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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 […]

Menopause: Four Key Basics To Put In Place

18.05.2022
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Menopause seems to have come into the spotlight recently, and finally there is more good quality information available.

But, as with everything, a huge amount of information often overwhelms us. And while menopause certainly can be complicated, there are some key basics which are an important place to begin.

Self care is super important during menopause, and making sure we’re eating well and getting the right nutrients as well as adapting some lifestyle habits can provide long lasting benefits and make the transition through menopause easier.

So, here are four key things to put in place as the foundation […]

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 […]

A Fantastic Recipe For Steak Skewers

30.03.2022
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It’s been a little while since I shared a recipe with you, so I thought that now the weather seems to be cheering up a little I’d share the most delicious steak skewer recipe. You know I like a good meal and so you can trust me when I say that these are well worth trying!

This said of course, as I look out the window this morning, it feels rather optimistic to think these have any chance of making it to the BBQ over the weekend – but I’ve cooked them on a griddle before and they […]

A Simple Way To Improve Your Diet

16.03.2022
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Us humans love to over complicate stuff. Particularly healthy eating it seems.

More and more often these days, I receive calls from people looking for help in working out how to apply the massive amount of information they’ve accumulated. These days, most of us have a fair amount of knowledge of what healthy eating looks like – and the reason we don’t make a start is often because we’ve been bamboozled with all the information available and aren’t sure how to bring it all together.

So, let’s cut through the information overload and look at this […]

Things Which Influence The Energy Our Body Uses

9.02.2022
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There’s an indisputable truth about weight loss:

If you’re to lose weight, you must use more energy (calories) than you eat.

This is one of those statements which sound beautifully simple, but when you look deeper, becomes a little more complex because there are a huge amount of factors which influence the energy we eat, and the energy our bodies use.

Your appetite
What you’re eating plays a part in your appetite. While it is certainly true that you can lose weight by only eating Mars bars, as long as you’re eating less calories than you […]

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 […]

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 […]