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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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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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