Following on from yesterday’s post on perfectionism, today I wanted to talk about how simplicity can be the way to reach your health goals with minimal effort. I’m not telling you you can lose weight easily by sitting on the sofa eating cookies all day. But you don’t have to be following some elaborate dietContinue reading “Lose weight easily by keeping it simple!”
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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”
Drinking too much water is unhealthy?
Most people worry about drinking enough water these days and getting in their “8 glasses a day”. There are even water bottles with markers on showing how much water you should have drank by this time of the day. This really freaks me out! Are we really so detached from our bodies that we needContinue reading “Drinking too much water is unhealthy?”
Keto diet for weight loss, should you try it?
As a public health nutritionist, I like to keep track of current trends in the dieting world and wow 2020 was the year of the keto diet! On average there are a million internet searches a month for the phrase “keto diet for weight loss” and Youtube health and fitness world is full of peopleContinue reading “Keto diet for weight loss, should you try it?”
Benefits of journaling for mental health
Yesterday I ordered a pack of 6 of my favourite A5 bound notebooks that I use to write my journal. It got me thinking about the benefits of journaling for mental health. I have been journaling on and off for over 10 years and in the last 3 it has become part of my routineContinue reading “Benefits of journaling for mental health”
How to enjoy exercise and healthy eating
Today’s topic is how to enjoy exercise and healthy eating and make getting healthy fun. It will be a short post today as it’s Saturday and we have been out all day enjoying nature. It’s getting late and I am tired and hungry. We drove down to Saronida this afternoon and went for a walkContinue reading “How to enjoy exercise and healthy eating”
Why calorie restricted diets don’t work long term
Most people believe that dieting is the only way to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight. We are told we need to restrict our calories to 1800, 1500 or even 1200 calories a day. Or that we need to cut out all treats and always choose low fat or low carb options. I rememberContinue reading “Why calorie restricted diets don’t work long term”
What is self sabotaging your health and how to stop
What is self sabotaging your health? Ever wondered why you just can’t seem to that new diet, exercise regime or self-care plan? Have you set yourself hundreds of goals for your health. Then just when you seem to be on the right track you do something to mess it up? Do you find yourself fallingContinue reading “What is self sabotaging your health and how to stop”
Counting calories for weight loss, a good idea?
Today’s topic in this Real Health January series is counting calories. Specifically whether counting calories for weight loss is a good idea! What is counting calories for weight loss? I’m sure most people these days are aware of the idea of calorie counting. You might be familiar with calorie counting apps like My Fitness PalContinue reading “Counting calories for weight loss, a good idea?”
Best exercise for weight loss and health?
January is a time when lot’s of us decide to start a new fitness regime. We want to lose that holiday weight and feel healthier. But what is the best exercise for weight loss and health? In the online fitness world you see endless photos of “influencers” doing crazy workouts and high intensity training. TheyContinue reading “Best exercise for weight loss and health?”