Lifestyle

20
Jul

It All Adds Up

Some motivational thoughts to help you push through the Weight Loss Phase. There are brighter times ahead.

30
Mar

Plan for an enjoyable Easter holiday

Try not to lose the plot this Easter Since the age of 10, I have craved chocolate and especially at Easter because eggs are bigger than bars. I know, I’m greedy!  It took me until my 40’s to get a handle on chocolate. By that I mean I switched to dark chocolate 70% +. Imagine, every single day of my

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9
Mar

Visualisation helps Weight-Loss

If you are a visual person, Day-Dreaming can help you to lose weight ‘I am running slowly around my local park, and there is a clothes hanger, floating through the air ahead of me with a beautiful dress hanging from it and I kept following it trying to catch it, even when I got tired, I kept going’ I was

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18
Jan

Changing Food Habits & Behaviours

Making small changes delivers healthier food choices and long-term healthy body weight Some people find it easier than others to resist temptation? Can you imagine a landscape artist driving a car through a beautiful countryside and not stopping along the way to soak in a scene? The urge to capture and maybe later paint it, is likely to be overwhelming.

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6
Jan

Bariatric Surgeon discusses Food & Weight

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2021/jan/04/why-do-some-people-find-it-harder-than-others-to-lose-weight A reporter for the Guardian, talks with Dr Andrew Jenkinson, a bariatric surgeon in London and Dubai. Click on link above to listen. He has been working with obese and morbidly obese (20 stone +) people for 15 years.  Following is what I took away from the Podcast People may have an obese gene but it is the environment

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16
Nov

B Vitamins & Magnesium protect you from some of the side-effects of Stress

A video summary Do you eat less healthily and drink more alcohol when you are stressed? If your answer is yes, a supplement of B complex and Magnesium may help to protect health while the stressor lasts. I will explain why. Imagine, until 1937, a deficiency in B3 was thought to be an infectious disease called Pellagra, that caused the
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25
Oct

The higher your metabolic rate, the more calories you burn for Weight-Loss

Are there things you can do to improve your Metabolism? Recently, 2 clients asked me about metabolism. Around the same time I saw a supplement being advertised for weight-loss and in the picture, the product clearly stated ‘metabolism booster for rapid weight-loss’. False promises can disrupt a weight-loss journey, offering false hope. There is no one healthy food or foods

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15
Oct

Water, Alcohol and Mondays

Irish people talk about ‘the fear’ on Mondays after a sociable weekend There is one really simple step you can take to reduce this. Rehydrate properly before going to bed. If you go to sleep without drinking enough water to rehydrate after alcohol, your brain shrinks (dehydrates). As a result, the chemicals responsible for mood, sleep, energy, motivation just do

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8
Oct

How to Improve Mood with Food and Nutrients

Changing your diet can improve Mental Health.The brain produces neurotransmitters that control how you feel. My diagram below, outlines how the protein foods you eat, are converted into brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. These chemicals control your feelings. If your diet or digestion are good, this can positively affect your mood. Explore my writing below and take simple measures, one step
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24
Aug

Weekends are destroying my Health & Weight-Loss Goals

Weekends are destroying my weight-loss and healthy lifestyle goals. What can I do? You want to be healthier, fitter and slimmer. You set yourself a goal and you immediately feel happier. You have written down your goals and why you want them . They make you feel strong emotions and are therefore very motivational for you. You eat well and

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