Ready to crave healthier foods without relying on willpower?

Ready to crave healthier foods without relying on willpower?

If you’re at your wits end trying to manage your food cravings and 3pm junk food crashes, then here are a few tips for you. 

These are simple yet highly effective strategies that are going to help you crave healthier food instead of the

How to stop nighttime snack attacks

How to stop nighttime snack attacks

Do you find you do quite well with what you’re eating in the day and then your good intentions go by the wayside come evening, when you know you’re not really hungry? When many of my clients first come to me, they tell me that after dinner and watching TV is the time they struggle and end up reaching for the snacks

How to Stop Comfort Eating at Work

How to Stop Comfort Eating at Work

Do you struggle with comfort eating while you’re at work? It’s something I know I used to do – a lot! I used to see a lot of my colleagues constantly raiding their sweet drawer or heading off to the vending machine or tuck shop too (yes, one place I worked had a tuck shop – less shop, more a large plastic container filled with

Want to know how good mood food can affect your weight?

Want to know how good mood food can affect your weight?

What you eat can affect many areas of your health from your mood to how well you sleep. As you’ll see in this blog, your body needs a wide range of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep you in great physical and mental condition so it’s important to nourish it with

6 reasons you can’t lose weight in your 40’s and beyond

6 reasons you can’t lose weight in your 40’s and beyond

Have you noticed how you can’t ‘get away’ with eating (and drinking!) like you did, maybe in your 20’s and 30’s?

Has your weight has crept up as you have got older? Your lifestyle could be having more of an effect than you think. We all know the obvious triggers such as eating too much and not

Want to get yourself motivated again?

Want to get yourself motivated again?

Whether it’s to eat more healthily, give up chocolate, start exercising or lose weight, many people believe they don’t have the motivation to do these things, or they have the motivation, but it soon starts to wane. I know, I’ve been there! Going to the gym then stopping, eating a whole

8 more ways to lose weight without trying too hard

8 more ways to lose weight without trying too hard

‘Baby steps’ If you have a lot of weight to lose and it can be overwhelming to think about how much you ant to lose in total. Break it down and think about what you want to achieve in a smaller time frame. It can also be useful to not focus on weight so much, but just eating more healthily and getting some exercise. Start with increasing the amount of plant-based foods you eat. Increase your intake of fruits, veggies, pulses and whole grains, nuts and seeds and cut back on the processed foods and animal foods.

The 10 best ways to lose weight more easily

The 10 best ways to lose weight more easily

Break the cycle of emotional eating. Many people crave food when they’re not hungry. Take a moment to recognise this and to ask yourself what you’re feeling. I encourage everyone to find a distraction that works for them. This could be anything from doing some exercises to having a chat with a friend. You can retrain yourself to break the habit of eating when you’re not hungry. It’s a habit that can be replaced by a more useful one that is going to help you reach your goals. Be patient and keep practising 😊.

Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

If your body has trouble digesting specific foods, it can affect your hormones, metabolism, or even cause inflammation and result in any of the symptoms listed above. And these can affect any (or all) parts of the body, not just your gastrointestinal system.

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Plant-Based Snacks You Will Love

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Plant-Based Snacks You Will Love

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. 

But that might also bring thoughts of "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely unsatisfying."

It can be all too easy to just grab what you can when you’re out and about and hungry. With a bit of planning your healthy eating needn’t go off track.

Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren't just nutritious but also delicious and easy to make!

These foods are nutrient-dense whole foods where a little goes a long way; foods that contain protein and/or fibre.

 

My 9 simple tips to stay on track this Christmas

My 9 simple tips to stay on track this Christmas

T’is the season to be……

Well as the carol goes it should be ‘jolly’. But how many of you find it all a bit stressful? Extra alcohol, lack of routine, lots of food being offered to you, plus the stress of doing so much and worrying about everyone else can play havoc on your healthy eating.

Here are 9 tips to help you to stay on track and healthy into the New Year:

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need to Get in Shape?

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need to Get in Shape?

Maybe you’ve started to eat better, you’re eating a lot more plant-based now and maybe you’re losing weight. Nourishing your body with a wholefood plant-based diet is key to good health, but are you active and doing some exercises too? Although you can lose weight without exercising it really has so many health benefits to offer – mental as well as physical.

How eating plant-based can help you conquer cravings

How eating plant-based can help you conquer cravings

Cravings can be triggered by many things including; sights, sounds, aromas, environment, stress and more. A perfect example of this is a typical trip to the supermarket with the smell of freshly-baked bread wafting through the shop or popping to a coffee shop and the cakes and muffins are all neatly on display, right in front of you when you’re in the queue!

Haven’t changed anything in your diet but getting bigger?

Haven’t changed anything in your diet but getting bigger?

As we age people will commonly experience lower energy levels, more digestive discomfort and weight gain, as well as aches and pains.

Ageing can result in hormonal changes for both men and women. And these can contribute to loss of some lean muscle mass, as well as increases and changes in fat storage on our bodies.

How to Naturally Lower Cortisol - the Stress Hormone

How to Naturally Lower Cortisol - the Stress Hormone

Eat a variety of nutrient-dense whole plant foods; this doesn't just help reduce stress hormone, it helps all aspects of your health.

Lower your cortisol levels with leafy greens, whole grains, berries, beans, nuts and seeds – especially walnuts, milled linseeds and chia seeds. Plus, a bit of dark chocolate – not the sugary, milky kind, can even help you to unwind too.  

How a Plant-Based Diet Can Improve Gut Health

How a Plant-Based Diet Can Improve Gut Health

It would also appear that the standard Western lifestyle could be the main driver of gut inflammation. A diet which is low in fibre, high in sugar and saturated fat, plus high consumption of alcohol along with high levels of stress, could all be a factor.

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

A plant-based diet is not a diet of vegetables alone. It is a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, which may exclude or minimise meat, including chicken, dairy products and eggs. The diet will definitely exclude foods made from refined flour and sugar, and certain refined vegetable oils.

I advocate a completely plant-based diet, excluding all animal products, because of the multiple health issues related to animal products. 

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

You may not realise how important breakfast is if you’re trying to lose weight. Skipping breakfast means you’re much more likely to reach for the high sugar, high fat snacks when your energy plummets mid-morning. Breakfast is not the time to try and shave a few calories off what you’re eating.

Confused about food labelling?

Confused about food labelling?

Lots of foods will have words like ‘reduced fat’ or ‘less sugar’ and these are used to make you think it’s a healthy choice. If it says ‘reduced’ or ‘less’ it just means there’s less than in the original version. It might be a healthier choice, but not necessarily a healthy choice. In a reduced fat food there could still be a lot of sugar or salt for example. And something which is ‘less salt’ could still have a lot of sugar or fat.

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

People eat too many calories, not because they're hungry, but because they feel sad, lonely, or bored. Or maybe because they're tired or stressed. Or maybe even because they're happy and celebrating. All these feelings interact with our gastrointestinal, nervous and hormonal systems; all of which influence our calorie intake.