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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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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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…

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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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Visualise your weight loss goals

Visualisation is a technique where you picture your ideal outcome. Athletes often use it to support their training; and performers use it get ready to come on stage.

Visualisation can also support you in finding your natural weight. You simply picture your ideal body, you might imagine yourself looking lighter and feeling free from your body image crisis. Using visualisation for weight loss allows the time and space for your…

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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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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Today I wanted to share something from Dr Mark Hyman. If you don’t know him,

Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the wellness field. He believes that we all deserve a life of vitality—and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. He is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by…

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