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Why I Won’t Write A Meal Plan For You

22.06.2022
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Sometimes, a client will ask me if I will write them a meal plan – and I always say no.

Why is that?

Being given a meal plan seems to be a common thing, and it feels like it should give you a fast track to success – so why would I refuse?

Well, I would much rather arm you with the information you need in order to make better decisions, than simply tell you what to do. Developing this autonomy is crucial because part of the process of losing weight and improving your health needs to involve figuring out how to […]

Are You Increasing Your Health & Fitness ‘Savings’ – Or Spending Them?

24.05.2022
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Losing weight and getting fit is hard for a variety of reasons.

One of the reasons is that there is a cost to reaching your goal.

Choices have to be made, and while I don’t believe you have to deny yourself any fun, there will be times where you have to make the right decision and not the decision you’d like to make.

But, there is also a cost to NOT staying fit and lean.

I like to think of health and fitness as a bank balance. There’s no need to eat a perfect diet 100% of […]

Some Thoughts On Calorie Counts On Menus

5.05.2022
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Bigger and chain restaurants now have to list calorie counts on their menus.

Have you had experience of the new menu styles yet? What do you think to the idea?

For me, there are some positives and some negatives.

I think for those of us who aren’t Bridget Jones and don’t know calorie counts better than the alphabet, it might be quite eye opening to see the calories for some of our favourite meals out. Wagamama is a great example of this – how is it even possible for a plate of noodles to near 1000 calories a portion […]

How To Get Yourself Back On Track

22.04.2022
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If there was a competition to see how much chocolate it is possible to eat over one weekend, I really think I’d be in the winners line up, if not in the actual number one position.

And honestly, I feel yuck having over indulged!

I know I’m not the only one who feels like this after a time of being taken off course, and I also know that it can be really difficult to pick yourself up. Right now would be an easy time to allow old habits to slip back in, and to allow months of hard […]

Stress – Is It Derailing Your Efforts?

23.03.2022
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Stress – our reaction to the things that happen.

We all deal with things differently. Something which is stressful for one person, doesn’t even register for another.

In the short term and in the right dose, stress can feel like it gives us a nice boost – we feel energised, clear headed, focussed and ready to take on whatever comes at us.

An overdose of stress can lead to some pretty big negatives – disregulated blood sugar, hormone disruption, reduced immunity, poor sleep, compromised digestion, a preference to store body fat… In short, too much stress can make it harder to reach […]

Living For The Weekend? Gaining and Losing The Same Couple of Pounds?

3.02.2022
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Picture the scene. You’ve spent all week working hard to stick to your food plan and creating a calorie deficit with the hope of seeing the scales shift downwards at the end of the week.

Then, the weekend arrives, and you take something of a more ‘flexible approach’.

Have you ever thought about how (annoyingly) easy it is to cancel out your hard-gained calorie deficit over the weekend – and perhaps even end up in a calorie surplus?

Are you in a cycle of losing and regaining the same pound or two for months at a time?

The weekend […]

Celebrate The Small Wins

25.01.2022
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If you didn’t make it to my talk last week, you really missed out! We discussed loads of strategies to help you be in with the best chance possible of making your changes last for the long term.

I recorded the talk and I’ve uploaded it to YouTube, so, if you’d like to listen now please ask me for the link and I will gladly send it to you.

For today, let’s talk about small things. Small changes and small wins – they’re an important part of getting the results you want to see […]

Are You Free Next Tuesday Morning?

12.01.2022
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Next Tuesday, the 18th, at 10am, I’m doing a free talk via Zoom.

I’ll speak for about half an hoursend me a message and I’ll send the access details to you.

We’re going to cover:

– why 80% of people who start a diet this January will fail this year

– what you should focus on when you’re trying to change your body

– lots of strategies for making the changes work for you

– how to tune in to your body and stay mindful

– how to balance the various […]

Eating Over Christmas – Make Life Easier For Yourself in January

22.12.2021
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Let’s have a think about gaining weight over Christmas.

We all worry about gaining weight over Christmas, but please remember that months of hard work are not undone with two days of extra food intake. If we’re talking about a whole week of turning a blind eye to every serving of every treaty food imaginable, then you’re looking at a different picture – but, a couple of days of a bit of extra intake is not going to undo the progress you’ve made up to now.

It’s true that every day you’re not following your […]

How Stuff Changes As We Age (Part 3 of 3)

14.12.2021
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For our final part of this series, let’s take a look at how we should eat now we’re not 20.

I’ve left this one to last because really the upshot is that playing by the rules becomes more and more important as you get older, and given that I’ve previously written a lot about how to structure your diet, you’ll already know most of this.

The first thing is to remember that the way you eat really does make a difference to how you feel, how you sleep and to your overall health.

The days […]

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