I was born in the late 80’s, which meant the food pyramid has dominated my entire life. I personally don’t remember when I was taught that 7-9 servings of grains were best for me, but I always remember fat being bad for you.
I spent the first 23 years of my life eating by these standards, and I’ll spend the rest of it helping educate people about how to really eat for their health and wellness.
Intuitive eating is simply the process of:
We’ve been told to count calories and reduce fat for years, but we’re unhealthier, bigger and sicker than we’ve ever been before. Why?
Our environment is geared to stimulate excess energy consumption and decrease our incidental exercise. Both of which promote unhealthy weight-gain, which is associated with poorer health-related quality of life, shorter life-span and chronic disease.
I recently watched a BBC documentary called ‘Big in The Valleys’, which documented the struggles of obese individuals living in the Welsh Valleys, who were trying to lose weight and improve their physical and mental health markers (like cholesterol, blood pressure and anxiety levels).
Deciding what to eat on the day that you’re travelling can be frustrating. It’s frustrating because of your limited choices and weakened will power, as you’re probably either relaxed (vacation) or stressed (business trips).
Our feet are made up of multiple small bones and joints that are put under immense pressure throughout the day. As we walk on a variety of surfaces in all types of footwear, our feet adapt with each step.
What would you say if I could help you free up a few extra hours a day? Extra time to spend with your family, go to the gym or simply more time in bed so you can perfect your sleep?
When it comes to optimal health, your goal should be fat loss, not weight loss.
There’s no doubt that most people begin intermittent fasting to help them lose/control their weight, but a recent study has shown there’s a lot more to be gained outside of the obvious weight-loss benefits.
I understand that this post is going to rub a lot of people the wrong way, but please hear me out.
Does the first thing we reach for in the morning really matter when it comes to fat loss? What if our total daily calories are in check?
My clients and I manage to achieve our goals without counting calories, and so can you.
For years, health and fitness professionals have told us we need to count calories in order to lose weight, but they’re wrong. Not only are they wrong, but they’re blind to their error —they just keep feeding us a weight-loss dogma that clearly doesn’t work, and it diminishes people’s hope of ever finding the lifestyle they desperately crave.
I bang-on a lot about SLEEP | EAT | MOVE | REPEAT, but how do I live my mantra when I’m away? Do I let it all go, or do I stick to it like glue? Read on to find out…
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Is it legal?
At the time of writing, CBD is legal in the UK and US, along with many other countries but not in Australia. However, with the increasing amount of evidence building, many people see this changing in coming years.
According to recent reports, 3 out of 4 people aren’t getting the 7-9 hours required. In this blog, I explain sleep deprivation and deficiency, why they matter to your fat-loss results, what you can do to improve your sleep, and where you can start…. tonight!
For years, people have been using alcohol as a way to destress and sleep, yet for years our sleep problems have persisted. Maybe it’s time we ask ourselves if alcohol really helps?
Fasting is simply the act of abstaining from food for a given period of time. Perhaps most importantly, fasting is a detoxification and optimisation strategy, not a starvation method.
But, with the abundance of food and snacks available today, fasting doesn’t happen as naturally as at it used to, even though it’s a strategy that has existed for centuries.
How many times have you promised to start tomorrow?
When it comes to initiating change, tomorrow is a fool’s paradise as tomorrow is a black hole of good intentions.
Are training and exercising the same thing? Or should we be looking at them separately in order to achieve our optimum health and wellness?
The fitness industry describes our movement habits as ‘training’, yet health organisations such as the NHS use the term exercise. However, they’re both used to describe the same thing - energy output. When actually they mean different things.
I’m not a fan of this term to be honest. Why? Well, it’s not only subjective to each individual’s personal opinion (vegan, paleo etc), but it’s undefined and usually refers to what they don’t eat; carbs, fats, sugar etc. instead of what they actually do eat.
Sleep, water and caffeine are the perfect fat-loss trio everyone needs in their life.
There’s a reason why sleep is the first pillar in my foundations. Not only is it the most underrated and under-utilised fat-loss and health strategy available, but by simply improving it, you can positively affect your mood, cognitive function, training and food choices.
This is a term I refer to often and I developed this concept to help my clients not only stick to their healthier eating habits, but to help increase their free-time whilst simultaneously decreasing the stress surrounding healthier eating.
I understand that people tend to dislike the term diet, however we all have one. Our diet is our preferred way of eating, whether we attach it to weight-loss or not.
Research shows that adherence is influenced by the level of difference between the intervention (new habits) and the individual’s baseline (old habits), indicating that it’s better to progress, only once the change has become the norm.
For a long time, I trained in private studios which meant my access to the general public was very limit, as most either trained with me or had a trainer of their own. However, since I’ve joined a more commercial space for a change of scenery, I can’t help but worry about some of the current trends I’m seeing.
As an advocate for a lower carbohydrate lifestyle, I wasn’t surprised to read a that a diet which induced ketosis, helped supress the need to eat. Ketosis is state when ketones bodies are found in the blood, replacing glucose (sugar) for fuel when carbohydrates are low.
Could ketosis be the key to dietary adherence?