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Top 5 motivational questions
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn As you know, helping clients change their lifestyle is not always easy. So, using powerful questions to motivate change ...

How to reset your hormones for results
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn There's a lot more to building metabolic fitness than simply cutting calories and exercising. Focussing your efforts on ...

Butter, margarine or none?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn You don't have to go far in the media or be on Facebook for too long before you see butter promoted as being healthy...

Let's put "added sugar" on food labels
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn What are "natural sugars"? Natural sugars are found in fruit (fructose) & dairy foods (lactose). There are also lower ...

Fibre without the carbs
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn How to eat enough fibre without overloading on carbs? Fibre helps you stay in shape in two main ways: 1. Fibre...

5 Big ideas to reduce cravings
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Sometimes all you need to make a breakthrough in weight management is a new way to think about an old situation. Here...

How to sell weight loss results
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn If you are a dietitian, personal trainer or weight management coach, there is a real risk that you can over-promise and ...

How to juice
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn 32g of Sugar & 5 Health Stars? It doesn't make sense... how can a single serve of fruit juice contain so much sugar &...

Appetite Challenge Quiz
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Take my APPETITE CHALLENGE QUIZ to find out if you are an appetite management Jedi master or still a young Luke...

Beating Eating Triggers
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Your diet is travelling along nicely until something happens. That `something' is an eating trigger that causes you to...

Rebalancing your gut bacteria could help you lose weight!
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Your gut is home to 1000+ species of bacteria weighing up to 2kg. Within your gut 'flora' or 'microbiota', some...

Don't let cortisol hijack your results
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Cortisol is an adrenal hormone known as the "stress hormone". It can stand between you & the results you deserve. I...

Overcoming Comfort Eating
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Comfort eating is when you eat in response to emotions to make yourself feel better. It's an all-too-common challenge,...

Your weight management support dream team
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Making changes to your diet and exercise patterns are easier when you have a powerful network of social support....

A Five-Step Guide to Product Success for Dietitians & Nutritionists
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn You're a dietitian or nutritionist with an idea for a nutrition product or service. But you don't know if it will work...

9 Ways to Rethink Your Diet for Better Results
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Tried multiple diets without lasting results? It could be time for a whole new approach to the way you think about...

Mindful Eating
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Mindful eating is a simple and powerful way to eat, which can help you achieve more than results for your waistline....

Nutrition Qualification Confusion (NQC)
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn With so many nutrition courses hitting the market, Fitness Professionals can be forgiven for being confused about how...

7 Reasons why clients can't lose weight
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Your client's weight loss has ground to a halt and they've hit a plateau. I hear the frustration from both of you....

7 Ways to STOP overeating
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Overeating is perhaps the biggest eating habit you'll need to tackle to keep your diet on target. Here are 7 proven...

7 Reasons to make muscle
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Building muscle is not just for body builders. It should be a metabolic fitness and body shaping goal for everyone...

The 3-step mindset makeover for weight management
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn You know you should eat an apple instead of a muffin, but unless you've got your head in the right place, you won't. To ...

How to optimise your meal timing
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Your main eating goal is to hit your food targets by the end of the day to ensure your get the right balance of food...

Would the real "health food" please stand up
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Some foods (or food manufacturers) may be trying to convince you that their foods are healthy when they are not so...

6 Mindset traps that derail your diet (& how to avoid them)
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Anyone can start eating better & exercising, but staying on target means consciously avoiding the mindset traps that...

Mindset advice made simple
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn You've changed your eating & your exercise, but have you changed your mindset to prevent your thinking from undoing all ...

5 Small changes that mean big weight loss results
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn I want you to show you scientifically proven ways to redesign your living space to make being leaner easier. These...

Nuts for weight management
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Nuts such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts ...

7 Ways to boost willpower
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn You are putting the effort into your fitness workouts. But are you neglecting your mindset? Think about adding these...

Resolving conflicting values of fitness & cake
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn You like fitness & cake! But can you have both? I explain how conflicting values hamper weight management success & how ...

How to sell healthy eating
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn It can be tough to change your own diet, let alone get clients to take advice about good nutrition. Now it's time to...

Does detox work for weight loss?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Detoxification diets are back in vogue. Celebrities swear by them, but will detox diets help your clients lose weight,...

Nutrient timing - When should I use it?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Nutrient timing is the hot new nutrition term buzzing around gym floors and PT classes. With a mountain of mixed...

Top 10 tips to keep your diet on track
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn What would make healthy eating easier for you? Here are the top ten suggestions from SmartShape subscribers in our...

How much exercise to lose weight & keep it off?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn On 18 November, I attended the UK's Association For The Study of Obesity Symposium - “Physical Activity and the...

