Summer bodies are made in winter….

If these are the only items that fit from last year, now is the time to begin to shape the body you desire as summer bodies are made in winter! Our bodies have been buried under layers of jumpers, trackie’s and warm coats, and come the spring and summer we will all be peeling offContinue reading “Summer bodies are made in winter….”

To Toss…. Or Not To Toss??

So are you a tosser??? ( pancakes of course) Can you include pancakes and still lose weight/eat healthily? Of course the answer has got to be yes!! However if you’re thinking of having 6 -10 pancakes, then maybe a rethink is needed. There a few important things to keep in mind, why do I wantContinue reading “To Toss…. Or Not To Toss??”

N.E.A.T

There has been a lot of research on activity and its benefit to weight loss.A Horizon television programme with Michael Mosley “The truth about exercise” investigated various types of exercise within assorted groups of people and the outcome of his research is that being generally more active is more beneficial to everyone than a oneContinue reading “N.E.A.T”

Be my Valentine..

Traditionally Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year when chocolates and flowers are given as a token of love. Why chocolate you may ask?? Well it’s the food of love and of course a well known aphrodisiac, so are oysters which to me just doesn’t somehow have the same appeal! Here are eightContinue reading “Be my Valentine..”

Ripple Effect…

Spend a few minutes considering what are your favourite family friendly meals… How did you discover them, are they passed down from your relatives, or are they from a tried and trusted cookbook? Have you tweaked the recipes slightly to suit everyone’s taste? I know I do all the time! There are so many healthyContinue reading “Ripple Effect…”

Why do diets fail?

Most of the media is aimed at trying to stop people thinking diet, and it certainly raises the issue of why? Could it be that we have had so many years of ‘dieting’ and not succeeding long term that we have become disengaged and disenchanted? Could it be the negative associations we have to ‘dieting’?Continue reading “Why do diets fail?”

Are you getting enough?

When it comes to losing weight and getting healthier, sleep plays an important role: Research tells us that when people get seven to nine hours of quality sleep, it’s easier to eat well, move regularly, and be in a better frame of mind The amount of sleep we get makes a big difference in howContinue reading “Are you getting enough?”

What is SUCCESS…..

Success means different things to us all, for many it’s a direct association with what the scales say, so if its a weight loss – that’s a successful week, but often in the past when we have followed a strict ‘diet’ our expectation of what we should lose often falls short of what we actuallyContinue reading “What is SUCCESS…..”