The Health Guru

Facts, Hints, Tips, Advice and Inspiration on everything to do about health & weight loss.

Trick yourself into eating less

plates

Sometimes we all need to play a few mind games to have a win (no I’m not talking about hypnosis). You can try some of these tips to trick yourself into eating less. Use a smaller plate: Research has discovered that people serve themselves less when using smaller bowls or plates. Less food = less calories. (Study: Journal […]

Eating instant noodles linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetes

Instant Noodles

Forget grabbing a pack of instant noodles when you’re on the fly — a study has found that people who eat lots of them have an increased risk of cardiometabolic syndrome, which makes you more likely to get heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Instant noodle consumption is particularly high amongst Asian populations, so the researchers […]

Breast Cancer Awareness – The Long Ride from Singapore to Sweden

From Singapore to Sweden on a motorbike

Sometimes you come across people in your life than are doing more for mankind than entire continents put together.  Or at least it feels that way. These 2 men are doing just that:  Dr. Mikael Hartman & Dr. Philip Lau Sacrificing part of their lives promoting Breast Cancer Awareness and gathering knowledge as they travel from […]

How to do a Breast Self Examination

Breast cancer

I’ve recently had a friend diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  She is in her early 40’s, strong, fit, active, healthy, normal body weight – the exact opposite of what you presume an unhealthy person should be – which shows you that cancer really isn’t that selective.  It can happen to any one of us. Naturally, these kind of […]

20% of Australian children are overweight / obese before they start school

I saw this article on ninemsn and found the statistics alarming…. I hope you enjoy the read: A new study of Australian children has found that almost 20 per cent of kids are overweight or obese by the time they start school. The study of more than 1200 children aged up to five conducted by […]

Healthy Living Inspiration

Healthy Motivation

You are worth more than you realise – and so is your health. Stop Dieting.  Don’t Exercise with Guilt.

Don’t reward yourself with food, you are not a dog!

This is not always the easiest thing to remember and do.  Just think, how hard it is to burn off and how much better you’ll feel if you have a little will power.

The Healthy Heart Challenge – Australia

I’m really proud of my MUM for signing up to The Healthy Heart Challenge in Australia.  This is part of the Heart Foundation Go Red for Women campaign to help raise awareness that heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer of Australian women. There are four goals to choose from in the Healthy Heart […]

Are you having a heart attack – Signs and Symptoms

Very sadly, I personally know two people that have dropped dead from a heart attack in the last week.   No chance for good-byes …… just gone …… in the age group of late 50’s to 60’s – and to be truthful, that really scares me (and hopefully scares you too) Heart Disease is a LIFESTYLE […]


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