Festive food survival plan
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn We are fast approaching the season to be jolly, but with surveys showing people gain an average of two kilograms over...

Helping overweight kids - A parent's guide
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn As many as 25 per cent of Australian children are overweight. And rates of obesity are rising alarmingly, having...

How to increase slimming satisfaction
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Weight management in the fitness industry is about more than helping customers lose weight. Pills, potions lotions,...

How to deal with chocolate cravings
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn What should you do when you get a craving for chocolate? Here's a stack of hands-on tips and tactics from the people...

Food intolerances - good advice
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Can't eat wheat products? Feel a bit off after drinking milk? Do additives bring you out in a rash? For some people,...

Beating emotional eating
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn When tackling a client who has a strong emotional relationship with food, you'll be aiming to: encourage long-term...

Answering those curly nutrition questions
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn With the increased awareness of diet and fitness, clients can fire some really curly nutrition questions at you....

Avoiding portion distortion
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Have you been unwittingly supersized recently? You may not realise you are suffering from “portion distortion”. This...

Six ways to boost your metabolism
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn When you boost your metabolic rate, you burn more calories, which is an advantage for fat loss. Knowing the fitness,...

Dairy for fat loss - Why is works so well
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn The scientific evidence on the benefits of dairy consumption on fat loss are stacking up, so if you're struggling with...

Do calories really matter?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Why do some people fail to lose weight despite cutting calories and boosting exercise? And why do others appear to eat...

Eat nuts - Lose weight 3 ways
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn You know nuts are good for your health. Now, the latest latest science shows why nuts are great for your waist line....

4 Ways to eat to optimise metabolism
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Some foods are better than others for helping you stay in shape? But are there foods and eating habits that are...

7 Stay-Slim Strategies
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Want to know the best ways to stay in shape in 2009? I searched the latest scientific journals for expert insights and...

How drinks fit into your diet
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Do you need to avoid soft drink to lose weight? Is fruit juice healthy? What's the best drink to have after a workout?...

Lemon Detox Diet warning
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn What ever you do, don't go on the Lemon Detox Diet. I don't want you to experience a serious drop in metabolic rate and ...

Caffeine - How does it help fat loss?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn It's often claimed that caffeine enhances fat burning. But does it really work this way and is it worth recommending as ...

Nutrient-rich - Your new food mantra
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn If you want to improve your diet, then you may benefit from the new food mantra known as “nutrient-rich eating”? In...

How can I beat exercise-induced food cravings?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Can exercise produce food cravings that result in calorie compensation and cancel out the calories you've burnt? In...

How to use your fat-loss fuel light
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Knowing when to eat to fuel your body when you are trying to lose body fat can be a real challenge. In this article...

A simple 7-step plan for motivation
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Download the 7-Step Motivation Planner at the end of this article and try it out for yourself. What's the secret to...

What 11,000 women say works for weight loss?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Who better to ask about weight loss strategies than 11,000 women who've tried a range of diet, exercise and...

Lessons from The Biggest Loser - Part 2
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn In Australia we've just finished the 2007 instalment of Australia's Biggest Loser competition. Chris, the winner almost ...

What's the perfect diet?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Is there a perfect diet for every individual? How well do you need to eat to optimise your health? Read on to discover...

Drinking water - Is it the secret to fat loss?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Will an extra litre or two of water each day speed your metabolism and get you in shape faster? Let's see what the...

Gluten - Should you be afraid?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn There's a lot of marketing and buzz going around about the evils of gluten in our diet and the increased prevalence of...

10 Ways to be a better Weight Loss Coach
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Feeling a little frustrated that your clients sometimes don't follow your weight loss advice? It could be a lack of...

How to reduce diet-related stress
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Food as a source of stress? Seems a bit weird at first -- after all, isn't eating one of life's pleasures and a daily...

10 Keys to Diet Success
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn With so much diet information around it's hard to know what to listen to and what to block out. Here are some tried and ...

Why slips don't have to be setbacks
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Slips in motivation and temporary detours from your diet are a normal part of the weight loss process. The key to...

CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Review
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has been hotly debated in the media for its high red meat content since it was published ...

Protein - What about the health risks?
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn In my last article about protein I explained how higher protein diets may prove a useful option for helping people lose ...

How to break a weight loss plateau
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn “I just can't seem to budge this weight!” It's a common cry from clients and indicates they have reached a fat loss...

Lessons from the Biggest Loser - Part 1
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn In Australia in March 2006, we are almost five weeks into the 10-week Biggest Loser series. One contestant Wal, lost...

Paleo Facts vs Hype
By Matt O'Neill, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn With so many questions about Paleo eating, I thought I'd explain the facts, so you can make the best choices from every ...

 

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