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G’day, I’m David Blair. I live in Brisbane, Australia and I’m a Director in a variety of companies dedicated to the improvement in the well-being and quality of life of others.
I am a writer, corporate speaker, coach and educator specialising in the areas of optimal performance,

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Protein can play an integral part of your weight loss efforts but beware of eating too much! Read on …. 1. Protein helps boost energy expenditure Dietary induced thermogenesis: i.e. the increase in heat production by the body after eating due to both the metabolic energy cost of digestion and the energy cost of forming […]

If you look to research, you can easily find a study to support whatever you want to believe. One example is a study Dr. George Blackburn, associate director of the Division of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School who concluded that diet or nutrition is by far the greatest predictor of weight loss success. He suggests […]

Dealing with set-backs Sep 30, 2014

When it comes to weight loss, there are going to be set-backs. It is important that you avoid using “all or nothing” statements. There will be slip-ups. Just accept the slip-up and get back on track. Do not beat yourself up over it. If you expect to have some setbacks, it will be easier to […]

Fish oil (also known as omega-3 fats) supplements, are one of the most popular supplements, with more people buying than ever.  This should not come as a surprise as there have been more than 15,000 studies, fish oil is powerful in reducing the risk of heart disease, triglycerides and helping with weight loss. When determining […]

Eating Triggers Aug 24, 2014

Ninety per cent of why we eat is behaviour-related (psychological hunger). It is not because we are hungry. It’s because we are, for example, sad, angry, depressed anxious, bored or simply it is “time to eat”. Psychological hunger is when you want to have something to eat or drink without physical symptoms such as an […]

Diets Work. Because of the caloric restriction of diets, your body will be made to use body fat stores for fuel (energy). The benefits of dieting are more evident in the early stages of weight loss. They are, however, difficult to maintain. Diets don’t work. Dieting has no way to deal with the metabolism, which […]

Creating your best life now often requires a change in mindset. Sometimes even when you have the intention of doing the right thing, if you have the wrong attitude, you can easily slip up. Some of the pitfalls in maintaining a long term health and fitness program include: All or Nothing Too often we adopt […]

Cortisol and Stress Aug 11, 2014

Cortisol is elevated in response to stress. The stress can chemical, physical, environmental or psychological. The human brain is hard wired with automatic responses to protect the body from harm. In this “fight or flight” response, the adrenal glands enlarge and secrete large quantities of adrenal cortical hormones. These hormones suppress inflammatory responses and mobilise […]

When stressed, many people use food as a “tranquilizer”. Although you may temporarily feel better when you do, the long-term results of using food as a coping mechanism can be disastrous. Stress management tools such as mental training exercises, taking a walk, and massage all help provide immediate relief from cravings by naturally modifying your […]

Your success is influenced by the communication you have with yourself. You become what you think about, including how you think about your body weight and shape. The more that you can maintain a positive focus and remain motivated, the more success you will experience. Your thinking is largely influenced by your beliefs. Beliefs are […]