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How feeling like a superhero helps my health 

Have you ever noticed the language people use about their bodies? 

I've been thinking a lot about the metaphors people have for their bodies. Why? 

Because the metaphors we have, or if you prefer, the way we represent things to ourselves, significantly impacts our experience of the world, our beliefs and our behaviours.  

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My 6-week theory

In January many people either took up a new exercise regime or healthy eating plan in the quest to be healthier. According to the statistics around half of people who set a new years resolution barely last a month.

If you've started a new health initiative how do you keep it up? 

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People Pleasing: Saboteur Spotting

When you set yourself a goal and work towards it you will inevitably make some changes.  You might have noticed that this change in behaviour by you provokes a change in response and behaviour from other people. You'll also notice that positive action on your part can prompt some less than helpful responses from others and they can say or do things which make achieving your goal harder. I call these 'saboteurs' because their words and actions are designed to undermine your efforts. Here's how to spot the saboteurs in your life.

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The screw it all mentality-the dieters downfall

It's a situation all dieters recognise. You've had a bad day or a bad week and you've got to the point where you're beyond caring. "Screw it all" you say (or something stronger) as you reach for the wine/cake/(insert vice here). Then that's it. You've broken your diet. You've come off plan. And now you're off plan you might as well come all the way off plan right? No!

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Why weight loss through self-control is destined to fail

Self-control is important. It stops you blurting out insensitive things at dinner parties, helps you spend your money on your bills rather than making extravagant purchases and it prevents you from telling your boss what you really think of those last minutes changes of plan. It's a good strategy for short term use but as long term strategy it can be tiring, frustrating and ultimately unsuccessful. 

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