Weight Loss

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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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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Learnings of The Successful Losers

By Zoe | January 27, 2014

A client said to me recently ‘I have no problem losing weight, absolutely no problem, but I can’t keep it off’.  Some of this is due to the way the weight is lost and how feasible that is as a long-term healthy eating strategy.  Another part of this is the environment we live in which…

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Cutting Sugars – part 2 – My Sugar-free Day

By Zoe | November 27, 2013

My sugar-free Day I thought I should trial a sugar-free day to see how I fared as I ask so many people to cut down on sugars.   Sweet foods are the most commonly reported weakness from clients with many experiencing cravings for sugars and other carbohydrates.  I too have a ‘sweet tooth’ and when…

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No thanks, I’m sweet enough – Cutting Sugars Part 1

By Zoe | October 28, 2013

My most repeated advice in clinic is balance your blood sugar by cutting out sugars.  It can give you stable energy levels and help you lose weight. Sugars are a type of carbohydrate and are divided into groups depending upon their structure.  Glucose is one of the simplest sugars and is what the body breaks…

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Shun Artificial Sweeteners and Unsweeten Your Diet

By Zoe | September 26, 2013

Many clients I see have a can of diet fizzy drink a day.  Or a diet yogurt, or have ‘sugar free’ and ‘no added sugar’ drinks and squashes as they think they are better for them.  Instinctively I’m not keen on artificial sweeteners; they aren’t natural and encourage the taste for sweetness.  Studies show that…

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