For decades we have been told that when it comes to weight loss you need to count calories. Put less in than you use up and you lose weight. It's the perfect equation... except that it isn't! Playing the calorie counting game doesn't work in the long term and even in the short term it may do more harm that good.
I didn't just 'not love myself,' I didn't actually even like myself. I was angry at myself for so many different things in my past and it not only held me back in my own relationship with myself but got in the way of my relationships with those around me and made me less productive in my everyday life.
While I was catching up on Made in Chelsea (post-study abroad life) an advert for Wilkinson Sword popped up. It showed a girl talking about jumping in...
It goes without saying that any man who criticises a woman for being overweight deserves to be punched in the balls. And in the interest of equality, any woman who criticises a man for being overweight should be punched in the boobs. But this, in my experience, is easier said than done.
This recipe is my go to breakfast or dessert option (sometimes I swap the mango for kiwi or mashed raspberries so play about with that), especially when I'm short on time or low on food (because it really only requires me having a piece of fruit on hand as chia are a staple in my cupboard).
No matter what form of aerobic exercise you undertake, it is best to keep it at a moderate level and you should look to focus on your breathing. If your breathing becomes short and gasping, you should stop immediately.
When it comes to losing weight, there is no right perfect solution that is right for everyone. We are all different, we all have different tastes, dif...
From trial and error and experience in coaching other women in my business, five things that I learnt over the years to put in place as my foundations for successful permanent weight loss (and maintenance) are as follows.
Thin seduces so many of us with the promise of a beautiful new life. We daydream about how fabulous we will be when we lose weight. The dresses we will wear. The parties we will go to. The appreciative glances we will solicit whenever we enter a room. Oh to be thin. Life would be perfect. Wouldn't it?
Diet mustn't be something you should look at as something you're "on" or "off", but a way of life. We must learn to eat all over again, in a way that won't negatively affect our health and our waistlines! It is our behaviour towards eating that needs to change.
The Mating Market Model explains the phenomenon; prior to marriage, weight maintenance is motivated primarily by the desire to attract a mate (Sobal, 1984). After marriage? There is pizza.
Weight loss is a battle of the mind for many. Restricted diets often fail because the mind struggles to take back control over food long term. It is only when your mindset and motivation are in the right place that weight loss becomes more sustainable.
In the most basic of terms, a juice detox is where you only consume fruit and vegetable juice that has been freshly extracted. A juice detox can last from anything in-between 24 hours and up to seven days - this being said many juicers will enjoy a juice detox for a week, with the first three days being the period of detoxification and the remaining rebuilding a solid foundation.
Instead of thinking about losing weight, think about how you will lose weight and keep it off. Most people focus on the losing weight part, and think that once they lose weight, everything will be rosy after that.
For the detoxification process to work, there is a need to ensure that the right nutrients are utilised. Many detoxification process are not suitable or effective because they lack the appropriate nutrients needed to complete the three phases of the detoxification process.
How you look is wrapped up with so many other notions and conceptions of yourself and virtually everybody has had concerns about their weight and what other people think about them.