Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Mealtimes

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Mealtimes

You've heard of mindfulness but have you applied that to your eating habits?

This can help you avoid overeating as well as having the added bonus of helping your digestion.

Just as being mindful when you meditate helps to focus your attention on your breathing and the present moment being mindful when you eat helps to focus your attention on your meal.

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

While dieting can lead to a reduction in the amount of fat it unfortunately can also lead to a reduction in the amount of muscle you have. As you may know more muscle means faster resting metabolic rate.

This situation is made worse if you try to lose a lot of weight too quickly. This is why I always recommend a gradual reduction in food using healthy wholefood plant-based foods. This also means you won’t feel deprived either – another reason why diets don’t work for people.

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it's Making You Overweight and Tired

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it's Making You Overweight and Tired

The “calories in, calories out” philosophy (i.e. how much you eat) is being questioned with research on other factors that may be just as important. Of course, limiting calories, carbs or fat can certainly help you lose weight but that's simply not the only factor for long-term weight loss and maximum energy for everyone. 

How to Eat Plant-based While Travelling

How to Eat Plant-based While Travelling

No matter where you’re going, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. Here I am going to give you a few quick and healthy food ideas, to help you stay on track so you can plan what to take and focus on finding real food. While these tips can all be used at home, this is extra-important when you’re travelling. Travelling can throw your regular healthy habits off when you’re skipping time zones or even just being in a different place.

Here’s something you should probably be eating more of...

Here’s something you should probably be eating more of...

Fibre rich foods are very important for good health. They help prevent constipation and fill you up without giving too many calories - useful if you are watching your weight. They may protect against bowel problems, including cancer of the bowel, which is one of the most common cancers in Britain.

How eating out doesn't have to sabotage your weight loss efforts

How eating out doesn't have to sabotage your weight loss efforts

Whether you’re already plant-based or just having more plant-based meals, there is so much choice it’s a lot easier to eat out now. It’s also a lot easier to make not-so-healthy choices! It’s a good idea to think about what you are going to eat beforehand and to follow these simple guidelines.

Developing healthier habits

Developing healthier habits

Many diets fail because they focus on food and not on the eating habits that make us overweight. Often, when the diet is over, our weight starts to creep upwards again. To achieve a more permanent approach to weight management we have to develop healthy eating habits. Below are a number of techniques that are quite easy to learn and can help you eat as you should. The methods are based on ideas of how people learn to change their habits.

Plant-based breakfast for busy people - why it's important not to skip

Plant-based breakfast for busy people - why it's important not to skip

According to nutritionists, a healthy breakfast should give you around 30% of your daily calorie requirements. It should provide us with energy, protein, calcium, iron, fibre and B vitamins which are all needed to get you through the day. If your body doesn’t receive these first thing, studies have shown your body is less effective at taking them on during the rest of the day.