Are you frustrated and upset about diets that don’t work?
Confused about what is healthy food for healthy weight?
SBS recently aired this episode on Insight; ‘Fat fighters’. It aptly demonstrates that healthy weight is a controversial issue. We have the statistics to demonstrate that being overweight has health risks and weight loss is not easy. That no specific diet works better than another for short term weight loss, and is not the answer to long term healthy weight. We just need to eat healthy? What does that mean amongst all of today’s health messages and dieting hype?
The best evidence about achieving sustainable healthy weight comes from the American Heart Association. It states that people should set achievable, individual, specific goals and self-monitor their progress toward attaining these goals in a supportive environment.
What this means is that we need to:
- Be health literate (learn about good health from quality sources without an agenda),
- Have a plan for healthy eating
- Follow up with support
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Would you like further information about what the quality research says?
- Lifestyle programmes that include healthy eating, exercise and health education improve well-being, weight loss and improve reproductive functioning.
- One diet type is not best – the key is to develop a food plan that suites the individual. The research demonstrates that low carb or low-calorie weight loss plans do not demonstrate significant difference in long term weight change.
- Atallah, Long-term effects of 4 popular diets on weight loss & cardiovascular risk factors: a systematic review of RTC, American heart association, 2014
- Schwingshackl, Impact of long-term lifestyle programs on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors in overweight/obese participants: a systematic review and network meta-analysis, 2014
What is your tipping point? At what point do the challenges to your health become significant enough for you to decide to care for yourself, make a positive change for health, and prioritise yourself?
This weekend is a gift of spring, an opportunity to nourish ourselves and infuse joy into a moment in time. Gather with Women in a calm, joyous and peaceful place to share skills about being the best women we can be, and return home filled with support, and a personal plan to be well and stay well.
Myself and seven women who are both local and from all over Australia will be sharing our expertise in health in our specific fields. Our aim is to give you the motivation and tools to make positive change that is personalised and relevant for you right now. It will be informative, fun and relaxed in a place of rare natural beauty – the perfect weekend away with women.
I will discuss the evidence based therapies for stress management and optimising energy levels: this includes food, lifestyle and interventions such as natural therapies, followed by a workshop to create a personal, manageable plan that you can take home and implement.
Once vitality is improved, we will look at how this can improve fertility and reproductive health. Importantly covering specific techniques to improve symptoms of common reproductive problems. The focus is on potent and effective lifestyle interventions that are relevant to you.
I hope to see you there.
The detailed study of your iris can provide an insight into your individual constitutional tendencies towards health and disease.
The iris is seen as an image or mirror of the whole body. The colours, fibre texture and pattern and specific markings of the iris correspond to organs and structures of the body.
This study provides us with information that determines the persons inherited and acquired constitution, as well as the level of functioning of their tissues, cells, metabolic systems and organs.
Iridology does not diagnose specific illnesses, but rather gives us an understanding of the individual’s tendencies toward health and illness.
5 Reminders to keep trim
- Move. An exercise plan is great, but don’t forget the importance of incidental exercise. Walk rather than tram/drive, climb those stairs to work, spend the last half of your lunch hour walking.
- Reward yourself and relax at night with non-food rituals like music, favourite activity, baths, and candles. Something to make you feel loved.
- Stand up strong and avoid the junk food. Minimise packaged snacks like cakes, crackers and chocolate.
- Have healthy food handy for snacks such as nuts, cheese, fruit, yogurt, hummus dips, and tasty tea.
- Replace bread and rice with loads of vegies in your meals. Try new add new ones like grilled capsicum, lemon juice on chopped tomato and parsley, roasted beetroots and fetta.
‘Health cannot be bought, bottled or sold, but must be continuously sought’
Symptoms of both food allergy and intolerance are similar, and it can appear that the easiest approach at managing symptoms is to restrict the offending food.
However is this sustainable in the long term? Even if it was, sometimes it is unclear which foods cause the problems, and some foods are okay sometimes, and not at other times.
The outcome is that many patients have vague and persistent symptoms and feel they need to restrict their diet further and further, which often creates personal, social and nutritional problems, not to mention persistent symptoms!