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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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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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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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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: 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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People Pleasing: Bringing Others With You

You often hear the phrase 'weight loss journey'. If you've lost weight yourself you'll know why. You go through a huge range of emotions and personal challenges. You will be fully aware of the journey you have been on but all other people see is their loved one acting differently. If you want support in making changes it can help to bring other people with you on that journey.

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Successful weight loss happens one step at a time

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. 

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When is the right time to lose weight?

Being overweight is perennial. Weight loss is seasonal. A quick look at Google searches for the terms  'weight loss' and 'diet' shows clear trends in the times of year that people are most or least likely to want to lose weight. Many people put off their weight loss goal, waiting for a 'good time' to get started. So when is the right time to lose weight? 

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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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