When we want to make healthy decisions around food choice, whether it's to improve digestion, improve hormone balance, lose weight or just feel better tomorrow, we often talk about willpower and whether we do or don't possess it.Read More
There's a lot of discussion these days about the importance of having a good balance of gut bacteria for general good health. It used to be that we thought of good bacteria as necessary for a healthy digestive and immune system. However nowadays research shows that a diversity of gut bacteria helps to reduce anxiety, improve cholesterol, encourage weight loss and generally help inflammatory conditions as they heal the gut.
Here 4 simple tips on what to add to your diet to boost the bacteria levels.Read More
Personally I’m not a big fan of New Year and like to start afresh as soon as possible on Jan 1st (I can't wait to take down the tired and sad decorations, why is it they always look so terrible after the festive season!) with vitality and positivity for the year ahead. Firstly, I plan something fun 3 weeks into the New Year so I can motivate myself when I get pulled in by the bleakness of the dark days. I also plan to eat some yummy foods - not viewing it all as a cleanse or a detox - but keeping the same principles of eating joyfully with more attention on what to include, less on what I need to avoid.Read More
How to cheat positively on a diet!
Do you constantly feel that you are either on or off a diet? Do you lose weight and then realise that you pile the weight back on very quickly when you stop dieting, and you end up weighing even more than you did at the start?
What if there was a way to cheat positively on a diet, to lose weight and keep it off for good whilst boosting energy levels and enjoying the food you love? Yes, believe me, there truly is a way to enjoy food and switch off from the worry about weight loss - for good!. Here are my top tips to switch off the dieting mode:
As exam season approaches, teenagers and their parents will no doubt experience some feelings of dread. This is a perfectly normal feeling to have as deadlines loom and pressure builds ups. It seems as if there's pressure coming from all angles.
However, with a bit of foresight and planning, we can make the exam season easier to bear and remove a lot of the stress, so it's not so overwhelming a time for our teenagers, as well as the whole household.
Here are some of my tried and tested nutrition and lifestyle tips for everyone involved to make this period as smooth as possible:Read More