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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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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Can snacking be healthy?

I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t have cravings from time to time, they happen even to the healthiest of us. Often, when a craving hits in the afternoon or the evening after dinner, we get the urge to snack. Cravings can often be prevented by eating balanced meals throughout the day (read more here and here) but we all know that sometimes no…

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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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5 simple self care practices

I’ve got to be honest – the last two months were hard for me – physically and mentally. All I wanted to do was sleep and eat potato crisps, because I had zero energy to cook or even do food shopping. Unfortunately the crisps were not going to help me get through that, so I knew I had to try something different and just be kind to myself.

 

Being kind…

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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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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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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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