Weight Loss

12
Aug

Carbohydrates for Exercise during Weight-Loss

When clients start a Low-Carb eating plan, they frequently worry that they will not have enough energy to get about their daily tasks or to exercise.  In the first 3 weeks of the Low-Carb plan I discourage intensive exercise, as you will need time for the body to adapt to burning fat.  In recent weeks I have a few clients who

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20
Jul

It All Adds Up

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

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

Setting yourself Up to Not Fail 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. Now imagine someone who loves cake going into a bakery, hungry and they are giving out

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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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14
Oct

Vitamin D is essential for Mood

A Hormone or a Vitamin? Vitamin D acts like a hormone because it interacts with kidneys, bones, brain, intestines, skin, pancreas and reproductive organs. How you get Vitamin D? It is found in salmon, herring, mackerel, trout, sardines, anchovy (oily fish), butter and egg yolks. Food manufacturers put it into breakfast cereals and margarine. The best source of Vitamin D

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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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