Self-compassion and binge eating

Hi, my name is Gen and I binge eat. Note I didn’t follow the usual AA format and say “I am a binge eater” –  not out of denial but because it’s a label that ignores that I am so…
Daring Greatly: Vulnerability and Body Image Issues

Being vulnerable sucks. I don’t think there’s any denying the fact that the raw, exposed, fragile, uncomfortable feeling we identify as vulnerability is something most of us try and avoid. I know I do! Underlying vulnerability is fear and shame.…
Is self-belief the key to weight loss success?

Do you believe you deserve to lose weight? In conversation recently I was asked, by a man, why it is that some people (usually men but not always) can eat huge amounts of food and not gain weight, whereas the…
5 ways to not gain weight on vacation

Whether you’ve successfully lost weight, or you feel like you’re just continuing to put it on, the concept of going on vacation can be stressful. Here are the 5 main ways I intend to not gain weight while on vacation.…
Getting out of your comfort zone

I’m writing this as I sit in the terminal of Melbourne airport (to be uploaded later) after what could only be described as a helluva day. Today’s the day G.I. Gen goes global – as I embark on my 12…
Mindset and positive thinking: The true secret to weight loss

There is no greater high than discovering the extent of your own courage. For me, the process of losing weight has been far more powerful than I could ever have anticipated and I think, actually I know, that I’ve discovered the…
12 Week Fat Loss Challenge – Week 3 Update

  Week 2 Review Well, Week 2 was fairly underwhelming, fair to say. Or, it could be described as a total fizzer (I figured the above image was appropriate given how this week has gone!). There were a combination of…