How SMART can you be?

So how SMART are you? S – SPECIFIC M – MEASURABLE A – ACHIEVABLE R – REALISTIC T – TIMELY Often by not having a destination in mind it can be easy to forget where you want to go to, however to get anywhere you need to be SMART about setting your targets. Using theContinue reading “How SMART can you be?”

Routines

When our routines get disrupted and our time isn’t structured, it can be extra challenging to maintain the healthy habits we’ve developed. Understanding the power of routines – and making the most of them when schedules are out of sorts – can help us stay focused. Thinking about what you typically do as part ofContinue reading “Routines”

Best Foot Forward…..

When you are desperate to lose weight, change shape and become healthier we can fixate on ever more drastic methods to get results fast! Looking at how little others seem to have to do to achieve better results can leave us feeling disheartened. And the major difference is….. Your metabolism.  I’m sure you’ve read orContinue reading “Best Foot Forward…..”

Easter

With Easter nearly here, this is a good time to reflect on how far we have already come, how much we have achieved and how proud we are of the new strategies and behaviours we have learnt. Easter also brings the first bank holiday of the year and as some of us struggle with aContinue reading “Easter”

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….”

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…”

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?”