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?”

Inbetweeners…

We often hear from our members that actually it’s not the 3 main meals that they have problems with, it’s the bits in-between!! When you look at the images above and below there’s a mixture of sweet and savoury, so which do you go to and when? Are you the mid – morning cup ofContinue reading “Inbetweeners…”

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”

Going out of control….

  It is natural to feel more stressed when our day-to-day lives are disrupted. And feeling stressed can lead us to do things that can ultimately move us farther from our goals. Thousands of years ago, when humans encountered dangers – like a bear chasing them in the woods – our bodies would release hormonesContinue reading “Going out of control….”

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…..”

More than just a number…

Imagine you walked in to your meeting and I said, “Sorry, the scales aren’t working! How was your week?” What information could you use to determine how things went. You feel better? Your clothes are less tight? You can walk further? You’re happier? Your blood pressure has dropped and you need less tablets? You areContinue reading “More than just a number…”

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”

Emotional Eating..

Let’s consider the emotional side to our journey towards a happier and healthier person and how different emotions affect us. It’s often not what we are eating it’s WHY we are eating it! So what pushes your buttons? Do you know what is likely to send you over the edge? Boredom/Anger/stress/tired/no time/celebrating/disappointment etc. By knowingContinue reading “Emotional Eating..”

Do you know where you’re going to??

When it comes to setting goals, knowing what outcome we want to achieve in the long-term (like losing two stone or winning a race) gives us a place to start, but doesn’t show us how to get there. When we focus solely on the outcome, we might take an “at any cost” approach to reachingContinue reading “Do you know where you’re going to??”

Just a coffee???

When I was younger, not so many years ago, if someone suggested meeting up for a coffee it meant you either went to their house, or they came to yours. It wasn’t a frothy coffee, a cappuccino, an americano, latte, mocha etc, it was a teaspoon of instant coffee in a cup with boiling waterContinue reading “Just a coffee???”