Five top tips for eating well during pregnancy

I have just entered the third trimester of my first pregnancy (exciting times!).  So far, I’ve had lots of people telling me ‘you’re eating for two’ or ‘you can eat what you like now’, not to mention my own unhelpful voice in my head saying ‘go on have some more chocolate’ or ‘a second helping won’t hurt!’  However I’ve been monitoring my weight (although not as regularly as normal), because…

What’s the problem with relying on exercise for losing weight?

A little while ago in a previous blog post I talked about doing extra exercise as a possible way of helping to balance out that bit of overindulgence – click here to read the post I’m talking about.  This week I’m going to talk about how physical activity can be counterproductive in weight management. I’ve frequently had clients come to me, all excited, telling me that they’ve been really active…

Do I really need to lose weight?

It seems like everyone is ‘on a diet’ and it’s no wonder with newspapers regularly reporting about the ‘obesity epidemic’ and magazines full of the latest weight-loss tips.  But how do you know if you really need to lose weight? Human beings come in all sorts of shapes; there is no perfect weight or size that suits everyone.  There are ways that you can measure body-fat percentages, which can give…

Latest news from Society Of Self-esteem

This week Katie from Baby Bird Cafe has asked me to write a guest post for the Baby Bird Cafe blog.  Baby Bird Cafe is a colourful little family-run child-friendly cafe and Community Interest Company in Oswestry.  It’s the perfect place for parents to meet up and grab a bite to eat whilst the little-ones play.  There’s also plenty to do there including crafts for the kids and lots of…