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.
With the arrival of #sugarfreefeb it's a good time to talk about sugar, because it seems like we're still a bit confused. Why talk about sugar? The government wants us to eat fewer free sugars. The latest guidelines say no more than 5% of our daily calories should come from free sugars. But what on earth is a free sugar? … Continue reading FREE SUGARS! (Not really, they’re the ones we should be eating less of)
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