Posts Tagged ‘mindset’

What’s your food personality?

What kind of eater are you?

We’ve identified a number of common categories that define different people’s attitudes and behaviour around food.

Do you see yourself (or your friends and family) in any of the following personalities? Read the rest of this entry »

What’s your exercise personality?

Does this sound like you?

When it comes to exercising, we’ve worked out that people tend to fall in to a number of different categories. These are not based on your ability or what you actually do for exercise, but on how you behave and feel about it.

In other words, your exercise personality.

See if you can work out which one you fall in to… Read the rest of this entry »

Your exercise ‘why?’ (and why it matters)

You know you should exercise.

Everyone does.

But why?

Weight loss? Better health? Longevity? A sculpted, toned body?

If that’s the case, then you know why you should exercise. Right?

But you still come up with excuses. A million and one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Whatever happened to normal eating?

A few years ago I heard a life-changing definition of ‘normal eating’

I’d like to share it with you here, so if you have a moment, take the time to really savour these words and their meaning… Read the rest of this entry »

The Be Kind to Your Body Challenge

Who knows? Maybe ‘your best body yet’, is the very one you’re in right now! Are you up for the challenge?

Before you dive straight in to your next health and fitness campaign, consider changing your diet or be tempted by that ‘bikini body’ program for summer, we’d like to ask you to stop for a minute and show a little respect and dare we say it, kindness to that amazing body of yours… Read the rest of this entry »

Fitness for Foodies – is 2013 your year?

New year, new opportunities, fresh thinking. Are you ready to benefit from a healthy new perspective on eating and exercise?

We’re excited to announce that our first Fitness for Foodies program for 2013 starts 21st January and just wanted to take a few moments to reflect on the year that has been and what the program means to us…

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On being a Foodie and why it can be good for you

It always saddens me to hear about people with weight struggles resigning themselves to a rigid diet that denies them all the food they love, in order to lose their excess kilos.

Case in point, is the recent series in the Sunday Times, Body & Soul section about a woman in her early 30’s (having always been a yo-yo dieter) taking on a ‘body challenge’ and writing about her experiences for all to read. Katie admits to exposing herself to public ridicule as a form of motivation! She has the help of a nutritionist and a personal trainer and feels that this is her last chance to finally lose weight and start feeling good about herself.

I was dismayed when I read her plan – an extreme regime of 2 hours walking per day plus an hour in the gym. Her diet is protein heavy, including 9 egg whites and 2 egg yolks per day (yikes!), with no carbs other than a single early morning weetbix or banana, and no additional fats other than fish oil supplements. But oh yes, she’s allowed diet soft drink and sugar free chewing gum! Her comment on the food she is eating… “well, it’s not so much about flavour anymore. Food is fuel, plain and simple.” How very sad. Read the rest of this entry »

International No Diet Day

International No Diet Day (INDD) is on Friday 6th May. It is an annual celebration of body acceptance and body shape diversity, and is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style and raising awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. Read the rest of this entry »

In defence of exercise

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There was an article in the Sunday Times’ STM (magazine) last weekend called ‘Fit to be Fat‘ which loudly proclaimed that exercise alone doesn’t necessarily help lose weight! Read the rest of this entry »