When you think about communication, we think about how quickly and able we are to communicate with people no matter the time of day or where we are geographically, although it has benefits at times it can cause the attitude of being reachable even when off-the-clock.
What a waste of a life. All those highs and lows. All those start again Mondays, and "Damn, I've blown it now" moments. Where in this NHS plan is there a mention of health and happiness, or dealing with the psychological side of weight gain, where does it mention being active and learning to love physical activity?
I've worked in the fitness industry for over 7 years and along with helping others achieve their goals and achieving my own goals, I have also learned a lot during the way as well as inheriting a network of inspiring friends and professionals throughout my journey. They say the real learning begins once you've qualified and I couldn't agree more.
Women's fitness is a minefield, with promises of 15-minute fat loss workouts, two-minute routines and adverts for the latest workout trend or craze, which is guaranteed to get you in shape in double-quick time. But how much of this stuff will actually hold up for most people and how do we separate what works from what doesn't?
Within such a saturated market how can the British public distinguish between those who are exceptional and those who are extraordinarily poor.
A firm focus on numbers, such as calories, points, the number of pounds you've lost (or gained!), can be quite a narrow view of your progress. A rigid focus on numbers can be very much linked to a diet mentality, where you're either 'good' or 'bad', in control or out of control
Mr Cowell for me is a straight talker, he sees through the waffle, and he doesn't suffer fools gladly, something we share in common. And to be likened to a man that is massively talented is of course an honour.
Many of us adopt an exercise and nutrition approach that involves us staying on the straight and narrow Monday to Friday, where we diligently exercise and eat our greens, but is then a bit more relaxed at the weekend, where we eat and drink most of the things that we have resisted for the previous five days.
We know that junk food is no good for us but often find it just so difficult to resist. It is all around us, ready to tempt us when we are hungry, tired or just plain fed-up. Willpower is woefully over-rated - most of us struggle to maintain self-control long-term, which is why the vast majority of diets ultimately fail
If you do choose to count calories, don't simply count calories. We want to get the right foods, in the right amounts, not simply hit our calorie requirement regardless of the foods. This is where a macronutrient framework is useful, as it ensures that not only do we eat within our specific calorie requirements, but that we also get both the essential micro and macronutrients that we need.
There is a time and place for low carb diets, but if you want to significantly increase your fitness or improve your physique, you will benefit from including carbohydrates in your diet. It is very common for people who exercise regularly and who have followed a low carb diet for a prolonged period of time to report low energy, poor sleep...
Over the last two years working as a specialist Weight Loss Hypnotherapist and Coach, I have found more and more that clients require a process of strong and tailored motivational coaching as well as hypnotherapy to lose the unwanted weight.
I had always been afraid that quitting smoking would be synonymous with gaining weight. I had heard so many stories of people turning to lollipops and mints to stave the cravings, was told the average person puts on 12 pounds after quitting. So I kept on puffing.
If you want to lose weight and improve your health, you just have to cut the calories you eat, right? Wrong. Research shows that replacing processed food with 'real', locally-sourced options can boost your health, and help you to lose weight!
If you lose weight by crash dieting or drastically restricting yourself to 400 to 800 calories a day, you're more likely to regain weight rapidly, often within 6 months after you stop dieting. However, regular exercise can help prevent this from happening.
If you've noticed your weight increasing as you go through menopause, you've probably also found that it's difficult to find advice that works. As a doctor who only sees women over 40 in my weight loss clinic, dealing with weight gain at menopause is something I have a lot of experience in.