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Stop Scolding, Start Encouraging

It looks like healthcare providers around the world are catching on to something we’ve known all along through our experience in successful weight loss with Sydney area residents: It’s a far better strategy to encourage people as they work to control their weight, rather than scold them. You probably know the old adage that says, […]

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Getting Older, Getting Fatter

As we age, our body shape changes. We slowly lose muscle and we slowly gain fat. It is a part of life, but once we turn 40, male or female, our muscle mass declines by 1% per year. As a result, our strength decreases by around 3% per year. Studies have shown that older people […]

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Sleep Less, Weigh More?

It’s a sad fact, but being sleep deprived may lead to greater appetite and unwanted weight gain.  New studies have shown that a lack of sleep affects the timing of the release of specific hormones, namely ghrelin and leptin.  Ghrelin and leptin work in a “checks and balances” type of system to control feelings of […]

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