….. Continue reading

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True or False: Can You Daydream Your Way To Weight Loss?

Once upon a time, daydreaming was considered a lazy person’s pastime. It was frowned upon, considered a waste of time. Not any more….recent research says “permission granted to daydream your way to your happy weight.” Continue reading

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Coffee – The “Devil’s Drink” or Good For Your Health?

For years, we’ve heard how coffee negatively impacts our health. But we’ve also heard rumours that it can be beneficial to our health. So, once at for all, which is it – good or bad? It’s …. Continue reading

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Strange But Possible: Do You Have a Fear of Being Slim?

Do you frequently claim “That’s it….THIS time I’m gonna lose the weight!!!”, yet find yourself behaving in ways that conflict directly with what you say you want? Perhaps you have a fear of being slim….. Continue reading

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What Foods Should You Avoid To Lose Weight?

If you’ve ever wondered what foods you should avoid so you can lose weight, you’d better listen up. Because it’s time to throw the rule book out the window….. Continue reading

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The Unbelievably Liberating Power of “No”. Or, Six Simple Tips To Owning Your “No” So You Can Be Happy + Healthy

A major stumbling block for many of us women is our inability to say “no”. But all this selfless giving comes at a cost. Here’s six simple ways to work your ‘no muscle’, so you can get your own life back in control. Continue reading

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14 Simple Steps to Igniting Your Inner Happy, Today

Many women I talk to feel stuck in a pattern of ‘delayed happiness’. Like they’re in a rut, waiting. Here’s 14 simple steps to help you get out of the “I’ll be happy when…” rut. Continue reading

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Hypnotherapy: ‘Woo-woo-weirdo’ Or The Best-Kept Weight Loss Secret, Ever?

Since we all know the weight loss formula – eat less, exercise more – why aren’t we all super svelte already?! Here’s why… Continue reading

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Where Is The Love? Why It’s IMPOSSIBLE To Hate Yourself Slim…

Have you fallen into the trap? The “When these lumps and bumps have gone, THEN I’ll love my body” trap? If you want to lose weight, here’s what you’ve GOT to do… Continue reading

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Are YOU Like The Woman On The Roof?

To which metaphoric roof are YOU clinging? Emotional eating? Food obsession? Self-sabotage? Here’s how to quit the waiting, wishing and hoping…. Continue reading

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Why Will Power Alone NEVER Leads To A Slimmer You

Who hasn’t uttered the following: “If I could just find more will power, and say no to that chocolate biscuit, THEN I could shift this weight”. Here’s what to do when your will power goes AWOL…. Continue reading

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80% of Overweight Women Struggle With This….Do You?

What is this ‘magic’ ingredient that causes some women to shift the weight easily, while others ….not so much. It’s simpler than you’d imagine and boils down to one simple notion…
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Cayenne Pepper: A Quick + Easy Way To Put a Spring In Your Step?

Who knew that spice in the back of your pantry could help you shift the kilos, curb your appetite AND put a spring in your step? Here’s how… Continue reading

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Confused About How Often You Should Weigh Yourself?

How often do you weigh yourself? Weekly, daily, never? There’s a lot of information out there, so what’s the right amount for you? Continue reading

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Fancy Dropping a Dress Size By Christmas? Here’s What NOT to Do.

With NY’s resolutions just around the corner, I want to share the most common mistake we women make when we decide to drop a dress size, or three. Continue reading

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Listen Up: Why You Should NEVER Start A Diet On Monday

“I’ll start my diet on Monday because…um, well… it just makes sense.” Who hasn’t said those words before?! Here’s why it DOESN’T make any sense at all….. Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help You Survive Christmas Without Overeating

Uh-oh, it’s Christmas time. Food, glorious food. How can you avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain – but still enjoy festive indulgences? Here’s 5 tips ….. Continue reading

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BEFORE You Make Your New Year’s Resolution – Do This 1 thing

Before you even think about leaping into your 2014 resolutions, here’s the one thing you should do to sweep clean the virtual noise from 2013 – so you can start fresh and energised. Continue reading

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Happy 2014! How To Make Your Dreams Real (Even If You’ve Already Fallen Off the Resolution Wagon)

Who else really sucks at New Year’s Resolutions?! If you’ve already fallen off the 2014 resolution band wagon, here’s how to recover with grave and style…. Continue reading

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When To Put On Your Big Girl Knickers

Four weeks ago, most of us made a resolution to shift some weight. Today’s post is for every person who’s asking the big question, “What if I crash and burn?”. Here’s what….. Continue reading

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How Our Self-Talk Lies. Or, How To Stay Stuck, Overweight + Exhausted.

If you’re like most women, we’re our own worst enemy when it comes to losing weight – all because of the nasty things we barrage ourselves with every day. Here’s what YOU can to do today…. Continue reading

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Are You Accidentally ‘Super Sizing’ Yourself?

