Category Archives: Weight loss tips

How high cortisol causes belly fat

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Ever wondered how high cortisol causes belly fat?

We’ve been told that cortisol contributes to stubborn belly fat, but what is it, and how is it creeping into our lives?

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Lose weight fast and other bad advice.

You hear this line thrown out everywhere – “Just eat less and exercise more” – as the magical answer to everyone’s weight issues. The problem is it doesn’t actually work if you do it incorrectly (which most people do) and makes the issues worse, as you will see in this story…

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Skim Milk is good for you

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Skim Milk is good for you. Do you believe me?

I’ve seen it a couple of times now on social media where health bloggers and even a famous, healthy living personality have dissed skim milk, labelling it as highly processed, devoid of nutrients, not real food blah, blah, blah. And they took pride in saying they don’t drink milk anymore anyway!

Despite wanting to answer on those posts and give a different view explaining how skim milk is good for you, my response would be too long.  So I’ll come over here and have a rant on my blog instead!

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At first I was losing weight, now it’s coming back!

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I had lunch with a friend recently, who like me, has been into the whole losing weight, trying to be healthy thing for years. She had tried everything too but had been in a good place for quite a while. She believed she had found her perfect mix of exercise and eating without too much drama, and she had maintained her 20kg (40lb) weight loss for the longest time.

Until now.

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Dieting, weight loss and health

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It’s been a big year around dieting, weight loss and health this year.

There’s been a big shift in beliefs around food for me, and what it actually means to be healthy.

Here are the big clangers…

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Carbohydrate loading

holiday eating and carb loading

So I’m back from the wilds of Iceland and Scotland and did a lot of holiday eating and carbohydrate loading accidentally!

Seriously, if you’ve ever thought you may like to visit Iceland one day, please do yourself a favour and do it.

It is totally like another planet with variations in landscape that are mind-blowing. You can drive 5km and see green rolling hills with waterfalls, trees and mountains, then jet black bare volcanic dirt as far as the eye can see. Then the jet black dirt has rocks on it, then the rocks have tufts of grass, then it’s these round rocks with fluorescent green thick moss all over them. But the strange part is – it’s one or the other – there is never a mixture. Really bizarre. And ice lagoons, and the black beach with chunks of ice on it and of course the aurora – just wow!

Anyway, to see some stunning photographic videos and amazing drone footage check out my hubby’s Iceland Youtube series here and images on cards to wall prints and more available here.

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Best way to lose weight long term

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The best way to lose weight is a complete lifestyle change. When I was overweight I never really understood what a complete lifestyle change really meant. It turns out others don’t either.

So I was chatting to a social media follower, let’s call her Betty and we got to talking after she commented on one of my posts where the theme was ‘I walk because I hate running.’

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Polyunsaturated fats cause weight gain

PUFAs cause weight gain

You are probably thinking, “what’s she on about now?!!” Well I’ve just discovered that polyunsaturated fats cause weight gain and many other undesirable things!

It’s just amazing to me how these things are totally around out there, but they don’t sink into my brain until I am ready to listen to it.

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What’s up with curbing cravings?

curbing cravingsEverywhere I read about special teas to help you lose weight, or shakes, or pills or any other fan-dangled thing that is supposed to cut your appetite or help with curbing cravings. I’m just wondering why this is necessary?

Why do you need to stop feeling your cravings?

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Stevia causes Belly Fat

Is it true that stevia causes belly fat?

In this whole weight loss and health game, I like to be my own grand experiment to see what works for me and makes me feel amazing, hopefully all the time.

So I read up on different healthy food related topics, try them on for size, then make up my own mind as to whether what is written is true for me. Which is why I might be in favour of a product at a point in time, but after using for six months or more, I will change my mind because of the effects it has on me.

One of these products for which I have had a recent switch-o change-o is Stevia.

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