Weight Loss

53 Weight Loss Actions from the University of Oxford

By Zoe | August 4, 2021

The University of Oxford PREVAIL trial was picked up in the media last month. People took part in daily weighing for 8 weeks using a weight tracking app.  Half chose from a menu of 53 weight loss actions and used these for action planning, reflecting & evaluating and lost 3kg more than the other half…

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High Fibre Diet for Weight Loss

By Zoe | July 31, 2015

Will this be the next weight loss diet?  Move over 5:2 diet, here comes the High Fibre Diet.  A recent study (*) found that a high fibre diet could be easier to follow and more effective than a traditional calorie controlled diet for weight loss. It’s focused and it’s simple.  You just eat more high…

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Calories and Alcohol – Could alcohol be making you fat?

By Zoe | April 30, 2015

Calories and alcohol – do you know how many calories there are in your favourite drink? Did you know that as a drinker, on average, 10% of daily calories are from alcohol? Yesterday, MEPs voted for calorie labels to be put on all alcoholic drinks in a vote at the European Parliament to help with…

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Overweight Child – Would you know?

By Zoe | March 31, 2015

Would you know if you had an overweight child? According to a new British study (*), of almost 3000 children, 31% of parents underestimated whether their child was classified as very overweight (obese), overweight, healthy weight, or underweight. Also only 4 parents described their child as being very overweight despite 369 children being classified as…

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Healthy Eating and Weight Loss – Can You Eat Too Much Fruit?

By Zoe | February 28, 2015

A client asked me recently ‘can you eat too much fruit?’ Colleagues at work had been telling her that there is a lot of sugar in fruit and she shouldn’t eat so much. Here’s my view on fruit for healthy eating and weight loss. Eating Fruit Reduces the Risk of Disease Fruit contains fibre, vitamins,…

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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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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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