As one could only expect of a species half a chromosome away from a chimpanzee, so much of human behaviour is done at a subconscious level. Take for example the many facets of the typical morning routine: getting out of bed, jumping in the shower, brushing your teeth, making your coffee, all of which is… Continue reading How Mindless Eating Sabotages Your Goals – And How To Stop It!
I wouldn’t hesitate to guess that the vast majority of you reading this have struggled to shift body fat at some point in your life. There’s good reason for this. Your body simply doesn’t want to burn fat. It is programmed to survive.
It has become somewhat of a health professional lore that 95% of dieters will either fail or regain lost weight. Whilst this is barely based on any data, anecdotal evidence seems to suggest it wouldn’t be far off the mark; leaving little optimism to be found for anyone looking to shred some extra kilo’s in… Continue reading Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick – The Curse of Cravings
Yeah you read that right. I had two motivations to writing this piece. The first is to remove any useless guilt and shame an overweight person may be experiencing; which often presents as a road block to shifting said weight. The second is to instill some compassion in the mind of any health professionals, coaches and personal trainers… Continue reading It’s Not Your Fault if You’re Overweight
How often have you purchased a new food plan, started a new challenge, or embarked on your own self-prescribed diet only to “fail” days or weeks in? An old fitness myth states that 95% of people who start diets fail. This is unfounded, however in the absence of relevant research I would safely estimate that… Continue reading The Important Part of Dietary Plans that Fitness Coaches Rarely Address
Guilt and self-loathing around food consumption is perhaps just as big a problem today as the over-consumption of “bad” food. In fact, they aren’t entirely separate entities as the former can often result in the latter; it becomes a horrible part of the “restrict, binge, guilt, repeat” cycle. So how do we address guilt around food at the most festive time of year?