Want to Lose Weight? Do as the French Do!

For many Australians, losing weight and eating a more nutritious meal is important to overall longevity and reduced risk for progressive and chronic disease. Using weight loss programs such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and even the Aitkin’s Diet, weight loss has become a popular business. In some successful weight loss programs, however, the loss of weight has been attributed to a simple change in diet following the dietary programs of the French. Yes, that’s right, the French. With a love for cream-based sauces, butter and even wine, the French have managed to avoid an obesity epidemic. And, so, many Australian dieters and weight loss gurus are now turning to the same dietary programs as the French.

One key area of focus for the French is the notation that mealtime, and eating, is a leisurely activity. Sitting down and enjoying the ambience of the setting, taking the time to cook …

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New and Improved’ Slim Shots Review: Did I Lose Weight?

I tried the “new and improved” SlimShots formula for my five days on a diet experiment. I’ve tried literally hundreds of diets in the past 10 years to see which ones work best for me.

With 10 pounds to lose in the New Year, I thought it would be great if I could eat up to 30 percent less all day, which is what the package suggested. I also liked the fact that the Slim Shots product is an appetite controller that does not contain stimulants.

What I did not like were the results.

My weight stayed the same

My weight did not budge at all during the five days I was using SlimShots. It fluctuated up and down, but I ended at the same place I started. I followed a generic portion-controlled diet during the five days.

The taste is not terrible

Dozens of people have told me how …

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7 Reasonable Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

After eating two huge plates of lovely Christmas cuisine, you lay on the couch with your pants unbuttoned, feeling disgusted. You promised yourself you would not gorge yourself this year. Later that very same night, you return to the leftovers for another round, vaguely remembering four hours ago when you swore off food forever. Again, you return to the couch, this time pyjama pants untied, sick to your stomach, trying to estimate the number of calories you have consumed in the last twelve hours and how many hours of treadmill you will have to endure to burn off even a ¼ of what you’ve put in your mouth.


You watch TV and see the Christmas ads. Ads that should bring joy about the upcoming holiday, however, deliver thoughts of horror. You dread the parties, the cocktails, the appetisers, the desserts, the thoughtful gifts of cookies and cakes. The enjoyment …

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