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23 Life Lessons from 36 Years

23 Life Lessons from 36 Years

I’ve just finished reading ’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’ by Yuval Noah Harari and it got me wondering what I’d put on my own list of life lessons. I may only be nearly 36 at the time of writing but between moving home several times, parental divorces and remarriages, stints in mental health hospitals […]

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Why are some people naturally skinny?

naturally skinny

Do you have a friend who’s naturally skinny? So unfair isn’t it! But maybe there’s more to their slim physiques that just a super fast metabolism after all. 

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Me, where are you? On finding yourself after Motherhood

life after motherhood

It was one dark cosy evening in November when I sobbed and screamed on the sofa while my husband sat there utterly bewildered. Why had this caring selfless wife and mother suddenly changed her mind?    Let’s go back to 1997, with the body of an 18-year-old. An early developer, put me in a mini […]

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Why when you eat too much it does NOT make you gain weight

eat too much

I know what you’re thinking is she crazy? But let me explain why when you eat too much it does absolutely not mean you’ve ruined your diet.   It takes 3500 calories to add 1lb of fat (1/2 a kilo ish).   Let’s say you’ve been super ‘good’ with your healthy eating, cutting out all […]

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5 Day Habit Change Challenge

Do you have some unhealthy habits that need changing?​ Join this FREE 5 Day Habit Change Challenge and see how easy it is to swap bad habits for good ones, without feeling overwhelmed or confused with too much information. Strict diet plans with set meals and workouts are a great kick start for some, but […]

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Nutrition Basics with Mark Sleight (podcast)

Nutrition Basics with Mark Sleight

Chances are you’re making this whole healthy eating, diet and weight loss process way more complicated than it has to be, so in this podcast Mark and I cover all the nutrition basics, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear how simple it is. Mark and I share a lot of values when […]

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10 absolute must-do’s for staying mentally well and happy

10 tips for staying happy

My medical notes are piled high on the consultant’s desk. Complex, is a very mild way of putting my mental health history. In fact I was even used as a ‘demonstration’ at Southampton University, giving talks to psychology students about my experiences, to help them with their studies. I shouldn’t really be here at all, […]

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Avoid Antidepressant Withdrawal

antidepressant withdrawal symptoms

It’s no secret I’ve battled mental health problems for years and have taken medication for it, but I’m very thankful I didn’t suffer with Antidepressant withdrawal symptoms like many people do.   In fact 4 million people are at risk of withdrawal symptoms in England every year, yet only 25% say they got advice on […]

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New #FITFAM Fitness Magazine!

fitfam fitness magazine

This is a fitness magazine put together by a student I helped out recently. It’s packed with great, valuable, celebrity and professional endorsed entertaining content, and I know you’re going to love it.   Amber Lovell is a talented University student who’s own health and fitness journey inspired a health focussed magazine for her dissertation; […]

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Self Acceptance vs Weight Loss

Self Acceptance vs Weight Loss

Can you practice self acceptance and want to lose weight at the same time? Can you really be confident and love your body, but still be unhappy with (parts of) it and want to change it?   This is the argument I’m up against every day when, as a weight loss coach, I’m faced with […]

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