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?
Portion size. It's a funny thing isn't it? Food packets talk about 30 grams of cereal, or 15 grams of peanut butter - but how often do you stop to think what the serving size really looks like? It matters more when we're eating foods high in fat and sugar (the ones which are easy to overeat). We can easily overeat several hundred extra calories … Continue reading This is what 15 grams of Nutella really looks like..
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?
Described as "bringing attention to the present moment without judgement" mindfulness is an ancient practice that can reduce stress and improve the way we make decisions. But interestingly, mindfulness is also emerging as a tool for weight loss, and for anyone wanting to balance their relationship with food and eating. Why? The truth is, most of our eating is done mindlessly. … Continue reading Can mindfulness help you lose weight?
"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
**As featured on Channel 4's "What Britain Bought in 2016" with Mary Portas** You might be surprised to find that one of the top selling items this year was....SPROUTS! I joined Mary Portas earlier this year to chat about why, after years of being voted the nation's least favourite vegetable, they've suddenly gained 'superfood' status. Sprouts as … Continue reading Shredded Sprout Slaw (and a “superfood” story)
Bear with me - what I'm about to tell you could make the difference between meeting your fitness goals or getting lost along the way. The funny thing about habits If you’ve ever tried to adopt a new healthy habit (drink more water, eat more fruit, exercise in the morning, meditate…) chances are you’ve heard … Continue reading This news could change your life…