December and early January can be a tricky time to keep on track with healthy eating. There are often lots of social occasions which, of course, involve eating and drinking! Here’s a few tips to keep in mind.
It’s time to dust the BBQ off, load up with fresh veggies and get cooking. The nice thing about summer eating is that it doesn’t have to involve a lot of preparation or cooking time. Keep it simple, keep it fresh.
If you are confused about what to eat you aren’t alone. It seems like just about every month new research comes out, discrediting previous research about something to do with diet and nutrition.
I’m a completely new person. I am confident, energetic and so happy. I did have my doubts and had ups and downs along the way, but having Lynda to keep me accountable was definitely the factor that drove me to keep going.
Nearly every new client who comes to see me tells me that they need accountability. Yes, most have a reasonable idea of what they should and shouldn’t eat, but if there is no one to report into it can be difficult to keep the momentum going.
I think like most people, I find that getting out of routine sets me up for making decisions around food that aren’t always particularly wise and the thought ‘I’ll sort it out when I get home’ prevails. That’s fine, as long as you do, before the habits become ingrained.
Leon was able to overcome anxiety and depression with nutrition and exercise.
The Winter months can be pretty tough to stay on track with healthy eating. We generally feel like eating more comfort food, hot and stodgy stuff!
What words immediately come to mind when you hear the word fasting? Hunger, deprivation, crazy people, not going there... Fasting in some form or other has been around for a very long time, but in more recent times there have been a lot of studies which point to many health benefits which may come from fasting.
Who hasn’t heard the saying ‘what you believe you can achieve’? It’s true too when it comes to weight loss. If you haven’t got your head in the right space and you aren't ready to make the necessary changes, then the chances of you going the distance aren't great.
At 25, I was at the peak of bulimia, was over-exercising up to 12 times a week, and had a restrictive diet dictated by the binge, punish, reward, binge and repeat cycle. I was size 6, 10.1% body-fat, had been ammenoreic for 2 years, and was constantly exhausted and cold.
How would you feel if you popped into your local café for your latte and muffin and on your table there was a menu listing the calories in the drinks and cabinet food the café supplied. Would you like to know, or would you rather not?
In April 2017 I was the unhealthiest I'd ever been. I'd lose weight, gain weight, not know which foods were causing the loss or gain and just keep going around in circles - only to end up back at the same starting point.
For a lot of people summer can be a challenging time of year to work on fat loss. There seem to be a lot of social occasions, impromptu BBQ’s, invitations to pop around for drinks – you know how it goes. One minute you are smack on track with your eating, next thing it all goes out the window once the nibble platters appear.
I would like to highly recommend Lynda and her approach to healthy & balanced eating.
Isn’t that what we all want? Especially after the holiday season. Fast. Fat. Loss. Why not throw in easy, effortless fat loss? If you read the magazines and look at all the advertising that bombards us in January, from celebrity diets to promises of big fat losses from drinking powders instead of eating meals, you can lose weight fast – BUT, can you keep it off?
Here are lots of tips and ideas for entertaining platters, as well as Christmas gift suggestions for those interested in keeping healthy.
With less than 8 weeks until Christmas and Christmas functions and outings ramping up, a real fear for many people is how to keep off the weight they lost during the year. Who wants to lose flab and then whack it back on again, only to have to lose it again in the New Year?
Studies show that having a high level of blood glucose can be a factor in developing dementia and cancer, as well as having a role in many inflammatory conditions. The sad fact is that way too many Kiwis don’t look after themselves. A poor quality diet, obesity, stress and lack of regular exercise all increase your risk of becoming a Type 2 diabetic, along with the resultant health issues. Are you complacent enough to let it happen to you?
Switching to the low carb, high fat lifestyle recently has been like a dream!! Doing LCHF as a vegetarian/pescatarian has been delicious.