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
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?
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:Read More
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.Read More
It's a situation all dieters recognise. You've had a bad day or a bad week and you've got to the point where you're beyond caring. "Screw it all" you say (or something stronger) as you reach for the wine/cake/(insert vice here). Then that's it. You've broken your diet. You've come off plan. And now you're off plan you might as well come all the way off plan right? No!Read More
Self-control is important. It stops you blurting out insensitive things at dinner parties, helps you spend your money on your bills rather than making extravagant purchases and it prevents you from telling your boss what you really think of those last minutes changes of plan. It's a good strategy for short term use but as long term strategy it can be tiring, frustrating and ultimately unsuccessful.Read More
Willpower doesn't exist.
We've all experienced a lack of what we call 'willpower' so we think it must be real. That sounds reasonable until you think about what willpower actually means . Here's why willpower isn't what we think it is.Read More