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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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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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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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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If I was in my ideal body….

Last week I asked you what would you do if you were in your ideal body and you answered so openly and thoughtfully.

 

Here are some answers I received:

 

  • I would do a skydive for charity
  • Buy and wear some super sexy hot dresses
  • Book a boudoir shoot
  • Run a 10k
  • Walk around the house naked
  • Keep wearing a bikini on holiday/ at the spa – I believed I was…

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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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Fight stress with food

You don’t need me to tell you that stress is a very real threat to your health. In addition to taking over your brain with negative thoughts, stress can lead to serious physical symptoms that can be a major detriment to your body and mind. It also prevents you from losing weight!

When the mind is stressed, it puts a lot of pressure on your body, which means that the…

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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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