Women, Work and Weight

 Long hours in the office sitting at a desk can be a weight disaster for women.  A combination of being overwhelmed with work-related responsibilities, juggling family time with work time, skipping exercise and snacking from the office biscuit jar can certainly cause your waist line to expand. In fact, there seems to be a direct…

Concerns About New Weight Loss Drug Belviq

 Here we go again!  Last Wednesday, the American FDA (Food & Drug Authority) approved a new prescription weight loss drug, called Belviq.   This is the first weight loss drug in 13 years to win approval by the FDA after a fraught history of approving weight loss drugs only to find later that most have dangerous side-effects…

The Average Australian Woman

I know I am not telling you anything ‘new’ when I say that, as a nation, we are becoming more and more overweight.  In fact, according to the latest statistics, around 54% of Australian adults are now overweight. If we analyse this further, the rise in the overweight adults has literally exploded in the last…

What’s Your Size?

 Recently, Target Australia announced that they were going to standardize their clothing range by ‘scanning’ the bodies of 20,000 men and women.  The scanner will then reveal what the standard size is of their average customer, and will then endeavour to manufacture clothes to suit the bodies of the 21st century.    This, according to Target Managing…

Fertility and Weight Loss

  Carrying excessive weight can increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and even certain cancers.  However, for young women who would like to start a family, the chances of falling pregnant are definitely reduced if they are overweight.  That is why women struggling to fall pregnant are often recommended to lose weight in order…

Don't be an Easter Feaster!

Easter is a 4-day holiday NOT a 4-day feast!!  Easter should be a time to relax and enjoy the company of family of friends, and I hope you all have a chance to do this while being ‘sensible’ and  not overindulging in Easter bunny treats!  Of course, you are only human…so I know you are…