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12
JUL
2017

Body Shaming

Self-Shaming The most damaging form of body shaming is the ‘self-shaming’ that we inflict upon ourselves.  We are conditioned with body judgment and beauty ideals which then become internalised, this leads to us becoming our own bully. How often have you silently...
02
DEC
2016

Fitness Isn’t a Seasonal Hobby, it is a Lifestyle

Hands up who wants to be healthier and fitter in 2017? Here’s a tip: Forget the New Year resolution mentality and instead think long-term.  Changes to your health and fitness need to last a lifetime if they are to be worthwhile. Fad diets and exercise regimes have one thing...
28
OCT
2016

Spot Reduction – Why this fat reducing theory is false

I had a request this week to blog about losing fat around the thighs and stomach.  That makes perfect sense and believe me I wish this blog could explain how to target those troublesome areas. I apologise in advance for the disappointing news that follows! What is Spot Reduction?...
24
AUG
2016

My Health & Fitness Business – The Journey so far

When I first started to write my blogs I had very little idea about how to do it.  I have always enjoyed writing so I gave it a go and produced what my brother-in-law kindly pointed out to be “very amusing but completely pointless” blogs!  I think that is where my...
04
JUL
2016

Stop Dieting and Lose Weight for Life

Don’t Take the Shortcut There are many ‘diets’ out there which promise so much it is tempting to take the easy route and simply follow a specific plan. Easy route? Many of you will be thinking that no diet is ‘easy!’ and you are right which is why they are not sustainable....
05
APR
2016

Why am I not losing weight even though I am exercising?

The short answer is likely to be that you are consuming more calories than you are expending. I have written about over-rewarding our exercise efforts in previous blogs but let’s look at the question “Why am I not losing weight even though I am exercising?” in...
11
MAY
2015

Drop The Diet

This post was sent to me by a client who thought I must have written it! I can understand why, it reinforces so much of what I know to be the common-sense approach to getting in shape for life. Had I not tried so many fad diets in my lifetime and actually dieted myself fat, I...
17
FEB
2015

Weight loss without a ‘diet’ is the only reality!

‘How many people do you know that have been on a ‘diet’ to lose weight?’ Probably more than half of your friends even if they don’t admit it.  Why wouldn’t they admit it you might ask? Generally because it didn’t work. The Quick fix...