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Dreaming of Healthy Eating and Easy Weight Management?

Welcome, and well done for making healthy eating and well-being a priority.

My guess is you want to be healthy and slim, and you’ve been trying various diets in hopes of getting there, right?

And it’s not working.

You’ve made your own diet rules about when you’ll eat, when you won’t, certain foods you’ve banned after 7pm, and others you’ve banned for eternity.

It’s still not working.

Things are worse than ever and perhaps you’re now restricting and/or binge eating, and maybe purging too… yes?

I get it.

When I was suffering with eating disorders my intentions were good too. I just wanted to be healthy and slim. It was an evil mystery to me how the compulsion to binge drove me to buy muffins, packs of cookies, corn chips and ice cream on my way home at 10pm.

Even though I was continually restricting, and then binging and purging my weight increased to the heaviest of my life. It seems counter intuitive to purge and gain weight, but that’s what often happens.1

It was 10 long years before the right conditions lined up in my life so I could climb out of my food wreck and restore healthy eating. That was over 25 years ago, and I’m delighted to say I’ve never looked back. My weight has been stable ever since, and my health great.

During those 10 years of hell I really wanted to be healthy. In fact it was a priority, which it might be for you too. I went to the gym most days, rode my bike when weather permitted, jogged, swam regularly, and participated in mini triathlons.

So I know first hand how you can have great intentions for health and fitness. Yet, your diet is less than optimal and you’re battling with weight.

And… you don’t know why.

I was driven to find out why. I studied, read research after more research papers, and listened to everything relevant I could find.

You’ll be happy to know, the fact is there’s a pretty clear path out of the battle with food and weight.

So that’s my mission. Helping you fill in the missing pieces around your struggles with diet and weight so you can have peace with both sooner rather than later!

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Weight Loss Diet Can Be Life Destroying

Dieting Doesn't Work
Many think 'normal people' just go on a weight loss diet, lose weight and get on with life.I used to think this too. When I was battling with food and weight I thought it was a personal shortcoming that I was in such a mess.Maybe you can relate... I felt I must be really weak willed, or defective in some way. So I belittled and judged myself.And I judged everyone else who was also batt...
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Low Calorie Diet Plan Infatuates

Low Calorie Diet Plan Infatuates
First question... why do we keep falling for a low calorie diet plan to lose weight, given that research clearly tells us diets do not work for weight loss?1Well, who likes a few flutters of the heart?Low Calorie Diet Plan Woos Us Like an ardent suitor, dieting initially promises us the world. Also, it likely even delivers a little dream or two. Maybe you lose 20 pounds for a school reu...
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Diet For Weight Loss Focus Is Faulty

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When you focus on a diet for weight loss, your attention is trained on the wrong things..When dieting is all about losing weight, rather than focusing on health, you are certainly causing yourself undo stress! Diet For Weight Loss ScaleFirst up, please take note that these are not the 'scales of justice'!Dieting unfortunately trains you to watch your weight on such a scale. This...
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Calorie Controlled Diet Is Misleading

Burning calories misleading
It's no secret why people flock to a calorie controlled diet. We hear the misleading 'sales pitch' over and over again:"In order to lose weight you must take in less calories than the number of calories you expend".However, we now know this statement does not reflect the whole truth.Why? Because there's actually sound information telling us that aiming for a 'perfect number of calorie...
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Restricted Calorie Diet Leaves You Wanting

Restricted Calorie Diet Misleads
Are you among the millions who have experienced relentless hunger on a restricted calorie diet? The emptiness in the tummy seems difficult to satisfy when counting calories on a  'pick a number diet'... 1200, 1500, 1800, etc.So what's missing when focusing on calories?Well, think about this...First, food is vital information for your body. Information in the form of macro-nutrients and...
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Low Calorie Diet Slows Metabolism

As other posts on this blog attest, a low calorie diet can be detrimental in a number of ways.One way you cause yourself problems by dieting is because dieting slows down your metabolism. 1Metabolism is the energy regulation system for our body. It oversees thousands of processes and functions every minute of your life. These include:Metabolism regulates body temperature right around...
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Diet To Lose Weight And You May Lose This Too

Diet To Lose Weight Upsets Hormones
If you diet to lose weight, you are about as likely to gain weight as you are to lose it. 1However, you are very likely to lose some other things!Let me explain...The human body has the endocrine system which manages our hormones. At the mention of hormones you may first think of the well known hormones testosterone and estrogen. Although these two get the most airtime and tend to mono...
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Calorie Restriction Diet Causes Rebellion

Calorie Restriction Diet
So what do you think about the rules and regulations of a calorie restriction diet?Sure rules and regulations have their place in certain contexts. They certainly help keep us safe on the roads and in our communities. When applied with logical reasoning in line with nature and the best interests of all involved, they come in pretty handy.What about when rules and regulations are applie...
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Finding Your Balanced Diet

Balanced Diet Is Beyond Calories
Ready to leave calorie counting and restrictive dieting behind and find the balanced diet that's right for you? Great!So how do you do that when food is certainly a daily consideration, and weight may also be one for you at this point? You live with your body. Of course you need to eat. These are things you cannot ignore.Therefore, how about having a plan to make it easier, and much mu...
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