6 Healthy eating tips during the holiday season

The time from Thanksgiving to New Years Day has to be the hardest few weeks to stick to a healthy eating lifestyle. There is constant temptation by sweats, treats and just way to much food in general. And it can be stressful.

In the past I used to either “let it all go and indulge” or “be super rigid and control everything I ate”. Neither of these approaches was fun,…

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Visualise your weight loss goals

Visualisation is a technique where you picture your ideal outcome. Athletes often use it to support their training; and performers use it get ready to come on stage.

Visualisation can also support you in finding your natural weight. You simply picture your ideal body, you might imagine yourself looking lighter and feeling free from your body image crisis. Using visualisation for weight loss allows the time and space for your…

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Will you put on weight eating two avocados a day?

I had a pleasure to be interviewed on Dublin Radio, by the one and only Danielle Serpico. Danielle and I met 5 years ago during Neurolingustinc Programming Course in London. I remember, she sat in the row in front of me and when it came to practicing hypnotic induction she turned around and asked if I wanted to practice with her. Of course I did!

 

Danielle went on to become…

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Eating without distraction

Let’s start with the punch line: being a slow, relaxed eater is the royal road to embracing food and having a more open and nourishing relationship with food.

This has been one of the biggest challenges on my journey to healing my relationship with food.

I often eat most of my meals alone so watching something on Netflix seemed like a good idea. I had company plus it made me feel…

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Emotional vs Physical Hunger

It’s all very well to talk about emotional eating and sharing strategies to combat that, but how do you actually tell the difference between emotional and physical hunger? Well, I’m glad you asked, because this question comes up quite a lot and this is what we’ll be talking about today.

In the video below I actually share 5 differences between emotional and physical hunger. Next time you feel hunger run…

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Lentil and tomato soup

It’s this time of the year. The days are getting shorter, there is chill in the air and for me it’s a sure sign to pull my soup pot out and start cooking.

This lentil and tomato soup I everything I could ask for on a cold evening. It’s thick, warming, slightly spicy… Ok, have to run to eat some more;)

 

Lentil tomato soup

In the comments below please share your favourite recipe or…

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2nd weight loss challenge

 

Deep breath now, because the second challenge around weight loss is actually eating food (and never go fat free!). Shock horror, right? I know!

 

You are reading this so I assume you’ve been on at least one diet, and they are all pretty much the same – they tell you to take fat or carbs or protein out of your diet, or replace real meals with powders (have you tried…

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3 main weight loss challenges

There are 3 main challenges that most people (and my clients) have when they set out to lose weight, so let’s talk about them.

 

Today we’re going to look at the first challenge – food cravings (make sure to come back next week to look at challenge #2).

 

Have you ever wondered why the heck you have crazy cravings for all the “wrong food” as soon as you go on a…

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Today I wanted to share something from Dr Mark Hyman. If you don’t know him,

Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the wellness field. He believes that we all deserve a life of vitality—and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. He is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by…

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