I’m not going to lie, but I desperately wanted to be the ‘Diet Coke guy’ in the TV ads growing up. I love the occasional Coke Zero – but I doubt it’s great for us in large quantities, and as someone who tries to eat mostly minimally or unprocessed foods, I try to avoid having sweeteners regularly.
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).
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Snacking is unnecessary and hinders most people’s health and fitness goals.
We’ve been told to constantly eat in order to keep our metabolism healthy, yet snacks are rarely nutritious, and often energy-dense and sugar and carbohydrate rich. All of which cause more problems than the one they’re intended to support.