Why ‘Diet’ Shouldn’t Be A Four-Letter Word

  This status update showed up in my newsfeed last night: I really feel for this person, because I love fries too, and wouldn’t want to give them up either. While this post didn’t inspire me to reach for a salad (although I also love my greens), I was inspired by his honesty. C’mon, how […]

The Art of Being Naked

When was the last time you stripped your clothes off, stood in front of a mirror, took a good look at yourself (no sideways, peek-a-boo type glances, please), and actually liked what you saw? When you think about it, there are few instances in which we’re naked–the moment you’re born (not counting the time you […]

You Are The CEO of Your Body

I often have friends who are struggling with their body confidence ask me:  “What should I eat to lose weight?” When that happens, I want to respond with: “You tell me.” But I don’t. I feel like doing so would trivialize their concerns and make them feel as if I don’t care. But I later […]

“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 […]