Red meat – how much is too much?

What counts as a portion of red meat, and how much is too much?

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*COLD PRESS IS BEST- OR IS IT?! *

One of the things that's been getting my goat recently is the claims around cold press juices. You've probably heard the buzz (they're more nutritious, better for you, cleansing, detoxing....etc) But is any of it true? šŸ„•First things first... cold pressing means that the juice is extracted using by pressing fruit and vegetables under extreme … Continue reading *COLD PRESS IS BEST- OR IS IT?! *

ā€œBreakfast makes you slim!ā€ Or does it?

One of the most cited reasons for eating breakfast is that it kick starts your metabolismā€¦. well guys, Iā€™m sorry to say it doesnā€™t. A couple of big studies in the last couple of years led by Bath Uni (called the Bath Breakfast Project) found that there wasĀ no changeĀ in metabolic rate between when people ate … Continue reading ā€œBreakfast makes you slim!ā€ Or does it?

This is what 15 grams of Nutella really looks like..

Portion size. It's a funny thing isn't it? Food packets talkĀ aboutĀ 30Ā grams of cereal, or 15Ā grams of peanut butterĀ - but how oftenĀ do you stopĀ to think what the serving sizeĀ really looks like? ItĀ matters more when we're eating foods high in fat and sugar (the ones which are easy to overeat). We can easily overeatĀ several hundred extra calories … Continue reading This is what 15 grams of Nutella really looks like..

Weight loss? Forget dieting. We need to learn the art of mindful eating.

Sometimes, following external wisdom isnā€™t enough. Take weight loss. Most of us knowĀ what a healthy diet is; yet lots of us still struggle with 'dieting'. We read more and more 'wisdom'Ā around weight loss, but still end up feeling like we are on a constant treadmill of either beingĀ ā€˜on planā€™ or ā€˜off the wagonā€™. Hereā€™s the … Continue reading Weight loss? Forget dieting. We need to learn the art of mindful eating.

Are you stuck in your comfort zone?

Whether it's getting fit or losing body fat, if you'reĀ struggling to make progress I'm going to guess you're stuck in that warm, safe place known as THE COMFORT ZONE. I can't argueĀ itā€™s nice and safe there; but when it comes to getting what you want, thatĀ damn old comfort zone will stopĀ you in your tracks. And … Continue reading Are you stuck in your comfort zone?

FREE SUGARS! (Not really, theyā€™re the ones we should be eating less of)

With the arrival of #sugarfreefebĀ it's a good time toĀ talk about sugar, because it seemsĀ like we're still a bit confused. Why talk about sugar? The government wants us to eat fewerĀ free sugars.Ā The latest guidelines say no more than 5% of our daily calories should come from free sugars. But what on earth is a free sugar? … Continue reading FREE SUGARS! (Not really, theyā€™re the ones we should be eating less of)

Can mindfulness help you lose weight?

Described as "bringing attention to the presentĀ moment without judgement" Ā mindfulness is an ancient practice that can reduceĀ stress and improve the way we make decisions. But interestingly,Ā mindfulness is also emerging as a tool for weight loss,Ā and for anyone wanting to balanceĀ their relationship with food and eating. Why? The truth is, mostĀ of our eating is done mindlessly. … Continue reading Can mindfulness help you lose weight?

What are you putting off because of fear?

Today I want to share a story with you about a little BIG thing called FEAR. This morningĀ I went to Functional Threshold Power (FTP) training at Tribe Rideā€¦. Iā€™d been putting it off for ages dreading that I wouldnā€™t be fit enough and that I wouldnā€™t to make it through the session, as the instructors … Continue reading What are you putting off because of fear?

Why daily fluctuations in body weight don’t matter

I regularlyĀ speak with weight loss clients whoĀ jump on the scales every day and panic when they see the numbers fluctuating up, usually without obvious reason. Sound familiar? Take a read of the picture to the right... Itā€™s from a journal paper (albeit an old one!) which found that over an 80 day period, day to … Continue reading Why daily fluctuations in body weight don’t matter