Winning at Weight Loss

FACT 1: We make around 250 food-related decisions every day without even realising it.

FACT : You only need to eat an extra 100 calories a day to gain 5.5kg (10lbs) over the course of a year.

(100 calories = 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips or 28 red grapes or 1 tablespoon of butter or 1 medium banana).

FACT : Fact One done wrong + Fact Two = Effortless weight gain

Successful weight loss involves not jut losing weight but also keeping it off. One of the biggest secrets of successful weight loss is mindful eating or being more aware of what you are eating (how it looks, feels, tastes) as well as the emotions and thoughts around why and when you eat. In a nutshell, it simply means thinking more about what you’re doing when it comes to food.

How To Have A Productive Day

Productivity has nothing to do with how busy you are. More and more, I’m consciously scrutinising my activity and reflecting regularly on whether I am actually being productive or simply busy for the sake of it.

I daresay that the busier you are, the less productive you will be. When faced with the option to be involved in a myriad of things I remind myself that I am firstly a human being, not a human doing.

The Dynamic Duo: Change and Commitment

With the first month of 2014 now in full swing, many of us will predictably be thinking of making change and setting goals in different areas of our lives – career, relationships, lifestyle, diet etc. However, are you committed enough  to reach your goals and make the change you so desire?

I shared a quote recently about change not being an enemy, highlighting the fact that change is good and worthy of pursuit. In reality, embracing change in any area of life is difficult. We are creatures of habit after all. Successful change
happens when it we commit to it at all levels – intellectually, emotionally and physically such that it takes over your life and becomes your reality.