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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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I went hiking with a group of people a few weeks ago and part way through the walk we stopped at a cafe for a drink and a toilet break. One by one, everyone in the group sat down on the chairs around me and proceeded to tuck into cake, sausage rolls and scones with […]
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I know “clean eating” is still all of the rage at the moment, but this is a bandwagon I’ve always steer cleared of and here is why…it creates a very unhealthy attitude towards food. That may sound counter-intuitive, I realise. And while I certainly do promote eating as many minimally processed, plant-based foods as possible, […]
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You’ve likely tried all of the usual strategies to lose weight – like eat less and move more – but what if that isn’t working? Did you know there are at least 12 other factors which also have a HUGE impact on weight? Which of the following apply to you? 1. MEDICAL CONDITIONS Do you […]
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I met a women recently who thought she was “addicted” to sugar because she didn’t like eating porridge unless it had sugar on top. This was understandably causing her an incredible amount of stress and anxiety. Situations like this make me so unbelievably sad, because food and eating should never be a source of stress […]
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Most people who contact me specifically ask whether I will give them a “meal plan” By “meal plan,” I mean most people want me to give them a sheet of paper which tells them exactly what, when and how much to eat. For example: On Monday you will have 2 Weetabix + 200 mL semi […]
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Do you know anyone who is “addicted” to Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi or other fizzy drinks? I used to be one of those people. Yes, everyone has a vice and that one was mine. Actually, drinking it had more to do with the fact that I hate tea and coffee and so I needed a […]
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“It’s not a diet, it’s a healthy lifestyle!” Really?!!? I’ve heard this comment a number of times this week and in all cases, the company was actually promoting a diet. Sure, they tried to jazz it up as a “healthy lifestyle” because they know that savvy consumers out there are trying to get away from […]
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