We ALL overeat. But get this – people who struggle with their weight – underestimate the amount they eat by more than 50 per cent. Here’s how we’re accidentally super sizing ourselves…. Continue reading

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Why Do High Achieving Women Often Struggle To Lose Weight?

“How is it that I can be super duper successful in the office, in total control of every area of my life, but I struggle when it comes to my weight?” Grrrrrrr! Find out why here…. Continue reading

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A Simple, Low Tech Way to Create BIG Weight Loss

Fancy a simple, low tech way to lose weight permanently? All without deprivation or sweating your you-know-what’s-off on the treadmill? It’s about a 2 minute read. Continue reading

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The Popcorn Effect: How Mindless Eating Prohibits Weight Loss

Step 2 to natural weight loss – WITHOUT deprivation or sweating your you-know-what’s-off on the treadmill. It’s about a 2 minute read. Step 2…. Continue reading

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Enough’s Enough: Do YOU Know When That Is?

Step 3 to natural weight loss – WITHOUT deprivation or sweating your you-know-what’s-off on the treadmill. It’s about a 2 minute read. Step 3…. Continue reading

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Eat This, NOT That: Who Else Is Confused About Food Labels?

Can you even remember the time when food was…um, well – just food? Not “good”, not “bad”, just food! Here’s Step 4 to natural weight loss – WITHOUT deprivation or sweating your you-know-what’s-off on the treadmill. Continue reading

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Finally… Learn The RIGHT Way To Weigh Yourself

If you’re sick of the confidence-destroying power the scales hold over you, you’re going to love Step 5 to natural weight loss – WITHOUT deprivation or sweating your you-know-what’s-off on the treadmill… Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Body’s Many Cries For Water?

We all know water is vital to optimal health. Many of the aches and pains we experience on a daily basis are the preliminary effects of dehydration. So just how much should we drink every day? Continue reading

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“Hello Lazy Bones”: The Happy Truth About Exercise. Or, Simple Steps To Losing It.

If you’re NOT into sweating your you-know-what’s-off at the gym, you’re going to love Step 7 in the Steps to Permanent Weight Loss Series…. Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: ‘Spa it Girl, Australia’ + Moi Have a Chat

Permission to NOT diet: a celebration of ditching the “Sunday Night Conversation”, putting down the beating-up-stick and learning to nurture our miraculous bodies. Continue reading

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The Perfectionist’s Guide to Weight Loss, Getting Stuff Done + Life in General

Are you a bit of a perfectionist? Be honest! Sounds weird, but if you like to “do things perfectly” there’s a very good chance you’re blocking weight loss…and life in general. Continue reading

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How To Drop A Dress Size By Silencing Those Pesky Inner Critics

Life is short. But it’s also too darn long to live in a body at your unhappy weight or carry an inner voice that is critical. Here’s tips for muting your inner critical mean voice so you can be the shape + size you want to be…. Continue reading

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Happy Holidays: 5 Tips for a No-Weight-Gain Christmas

This party season I’m challenging myself to commit to five small changes to avoid the holiday weight gain trap. And I’d love you to join me. Continue reading

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The Oscars: Are you being all “Hollywood” about weight loss?

Are you guilty of Hollywood Thinking? Say what?? True – we ALL do it. But it can seriously impact your health and prevent you from being your happy shape and size. Here’s the antidote from Hollywood thinking ….. Continue reading

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How to STOP Overeating – A Conversation Changer

Are you an emotional eater? “I eat until I hate myself. I am tired of feeling bad after every meal because I have stuffed myself again.” If this sounds familiar, there is hope…. Continue reading

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HONESTY REQUIRED: What Do YOU Get Out Of Being Overweight?

It doesn’t matter how much you say you want to look + feel fabulous, if you’re oblivious to your own personal secondary gain, your unconscious mind will never allow you to become the shape and size you say you want to be. Here’s how to change that….. Continue reading

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Using The F–Word: The First Step Toward Permanent Weight Loss

It’s not often I encourage the F-Word. But it’s vital for weight loss. If you’re after a healthy fresh start in 2016, you might want to consider using it more often… Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help You Survive Christmas Without Overeating

Uh-oh, it’s Christmas time. Food, glorious food. How can you avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain – but still enjoy festive indulgences? Here’s 5 tips ….. Continue reading

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The 4 WORST Words You Can Say After A Slip-Up

                It’s New Year’s Eve, glass of wine in hand, and we promise ourselves we’ll “eat healthily this year”. It’s the eternal and universal commitment we make annually. For a couple of days it’s … Continue reading

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How Embracing The V-Word Helps You Lose Weight

“We are the most obese, addicted, in debt, and medicated adult cohort in US history.” Or so says Brene Brown. Fortunately she shows us by embracing the V-Word we can leave that unhealthy cohort, shift the extra weight and feel happier. So what IS the V-Word….. Continue reading

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Tall Tales & Chocolate: How Fibs Keep Us Fat

According to a survey by Timex most women fib about what they eat. No surprises there. What is surprising though is the frequency of these tall tales. On average, we women fib about what we eat nine times per day. Wow. … Continue reading

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Does Your Story Help or Hinder Your Weight Loss?

