What are you putting off because of fear?

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?

You have 72 free hours a week. How many of these do you spend moving your body?

"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 ROCK SOLID strategy for making healthy habits STICK

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

This news could change your life…

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…

How alcohol messes with weight loss

Around this time of year I always end up talking with clients about how we’re going to manage their alcohol intake over the festive period. Why? Because alcohol is a cheeky little saboteur when it comes to fat loss. Here’s why... 1. Yes it’s the calories You know it. But does it stop you? A … Continue reading How alcohol messes with weight loss

Is coffee bad for you?

Here's the thing. I love my morning cup of coffee. It doesn't replace sleep or a healthy breakfast for energy, but it's something I enjoy and don't want to give up. But am I doing myself harm? If you delve into the web, you'll find coffee is blamed for sleepless nights, anxiety, cellulite and bad skin, which means … Continue reading Is coffee bad for you?

Should you be eating more protein?

Protein has been getting a lot of airtime recently. It's the one nutrient we're all becoming more aware of, and yesterday I posted a link to research from Canada suggesting its time recommendations on protein needs are updated. How much? Current guidelines say we should be eating about 0.8 grams per kilo of body weight, so if you weigh 60 kilos, that's … Continue reading Should you be eating more protein?

How to beat junk food cravings

It's tempting to believe your craving for a giant chocolate bar is your body telling you that you're short in something or other, but studies show food cravings are more likely to be psychological than anything else. So what's going on? We know certain foods (like chocolate and sweets) activate areas of the brain linked with reward - so … Continue reading How to beat junk food cravings

5 effective habits for weight loss

As a dietitian, one of the most popular topics I get asked about is weight loss. Forget fads and quick fixes - having researched, written and advised on weight loss for around 8 years I can promise you they don't work. Instead I wanted to share five tried and tested habits that really do work. They're simple, they're effective and you can … Continue reading 5 effective habits for weight loss

Spread your protein intake through the day

Most of us eat more protein at dinner than any other meal, but if you're exercising regularly, trying to improve muscle mass or lose weight, research suggests its better to spread your intake through the day. In a recent US study  researchers took a group of healthy adults and compared the effects of eating protein mostly at dinner, or spaced … Continue reading Spread your protein intake through the day