Long term weight loss and healthy living isn’t about being perfect, it is about perseverance. It is about eating well most of the time and when you do have a bit of a wobble, just get back into a healthy regime ASAP. Holidays, weekends, birthdays, parties, there are plenty of occasions ready to trip us up, and they do.
When I first started working with clients the advice was to eat snacks between meals ‘to keep your metabolism raised’. That long held theory was debunked a few years back and now we recommend NOT eating between meals. How science changes!
Lynda has literally changed my life!!
Have you ever wondered where fat goes or how it gets out of your body when you lose fat? I think most people will be surprised to learn that we breathe it out! I know, that sounds strange, but for a proper explanation, have a read of this.
Fasting has become quite popular over the past few years and I am often asked what I think about the idea. I think it can be beneficial for many people and this article explains the many benefits very well.
Losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle top the charts of New Year’s resolutions each year, but only about 10% of people manage to make lasting changes and achieve the results they hoped for. Why is that?
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.