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.
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.