The Mythical 'Slim Zone'

I just drove past a gym that was advertising group-exercise classes like this:

'Small classes, lots of fun, no mirrors.'

No mirrors?

Why on earth is that a selling point?

Sure, mirrors aren't necessary... but why would their absence be seen as part of sensible marketing strategy? Something to be advertised?

Maybe for the same reason that people don't want to know their weight or their body-fat percentage when I assess them.

Battle Chronic Weight and Obesity Problems with Acomplia

More and more people are turning to pharmaceutical solutions to help them battle chronic weight and obesity problems. While we would all like to be able to control our weight through diet and exercise, many in our society find that they just can't do it without a helping hand. The pace of our lives means we have to grab whatever food is available to us when we have a free moment and to eat it as fast as we can. We don't even take the time to stop and think about whether or not we are full. We just eat until it is gone.

The 5 Simple Secrets of Conscious Eating

If you are starting out on a diet with the intention of losing weight then follow these five tips to ensure your get the most out of each meal.

Planning The idea of planning what you eat will most likely fill a lot of people with a sense of dread. But planning your meals does not mean carrying around a little black book full of scheduled mealtimes and calorie charts. What it does mean is thinking a little before you sit down and eat. This is particularly true if you work in a high stress environment and the temptation to comfort eat is strong. A mental toll booth is a powerful tool - When the desire to comfort eat or indulge in junk foods is tripped, ask yourself why you suddenly felt the urge to eat. Often some external reason such as a task you hate doing (filing or calling a certain client) can be the cause of candy attacks!

Top 10 Fat-Fighting Foods

Avoid nasty refined foods that increase your blood sugar level for short term energy fixes and replace them with these great tasting super-foods!

1. Oatmeal: Releases energy of time - keeping you feeling full for longer. Oatmeal is a complex carbohydrate and is thought to help reduce cholesterol.

2. Greens. Broccoli, Spinach, Salad leaves, in fact any leafy vegetable is vital to keeping your system healthy. Packed full of Iron and other minerals, eating plenty of greens provides roughage and antioxidants that are believed to have long term health effects - including protecting your from memory lose.

"Being Fat Sucks!"

If you are reading this, I am sure you already know just how much being fat sucks. Here is a list of the "top ten most sucky things about being fat".

1: You feel different ( not in a nice way)

2: Feeling beautiful is just not possible anymore

3: It can be difficult to attract a mate

4: Buying clothes is a pain...buying fashionable clothes is even harder