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The No Time To Exercise Busy Mum Solution

Having no time to exercise or make healthy meals is the biggest reason Mums give to me as to why they can’t lose weight.   We are all time short these days. Work, children, family, household chores, shopping and cooking; despite ‘time-saving’ systems such as washing machines, cars and supermarket home deliveries, the current generation […]

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Strong Not Skinny – My Anorexia Recovery

The words ‘strong not skinny’ are my mantra for the way I eat and exercise, and in this video I’ll show you why. For years I was devastatingly ill, both physically and mentally, with Anorexia Nervosa. (You can watch my ‘Eating Disorder Confession’ video here.) Against all odds I recovered, and now nourish and strengthen […]

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Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss?

Do meal replacement shakes work for weight loss? And if meal replacement shakes do make people lose weight, are they a healthy way of doing so? Just to clarify, I’m not talking about quality protein powders here (my two faves being Reflex and Sun Warrior). Whey (from milk) and vegan protein powders are highly nutritious, great […]

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Finding Time To Workout – a Mum’s Tips

Finding time to workout is like a needle in a haystack some days (or most days?!) If you’re like me and most other women, you’re busier than ever. Between work, school runs, looking after the kids at home, ferrying between extracurricular activities and housework by the time the sun sets we’ve barely had time to […]

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Mum’s Healthy School Holiday Survival Guide

Are you determined that this Summer you’ll spend more of the school holiday staying active, getting outdoors and not piling on holiday weight but are not sure where to start?   Whether you’re still working and have childcare sorted, or are at home with the kids or even going away on holiday, you don’t want […]

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Stress and Weight Gain-Are They Connected?

People report putting on weight when under pressure, but is there actually a connection between stress and weight gain? I don’t mean emotional eating. Clearly if you comfort eat too often for whatever reason that’s going to contribute to weight gain. I mean the theory than being stressed actually makes you store fat more easily, […]

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7 Ways To Eat Healthy on a Budget

Choosing to eat healthy on a budget isn’t impossible. Even if you earn ok money, perhaps you are saving for a holiday or home improvements, and want to save on daily outgoings like food instead. But many families really need to stick to a tight budget, especially when women stop or cut down work to […]

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How To Stop Craving Chocolate

In this video I’m going to show you a simple solution for how to stop craving chocolate. It’s all very well committing to not eating chocolate, biscuits, ice cream and cake, but what about when cravings strike? I’m not talking about genuine hunger, which comes from the stomach (in which case, eat!), this is about […]

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My Eating Disorder Confession

I nearly died of an eating disorder. I’ve got to warn you this is raw, and I don’t mean uncooked, I mean emotionally raw. I love food, especially food that makes you feel good. But I wasn’t always like this, not by a long way. In fact, I nearly died. This is my ‘Coming Out’. […]

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Are You Creating Overweight Kids?

Have you considered you might have overweight kids and it’s all your fault? Ha! Bet that stirred your inner Mother Hen into defending her little piglets. Joking aside, if your children, even toddlers as young as 18 months, are overweight, they may be referred to weekly weightloss classes where they will be encouraged to try […]

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