I had a number of enquiries last week from people suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome looking for support and advice. I’m always shocked and horrified when people tell me their GP has told them they “likely have IBS” and that they’ve been told to “just get on with it”or to “Google low FODMAP diets.” There […]
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Check out my first-ever podcast HERE! I am interviewed by Birmingham therapist, Jim Lucas on the topic of sugar addiction.  Jim and I have slightly different perspectives in this issue so our hope is that you will realise the topic isn’t quite as black-and-white as the media and internet bloggers make it out to be. […]
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Is it just me, or does December seem to come with the expectation that it will be a 31 day eat-a-thon? Yes, I’m aware that many people celebrate Christmas and that may include attending multiple Christmas parties. But that doesn’t explain why so many people choose to overeat during the month of December (and then […]
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  I’ve have lots of clients over the years tell me that sugar cravings are something they struggle with, so I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to review some of the common reasons why it happens and share some strategies for what to do about it. Here are my top 5 […]
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I had the incredibly privilege of attending the Gok Wan body confidence event in Birmingham last weekend. He was just as charming, kind, funny and generous as you would expect him to be. He also swears like a sailer! But in typical Gok fashion, he asked if this would offend anyone and when no one […]
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What would you do in this situation? I was at a workshop/networking event this week at an out-of-the-way location with no shops nearby. The food they made available included the following: pastries for morning break sandwiches, chips and pastries for lunch; and 10 types of cake and 2 small bowls of chopped fruit for afternoon […]
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  Looking to “kick start” your weight loss? Here’s why that may not be as helpful as you think. “I’m just going to do this detox/drink meal replacement shakes/cut out sugar for a few weeks to ‘kick start’ my weight loss because seeing a big loss initially helps motivate me to keep going.” I can’t […]
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“I’ve followed other diets to the letter and can’t seem to lose more than a few pounds.” That is often what I hear women say when they have PCOS. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (abbreviated as PCOS) is a genetic condition which affects a woman’s hormone levels and how her ovaries work. The two main hormones affected […]
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I was out cycling last week around the time when children were walking to school and out of the ~20 students I passed (all under the age of 13), at least 4 were munching on crisps (potato chips for my Canadian readers) at 8:00am. Was that breakfast? Was that in addition to breakfast? Were they […]
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I heard a talk recently on something called “inappropriate attention” (….no…it’s not what you are thinking…keep reading!) That is when we spend a disproportionate amount of our time thinking about something and playing up its good (or bad) qualities to the point we have an unbalanced view of the situation. The best example of this […]
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