Why is being in a healthy body fat range important?

I’d like you to join me in a thought experiment. Let’s begin by setting our feelings, insecurities, assumptions, stories, and beliefs about body fat. Forget, for a moment, about looking good. Forget about abs and guns or whatever other laundry list of nonsense is now used to describe various body parts. While you’re at it,Continue reading “Why is being in a healthy body fat range important?”

The weight rebound

The most dangerous time in your diet is after you’ve lost the weight you wanted, the challenge of keeping it off! * More people die on the way down from the mountain than they do ascending it. The reason, complacency, you have achieved your objective and now it’s time to relax, down tools, switch offContinue reading “The weight rebound”

You’re right life is not fair

You maybe sat there drinking your tea or coffee tapping away arbitrarily on your keyboard reading this whilst you should be working on the project that has landed on your desk. * Now you didn’t ask for said project/task it just landed on your desk, it could’ve landed on Gemma’s desk or it could haveContinue reading “You’re right life is not fair”

The co worker conundrum

Are you listening to one of your co-workers rabbit on about their diet or taking advice from them on health or nutrition is not going to serve you very well. * ‘Debbie in HR told me she lost loads of weight doing a diet where she drinks dust all day.’ * What Debbie doesn’t realise is that she’s been duped,Continue reading “The co worker conundrum”

Running for weight loss

Are you running because you’re thinking that ‘I have to do cardio to lose weight’, well, it’s not the case. * Ask yourself ‘do I really enjoy running’. If the answer is yes then that is fantastic! Long may it continue! I would say to you make sure your technique is on point and you have goodContinue reading “Running for weight loss”

Action & Reaction

Every action has a reaction. Smoking – health complications, calorie surplus – weight gain. We make thousands of decisions everyday. Are your decisions adding up to the goal of improving your body? Thoughts like ‘it’s okay to have an extra helping of ice cream’. ‘I’ll take a few more chips’, or a finish food fromContinue reading “Action & Reaction”

‘You can’t eat that, you’re on a diet!’

Know that you can eat whatever foods you want and lose weight. You could eat low nutritional value food, McDonalds, Sweets, Ice cream and still lose weight! You could also eat super nutrient dense food; olive oil, vegetables, lean meats etc and put on weight. The underlying factor is calories. If you are in aContinue reading “‘You can’t eat that, you’re on a diet!’”

Step away from the scales

If you’re going to weigh yourself do it right! Stop weighing yourself at every possible opportunity or when you see a set of scales! After a workout at the gym, when in the pharmacy or at random times of the day. When you do this there are so many variables that go into what youContinue reading “Step away from the scales”

Cutting out macronutrients

Eaten too many carbs? Telling yourself their the reason you’re overweight? Your blaming your car insurance for you going overdrawn! It is the total food intake that is the problem. And yet so many people think they lose weight from cutting out carbs. All you are doing is cutting hundreds of calories from your dayContinue reading “Cutting out macronutrients”

Weight loss slow down

Have you ever thought ‘I’m sticking to my calories but my weight loss has slowed, what the hell??’ Chill! It’s fine, what’s happened is that after you’ve lost a substantial amount of weight your body will become more efficient at using calories and also encourage you to use less. If you had a twin (yourContinue reading “Weight loss slow down”

weight is just a number

Weight is just a number and it’s unlikely to be relevant or helpful. The goal should be body confidence. Get to a point where you like what you see in the mirror. Imagine not having to feel like you have to wear that top because it hides the parts of your body you’re not soContinue reading “weight is just a number”