Tag Archives: weight

Reasons for the Fat Shame

Why do we feel ashamed of our weight? Week in, week out, my work involves visiting teenagers to take their measurements as part of a research project about healthy weight management for adolescents. All the participants in our project are … Continue reading

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September Challenge: Drop Sweet Treats/Add Positive Health Activities

Spring has sprung a day early in Melbourne* and it seems like the perfect time after a long break to begin a new challenge: a challenge to add more healthy activities and drop the sweet treats. Not just for a … Continue reading

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Week 31 Review: Moderation and Embracing Set Backs Will Change My Life (Possibly)

And so, the 31st week concludes with Zai actually losing a kilogram*. That must mean I’ve cut out a kilogram of butter from my diet! Amazing! I don’t even remember buying that much from the supermarket! Less-butter week has been … Continue reading

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Weekend 25: Drop junk food/Add food log

Sometimes it’s important to stop worrying about the psyche and to do something for the body. Navel gazing is all well and good (and clearly I’m prone to do a fair bit of it) but I want to feel fresh … Continue reading

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Weekend 11: Drop Slippers/Add Exercise

This weekend, I am going to drop wearing casual, lazy clothes when I get up and add exercise each day. Mark Twain said “Clothes make the man”. Although he was talking about the mere presence of clothes and having influence, … Continue reading

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Snack Habits

I’ve just eaten more tea (dinner) than I needed (ooh but it was yummy) and have managed to waddle down to my bedroom for a rest. (The lingering lethargy from my virus hit again this afternoon and all I’ve wanted … Continue reading

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Weekend 4: Sugar/Organisation

This weekend, I’m dropping sugar and adding organisation. According to highly-respected Australian nutritionist Rosemary Stanton in her Complete Book of Food and Nutrition, the body can accommodate a some sugar in the diet and therefore can be beneficial for those … Continue reading

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