Type 2 Diabetes – Reducing and Managing Your risk

Image result for diabetesA diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, or pre-diabetes can be tough. There is much to learn, and management can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Type 2 diabetes is a leading health issue for many New Zealanders, with the latest statistics indicating that over 200, 000 kiwis suffer from the disease; a disease that is preventable (Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented but it can be managed through a combination of medication, healthy food choices and exercise). Continue reading “Type 2 Diabetes – Reducing and Managing Your risk”

Sprint cycling and weight management


A great article here that I found on the Australian Institute of Sport web site.

The Grapefruit Diet, the Liver Cleansing Diet, Eating in the Zone, the Shape Up for Summer Bikini Diet – the list of popular, self-help diets goes on. Weight loss is a booming industry, with the topic selling magazines, foods, supplements, and gym memberships. Continue reading “Sprint cycling and weight management”

Create an inspiration

Daily prompt: If one experience or life change results from you writing your blog, what would you like it to be?

On the left, 2005, on the right, 2009, my first World championshipsThat’s simple.This blog was started to document my own journey. Very quickly I realised that my own weight loss story struck a chord with many other people. I began to get asked questions, and advice. Continue reading “Create an inspiration”

Specific or vague: which weight loss goals are best?


I spotted an article in the Daily mail that attracted my attention. It states that

being specific about a weight loss goal makes dieters LESS successful

This statement on its own, I have no problem with. However it went on to say Continue reading “Specific or vague: which weight loss goals are best?”