Non-diet approach to health coaching vs. dieting

Today’s topic is Dieting vs. Non-diet approach to health coaching! How many here have ever been on a diet to lose weight? Weight-watchers, Slimming World, low-calorie, low-carb or low-fat… how many have you tried?? In 2016, Huffington post shared an article claiming that 57% of British women had been on a diet to lose weightContinue reading “Non-diet approach to health coaching vs. dieting”

Key principles of a healthy diet

I am not the type of nutritionist who believes there is such a thing as a one-size-fits-all diet. As I spoke about in my recent post, there are many factors which impact what and how much each person should eat to be healthy. That said, there are a few key principles to keep in mindContinue reading “Key principles of a healthy diet”

What is the perfect diet for humans?

The world of nutrition and diets can be a confusing place. There are so many different diets that claim to be the perfect diet for humans and the optimal way to eat. I remember once reading a quote, “If you are not confused about nutrition then you haven’t studied it enough” and I find thisContinue reading “What is the perfect diet for humans?”

How I finally let go of dietary rules and let myself eat more food

One of the hardest things for me in my recovery from disordered eating and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea was finally being able to let go of control around food. I went from restricting the amount of calories I ate and recording every bite in a calorie tracking app to various phases of restrictive diets including dairy-free, gluten-free,Continue reading “How I finally let go of dietary rules and let myself eat more food”

Diet dogma, food and morality: why diet identities are unhelpful

This is a tricky subject but something that has been on my mind lately. As someone who has been in the health and wellness field for several years, I have seen this reoccurring pattern of almost a cult-like mentality around various diets. As a former vegan I have certainly fallen for this idea that thereContinue reading “Diet dogma, food and morality: why diet identities are unhelpful”

Is obsessing over your health ruining your life?

We are nearly at the end of this Real Health January series and for this penultimate post I want to bring it back to where we started in post #1 What does it mean to be healthy?. Today’s topic might be another controversial one and also one that is close to my heart! I wantContinue reading “Is obsessing over your health ruining your life?”

Common nutrient deficiencies and the benefit of eating MORE

As usual, I want to go against the typical health and fitness industry advice and this time talk about common nutrient deficiencies and the benefits of eating more food. We are so often told we need to eat less if we want to be fit and healthy but is this really the case? In myContinue reading “Common nutrient deficiencies and the benefit of eating MORE”