Since childhood we’ve all loved stories. But what’s the story you tell yourself about your weight? Is it a drama or tear-jerker? Here’s how you can ensure your story will end happily, with YOU being your happy weight…… Continue reading

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The Crucial ‘Missing Link’ in the Weight Loss Journey

Often, when we’re on the weight loss journey, we think we’re taking the right actions, but we’re missing something crucial. Today’s update holds the “missing link” to weight loss….. Continue reading

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Is ‘Obligation Eating’ Controlling You?

Several clients this week have talked about the frustration of ‘obligation eating’. You know how it is. You’re out to dinner with a friend, and while you don’t want pudding or that fourth glass of wine, they do. So you … Continue reading

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Could This Two-letter Word Help You Stop Overeating?

A major stumbling block for women, especially women looking to lose weight, is the inability to say “no” without feeling very, very guilty. For many of us, saying “no” triggers our deepest fears. “Uh-oh, I’m unkind/not-good-enough/not-loving-enough (…fill in the blank…) and other … Continue reading

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Can being more “self-compassionate” really help you lose weight?

Recent research has shown self-compassion to be a critical ingredient for happiness, health and weight loss. Given many women have undeveloped self-compassion muscles, what does this mean for you? Continue reading

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3 Tips For Thriving During a Plateau

Depression. Self-hate. Frustration. Arrrgh! That’s what most of us feel when we hit a weight loss plateau.Here’s three tips you can use immediately to convert your frustration into inspiration when the scales aren’t budging. Continue reading

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No 1 Tip on How to Stay Motivated When You’re REALLY Struggling

Motivation can be such an elusive concept. Sometimes we have it. Sometimes not. And even when we do find it, it never seems to stick around for very long! Here’s one simple mind trick to help you take action – with or without motivation! Continue reading

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‘Body hate’ or ‘body love’: which do YOU do?

Like many women, I believed, “If I hate myself enough, I’ll be motivated to lose weight, and then I’ll like myself more.” It seemed logical to a 14-year-old, but it does NOT work! Continue reading

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Two Soft Drinks a Day Could Double Diabetes Risk

Two fizzy drinks a day is all it takes to double the risk of diabetes – even if they are diet versions. Perhaps it’s time to use hypnosis to ditch your soft drink habit… Continue reading

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7 Tips to Help You Enjoy The Holiday Season WITHOUT Weight Gain

Uh-oh! The silly season approaches. The good news… festive season weight gain is not inevitable. You really can enjoy the holidays without gaining weight with these 7 tips. Continue reading

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‘Bored To Tears’ By New Year’s Resolutions?

If your commitment to your NY’s resolution is already waning, here’s ONE specific thing you can do immediately to make 2017 the year you become the shape and size YOU want to be…. Continue reading

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How Clutter Blocks E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G… From Weight Loss to Well Being

Have you ever wondered how clutter impacts your weight and well being? Wonder no more….. Continue reading

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What To Do When Someone Else’s Weight Loss Makes You Feel Like Sh*t

We know that other people’s weight loss joy should serve as inspiration to our own journey. But often it causes us to self-sabotage. Here’s what to do when the green-eyed monster comes out….. Continue reading

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HELP! How do I protect myself from toxic people?

Have you ever wondered how to deal with conversationally toxic people with class and style and remaining true to you? Here’s how…. Continue reading

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Are YOU limiting your joy, happiness, and health?

If you’ve ever wondered why you do the self-sabotagey behaviour you do, you’re in for a treat today. It’s called upper limiting and here’s how to stop it in its tracks. Continue reading

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To weigh or not to weigh?

Many women are confused as to how often they should weigh themselves. My advice is delightfully simple. Don’t. ..Having worked with hundreds of women, here’s why. Continue reading

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Could lack of sleep be causing you to gain weight?

Research is identifying how sleep deprivation can sabotage the fit of your jeans. Here’s three steps you can start implementing tonight to ensure your dreams are sweet and your jeans fit…… Continue reading

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“Perfectionism”— the enemy of weight loss?

Hands up if you’re a perfectionist. C’mon, you know who you are. If it helps, I’m lifting my hand up with you! We perfectionists are very accomplished fibbers. The fib is usually something along the lines of “when I lose … Continue reading

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Who else is ‘trying’ to lose weight? Stop it!

I’ve just had a weight management hypnotherapy session with a delightful lady. She’d gained weight during her pregnancy. As much as she loved her little one, she was frustrated by her post-bub size and energy levels. In her own words, … Continue reading

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