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10 ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

10 ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

The cost of food is rising in a crazy way (along with many other costs). This is spectacularly unhelpful if you are trying to look after a family in a healthy and ethically friendly way. The thing is decade by decade, food has become cheaper and cheaper.  We have got...

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‘My portion sizes are too big’

‘My portion sizes are too big’

I hear this a lot from clients, so much so, I wanted to write this blog. Some of the main reasons I hear for larger portions are – Their partner is serving up meals for them – the same size. ‘There is just a little bit left in the pan, it’s not worth keeping’ The...

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Some Thoughts on Breakfast

Some Thoughts on Breakfast

I have noticed many clients recently not breakfast, sometimes not even lunch.  They seem to fall into one or more of these camps - Disordered eating clients tell me it is the one time of day they feel in control, that they aren’t worrying about or wanting food Many...

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A Nourishing Mid-Life Winter

A Nourishing Mid-Life Winter

For us mid-life women, looking after ourselves through the winter can be a challenge. Extra hoops to jump through to ensure we stay well and nourished.   And if you are caring for parents, or raising children, this winter in particular might be even more challenging....

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The worst time of year for disordered eating?

The worst time of year for disordered eating?

Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, New Year.  This can be a horrendous time of year it can be if you are struggling with disordered over-eating.  Whatever your size and shape. Whether you are a binge / compulsive eater, or unhappy with your weight, the emphasis on...

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Gaining body confidence

Gaining body confidence

This blog was written to support a podcast I recorded for the amazing Pi Society.  You can find this blog on their website here. https://pisociety.co.uk/getting-body-confident/   Something amazing is happening in the world of advertising.  Have you noticed the...

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Moving on from the Dieting Mindset

Moving on from the Dieting Mindset

Many of my peri or menopausal clients are looking for weight loss. My approach is anti-diet, and it is a big challenge for my clients to forget their dieting rules. Diet culture and rules may have been ingrained in them since childhood, often beginning with watching...

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Skincare – An Inside Outside Approach

Skincare – An Inside Outside Approach

Some people say that our skin is a mirror to our overall health, you can tell a lot about a person from it.  Whilst genetics play a part in our skin quality and appearance, is largely forgotten that our skin is a living breathing organ.  We are constantly regenerating...

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How to Change Habits

How to Change Habits

I slept in this morning, a rare event for me.  And it has thrown me, my day is out of kilter, my morning habits scattered.   This got me thinking about habits, how much they are part of our lives, and how we struggle to change them ourselves. The longer we live the...

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Our Energy, Our Mood, and our Food

Our Energy, Our Mood, and our Food

Thinking about the peri-menopause, 2 of the main symptoms affecting my clients are low or erratic mood and energy.   Not much fun really. Food can't 'cure' this, but I do believe there is a way of helping through when, how and what we eat.  This is by balancing our...

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My Contribution to the Menopause Conversation

My Contribution to the Menopause Conversation

Everyone is talking about the menopause, since THAT programme.  If you haven’t seen it, return to  this blog after you have Whether you a Davina fan or not, she has done a wonderful job of raising the profile of some startling statistics of the peri-menopause /...

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Are you ruled by food rules?

Are you ruled by food rules?

Do food rules play a part in your eating world? For example - fruit is 'good' and chocolate is 'bad'. Or  'I must eat salad every lunch'. If you recognise this thinking, how do you feel if you ‘break’ a rule – mischievous, naughty, or racked with guilt with vows to...

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Self-compassion – and recovery from disordered eating

Self-compassion – and recovery from disordered eating

I have been thinking recently about self-compassion, having discovered the brilliant work of Kristen Neff, in the US.  Her website https://self-compassion.org/ is a wonderful resource for learning about what self-compassion is, and is not. It got me thinking about how...

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Midlife Eating Disorders

Midlife Eating Disorders

WHEN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD CAN CHANGE The midlife transition is a time when eating disorders can be particularly prevalent.  It is likely that women were afflicted by eating problems in their youth, and perhaps weren't treated effectively. My blog on this was...

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My self-care jar

My self-care jar

How well do you look after yourself?  What daily acts of self-care are part of your life? If you just can't seem to get round to looking after you, or at least not for long, try this.  This visual technique to build a new daily habit was recommeded to me by a friend...

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Finding Peace around Weight Loss

Finding Peace around Weight Loss

This blog has been written to mark the launch of my new Weightloss coaching package. In the last few years I have done a lot of thinking about women losing weight. Or wanting to lose weight and not succeeding. Or not wanting to lose weight and accepting where we are....

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Getting some Coaching

Getting some Coaching

Have you ever been coached in anything?  Maybe sport, or at work? Perhaps health coaching? I am having some coaching. In marketing strategy.  I have admitted that since I started my business the world has changed, my business has changed, and I need help to best...

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