Damage Limitation: 9 Weight Loss Tips for the Festive Season

By Zoe | November 29, 2014

Buffets, nibbles, the large ‘entertaining’ plates for the Christmas meal, glasses of seasonal cheer, chocolates, mince pies, Christmas pudding, trifle, Christmas cake. Stop feeling hungry, or panicking, here’s a plan.   1. Skip It I don’t mean fast and miss a meal. I mean are there one or two parties you don’t really fancy. Some…

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Exercise every day that you eat and maybe pick an exercise goal

By Zoe | October 31, 2014

I read a case study about this advice a cardiologist gave to a patient with high blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat. The patient took the advice and all his symptoms improved. The cardiologist was making the point that exercise is a powerful prescription we should all take. Here are a few suggestions.   Get…

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Healthy Weight – Do You Measure Up?

By Zoe | September 29, 2014

I like to take measurements of clients and help them understand what that can tell them about their health. I use them to create realistic targets that make a difference. Here’s a summary of what I look for. Do you measure up? The Body Mass Index (BMI) is one indicator of your body size in…

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Bloating? 7 Tips To Help You Go Wheat-Free

By Zoe | August 28, 2014

A client sent me photos of their tummy the other day, to prove how bloated they were. That was a first, but bloating is the symptom I hear clients complain about most. I encourage all clients to consult their doctor to rule out other causes but I usually suggest a low fermentable carbohydrate (low FODMAP)…

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4 Tips from Spain for Weight Loss

By Zoe | July 30, 2014

I’m on my holidays in Spain at the moment and have been slipping into the local way of life. I’ve been contemplating their lifestyle and whilst it isn’t always the perfect Mediterranean diet there are some really useful habits they have that help with weight loss. 1. Menu del dia Many local restaurants have cheap…

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4 Ways to Nudge Yourself to Weight Loss

By Zoe | June 30, 2014

I’ve been having lots of discussions with clients recently about temptation at home, work and when out socially. It is harder to protect yourself from the outside environment but you can make small changes at home that encourage you to be healthy. There is current thinking about using your unconscious to ‘nudge’ you into making…

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An Hour a Day – Exercise for Weight Management

By Zoe | May 30, 2014

A potential client asked me if I could help them lose weight while working long hours in a sedentary job with no time for exercise.  I said I could help them lose weight but it would not stay off.   The Real Guidelines Did you know that the physical activity recommendations, of 30 minutes at…

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10 foods I buy that are organic & why

By Zoe | April 30, 2014

One argument for eating organic foods is to reduce chemicals that get into the body.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report last year stating that endocrine (hormonal) disruption from harmful chemicals is more extensive than was thought 10 years ago.  Buying organic is more expensive so I buy those organic foods that make…

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8 Healthy Foods for your Weight Loss Shopping List

By Zoe | March 31, 2014

These are my foods for your next shop to help with healthy weight loss. Have a look, there may be something you haven’t considered. I’ve avoided the oats, salmon and nut clichés and haven’t mentioned dark chocolate anywhere. Although I am a fan of all those! If you are Weight Watchers or Slimming World devotees…

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Bloated? Try Wheat and Dairy First

By Zoe | February 28, 2014

Feeling uncomfortably full?  Waistband tightens as the day progresses?  One of the most common symptoms people come to me who are experiencing digestive discomfort is bloating.  And I know that feeling as I still get it when I eat too much, too often of certain foods.   Fermentable Carbohydrates Certain carbohydrate foods are not well…

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