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?Read More
I pay people to make me unconfortable-and I love it. No it's not a wierd sex thingRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?
After a few busy weeks I was ready to 'treat myself' but cutting loose for a weekend has made me wonder what the definition of 'treat yourself' is and if maybe we have got it wrong.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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?Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Ever had a bad day and thought: "sod it I'm having a takeaway"?
If you're a regular human being then I'm guessing the answer is yes. We all have occasions in our lives when we're feeling too mentally or physically exhausted to cook. We've all had a bad day at the office and reached for a glass of wine. But what happens when we go through periods where every day seems to be a bad day?Read More
Stop training people to depend on you.
Have you ever felt snowed under because of the commitments you have to other people? Have you just accepted that this is how it needs to be? If you have then you may be training them to depend on you either practically or emotionally. Even worse your act of kindness might not be as kind as you think.Read More
In the third instalment of 'Your Weight Loss Journey' blogs inspired by my experiences of running we look at the importance of a strong finish.
"The last stone is the hardest"Read More
It never ceases to amaze me how many people are upset at only losing one pound. While it's good to have a big goal some people are so overwhelmed by the size of the task they never even get started because they can't imagine achieving the whole goal.Read More
I’ve been asked before if you still have your love of food after you lose weight. “I just really enjoy food” is a reason people give for why they weigh more than they would like. I’m pleased to tell you that yes, you still love food after you lose weight and that enjoying food doesn’t have to be a barrier.Read More
Everyone has an opinion. Especially when it comes to what to eat and how we look. But just because people have opinions it doesn’t mean we need to take all of them to heart. We need to choose whose advice we listen to wisely, if we are to avoid having our best efforts undermined.Read More
The average mum gains 6lbs over the school holidays and half admit they gain weight (I don't know if they bother to survey dads). Most people blame the tempting snacks and treats on offer for children. The question is: How much do you allow your external environment to influence your behaviour?Read More
Have you ever started a diet buzzing with motivation, made great progress but then for some reason your progress slows and you gradually stop doing all the good things that were making you successful in the first place? I call this the dieting honeymoon.Read More