Category Archives for Healthy Inspirations

Healthy sisterhood

Healthy Inspirations provides a sisterhood for members; a place where they can come and be supported and encouraged by like-minded women. Our franchisee Nola Bellenger from Prospect, SA, is this week’s guest blogger: “The year is flying by and it seems like Christmas is just over and now it’s almost Easter! So where are we […]

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Gluten-Free – Pros and Cons

Have you heard about the gluten-free diet? Is it magic or not? It’s estimated that 14% of Australians may be on a gluten-free diet. Experts are divided in opinion regarding whether gluten-free diets are safe or dangerous. A recent study suggested that those eating the least gluten had the highest rates of diabetes. What gives? […]

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Overcoming obstacles

It’s often easy to focus on the things that are going wrong in life, and so it may be helpful to look at the story of a young woman who shows that overcoming obstacles is possible once you make up your mind. Billie, from Frewville SA, is a past Slimmer of the Year winner, and […]

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The temptation factor

Anyone falling victim to the temptation factor or with a problem giving up certain foods may want to rethink their access to those foods. An experiment into candy consumption found that more candy is eaten when it sits in see-through bowls within arm’s reach compared to when in opaque bowls in the same location. When […]

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Organise a Lunch Club

Lunch Club. What an amazing idea. If you haven’t heard of a Lunch Club, the basic premise is that a group of like-minded workmates supply lunches for the group. Imagine having to think of and prepare lunch once a week, while also getting some wonderful variety and nutrition every day. You may have noticed the […]

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Results require effort

Outstanding results don’t come naturally. Expertise and the achievement of goals requires effort over a long time, making mistakes and trying again. For most of us, losing weight is no different: a few steps forward, a step back, move forward again. Instead of an all-or-nothing, success-or-failure approach, we should be treating weight loss as we […]

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Non-scale victories

Losing weight by its very nature means that you’ll regularly be checking the scales, but that’s not the only – or even the best – way to assess your progress. More important are the Non-Scale Victories: those things that are great achievements in themselves and which can be a true marker of progress and improved […]

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Meal prep for beginners

“Meal prep is the key to success” This is one of the secrets to being able to stick to your healthy eating plan. The saying “Fail to plan plan to fail” is true when it comes to changing eating habits. Without planning, motivation and conscious thought is required to create suitable meals. This is all […]

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Choose Better, Be Better, and Take Action to Do Better

Choose better. Sounds easy, but is it? We have a guest blogger this week – Lisa Marchesi. Lisa owns the Healthy Inspirations centre in Sale, Victoria, and has been helping her members not only lose weight and improve fitness, but also helps them changing their mindset. Over to you, Lisa: Our habits shape our life! […]

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Plan a healthy year

The wind-down to the end of year is almost done, and many people are in holiday mode. Whether you’re going away or staying home, the break – if you’re lucky enough to get one – can be spent recharging the batteries ready for another healthy year of busy-ness. Things to focus on during the break: […]

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