Food

Could it be your hormones making you fat?

By Brenda Rogers / 28 Nov 2013

You’re great at your job, you have a flair for helping others get what they want, maybe you’re a coach or a consultant of some kind and your customers love you. But when it comes to helping yourself, hmmm, you’re not so great. You dress well, you go to the gym and you know exactly … Read more

Gluten and weight loss

By Brenda Rogers / 11 Nov 2013

Could your health and your weight improve with the removal of gluten-containing products from your diet?  You could do a blood test to find out if you are reacting to gluten or you could remove gluten for a couple of weeks and then reintroduce it, taking note of your symptoms.  Gluten can take a while … Read more

Can coconut oil help you lose weight?

By Brenda Rogers / 31 Oct 2013

While researching fats for my Healthy Eating Workshop, I came across a lot of information on coconut oil.  I’ve been putting coconut oil on my skin for years now and have been frying things in it for a long time too.  But there’s been a recent frenzy on the subject, particularly regarding weight loss and … Read more

More barriers to weight loss

By Brenda Rogers / 25 Oct 2013

Stress and poor sleep Our adrenal glands make the hormone cortisol in response to stress.  Excess levels of cortisol can cause fluid retention, bloating and weight gain around the neck, trunk and abdomen.  If stress is severe or prolonged, it can cause chronic elevation of the hormones cortisol and adrenaline and this can result in … Read more

3 barriers to overcome for weight loss

By Brenda Rogers / 10 Oct 2013

Recently, I started coaching a new group of women wanting to lose weight.  The program is for 8 weeks and the excitement at the beginning is palpable.  Everyone is filled with hope and longing that their weight loss goals will be fulfilled.  Then reality bites!  At around the 4-week mark the cracks begin to show, … Read more

5 fats that will help you lose weight

By Brenda Rogers / 03 Oct 2013

Have you ever thought to yourself, “if only I could get a handle on my sugar cravings and/or constant hunger I’d be fine”?  But, have you ever wondered why your body is doing that to you?  Your body is not trying to undermine your goals to be slim – it’s trying to survive.  It’s doing … Read more

Fat phobia makes us fat!

By Brenda Rogers / 26 Sep 2013

Still eating margarine?  Still avoiding butter and avocado?  You could be doing yourself a great injustice when it comes to your health and your weight.  I have been exploring and discovering nutrition and diets for over 20 years now, trying to separate the truth from the myths and what have I learned?  That our fear … Read more

Detoxing heavy metals and weight loss

By Brenda Rogers / 19 Sep 2013

Today I’m featuring a blog from fellow naturopath Leisa Wheeler of Embracing Health (www.embracinghealth.com.au).  Leisa’s article features 5 foods you can eat to help detoxify from heavy metals. If you are overweight you can safely assume that unwanted wastes such as heavy metals will be stored in your body.  As you release fat, rather than … Read more

A story about bingeing

By Brenda Rogers / 12 Sep 2013

Binges and Kindness by Geneen Roth A few months ago, I was walking to a party in Manhattan. Halfway there, I stopped and bought a hot pretzel from a street vendor. That should have been my first inkling that something was amiss. Why? Oh, only two minor reasons:  I don’t like pretzels and I wasn’t … Read more

Could it be your thyroid?

By Brenda Rogers / 05 Sep 2013

A new client came to me yesterday. She’d been diagnosed at 16 with an under active thyroid and she’d been on Thyroxine ever since.  She’s now 40, obese and miserable.  Many people believe their weight problem is caused by their thyroid being under active, but is it really? My experience tells me an under active … Read more

If nothing changes, nothing changes

By Brenda Rogers / 18 Jul 2013

This week I spoke to a large group of women at a local women’s gym about “How to quit sugar”.  We were well into the presentation, discussing alternatives to white sugar when someone asked me what they could have instead of sugar in their coffee.  The audience tittered! I didn’t need to answer the question, … Read more

Sugar addiction, kindness and weight loss

By Brenda Rogers / 11 Jul 2013

I was driving through Sydney one fateful day listening to a fabulous documentary on the radio.  As I listened a massive light bulb went off in my head.  They were talking about sugar addiction!  It was the first time I’d heard it described in such detail with a number of people sharing their stories.  I … Read more

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