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Preparation is Everything.. The Key to Successful Weight Loss

By: | 5 Comments | On: April 10, 2013 | Category : Lifestyle, Motivation, Shopping Tips, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

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The key to achieving your nutritional goals is preparation. Have a think about which aspects of your diet you wish to change (write them down if needed) and when you feel ready, set about preparing to action your goals; here are my top tips on how to get started!  ...

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How to Choose a Healthy Coffee

By: | 4 Comments | On: April 10, 2013 | Category : Hydration, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Shopping Tips, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

Healthy Coffee

Coffee shops are everywhere, but what do you ask for if you are trying to ‘be healthy’? Black tea has zero calories and black fresh filter coffee only 4 calories.. but what about the more interesting drinks (the one we go to coffee shops to buy!).. here are my top...

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It’s Not All About Weight

By: | 6 Comments | On: April 10, 2013 | Category : Lifestyle, Motivation, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

Scales-no

It’s not all about weight.. but it’s a good place to start. What I mean by this, is that although losing weight and achieving a healthy body weight is important, the scales shouldn’t rule your life.   Lets start by looking at BMI. BMI stands for Body Mass Index and...

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Simple Swaps for a Healthier Diet

By: | 4 Comments | On: April 10, 2013 | Category : Carbs, Fat, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

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I’m a big fan of ‘simple swaps’.. Those little changes that you can easily make which mean that overall your diet isn’t that much different, but actually you are a lot healthier in the long run! Here are a few of my top Simple Swaps.. Fruits & Vegetables Choose fruit canned...

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What is Healthy Eating?

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 10, 2013 | Category : Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

healthy_eating

We all talk about it, but what exactly is ‘healthy eating’? I cringe when I hear the words ‘I’m going on a diet’ because what this normally means is that the ‘diet’ has a start and finish. This is why ‘diets’ don’t work in the long-term and why some people...

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The 80/20 “Diet” Rule

By: | 35 Comments | On: March 20, 2013 | Category : Lifestyle, Motivation, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

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In my opinion, the 80:20 rule is the only “DIET RULE” to follow.. let me explain:   “If you eat healthily 80% of the time, then you can afford to indulge/treat yourself 20% of the time’”   We all at some point will experience cravings and/or visit social events where high...

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How to Stop Over-Eating!

By: | 10 Comments | On: March 13, 2013 | Category : Lifestyle, Nutrition, Snacking, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

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Are YOU an Over-Eater?   Over-eating presents its self in many ways; emotional or comfort eating, over-eating and then starving, using food as reward, grazing, eating large portions, binge eating “out of control eating”, and eating out of boredom or due to ‘cravings’. You may be able to relate to...

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My Nakd Bar Review

By: | 16 Comments | On: March 11, 2013 | Category : Fat, Fibre, Food, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Reviews, Snacking, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

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This blog post is all about the art of snacking, including my honest review of the Nakd Bars!   Do you snack between meals? If you’re trying to lose weight then the most important thing is that you burn off more calories than what you are taking in. Snacking between meals...

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