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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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The Thigh Gap Myth

A thigh gap is a space between your inner thighs when you stand with your feet together. It is seen by some women as a desirable shape, something to aim for in their weight loss journey.   But is it actually healthy? Or Even normal? Genes determine the thigh gap Whether you have a thigh gap […]

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Listen To The Body Image Podcast

body image podcast

When you decided to lose weight you won’t necessarily think you have any psychological body image issues. After all your problem is the being overweight right? And as soon as you’ve lost weight, you’ll be happy. Well today I’m going to challenge you on that with this candid interview I did with Nicola Feustel on […]

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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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How To Get Rid Of Cellulite

Well before I answer that, we must first ask, “Can You Get Rid Of Cellulite?” You have it don’t you – cellulite that is. Sorry, was I not supposed to remind you?! Good job you’re not an A-List celeb, you’d be in the glossy’s every day with those wobblers right?! I’m so pleased I’m not […]

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Inspirational Woman Award Goes To….

Women over 30 – did you ever used to watch Hollyoaks circa early 2000’s?  They had a mid-late Sunday morning omnibus which was perfect for lying in bed after a night out, spilling cereal on your duvet while your Mum would make no attempt at prevent your little siblings from banging on your door (you know who you […]

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The Plus Size Debate, for The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine

Is it time to ditch plus-size labelling? With almost a third of UK women considered plus-size, many believe the term is now meaningless.   WHEN Australian fitness brand The Upside launched its new ad campaign earlier this year, it could never have foreseen the furore it would spark. Designed to celebrate all body types, its […]

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Different Goals for Different Mums

What do you feel when you see this picture? (source) Inspired? Jealous? Angry? Impressed? When this picture of Maria Kang went viral there was an online uproar, with women calling her everything from unusual to unrealistic to downright degrading to women. The general consensus was, how very shallow, and how very unfair to expect other […]

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Should You Send Your Kids To Bootcamp?

Is it just me or is our obsession with all things health, diet, and fitness now being inflicted on our children, as young as 2?! Don’t get me wrong, as a nutritionist and the Director of a health and fitness company I’m a Tiger Mother when it comes to my kids’ well-being – they don’t […]

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Baby Body Pride

If you’re fed up with seeing unrealistically perfect images of women in the media, you are definitely not alone, and this is no more apparent than amongst mothers who often feel at the very least completely inferior to their celebrity Mum counterparts who flaunt their perfect bodies like their most prized achievement is the fact […]

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