Why daily fluctuations in body weight don’t matter

I regularly speak with weight loss clients who jump on the scales every day and panic when they see the numbers fluctuating up, usually without obvious reason. Sound familiar? Take a read of the picture to the right... It’s from a journal paper (albeit an old one!) which found that over an 80 day period, day to … Continue reading Why daily fluctuations in body weight don’t matter

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?

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

Choose a resolution you can stick with

There's something about the new year which inspires a feeling of wiping the slate clean and committing to new goals, and January is a great time to bring some healthy new habits into your life. Rather than jump into anything extreme (I'm talking about resolutions along the lines of  'I'm-never-going-to-touch-a-drop-of-xyz-again-so-help-me-god') why not commit to something which you … Continue reading Choose a resolution you can stick with

Sleep more, weigh less

We all know that a lack of sleep can make us snappy - but what if it's also playing havoc with our waistlines?  Studies show a lack of sleep increases the risk of being overweight or obese.  Reducing sleep time also promotes weight gain... but why? 1. You eat more when you're tired Feeling ravenous after a bad night’s sleep isn’t your imagination. … Continue reading Sleep more, weigh less