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Let’s Hear It For The Greens

Let’s Hear It For The Greens

On your way home tonight, nip into the local food store and grab a couple of broccoli thingys and a bag of kale. If you can get over the strong tasting green-ness and inhale the list of holier-than-thou benefits below, then roast potatoes will soon be a poor relative.

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My Top 10 Most Important Weight Loss Tips

My Top 10 Most Important Weight Loss Tips

I am regularly coaxing people along their weight loss journey and the other day someone asked me if I could only give 10 weight loss tips, what would they be. So, as January is traditionally a time for body re-evaluation, I set to the task. After much scribbling and scratching out, here they are. My own personal mantra, charter, treaty. They may touch some nerves.

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How Many Emails Will You Get Saying “New Year, New You”?

How Many Emails Will You Get Saying “New Year, New You”?

Every PT, fitness instructor and weight-loss provider in the land is thinking up new ways of promoting their way of training, their way of eating, their way of dealing with calories, points, how you should ‘train like a nutter for 15 mins then have a nice sit-down’, or should you do a long, slow, achievable jog which doesn’t hurt but which makes you feel like you’ve done something. Which is it? And what about fats and carbs? Which puts on weight? Do either of them?

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Tips For Pulling Your Belt In…

Tips For Pulling Your Belt In…

Don’t panic. Follow these easy tips from now until New Year. I’m not saying it won’t take a bit of effort, but you have a few days to ease the pain of arriving in January feeling cross with yourself.

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From Big Weights, Little Bodies Do Grow… Don’t Be Frightened Of Muscle

From Big Weights, Little Bodies Do Grow… Don’t Be Frightened Of Muscle

Muscle. Very expressive word, isn’t it? Smacks of manliness, testosterone and sweat. Large, pumped bodies stripped of fat with a knobbly six-pack. And it’s a word women avoid. Out of fear and, probably, misunderstanding. Well, I’d like to put it centre stage. Turn up the lights, start the drum roll and give muscle a big fat yes.

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Group Training + Some Pushy Trainers = Loose Jeans

Group Training + Some Pushy Trainers = Loose Jeans

I’ve got post – Inchloss blues. There’s nothing much in life which makes me down (other than real issues like world poverty, aids, ebola, famine and the loathsome greed of some individuals) but today I feel ever so slightly at a loose end.

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Having A Goal. Keeping To It. Coping With Change.

Having A Goal. Keeping To It. Coping With Change.

In anything you want to achieve you have to look at the ‘now’. Really stare it in the face, puff yourself up, adopt fighting stance, knit your eyebrows together and think deep and hard. So, in terms of changing body shape (because that’s my thing), your goal could be any one (or two) of a number of things, aside from the usual wish of fitting into smaller clothes.

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Ticking That Exercise Box? Or Really Training?

Ticking That Exercise Box? Or Really Training?

I have been roused to move from the to-ings and fro-ings of my email inbox to blog. And I’m going to sound like one of those personal trainers who bangs on (from the comfort of their own size 8 body) about how you should train hard, eat lean, jump high, squat low,...

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“Can’t I Just Do The Eating Bit… And Forget The Exercise?”

“Can’t I Just Do The Eating Bit… And Forget The Exercise?”

“Can’t I just do the eating bit… and forget the exercise?” Yes. As long as you never say the word ‘diet’. Ergh, I can hardly bring myself to type it. What does ‘diet’ say? It says denial, discipline, hunger. A drip-drip-drip of measured treats, calories, points that are never fulfilling, never enough to get you through the day.

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Vegetables Are Boring…

Vegetables Are Boring…

Vegetables are boring, that’s what one client said to me. “To make them interesting, you have to smother them in cream and fat”. (Hmmmm, and she wonders why the tape measure isn’t budging). So I gave her this to make.

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