All posts in Weight Maintenance

How Our Senses Affect Food Intake!

By: | 2 Comments | On: September 3, 2013 | Category : Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance


Having blogged about ‘How to Stop Over-Eating’ and ‘How to Beat Sugar Cravings’ I wanted to investigate how our SENSES influence food intake i.e. those subconscious cues that could potentially be sabotaging our conscious healthy efforts! Research has shown the following – they may not all apply to you but the...

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Almond Snack Challenge!

By: | 5 Comments | On: July 4, 2013 | Category : Fat, Fibre, Food, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, Snacking, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being


I love almonds, and was delighted to hear that California Almonds have launched a ‘Snack Happy Challenge’ to get people to snack healthier by having 30g of almonds (about 23) a day, for 21 days - just use #snackhappy on twitter to join in! After 21 days if you’re feeling the benefits then why not carry...

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How to Increase Metabolism & Metabolism Calculator

By: | 26 Comments | On: June 21, 2013 | Category : Fitness, Lifestyle, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being


Have you ever wondered how to increase your metabolism? Or which foods increase metabolism? Or even how to calculate how many calories you need a day? Well wonder no more, I have the answers in this blog post! First, let’s get some terminology out of the way: Basal Metabolism: Body functions...

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How to Stay MOTIVATED!

By: | 16 Comments | On: June 11, 2013 | Category : Lifestyle, Motivation, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

Make things happen

Motivation is the driving factor in achieving diet and lifestyle goals, however it can be hard to stay motivated all the time. To help keep you firmly on the right track (and remember I promote the 80/20 rule so you CAN cut yourself some slack from time to time!), or to simply give...

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Healthy Ice-Cream .. My Yonanas Review!

By: | 240 Comments | On: June 7, 2013 | Category : Competitions, Kitchen, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Reviews, Snacking, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

Yonanas Summer Berries

Would you believe me if I said that this delicious bowl of ice-cream is fat-free, has no added sugar, preservatives or colourings, is dairy-free and is actually GOOD for you?! That’s because it’s 100% frozen fruit. Fruit is low calorie, high in fibre and packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals...

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10 Healthy Diet Swaps you NEED to do!

By: | 2 Comments | On: June 6, 2013 | Category : Carbs, Fat, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Shopping Tips, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

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I was quoted in Women & Home Magazine (April 2013) talking about how to eat healthier through simple rules, tweaks and swaps that will boost your health quickly, easily and without a total life overhaul! So read on to see if any of these healthy tips can help with your diet! Mix...

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How to Choose a Healthy Yoghurt

By: | 31 Comments | On: June 2, 2013 | Category : Carbs, Fat, Food, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, Shopping Tips, Snacking, Sport, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

how to choose a healthy yoghurt

I love yoghurt, and I eat it at least once a day – no matter what the season! I get asked though a lot of questions about yoghurt (how to pick out the healthy pots from the less than healthy ones) and so I thought I’d try to help out!  ...

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Parkrun – Free, Weekly, 5K Timed Runs!

By: | 15 Comments | On: May 27, 2013 | Category : Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being


How many park runs have you done this year? And what has been your personal best? When I was asked these questions by Personal Trainer Stuart Amory a few weeks ago, I wondered what on earth he meant – how many times had I jogged around my local park? Ermm, a few....

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Healthy Snack Ideas!

By: | 26 Comments | On: May 24, 2013 | Category : Food, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, Shopping Tips, Snacking, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

Apple Almonds

Most of us get ‘peckish’ at some point in the day, and if you’re sure that it’s true stomach hunger (and not just head hunger – see my how to beat food cravings as well as how to stop over eating blog posts for that!) then a healthy snack is...

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What to Eat & Drink Before & After Exercise

By: | 11 Comments | On: May 20, 2013 | Category : Carbs, Fitness, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Sport, Weight Maintenance


I’m currently training for my first 5K adventure race in June (the Zest Challenge!), which has inspired this mini series of blog posts in which I’ll be covering everything; from what to wear, to how to train (thanks to a few personal trainers!). In this post though I’ll be giving...

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