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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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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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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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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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At least I can control my weight

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? 

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People Pleasing: Stop training people to depend on you

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.

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Weight loss advice: who are you listening to?

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. 

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Three reasons why you can't out exercise a bad diet

You may have heard it said before but it's true, you can't out exercise a bad diet. It's something I learnt myself when I lost weight. I've always been an active person and I figured that whenever I ate out a lot or had a string of social events to go to I'd just do an extra session or two at the gym. It's a nice idea but unfortunately it doesn't work like that.

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