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Diet and Exercise

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Not Do Pole Fitness

Firstly, we're following the double negative here, right? I'm suggesting maybe you SHOULD do pole fitness - if you really want to. (If not, no drama. I get it's not for everyone.) I've been doing Pole Fitness now for only 5 months - but I almost can't imagine not doing…

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Diet and Exercise

Super Smoothie For A Super Fussy Eater

Today my son who is an incredibly fussy eater and hasn't eaten a vegetable except for potato in potato chips in years had all of these vegetables. And not only did he enjoy them he promised to have them every single day.

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Family

Trust Your Instincts – Even If You’re Wrong

When my daughter was ten months old, after a particularly restless night with her awake every hour, I stood in my kitchen like a zombie preparing my three year old son’s breakfast. He had also woken up a couple of times that night. I was wrecked. My daughter was sitting…

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Diet and Exercise

My LCHF Adventure

How I lost more than 10kgs in less than 3 months with no calorie counting, shakes, pills, programs, starving myself or increased exercise. I’m just eating delicious food whenever I'm hungry (okay, with one catch...)

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Diet and Exercise

Body Image and Weight Loss

Surely I can’t be the only person who’s thought: “I’d love my body if I weighed X amount” “I’d love my body if I wear X size clothing” “I’d love my body if it looked exactly how I want it to look.”

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Diet and Exercise

A LCHF Interview

LCHF stands for Low Carb High/Healthy Fat. It is a way of eating that consists of a very low consumption of carbohydrates, moderate consumption of protein, and a high consumption of healthy fats.

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General Health

Please Don’t Soldier On

Codral ads scare me. You know the ones? Someone wakes up with a hideous cold or flu and rather than keeping their germy self home they take a cake to an office party.

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Family

I Just Can’t Get Enough Sleep

I want to tell you something. I feel like you will understand, even if you aren’t in the same boat. Why? Because what I want to tell you relates to a desire that we all have. Something we all want.

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Diet and Exercise

Weight Loss, Body Image and Lies I Tell Myself

“I’m perfect just the way I am." “I accept my body for how it looks." “My weight has no bearing on my self esteem." (Lies, all lies)

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Health

Failing to Conceive and PCOS

When you've had a baby and you're barely home from the hospital, settling into your new life as a parent, adjusting to the frequent feeds, the no sleep and living almost entirely on love and wonder, it already it begins. And already it begins. The overly personal question of “so…

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General Health

DON’T TRUST A BLOGGER WITH YOUR LIFE

I read an article a while back that said there were over 152 million blogs on the internet. The article was a couple of years old- by now there are probably shitloads more. Mum blogs, dad blogs, food blogs, fashion blogs, beauty blogs, personal blogs, whatever-the-hell-kind-of-blog this one is and…

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Mental Health Stories

My Secret Fight Against Anxiety

In April 2014 I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is one of the most common health conditions in Australia. For men, anxiety is even more common than depression – 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety at some point

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Parenting Articles

What’s My Excuse

I really don’t know what to make of Maria Kang. On the one hand, I do like her overall message, I’ve spent some time over the last couple of days reading through her websites, looking at what she’s said in media responses and interviews, and she does appear to be…

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Dad Talk

Australian University finds father’s Sperm link to children obesity

Researchers have found obese father’s sperm could increase the risk of their children in being overweight. Dr Tod Fullston, of University of Adelaide, has revealed in a study, using mice, a connection between the father’s sperm and obesity and diabetes-like symptoms in up to two generations of offspring. Dr Fullston…

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