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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Let yourself love the package you came in – Amy Shumer talking to Oprah

Oprah Super Soul Conversation

I love a good podcast and today I want to invite you to listen to Oprah talking to Amy Schumer on her Super Soul Conversations.

 

They talk very openly about body image, confidence, acceptance, sex, and #metoo.

 

There are so many truth bombs there, and here are some of my takeaways.

 

  • You become what you believe. When you switch the paradigm, you are willing the see things differently and they become…

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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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Are you a binge or emotional eater?

One minute you’re enjoying a scoop of your favourite ice-cream, the next you’ve actually finished the whole tub. And some of the chocolate sauce you had in the fridge for the emergencies. What happened? When did you cross the line from enjoyment to concern?

I am sure you’ve heard about emotional eating and binge eating. Are they the same? Are they different? Do you know which one is part of…

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I gave my power away to a number on the scale.

I used to think it was all about my weight, all about that number I saw every time I stepped onto the scale. The number that was always too high and never good enough. I was never good enough. I used to be obsessed with lowering this number to unreachable lows. The lower the number, the better I would be.

 

The obsession with The Number was underpinning everything else. I…

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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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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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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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It’s complicated

I’ve always felt judged because of my body and not having a perfect figure. Whether that was true or not I disqualified myself from doing things I loved, from building relationships and convinced myself that I’m shy, and it’d be better for me to hide in the corner.

 

I let myself believe that just because I wasn’t a perfect size 8* (insert the number that resonates with you) I was less…

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