Mindful eating

Mindful eating is a practice that’s quite rare in our typically rushed and distracted society. But its benefits are innumerable. When you eat slowly and mindfully: you feel more satisfied with each meal, actually noticing the tastes and textures your body has time to recognise when it’s full (this can take up to 20 minutes!) and so you’re much less likely …

Not all fats are equal

Like carbs, and perhaps worse so, fats have gotten unfair bad press in recent years and it’s a similar story of not all fats being equal when it comes to the impact on our bodies. Fat is a major source of energy for our bodies, it helps them to absorb vitamins, it plays a major role in hormone and cholesterol …

Carbs are not bad for you!

Carbs are a key macronutrient / food type, but there’s often a lot of confusion about whether they’re good for you and if you can lose weight whilst eating them. So here’s my take…I’d love to hear your thoughts. The first thing to say is that carbs are not bad for you. Carbs are an ideal source of energy for …

Hunger vs cravings

Lots of clients keep telling me that they’re eating more than normal during lockdown & that many of their choices aren’t as healthy as they like. Sometimes they’re eating to address boredom, sometimes just because the food is there, sometimes because they’ve mistaken thirst for hunger (as they’re not staying hydrated enough) and sometimes because they’re actually hungry. Let’s talk …

Protein & why it matters

How rich in protein is your diet? And how varied are the sources? I ask because in my experience, most people don’t eat enough and many have never considered why that might matter. Our foods comprise three main macronutrients – carbohydrates, fats and protein. Protein (made up of amino acids) is quite literally our body’s building blocks – think hair, …

Fat loss

Ever tried to lose weight and ended up back where you started? If you cut through all of the noise out there in the diet industry, your weight is determined by the balance between the energy you take on (in the form of food) and the energy your body expends to keep you alive and to fuel your activity levels. …

Perinatal mental health with Rachel Edwards

Rachel very bravely and honestly talks about her experience with perinatal anxiety and severe postnatal depression in the hope that it encourages others to speak up and get help. Whilst society has come a long way in terms of talking about mental health, there’s still too much silence, shame and stigma around the subject and we all need to be …