What counts as a portion of red meat, and how much is too much?
One of the things that's been getting my goat recently is the claims around cold press juices. You've probably heard the buzz (they're more nutritious, better for you, cleansing, detoxing....etc) But is any of it true? 🥕First things first... cold pressing means that the juice is extracted using by pressing fruit and vegetables under extreme … Continue reading *COLD PRESS IS BEST- OR IS IT?! *
One of the most cited reasons for eating breakfast is that it kick starts your metabolism…. well guys, I’m sorry to say it doesn’t. A couple of big studies in the last couple of years led by Bath Uni (called the Bath Breakfast Project) found that there was no change in metabolic rate between when people ate … Continue reading “Breakfast makes you slim!” Or does it?
Sometimes, following external wisdom isn’t enough. Take weight loss. Most of us know what a healthy diet is; yet lots of us still struggle with 'dieting'. We read more and more 'wisdom' around weight loss, but still end up feeling like we are on a constant treadmill of either being ‘on plan’ or ‘off the wagon’. Here’s the … Continue reading Weight loss? Forget dieting. We need to learn the art of mindful eating.
Whether it's getting fit or losing body fat, if you're struggling to make progress I'm going to guess you're stuck in that warm, safe place known as THE COMFORT ZONE. I can't argue it’s nice and safe there; but when it comes to getting what you want, that damn old comfort zone will stop you in your tracks. And … Continue reading Are you stuck in your comfort zone?
With the arrival of #sugarfreefeb it's a good time to talk about sugar, because it seems like we're still a bit confused. Why talk about sugar? The government wants us to eat fewer free sugars. The latest guidelines say no more than 5% of our daily calories should come from free sugars. But what on earth is a free sugar? … Continue reading FREE SUGARS! (Not really, they’re the ones we should be eating less of)
Today I want to share a story with you about a little BIG thing called FEAR. This morning I went to Functional Threshold Power (FTP) training at Tribe Ride…. I’d been putting it off for ages dreading that I wouldn’t be fit enough and that I wouldn’t to make it through the session, as the instructors … Continue reading What are you putting off because of fear?
"I'd love to do more exercise, but I don't have time" "I'm too busy to get to the gym" Sound familiar? I’ve said these words before. And I hear them a lot from clients I work with. What I want to ask today is…”where are you spending your time?” More specifically, “where are you spending … Continue reading You have 72 free hours a week. How many of these do you spend moving your body?
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how it takes around 66 DAYS to make a new habit stick. Why is this important? Most of us start the New Year with great intentions – to run a 5K, meditate daily, learn a language, cut down on alcohol and so on… (you fill in the gap) The … Continue reading A ROCK SOLID strategy for making healthy habits STICK
**Joining the October meditation challenge? Click here for a copy of the printable calendar then tick off every day you complete!** Right… you're going to have to excuse me getting a bit ‘new age’ on you, but I want to talk about meditation. In February 2015 I spent a month in a meditation retreat in Guatemala. What … Continue reading 5 things I want to tell you about meditation