Kia Akina

Working towards lifelong recovery from obesity

Weekly Messages

Take Control – Face the truth

  The super guru never lies; and sometimes the truth hurts. But without knowing the truth by getting on the scales we are not in a strong position to do something about the issue of excessive weight. Just drifting and hoping (more…)

Enjoy Life – By supporting other people’s recoveries

It is very easy to just focus on ourselves; not only in our busy day-to-day life but also in our personal struggles with obesity recovery. And of course, we have to (more…)

Eat Well – Eat nature’s food and live long

The food industry exploits a human weakness for sweet foods and deliberately manipulates food products with just the right amount of sugar, fat and salt to produce highly moreish processed foods (and drinks such as Coca Cola), which are high (more…)

Persist – Keep going even when difficulties arise

This is critical. Keeping on going when difficulties arise, even when our child inside is pleading with us to give up. The “long and happy journey” of permanent weight loss is likely to be the most important thing we’ve done (more…)

Eat Well – Leave food on the plate

The thought of throwing food away goes against the grain for many of us, but especially those of us who place a high priority on food – yes, us foodies prone to obesity. It is not easy to throw surplus (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…)

Take Control – Move from passive to active

The majority of us live our lives not really thinking much about what we’re eating, how we’re eating it, or how active we are. We are largely passive.  The result of being passive while living in an obesigenic environment like (more…)

Enjoy Life – By being reassuring, comforting and encouraging to yourself

We all know the “long and happy journey” isn’t always happy. All of us have experienced some ups and downs and most have also experienced some really big ups and downs over the years while coming to grips with our (more…)

Eat Well – Eat plenty of lettuce

There is almost nothing better than a lettuce salad for lunch. Lettuce is low in calories, and relatively high in micronutrients – folate, zinc, potassium, iron, Vit A, Vit C – and of course is also a good source of fibre. It is (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…)

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