Living a healthier life through gentle nutrition with a body positive, health at every size, non-diet approach
It’s time to be kind to yourself, to eat well for better health, and to embrace your body
Welcome to the blog, a place for you to find inspiration, motivation, and useful nutritional information. Everything provided in bite sized chunks, jargon free so that you can understand it, but still all science backed. Oh, and a bit of general chat and ranting from me. There’s plenty I’ve got to say about how we can live our best lives, regardless of diet culture.
Why this year Easter is different for me. Plus, growing up how many times did you hear “Don’t eat it all at once” but you ate it all anyway?
Final part of the mini series about the comments received on a TikTok video that I posted. This time, the bathroom scales.
Part 3 of the mini series about the comments received on a TikTok video that I posted. What people assume I eat.
Part 2 of the mini series about the comments received on a TikTok video that I posted. This part is about how losing weight doesn’t necessarily improve your health.
A couple of days ago I posted a fun video on TikTok. It’s me stood with a massive sponge cake saying ‘If you eat an entire cake without cutting it, technically that’s only one piece.’ It’s a joke. It’s funny right? Some people ddn’t think so!
Once upon a time, a good few years back, I completed the Couch To 5K programme. I’m restarting it and taking you with me. Follow my journey through the 9 week C25K programme.
I went to the chip shop. I KNOW, WILD RIGHT!!?? My boiler has packed in so we’re waiting for an engineer. Plans for tonight’s tea have gone right out the window.
This week has been Alcohol Awareness Week. At the beginning of the week I did a little poll on my stories to see what people knew about the number of units in alcohol. Here’s what I found out.
Freezer food has got itself a bad reputation. Maybe it’s because the freezer is the home of the ready meal, chips, and ice cream. It may surprise you to hear that frozen fruit and veg it is often MORE nutritious than fresh.
By now you will have heard me prattling on about diet culture and how horrific it is, but what is he alternative? It’s so difficult to think of being happy in yourself and with food if you aren’t on a diet. Well I’m here to tell you there is an alternative – Intuitive Eating.
I have never been so angered by the 1st minute of a programme before. This was honestly the most shocking start to a show I’ve ever seen. So full of awful advice right from the start. Here are the main points from this episode, and why you should take them for what they are…… absolute trash!
We spend so much time on social media now, and that’s not going to stop, but you can protect yourself when it comes to the information you are exposed to.
You’re trying to get some good veggies and some extra vitamins and minerals into your family and they’re just not having it. Well now is the time to get sneaky my friend.
Do you wanna know what I eat in a day? I’m not telling! Sorry!
I know there are plenty of people out there on social media who will share what they eat in a day, but it’s not actually helpful to people. Quite the opposite actually.
As a long term dieter I have frequented a slimming club or two. They were a big part of my life for many years. At any given time I thought that was the best plan ever. It’s only after you leave that you realise the madness you adhered to!
It’s often thought that sweet potato is better for you than other white potatoes. Is that really the case though?
How many times have you heard someone say they can’t eat something because they’re on a diet and it’s ‘bad for them’? It’s so sad. Release that idea and know that every food has a place.
PTs (Personal Trainers) are very quick to give nutritional advice. It’s all part of the service alongside the training right? Wrong! Here’s why……
Everyone needs this support network around them, no matter what they are trying to achieve. No man is an island and all that.
Do you exercise and love it, or struggle to find the will to get up and do it? Do you feel excited to do the activity, or feel fear and anxiety? Do you do it because you want to, or because you feel you should?
It’s groundhog day and it’s another day of food and exercise misery. It’s time to break the cycle. Reclaim your happiness.
Are you fighting against your body? Do you make it comfortable, dress it with nice things, make an effort to make it somewhere you want to spend time? Or constantly try to change it, to always wish it was ‘better’, feeling like it’s not good enough to show anyone?
It is undeniable that planning ahead does encourage higher levels of success than just muddling through. Why should you plan your meals in advance? What are the benefits?
Use By, Best Before, Sell By – do you know what each one means? They can be confusing, so here I have explained them for you.
Happy Earth Day 2020 – a celebration of the 50th anniversary of this day and a brief look at sustainable eating.
The old adage says to eat plenty of carrots and you will see better in the dark. But why is that?
‘I’ll start again Monday’? You’ve been dieting, fallen off the bandwagon, and now you’re looking for that fresh start. Monday, that’s a good day to start, isn’t it? A new week, weekend eating and drinking is done, you’re feeling ready. Monday arrives. Where is that motivation? Weren’t you going to start that diet today?
It’s true, fresh eggs do not float. It’s a quick and easy way to test whether or not your eggs are still fresh. Find out how here……
Deciding what to feed the family every day is tough. It often feels like a thankless task and you end up sticking to the same faithful meals you have always made because sometimes that’s just easier. Let me help you to freshen things up.