Many people use coconut oil because it is really popular. Recently, as a nutritionist, I have been asked a lot about the health benefits of different oils. Promotion of potential benefits of different oils has increased as customers respond to the growing range of oil options. However, coconut oil and olive oil are still the most popular oils.
Credit: iStock Although losing weight is not really my thing. It's a subject I am always being asked about, as if you're trying to lose weight; it's...
The Guardian recently reported on a "socially irresponsible" TV ad from Diet Chef being banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The ad p...
In fact, while good health is certainly a topic that should be taken seriously, I can't help but think all the scare mongering is having a negative impact on people's lives. We are all being set up to fail, and nothing makes people crave unhealthy food more than when they're feeling low.
One of the many reasons I struggle to eat is because of the guilt I feel about it. When I am eating I feel like I am committing a crime, my mind is te...
Something I've seen a lot of on the old WWW lately, particularly Instagram, are some posts and images from women who are helping to empower other women by feeling confident in their own skin. This, of course, is marvellous.
We have been obsessed with calorie counting for years. It's all based on the calories in vs. calories out method of weight loss. As long as you eat less than you burn off, you will lose weight and everything will be fine. Right? Wrong. It's not quite as straightforward as that.
The health and fitness industry is awash with branded diets and exercise programmes, and has been for decades. And it's a lucrative industry for gurus and sponsors alike, mostly perhaps because no two people are the same. People attempting to lose weight will invariably need to try more than one way of doing so, as there's no single programme which works for all.
Most of us don't know what an appropriate portion should look like and, following today's article in the BBC, we're under-reporting the amount of calories we eat by almost one-third. Apart from the 80g portion of fruit and vegetables we should eat a day, there are no official UK guidelines on portion sizes. With this in mind, here is my easy guide for understanding portion sizes and it's based on a simple tool - your hand!
Not only should we be avoiding negativity towards those who are overweight, but we should also highlight that 'thin shaming' is just as negative. Who are we to say 'don't get too skinny' or 'real women have curves,' these comments have the same damaging effect as fat shaming. Judgements of people's bodies, whatever the shape or size, is unacceptable and needs to stop.
People often ask me the question 'how can hypnosis actually help me lose weight?' Here are 10 ways hypnosis can help you lose weight, and maintain your ideal weight thereafter. You may have tried so many weight loss solutions and now recognise that losing weight is a mindset issue. Hypnosis is something you may want to now explore deeper.
It's one of the most popular 'diets' around at the moment, with special cook books filled with 'paleo-friendly' pancakes and brownies covering the recipe section of our book stores...but what is paleo? What's it about? Why do it? Who does it work for, and what we can learn from it?
If you are struggling with your weight because your self esteem and confidence is low then look no further as I share with you ten Supreme Self Esteem techniques that will help you feel better about yourself, and help you to rely less on food for comfort.
Ever bought a 'one size fits all' hat, only for it to either cut-off the blood supply to your skull or disappear into the air at the first sign of a stiff breeze? Annoying, isn't it.
Why is it that you can get bogged down so easily with your weight and your body image? Why is it that we think of ourselves as fit, fat, skinny, ugly? Here, take this example. Let's just say that you're on a weight loss quest.
How many times have you tried and failed to lose weight? How many times have you decided; OK, I'm ready. I'm gonna go gung-ho this time. I'm going to lose all this weight and finally be happy with my body?