‘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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

    Read More

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…

Read More

What would you do if…

Today I want to keep it short and sweet and actually give you homework.

Get your journal out (just pen and paper will do too, so don’t look for excuses here) and answer this question:

 

If I was in my ideal body what would I do this year?

 

This is it – just one question to explore and journal about. And please share in the comments so I can support you.

 

Read More

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…

Read More

I liked being in a diet

It’s been over 7 years since I finished my last diet and despite having no intention of ever starting a new one again, I realised that I actually sometimes liked the idea of being on one.

 

Yes, I know it’s a crazy statement to come from an Eating Psychology Coach who knows that diet just don’t work, but let me explain.

 

Being on a diet was easy. The rules were clearly…

Read More