SBF Blog

10 Tips to stay healthy this Xmas

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry… but there’s nothing to be merry about when you’ve put on weight, your clothes don’t fit, you have no energy, your joints are sore, your moods are all over the place…. Research studies show clear differences between the habits of people who gain weight over the

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When I die I want …

One of my goals this month was to update our wills. Not something you want to be discussing all the time, but certainly an important task that needs to be undertaken. So we got all the documents sent out and there was a section to complete asking about funeral arrangements and any instructions you wanted

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How to break a bad habit

When trying to break a bad habit, most people focus on the behaviour itself eg. how to stop smoking, eating lollies, sleeping through the alarm… I think we should be going a step further back and looking at the cues and triggers as to WHAT ENABLES US to participate in that behaviour. If we can

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How to prioritise YOU

Are you a people pleaser? Do you always look after everyone else before yourself? Not only is that not healthy, it’s no fun either! We all need to find a healthy balance between looking after ourselves and helping others. Most of us understand this on an intellectual level, however putting it into practice can be

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A dose of reality

8.10am is when my ASD super-powered daughter Abs goes to school. Not 8.11am, Not 8.09am, 8.10am every. single. day. Just one of the many qualities I love about her. And we have the same routine every morning: At 8.10am she says: “Right Mum I’m going to school.” And then she comes and gives me a

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Intuitive eating for weight loss

Intuitive eating is a philosophy that basically says… Listen to your body and eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. In theory it makes perfect sense: There’s no dieting or “bad food” – nothing is off limits. You’re not eating to attain a certain body type. Belief that your body and brain know

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The reality that is family games night

Every Thursday we have family games night. Parenting “experts”, text books and grandparents (who aren’t there to experience the reality of it) would all agree this is a great idea. But when you’re in the thick of it, I can assure you, “great” is not the first word that comes to mind…. Not when your

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Member of The Month: Vanessa

How long have you been a SBF member? 4 months What’s one thing (either health related or not) that you learned in the last month? Structure and planning is the key to me staying on track. What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know? I have a masters degree in science and

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My message to a troll

“Hooray she can do a burpee but what kind of person ties their hair in pigtails with ribbons in it? I’d rather have a brain”  This was a comment I found in an online magazine article relating to this photo. Now usually I don’t care what people have written because: I don’t want to waste

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When menopause hits…

“I’ve become invisible, alone and hate the way I feel about food and my body. I’ve lost confidence, gained weight and I hurt when I get up after inactivity. I want to gain strength, be well fuelled and get my confidence and my life back.” SBF member If you can relate to any of this,

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Cooly Getaway 2021

After a year of lockdowns, uncertainty and very nervous waiting, our girls weekend finally arrived right on schedule…. and what a BRILLIANT weekend it was! Day 1: Thursday 18 crew members arrived at our beautiful destination: Coolangatta on the Qld / NSW coastal border. Home base was Mantra Resort which is situated perfectly on the

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YES!!! You can lose belly fat, here’s how:

Yes you can reduce fat from your belly and you have 2 options to choose from – both with pros and cons. Surgery. Diet and exercise. Here is a 20 min live video where I discuss belly fat – how it got there, how to remove it and how to prevent it from coming back.

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