Tag Archives: Weight Control

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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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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The Womb. Your Mother. Yourself

TIME magazine Oct 2010 We know that diet, environment and genes all play a major role in determining our weight and shape. However an emerging area of science known as foetal origins may provide even further clues as to why some people are predisposed to being overweight, as well as a number of other health […]

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