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How feeling like a superhero helps my health 

Have you ever noticed the language people use about their bodies? 

I've been thinking a lot about the metaphors people have for their bodies. Why? 

Because the metaphors we have, or if you prefer, the way we represent things to ourselves, significantly impacts our experience of the world, our beliefs and our behaviours.  

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Things people to do lose weight that have the opposite effect

As a weight loss consultant, I have met a lot of people wanting to lose weight, each person comes with their own reasons and rationale. Needless to say, I've seen some great approaches and some less-than-helpful ones. Here are some of the things people to do to lose weight that actually have the opposite effect. How many of these have you done?

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What if you achieve your goal then realise it was the wrong one?

I have a friend who is a very successful slimmer. She's been featured in magazines. She is literally the lady from the before and after pictures. After much hard work, she got to her goal weight and has maintained her weight loss ever since. But recently she started to feel like that wasn't enough. She still wasn't entirely happy.  

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A problem shared: why Jeremy Kyle's guest might just be right...

I've never been one to admit "I'm struggling". I don't like to bother people or bring them down with my woes and no one likes a moaner. I've never had much time for Jeremy Kyle 'guests' who air their dirty laundry in public either. In fact, I admit I've been quite judgemental about them. However, I have come to learn that both professionally and personally, talking about your problems with people is actually a bloody good idea.  

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I pay people to make me uncomfortable –and I love it. 

I pay people to make me unconfortable-and I love it. No it's not a wierd sex thing

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Five warning signs that you won't succeed. 

You've made some great progress and things are going swimmingly. But then your progress starts to slow despite you believing you're still doing all the right things. You don't feel like you're doing anything differently but has your mindset started to slip? 

Here are five warning signs that you won't succeed. 

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Do you have an 'ostrich mindset'?

I know how someone's diet is going without them talking to me? How?  

Usually, it's because they aren't talking to me at all.

It's not uncommon for someone to start to lose weight with me and be really engaged and communicative but then all of a sudden go silent. I've learnt not to take it personally. I know that what is going on is a classic case of an Ostrich mindset. 

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Struggling to lose weight-are you eating enough? 

My biggest obstacle to weight management? It's not eating enough.  

I know that sounds odd but if you've ever gone a crash diet and crashed out shortly afterwards you'll know what I mean. Not eating enough is as much of a problem as eating too much.

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Did that cake really call to me? It might just have done.....

Like most people I can be tempted into eating something I don't need when presented with a tasty looking dish or be persuaded to order more than I need at a restaurant. My partner on the other hand, is much more restrained in the same circumstances and just orders what she fancies. Does she have more resolve? Or do I just have eyes bigger than my belly?  

 

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5 questions to ask yourself when you get stuck losing weight 

Ever done this? You've set out to achieve something, you take action and slowly you start to see some progress unfold but then you get stuck and you can't seem to break through and finally crack it?  

Here are five questions to ask yourself when you get stuck.

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Should I count calories? (and how to track your weight loss without going insane) 

70 calories in an egg, 3 in stalk of celery sound, 160 in a glass of wine.......sound familiar? 

Of course it does, we've all been there and it's boring. Now calorie counting, once the foundation of popular diet programs and nutrition guidelines, has fallen also out of favour with many experts. So should we bother counting calories?  

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My 6-week theory

In January many people either took up a new exercise regime or healthy eating plan in the quest to be healthier. According to the statistics around half of people who set a new years resolution barely last a month.

If you've started a new health initiative how do you keep it up? 

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4 things all successful slimmers have had to do

How do some people fail at diet after diet and other successfully manage to make the long-term transformation? What is happening when those people who have struggled for years finally crack it? 

Here are four things that all successful slimmers have had to do their journey to lasting change. 

 

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'Finding' the motivation to lose weight

January is a month full of good intentions and people trying to find the motivation to stick to their goals. Sounds easy but how do you find the motivation to keep going even when times feel tough?  Here are eight ways you can give yourself the motivation you need:

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Why your weightloss mindset matters

Why should you focus on your mindset when losing weight? Can't you just lose few pounds and focus on that? The answer is, yes you could but that is often the long, agonising route to your goal. Shifting your mindset is the biggest factor in losing weight, here I explain why.

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My Weight Loss Journey: How to Lose Weight Over Christmas

Some people say you can't lose weight over Christmas. Here I explain how you CAN do it and still enjoy the festivities too. I talk about planning, decisions, what to eat and satying in control in other people's houses.

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My Weight Loss Journey: The no.1 mistake people make on a diet

In this video blog I talk about the no.1 mistake people make on a diet. Have you ever gone from diet to diet looking for the answer? Have you done the same weight loss programme or diet multiple times? Here I explain why and how to change that.

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My Weight Loss Journey: Firm Foundations

I've been blogging about the mindset of weight loss for a while now so I thought it was time to share my personal journey with you.

Today is all about getting started and the mindset of getting started and how to lay firm foundations.

In the video we cover the three things you need to lay firm foundations for successful weight loss.

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