body image

The ‘perfect body’ is an illusion

“Smaller Waist. Bigger smiles.” More like “Smaller waist. Bigger profit.” If you believe everything you see then you would know that being thin equates to happiness. That losing weight will not only make you a happier person but also find the perfect relationship, be more satisfied at work, have better friends, feel healthier and live longer. Having the perfect body will make you desirable, popular … Continue reading The ‘perfect body’ is an illusion

diet

The missing piece is your mindset, setting it up for success

The truth is weight-loss companies, fitness and wellness companies know how to sell to our insecurities. They make us feel insecure and unworthy, and the more and more of these messages we hear, the more desperate we become to change our bodies. The last piece of the puzzle in the dieting rollercoaster is your thoughts, beliefs and cognitions. Thinking of a diet as only a … Continue reading The missing piece is your mindset, setting it up for success

diet-recovery coach

How your body secretly fights back against restriction

Dieting is merely controlled starvation. Our body does not like to be starved and much prefers to sitting happily in homeostasis, and will therefore start up a range of physical mechanisms to slow weight loss.  Your body’s self-defence mechanism Once you start to restrict energy your body goes into high alert and turns on self-defence mechanisms. Though we live well in the 21st century our … Continue reading How your body secretly fights back against restriction

binge and compensate cycle

Why “Time to Burn off those Calories” is the worst Fitness Advice ever.

What do you think about when you hear the word binge? You might think of someone sitting down to eat three whole pizzas, followed by a milkshake and a sundae. Or you might think of someone going to the shop and buying $40 worth of lollies to eat in one sitting? What about the word compensate, is that something you have thouight about and if … Continue reading Why “Time to Burn off those Calories” is the worst Fitness Advice ever.