Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan
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Dr. Khandee Ahnaimugan (Dr. K) is a medical doctor, weight loss expert and author of "Slim and Healthy without Dieting: The Weight Loss Solution for Women over 40".

His practice is based in Harley Street, London. His focus is on helping women over 40 to lose weight and keep it off without dieting, using a behavioural programme.

His website is doctorkweightloss.com

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10 Tips for January Weight Loss

(1) Comments | Posted 8 January 2014 | (23:00)

It's that time of year where it seems like everyone is talking about being healthier and losing weight.

But if you're like most people, the good intentions never seem to translate into success and each January you're back wondering which diet to go on next.

So here are 10 tips...

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Weight Loss: Ten Tips for Getting Through the Christmas Party Season

(0) Comments | Posted 6 December 2013 | (15:37)

Christmas can be a difficult time if you're trying to lose weight. It's all the parties, the mince pies, the chocolates and of course alcohol which make it so hard to stay on track. The usual response is to think "I'll just deal with my weight after Christmas".

But...

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Why High Achievers Often Struggle to Lose Weight

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2013 | (11:07)

How can someone who is successful in the rest of their life, struggle so much when it comes to getting their weight under control?

This is a common source of frustration for many of the clients I see (my clients are primarily women over 40). They tell me that throughout...

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The Antifragile Diet

(3) Comments | Posted 26 August 2013 | (00:00)

I've recently read the book Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. It's obviously not a diet book, but the principles in it are highly relevant to weight loss.

But first, a bit of background. We are all familiar with things that are fragile. If...

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Struggling to Lose Weight Is Not Always a Bad Thing

(1) Comments | Posted 14 June 2013 | (00:00)

Imagine this scenario:

You're in your late forties (or early fifties) and you've just started a new diet. For the last few weeks, you've been trying to follow it religiously.

As part of the diet, you've been eating foods that you don't really like. You've also had to eat...

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Women Over 40: The Truth About Weight Loss

(6) Comments | Posted 29 May 2013 | (00:00)

What do you think you need to do to lose weight?

Do you think that succeeding at weight loss involves sacrifice and suffering? You're not alone. Most women over 40 think that weight loss involves some combination of:

One. Starving yourself (or at least drastically cutting back what you eat)

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The Personal Trainer's Biggest Problem With Weight Loss

(58) Comments | Posted 17 May 2013 | (00:00)

Imagine a woman who is 53 and has been seeing her personal trainer twice a week for a year. Despite this she hasn't lost any weight.

Of course, the health benefits of regular exercise (quite aside from losing weight) are undisputed. Exercise makes you healthier, fitter, gives you more energy...

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Coping With Hunger When You're Trying to Lose Weight

(11) Comments | Posted 19 April 2013 | (00:00)

Here is a question I was recently asked by one of my readers:

"I am trying to lose weight by cutting down and thinking about what I eat. However, I don't know what to do when I feel hungry.

I know you're going to say 'eat something'. However, if...

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Want to Lose Weight? Relax...

(1) Comments | Posted 26 February 2013 | (23:00)

Does the thought of trying to lose weight make you feel stressed?

You're not alone. And in my experience, getting stressed about your weight loss is one of the biggest obstacles to success.

People who get stressed about their weight loss are much more likely to give up.

But...

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Five Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Start Losing Weight

(4) Comments | Posted 9 January 2013 | (23:00)

What comes to mind when you decide you need to lose weight? Pain? Terror? Suffering?

The 'diet mentality' emphasises the 'no pain- no gain' approach to weight loss, which makes weight loss seem painful and intimidates many people. This stops them taking action.

This is so destructive because it means...

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Weight Loss for the New Year: Time to Think Differently

(4) Comments | Posted 4 January 2013 | (23:00)

It's prime time for weight loss. January is the time when many people decide to do really something about their weight. This is the time when gym's get over-run with new members and every second person you speak to is starting a new diet.

And most people, when they consider...

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Weight Loss: Get These Four Things Right and You're 80% of the Way There

(6) Comments | Posted 20 November 2012 | (23:00)

Woody Allen famously said that "80% of success is showing up". And when it comes to losing weight, it's essential for success.

For weight loss, what does "showing up" mean? It means making a commitment to stick to your weight loss programme no matter what.

Weight loss is not a...

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Five Celebrity Weight Loss Myths That Are Like Poison for Your Mind

(19) Comments | Posted 12 November 2012 | (23:00)

Why are celebrity weight loss stories so compelling? Obviously part of it is the same reason why people read about celebrities in general. But there is an added factor with the weight loss story: the hope that you will learn about some new way to revolutionise your own weight loss.

...
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'If I'm So Smart, Why Can't I Lose This Weight?'

(34) Comments | Posted 5 November 2012 | (23:00)

Why is it, that even when you have a handle (most of the time) on all the other things in your life, you can't seem to get control over your weight?

And given that what you eat is probably one of the few things that you do have absolute...

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Women Over 40: Four New Ways to Approach Weight Loss

(45) Comments | Posted 19 October 2012 | (18:50)

What's the best way for a woman over 40 to lose weight? The most common advice is to go on some kind of diet.

As a weight loss doctor, I spend my working life helping women over 40 lose weight, and what I most frequently hear from them is that...

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Women Over 40: Are You Doing All the 'Right Things' but Still Not Losing Weight?

(23) Comments | Posted 24 September 2012 | (00:00)

There is nothing worse than feeling like you are doing all the right things and still not getting anywhere. When it comes to losing weight, there are a lot of women who are frustrated and demoralised because they feel like no matter what they do, they can't get their weight...

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How Carrie Fisher Can Avoid Yo-Yo Dieting

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2012 | (14:35)

Carrie Fisher, the actress who played Princess Leia in Star Wars has apparently gained back weight after announcing a 50 pound weight loss last year.

What went wrong?

With anyone who loses weight and gains it back, I believe that most people focus on the period after...

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Weightloss for Women Over 40

(8) Comments | Posted 3 August 2012 | (00:00)

While most of the world seems to be fixated on diets as the solution to weight problems, most women who are over 40 and overweight, know (from personal experience) that diets don't work. In fact as women get older, it becomes harder and harder to lose weight.

Even diets...

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Stop Blaming Lack of Willpower for Our Obesity Crisis

(40) Comments | Posted 27 June 2012 | (00:00)

What is the secret to being slim?

Many people will tell you that it's willpower. If you have willpower you can resist temptation, only eat foods that are good for you and live a healthy lifestyle.

I don't agree with this. In fact I think the willpower myth has undermined...

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How Nigella Lawson Lost Weight Without Dieting and How You Can Do the Same

(1) Comments | Posted 24 April 2012 | (00:00)

The celebrity chef, Nigella Lawson, had been reported to have lost up to three stone recently. However, unlike most celebrities who lose weight, she had not attributed this to a miracle diet programme, which was highly unusual.

As it turns out, the reason for her weight loss was actually...

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