March 2011

Do you find you get frustrated and critical with yourself when faced with a setback in your health and fitness program? Are you harder on yourself than you would be on a friend or colleague?

Many people, in fact probably most people, feel the same way.

But, some surprising research suggests that people who are kind to themselves, and more tolerant toward their own imperfections, are more likely to be successful with their health and fitness goals. Click to read more…

Being healthy is not just about eating the right foods and exercising. Granted, those are two of the biggest elements which contribute to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

But, there are other factors which can ensure every part of your body — including your mental state — is in tip top condition.

I want to share with you my strategies for making yourself healthier

7 Ways To Get Healthy Today

1. Eat Right and Exercise
Let’s get the obvious ones out of the way first. Eating the right foods and exercising will not only make you look good on the outside, but it will make you feel good on the inside, too.

This is because exercising in particular increases oxygen to your muscles and encourages blood flow. This helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol and strengthens your heart, which results in longevity, and improves overall cardiovascular health.

Exercising and eating right also helps to improve your appearance and produces endorphins (chemicals in the brain that make your feel happy). This can help you to have more confidence, and prevents you from participating in self-destructing behavior.

These are all qualities needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Click to read more…

Hey Dietriffic readers. It’s me again, the fat losing hubby. :D

It’s that time of the week again, the time where I share with you my results.

I’m running out the door to a family event in literally two minutes, so I’m just going to throw up the video for you. Click to read more…

One of the best things you can do to improve your overall health, is reduce the amount of sugar in your diet.

This can be difficult if you eat a lot of packaged foods, since sugar is one of the most pervasive ingredients contained in them.

Food manufacturers know that adding sugar to foods makes them taste better, and research has demonstrated that sugar is in fact addictive; this means more sales for them, but more sugar cravings for you.

However, reducing your sugar intake comes with a whole host of positive health benefits:

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My Little Spring Lamb!!!

We all know the benefits of bulk buying.

It’s why we go out of our way to pick up the best deals at Costco, because of the value. That extra trip to the bulk-buy store, filling up your car, then storing it all at home, is simply worth the effort.

You just know those toilet rolls aren’t going to go to waste!

In the same vein, what if you could combine the collective wisdom of some of the top experts in Health, Cooking, Marriage, Money, etc., for a fraction of the price it would normally cost you? Click to read more…

Well, I tried something different this week.

I cut out most of the specialised cardio workouts in my regimen, and focused on building muscle groups.

The overall measurements (which Mel did again for me this morning; see results below), show some significant positive changes.

However, it didn’t effectively burn fat from my mid-section. This was something I knew was a possibility, but I was tempted to try it, thinking that if I push myself hard enough, it’ll still work. Click to read more…

Having healthy snacks in your home is one of the first steps to making sure you always eat well.

But, it can be challenging to say NO! to those cookies that are lurking in your pantry.

So, I want to share with you the little trick I use to make sure I always have something healthy in my fridge to eat. And, it’s so incredibly simple.

What is it? It’s that old favorite word of mine, preparation! :-) Click to read more…