Kia Akina

Working towards lifelong recovery from obesity

Weekly Messages

Get Active – Use the stairs

Taking the stairs instead of using the lift or escalators is an excellent strategy for inserting more activity into our lives. And the opportunity pops up frequently. Having a flight or two of steps to climb is having a mini (more…)

Take Control – Fake control

Taking control can feel like a tall order. For some of us it may be a new experience in life because up to now our lives have generally been somewhat chaotic and driven more by the world around us rather (more…)

Enjoy Life – By replacing passive pleasures with active ones

We all face a modern mantra – that unless we’re consuming a pleasure product we can’t possibly be enjoying life. Passive pleasures such as relaxing in front of TV, consuming hedonic food, using drugs including alcohol, and frequenting shopping malls, (more…)

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 – Endeavour to be more patient and kind

We’re humans; therefore there is a part in all of us that wants things now. And we’re 21st Century humans; which means we’re all bombarded with daily messages that put us at risk of living frantically busy lives in the (more…)

Eat Well – Welcome the feeling of hunger into your life

The feeling of hunger for many people with obesity is a negative one and even a frightening experience for some. A feeling of impending doom can descend at the whiff of the possibility of feeling hunger. But this feeling is (more…)

Get Active – Stop being a baby

In the first year of life we were all totally dependent on the adults around us to help us get around. Many of us will find that we return to that dependent state of living in our final year of (more…)

Take Control – Routines and reality

Routines and reality There’s something very real about standing on the scales and checking our weight. Becoming overweight requires a certain neglect; and part of this neglect is being dissociated from the reality of slowly putting on unnecessary fat. Becoming (more…)

Enjoy Life – By deliberately switching off when feeling stressed

From time to time, perhaps even several times a day, switching off and letting go of ourselves can be a liberating way of dealing with stress. Praying used to be the main way in which people used to have this (more…)

Eat Well – Don’t be fooled by the hidden calories in drinks

It is very easy to consume calories through drinking. An excellent new lifestyle strategy is to reduce or eliminate altogether drinks with calories in them, which basically means drinks containing sugar or alcohol or both. When thirsty, we should always (more…)

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