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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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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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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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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: 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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