3 ways that mindfulness can help you

The art of mindfulness is a powerful tool for people struggling with mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, but it can be useful for anyone – remember we are all at risk of poor mental health and prevention is better than cure! If you’ve not come across mindfulness before, it’s all about taking the time to stop, breathe and just observe what is going on both in and…

5 Steps to managing that Christmas buffet

So yesterday I finally got into the Christmas spirit and put up my Christmas tree – woohoo! I also went to my second Christmas gathering, where a friend had put on a fantastic buffet spread. It’s been a while since I shared some of my tips around eating habits so I thought I would share with you my top tips on managing those Christmas buffets without piling on the pounds…

8 simple steps to eating better

I recently ran a new workshop on my three essential weight-loss skills (click here for my video about it).  I didn’t cover information on healthy eating or portion size in this workshop, which some people may find strange.  As I explained to the group, I can talk about healthy eating until I’m blue in the face, but without getting your mindset sorted first, knowing about portion sizes is not going…

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…