“Why Can’t I Fight Temptations & Cravings?”

  It was 1973. An oil embargo was imposed on Western governments by oil producers in the middle east in response to American support of Israel in the Arab-Israel war. Shortly after the embargo, crude oil prices soared from US$2.50 to US$11 a barrel, causing the stock market to crash, and employment rates to rise. […]

The Ultimate Anti-Aging Solution

Just over a year ago, I took a good long look in the mirror and realized that I didn’t like what I saw. I looked tired, haggard, my eyes had developed bags that looked like they weighed a ton; my mouth and just about everything about my face was down-turned. I looked deeply unhappy, on […]

Would You Like Fries With That?

My usual answer to this question? “YES, PLEASE.” I rarely eat fast food, but when I do go out for a gourmet burger, along with the salad and extras that comes with the meal, I like to have the pleasure of having my fries and eating them too. I also like to eat them guilt […]

To Move The Scale, Do Something New

“I’ve tried everything for the last 3 months, but the weight isn’t coming off.” I hear this a lot from the women around me. They’re frustrated that the scale isn’t budging quickly enough; that the result of years and years of unhealthy eating isn’t being undone in a matter of months. The truth is that […]

The Worst Diet Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

I started out as a skinny kid. Scrawny skinny. How I looked or how it felt to look a certain way never crossed my mind…until I hit puberty, and boy, was it a painful transition. Because of my skin-and-bones frame, the one piece of advice I got the most was: “Eat more! You can afford […]

The Year I Stopped Working Out … And Lost Weight

The title of this post should’ve been ‘The Year I Stopped Working Out…and Didn’t Get Fat. Oh well. Anyway, here goes: During my last year at the University of Melbourne as a microbiology student, I was tasked with carrying out an independent research project and writing a mind-blowing thesis after 12 months. I was prepared […]