Near years alcohol

How many of us know what a standard serve of alcohol is?

Do we actually know how much alcohol we are drinking? New Years is a time of merriment, celebration and also perhaps having that extra glass (or bottle) of champagne. Unfortunately, the trouble is that most of us become a bit heavy handed when it comes to pouring a “standard drink”. Unfortunately a few of these […]


diet soft drink

Do diet soft drinks make you gain weight?

Do diet soft drinks make you gain weight? As we approach Christmas and New Year, the consumption of sugary sweet drinks start to increase. Work end of year parties, family Christmas parties and get-to-gethers with friends often have tables filled with alcohol, soft drinks and juices. Should we cut our sugar intake down and reach […]


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Beyoncé’s twins: Is it genes or can we give our babies the same start as Beyoncé and Jay-Z?

Beyoncé has sent the internet into a spin, posting her first pictures on Instagram of her beautiful twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, 1 month today. As always Queen B looks regal and “ethereal”, dressed in a cascading dress, swirled with soft purples bathing the twins. A delicate blue veil completes the breath-taking image. But are Beyoncé’s twins the luckiest pair […]


online weight loss programs

Left to your own devices: can online weight loss programs work?

Obesity is considered the sixth leading cause of mortality in the world today according to the World Health Organization, highlighting its transformation into a global health pandemic. It is second only to smoking in the number of preventable deaths in Australia and the levels of obesity and being overweight  and its co-morbidities are rising every […]


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Mindfulness for Weight Loss: are we eating mindlessly towards obesity?

Mindfulness is the sense of being completely immersed in the present. It is about experiencing what we are doing right now and not thinking about what we have done yesterday or what we could be doing tonight. It was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, an American Professor and creator of the stress reduction clinic and the […]


diets can help depression

Diets can help depression – eating your way to happiness

Diets can help depression – a new study by Prof Felice Jacka and colleagues from the Food and Mood Centre at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne Department of Psychiatry has recently shown this.  It has long been thought that our diets could  improve depression and have a major influence on our health – […]


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Famous Faces: Psychological treatments and diet gurus: How well do you know them?

So it’s the weekend and it’s usually when we have more time for exercise, eating, cooking, relaxation and hopefully some mindfulness. Let’s have a bit of fun and see how well we know the people who have shaped psychiatry and psychological treatments for weight loss. Test yourself and see how good your knowledge is for […]



The Widening Gap: Weight Gain in Mental Illness: A National Health Priority.

The widening gap between the life expectancy of people with mental illness and Australia’s general population is a problem that requires urgent attention and weight gain in mental illness has become a mental health national priority. Statistics show that the average life expectancy of someone diagnosed with a mental illness is 50 to 59 years, […]


Rapid Weight Loss

Weight Loss in the Fast Lane

Findings show gradual weight loss no better than rapid weight loss. For decades Health professionals and dieticians have advised us that gradual weight loss in the treatment of obesity is the preferred method and was part of standard dietetic guidelines. It was widely believed that rapid weight loss methods would result in the individual regaining their weight quickly […]

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