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?
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?
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 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
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
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?
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
This week I’ve returned to eating overnight oats as I’ve committed to a month of 7:30 AM yoga (gulp) which means a speedy breakfast is needed. While eggs are brilliant when you have the luxury of a little more time, overnight oatmeal is great ‘fast food’. Carried to work or eaten as soon as you roll out of … Continue reading PB Banana Overnight Oats
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