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7 ways to beat night-time cravings

7 ways to beat night-time cravings

When starting a healthy eating or weight loss plan, the morning is the easiest time to stick to it. As the day progresses, it can become increasingly difficult to stay on track as various factors play out.

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Staying motivated for your wedding

Staying motivated for your wedding

Just because you’re getting married, that doesn’t mean sticking to a healthy eating and exercise plan becomes any easier. Here’s how to stay motivated for your big day.

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6 habits of naturally slim people

6 habits of naturally slim people

Naturally slim people are likely to engage in the same eating and exercise habits as people who’ve successfully lost and kept off weight... it’s just that these healthy ways come a little more naturally.

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12 Weeks to Change Your Life

12 Weeks to Change Your Life

Our Lighten Up and Keep It Lean Challengers have sweated it out for 12 gruelling weeks. For two lucky ladies, a new body comes with a trip for two each to Hawaii, thanks to Hawaii Tourism and Waikiki Parc Hotel. And the winners are…
*Results may vary 

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How to set goals and stick to them

How to set goals and stick to them

If you have somehow missed the memo, summer is just around the corner. If you’re one of the many women across Australia making plans to shed those excess winter kilos, here’s how to stick to your goal before the warmer weather hits.

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Health risks of being too thin

Health risks of being too thin

Are you too thin? Overexercising, under eating, and starving your body of the nourishment it needs could have harmful repercussions on your entire health.

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Get online to slim down

Get online to slim down

If you’re trying to shift some kilos, it’s time to get online: online weight loss support has been proven to boost your results.

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5 tips for a mindset breakthru

5 tips for a mindset breakthru

Fernwood Mindset Angel, Susan Santoro, gives us her top tips for making a mindset breakthru in the Fernwood's first online program: the 28 Day Breakthru.

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3 ways to boost your willpower

3 ways to boost your willpower

Research suggests our willpower might be a finite resource, so how can we make it last when we’re trying to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan?

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5 Fun habits slender people live by

5 Fun habits slender people live by

Staying lean doesn’t require a lifetime of cake abstinence and morning weigh-ins; we look at some of the more enjoyable habits that contribute to a trim and terrific life.

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Obesity - your risks explained

Obesity - your risks explained

Being obese means much more than not being able to wriggle into your skinny jeans – it’s a major risk factor for many of the most deadly and life affecting health conditions.

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Is your partner sabotaging your health?

Is your partner sabotaging your health?

If your partner is always stocking the cupboard with sweets or enticing you to snuggle in bed instead of getting up for your morning exercise session, they’re sabotaging your health goals.

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Lose weight with twitter

Lose weight with twitter

It might seem counterproductive, but if you’re trying to shed a few kilos, you might want to spend some more time online.

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Decoding kilojoules

Decoding kilojoules

If the kilojoule count on food labels leaves you feeling more confused than enlightened, read on. Once you understand food in terms of energy, you’ll be able to make smarter choices and have more control over your weight.

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Anne Hathaway on Losing Weight to Play Catwoman

Anne Hathaway on Losing Weight to Play Catwoman

Looking this good in a costume that tight doesn’t come easily. Before The Dark Knight Rises, Hathaway admits she wasn’t much of a fan of working out, finding it hard to overcome her ‘workout hump’ and become strong enough that every workout didn’t hurt. Now? She’s a convert.

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The truth about coffee

The truth about coffee

Performance booster or diet fat-trap? We look at the science behind coffee and how it can, or can’t, help you get results in the gym.

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Beat The Bulge

Beat The Bulge

You’ve completed the hectic holiday party circuit, and now your body is suffering the aftermath. Enlist these tactics for beating the post-season bulge in 2012.

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Top 5 tips to beat the Christmas bulge

Top 5 tips to beat the Christmas bulge

Don't resign yourself to putting on extra weight this silly season. You can still have all the fun and prevent extra weight gain and sluggishness this year by following some simple guidelines.

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It's all in the calories

It's all in the calories

“This is not news to us,” says Nic Linford, who manages Fernwood’s Slimplicity Program. “In the twenty years that Fernwood has been around, we have always maintained that the key to weight loss is limiting the calories you consume and burning off more calories with regular exercise which includes strength training.”

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Weight Loss Explained

Weight Loss Explained

Weight loss is a simple equation. Losing weight requires you to burn more kilojoules that you take in. Over a period of time, if your energy intake is less than your output, you will lose weight. Dieting alone can allow you to achieve weight loss – but it can be a pretty hard path to stick to, and even harder to maintain.

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Fat in the Fatosphere

Fat in the Fatosphere

They are staging their counter-attack in the fatosphere with a battle cry that big really is beautiful. Bloggers with names like FatChicksRule and Fatgrrl are using their wits and wiles to call for greater acceptance of fat in society. It’s innovative but it’s also an uphill battle.

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Belly Fat is Bad Fat

Belly Fat is Bad Fat

The story on belly fat just got worse. Already linked to a host of medical conditions like Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, it has now been associated with an increased risk of dementia in old age.

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The Fat in Chocolate

The Fat in Chocolate

Embracing moderation can be difficult, especially when you consider just how indulgent chocolate can be. At least one study has revealed that 50% of women prefer chocolate to sex. Another study in Britain last year (2007) suggested that eating dark chocolate was more rewarding than passionate kissing.

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Fernwood founder supports Choice’s call for regulation of diet fads

Fernwood founder supports Choice’s call for regulation of diet fads

“Over the last 20 years, women have been bombarded and misled with the many diet products and plans on the market that have promised quick fixes to weight loss. The one thing that has not changed during that time is the one truth in the health and fitness industry - that the only safe way to lose weight and keep it off is to combine a healthy eating plan with regular exercise, “ Diana says.

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Breaking the Habits of Emotional Eating

Breaking the Habits of Emotional Eating

Identifying the triggers and patterns of emotional eating is the first step to curbing eating habits and breaking the patterns. When emotional eating strikes, try to focus on one of the following exercises:

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