I run 5k for this little girl

She was about 9 years old. She was always told that she was chubby, bad at sport and that she really should lose some weight.

 

One evening her mother decided that it would be a great idea to go for a jog. She wore a pink tracksuit and looked like a little Piglet. She never went running before. She was gasping for air within the first couple of minutes and…

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Big weight questions answered

The world of weight loss is full of confusion, conflicting information and fear. I talk to so many women who are never satisfied with the number on the scale, never satisfied with the way they look and they wait to start living their lives when…. they hit the target number, when they buy the smallest pair of jeans, when….

 

They often have many questions because as I said before the…

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Coming back to love

A friend once said to me: “I always wear matching underwear.” How ridiculous I thought. Who has the time and energy (not to mention money!) to actually manage this in real life? Yes, I have a couple of matching sets, but let’s be honest, they were rarely matching on me.

My closets were full of clothes, yet hardly anything fitted me properly and I used my bedroom as storage.

I was…

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What’s the right way to eat?

My client Kate called in for the first session.

So, Joanna, she said, I just really want to know what is the right way to eat. Just tell me what and when and I will be good to go.

 

This is not an unusual request. With so much conflicting nutritional information out there it is easy to get lost and confused.

 

Unfortunately I had to disappoint Kate, as there is no one…

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4 simple strategies to help you reach THAT resolution

Welcome to the 2nd week of January. How are your New Year’s Resolutions? Holding up strong, I hope.

I know many of my clients (and a lot of other people too!) add “loose weight” to their list of goals for the New Year, and some of them succeed. Have you ever wonder what the difference might be between those who do and those who fail?

It often comes down to the…

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‘Tis is the season to be eat, drink and be merry, and I love it!

I’m spending the holidays at home and can’t wait for the feast. Luckily for me vegetables have always been featured on my family’s menu, and often take centre stage. Is it the same in your family? Or maybe the vegetables get overlooked during the holidays as you prepare to overload on them in the New Year (resolutions, right?)    

Did you know that there…

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Eat the pie and keep your goals this holiday season

The holiday party season is upon us, which means abundance of meals, parties, and gatherings that are filled with delicious but generally unhealthy foods. Of course there is more to be enjoyed this season than these large meals, but the festivities most certainly can become centred around the dinner table.

 

Many of my clients and friends give up on their health goals during this time of year, planning on picking…

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Food – friend or foe?

Food friend or foe

Isn’t it funny that something essential to live causes so many of us anxiety, and insecurity? Not to mention confusion!! I don’t think there is any other topic in the world so wildly discussed, with so many opposing points of view being promoted as the “right way”.

 

Then you need to add the very complicated relationships so many of us have with it. We use to celebrate when things are…

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6 major food cravings and what they really mean

Hands up if you ever had a craving for any type of food? I am so glad you raised your hand, friend! Have you ever wondered why you just cant stop eating chocolate? Or maybe you crave savoury food?? I’m totally the savoury type of girl. Well, that plus, it would be really hard for me to say NO to a really indulgent, vegan, gluten free brownie. So there…

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4 reasons to chew your food properly

You must have heard that you should chew your food a minimum 15 times before swallowing, in some cases upwards of 30-40 times! But do you actually do it?

I know I’ve been guilty of just inhaling my food, with no thought given to chewing, and I have been missing out on its benefits.

 

  • Enables the right amount of food eaten

Research has shown that chewing food slowly and thoroughly can…

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