Given half a chance, your body will balance out by itself, but this is only possible by getting out of the diet mentality and listening to what you truly need. Imagine taking all of the outward energy you expend on diets, fads and gimmicks and turning it inward, so that you can listen to your heart and inner wisdom.
We forget this, or sometimes don't take it into account at all - for instance we can be often so focused on losing weight as quickly as possible using calorie restrictive crash course diets that we forget as soon as we stop and try to eat normally again we'll gain all, if not more, of the weight back.
We've arrived!!!! Landed at Marrakech airport around 4pm (via a nutritious lunch of porridge and red wine on the plane, oops. Did you know BA doesn't do in-flight meals anymore? Porridge was the only healthy wheat-free (but not gluten-free, boo hiss) option they had) and cruised through about seven security checks to the luggage reclaim.
When it comes to weight-loss we are always looking to spotlight a particular food group as the hero or villain. We talked about fats for years - they were DEFINITELY the reason behind our obesity crisis and so we were sold low-fat, sugary, processed apologies for food to make us all slim and healthy. Oooops! Well, that certainly didn't work.
The fat loss plateau is common, and something almost all of us have to face when we're trying to get back into shape. Fortunately, that means there's a lot of tried and tested advice out there for kicking your metabolism back into action once it starts dragging its feet!
I try and follow the same approach now with my two daughters, however this IS a deliberate tact from us as parents. There are so many references to weight on TV, media and generally from people in and around our family circle that it could so easily have an unconscious influence on my daughters.
I've been the fitness business for over 12 years. I know the industry trends and so do newspaper editors and marketing directors. In January everyone feels guilty. We've typically over spent, over eaten and turned into TV watching or relative visiting sloths. And guilt is so easy to sell to.
Including Christmas sales, estimates suggest that around 53 million fitness trackers will have been sold in 2016. It's a staggering amount and a figure which, as the CEO of a sport and leisure trust and a former athlete, should fill me with joy. After all, how amazing is it that all these people are taking such a proactive approach to their health and fitness?
New Year, New You? Have you started the year focused on changing how you look this year? What if the diet you've started is actually going to make you...
If you are doing Dry January or are giving up refined sugar then I applaud you, but please do it for your health, and don't for one minute think you'll be happier if and when you are skinny. It doesn't work like that.
We are often told that super-foods have a powerful effect on our health, but this word is often thrown around a little freely sometimes. So we've rounded up the best, most trending super-foods from 2016 that you should definitely take into 2017 for a healthy diet.
A lot of people might be against them for this reason, but not me. I think New Year's resolutions are great; it's a fresh start straight after the holidays and a chance for you to build momentum. Over the years I've managed to stay on top of my fitness goals, here are five tips that I've used myself for fitness resolutions.
How about this instead? Maybe the desire to be 'less' is a state of delirium imposed on you by a society that wishes to sell you anxiety. When you buy into that anxiety you become a pawn. One who lives out his or her life beholden to your own bodily parts.
Happy New Year Folks. How you holding up? Been for your first run yet? Had enough of the diet adverts across the media yet? Or the constant flow of h...
This time of year is filled with the best intentions, and the best marketing for some of the most ridiculous diets around. Calorie this and low fat th...
Dieting is bad for you and there's solid science to back that up. But when you've pretty much spent your whole life on a diet it's tough to break the habit. Learning how to recognise diet culture (in all it's subtle guises) will help.