13th June 2019
Orange

The Truth About Dieting

Hands up who’s been on a diet? Hands up who regained most of the weight they lost? It’s not that we have suddenly started to defy the laws of thermodynamics, such that eating fewer calories than your body needs can no longer result in weight loss although to be fair, post 40, it can feel like it! Diets work, whether it’s the cabbage soup diet or simply healthy eating but only while you are on them. What happens when the diet stops is critical. Have we, as a nation, succumbed to a population collapse of willpower? Do we give up and settle for a life of jam doughnuts and wine (I mean, I’m game!)? Or do we need to rethink […]
23rd May 2019
healthy kids diet

You don’t have to eat it – How to talk to kids about food

Do you have mealtime battles with your kids in which you resort to cooking them something else you know they’ll eat or bribing them with ice cream when the meal you’ve prepared gets rejected? Do you talk about “junk food” or “treat foods” or tell your children they should avoid certain foods because they’re bad for them? Are you always dieting and talking about your own need to lose weight? Kids are like sponges and they learn from you. I can’t promise to have your child craving spinach overnight but I can give you some tips on how to speak to kids to help them form a healthy relationship with food. I was a picky eater. I literally ate nothing […]
16th May 2019
Desserts

The language of dieting: How the way you talk about your health kick may be anything but healthy for your friends

It is both Mental Health Awareness Week (which this year has a body image focus) and peak Beach Body prep time, as the media starts its annual shaming of anyone who is not a size 6 or dieting to become so. We all know that to be beach body ready, you simply need to take your body, as it is, to the beach, probably with an ice cream in hand. However, if you are currently watching what you eat or engaging in a fitness regime (which is fine if you’re doing it healthily, for the right reasons) have you thought about the way you talk about your endeavours with others? In this piece, I’d like to help you to rethink […]
9th May 2019
Weaning

10 tips for easy weaning

Introducing your baby to the world of food for the first time is an exciting adventure but it can be a daunting prospect too. With so much advice online and from friends and family, it can be overwhelming trying to navigate all the potentially conflicting recommendations. Check out my simple tips to help make weaning a healthy, fun and exciting experience for you and your little one! Ready, steady, GO? Check your baby is ready to wean before you start offering food. Babies are usually ready around the age of 6 months but you should avoid weaning before the age of 4 months. Your little one should be able to sit up and hold their head steady, as well as […]