Dieting Mind Tricks

Following on from last week’s mindset newsletter, I’m going to stick with the theme but this week more closely related to how our mind works around diet and weight loss. I read an interesting study in which one group of participants were given a 380 Calorie milkshake and told it was either a 640 calorie […]

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Whether You Think You can or You Can’t You are Right – Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or you can’t – You are right. Henry Ford This really is true in health and fitness. What your mind tells you has a huge impact on your actions and therefore the outcome of your goal. I think this is seen most in Endurance events, no matter how much you […]

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Exercise Habit

Well I think the little bit of sunshine at the weekend reminded us all that summer is on its way (well I sincerely hope it is!) Suddenly everyone has started upping the exercise routine, jumping on new programmes, new diets and planning their summer bodies. This is all great but unfortunately many people will give […]

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Forming Good Habits

The key to successful weight loss and long term health is establishing healthy habits. That is things to aid your health and/or weight loss that you do every day as part of your ongoing lifestyle. Unfortunately maintaining these healthy habits can be the toughest part of our journey. So how do we make them stick? […]

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Exercise Equivalent Labelling

So last week a new initiative was discussed in that food manufacturers should put exercise equivalent to burn of the calories in their products. Apparently this will make us all do more exercise and solve our weight problems……………………. It has become more common on recent years for restaurants to put the calorie content next to […]

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Treat the Cause not the Problem

In my job I see and speak to a lot of people who have various injuries and health issues. I also see a lot of people who take a concoction of pills daily to “deal” with these ailments. Problem solved you think! But in reality most prescribed medicines are just masking the problem not actually […]

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Toxins

Following a conversation I had with someone last week I have been thinking about all of the external toxins we surround ourselves with on a day to day basis. Now I’m not going to turn this into an ‘avoid all toxins’ blog as in reality that is impossible and not really necessary. However I do […]

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Eat Well Plate

Well, Public Health England published a new Eat Well plate guideline last week. About time, the previous one was hugely out of date. The old version looks like this. Without even dissecting the rest it should definitely not have included sugar! No one NEEDS sugar in their diet! So new one looks like this.   […]

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Gut Bacteria

Well I don’t want to jinx it but the sun finally came out and spring is here. So with all the spring cleaning that goes on maybe it’s time you gave your gut a spring clean too. Your gut health is vital for much more than just your digestion. Unhealthy gut bacteria has been shown […]

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Time Saving Tips

One of things people say to me the most when asked why they aren’t meeting their health and fitness goals is lack of time. So I’ve put together some time saving tips to make things easier. Batch cooking healthy meals really is a time saver. It can take less than an hour to make a […]

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