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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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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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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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Do you have food FOMO?

Have you ever agonised for far too long about what to order at a restaurant? 

Ever struggled to turn down food or drink or an invite for a meal because you don't want to be left out? 

Do you see pictures of people dining out on facebook and feel like there's loads of fun stuff you're missing out on? 

Why do we get that feeling? 

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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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People Pleasing: Dealing with Saboteurs

In my last blog we looked at how to spot your weight loss saboteurs. In this blog we'll cover how to respond when people wittingly or unwittingly make your progress harder. Knowing that someone else's behaviour is unhelpful is one thing but knowing how to respond is a different challenge entirely.  

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People Pleasing: Saboteur Spotting

When you set yourself a goal and work towards it you will inevitably make some changes.  You might have noticed that this change in behaviour by you provokes a change in response and behaviour from other people. You'll also notice that positive action on your part can prompt some less than helpful responses from others and they can say or do things which make achieving your goal harder. I call these 'saboteurs' because their words and actions are designed to undermine your efforts. Here's how to spot the saboteurs in your life.

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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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School's out slimming's out: does your routine change in the school holidays?

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?

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