Red meat – how much is too much?

What counts as a portion of red meat, and how much is too much?

This is what 15 grams of Nutella really looks like..

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..

Are you stuck in your comfort zone?

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?

Can mindfulness help you lose weight?

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?

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

Do you need a vitamin D supplement?

If you're living in the UK, the answer is yes (at least for the next 6 months). If you're someone who enjoys a couple of sun holidays each year, you might think you're covered for vitamin D. The truth is, you're probably not. The basics Vitamin D is actually a hormone, not a vitamin. It's main … Continue reading Do you need a vitamin D supplement?

Time-saving nutrition tips

If your healthy eating plans always get ditched because you've no time, this post is for you. In a culture where 40% of us are too busy to have breakfast, I'm passionate about putting more emphasis on food preparation and the joy of eating. That said, a few kitchen short cuts never hurt anyone and if it encourages you … Continue reading Time-saving nutrition tips