Kia Akina

Working towards lifelong recovery from obesity

Weekly Messages

Eat Well – Eat to live by dealing with NEEDNT foods

A fundamental issue about what food to eat is summed up beautifully in the age-old question:  “living to eat or eating to live?” Like breathing, eating nutritious food is a deeply satisfying necessity of life. But like drugs, NEEDNT foods, (more…)

Persist – Replace procrastination with action

We can all improve our natural persistence ability by practicing being determined, and replacing procrastination with completing something we’ve been putting off doing. In fact we can start doing this today. – Pick something small that you’ve been putting off (more…)

Eat Well – Deliberately limit portion sizes

To lose weight we have to eat less. Exercising more can do it but we’ve got to do so much exercise to burn off excess food, like 40 minutes of brisk energetic walking for just one small chocolate bar. It (more…)

Get Active – Walk as much as you can

Getting more active is the basis for obesity recovery. This is the foundation on which getting food intake under control sits. So how to get more active? One of the best ways is to walk as much as we can (more…)

Take Control – Check weight every day

Taking control can be as easy as weighing ourselves each day. Deliberately giving ourselves a conscious external reminder on a daily basis immediately puts us in control so long as we don’t catastrophize the measurement. Remember, weight varies all the (more…)

Enjoy Life – Don’t get it mixed up with pursuing pleasure

Striving to enjoy life is relevant for everyone – fat, skinny and in-between. But it is a particular issue for us who love food; we whose enjoyment in life can become distorted and dominated by the quest to consume pleasurable (more…)

Eat Well – Keep NEEDNT foods to a minimum (even at Christmas)

This might be the most important strategy in the Kia Akina programme. By either avoiding all non-essential, energy-dense, nutritionally-deficient (NEEDNT) foods or only eating them in small quantities is a new recovery lifestyle that involves a fundamental change in what (more…)

Persist – By preserving aspects of the new lifestyle even when we feel like giving up

Persevering even when we feel like giving up is one of the best ways of really making progress on the “long and happy journey”. Persevering makes the journey feel like it can be achieved and persevering despite feeling like giving (more…)

Eat Well – Become a very slow eater

A tried and true strategy for eating less is to become a very slow eater. Becoming a very slow eater stretches out the time we eat, which can decrease the feeling of being deprived that a number of us feel (more…)

Get Active – Fill the day with movement

We don’t have to become elite sports people to lose excess weight. But we do have to become more active in our daily lives to lose excess weight permanently and become healthier. Sitting and lying around is a killer. What we’ve got (more…)

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