Know your calories; The key to your health goals!

Many people might describe their diet as “pretty healthy”. Some might even consider their diet to be very healthy but they are still not seeing the results that they want or deserve.  Others might just have a bad diet and don’t know where to start to turn things around.  Whatever stage you may be at, unless you understand your calories you are basically guessing at the healthiness of your diet. If you are in too great a calorific deficit/surplus the implications can be significant. Without going into the science of it, here a few things that can happen if your… [Read More]

Keeping Healthy and Losing Weight

Keeping Healthy and Losing Weight  We all know that keeping physically healthy is great, not only for your body but also for the mind. Being active can reap benefits such as improved sleep, more energy, and reduced weight. Whether you are actively fit, do some moderate exercise or looking to start out and lose some pounds, it is always beneficial to learn more about fitness and weight loss and there are some great tips and online pharmaceutical products out there. Drinking Water  We have all heard the 8 glasses a day, are we getting enough? Many are drinking fizzy drinks,… [Read More]

Join Me and SlimFast for their Breakfast Club This Week on Twitter and Win a 7 Day Starter Kit!

I am a big fan of SlimFast. That’s no surprise considering the amount of blog posts that I’ve written singing their praises! You can read them all here. It all started when I joined them for their SlimFast Stars event in Cardiff, along with SlimFast ambassador Alexandra Burke back in May of this year. Armed with a wealth of new information about SlimFast I was more than ready to embark on my SlimFast journey. Fast forward to today and I am super pleased and excited to share the news with you that I’ve lost two stone using SlimFast! I find… [Read More]

Want to start running? Here are my top tips!

I quite often hear women who run say that they don't feel like they're 'proper runners'. This is something that I used to say myself, along with, 'I don't look like a runner.' What exactly should a runner look like anyway? I mean someone who runs is a runner regardless of their physique, the clothes they wear or how they run. Whether you run twice a week or less and cover a short distance that consists of walking and running, or whether you run three or more times a week and cover a longer distance, either way, you're a runner…. [Read More]

SlimFast Update Month 2

In my last update I shared with you the news that in just four weeks of following the SlimFast 3.2.1 plan, I managed to lose 7 ½ lbs. As it’s been a while since I last wrote an update I thought it was about time to let you know how things have been going. So, as you can see I have now lost a grand total of 18 lbs! That’s one stone 4 lbs! I did gain 3lbs when I was on holiday in Disneyland Paris, but I knew I’d gain a little as I did allow myself to go… [Read More]

Have you lost weight? A compliment or a hurtful comment?

Have you lost weight? Wow, you’ve lost so much weight! You’re doing so well on your diet! Have you seen the twins mum? She’s lost loads of weight! I’m sure one biscuit won’t hurt! (Said in a sarcastic tone) These are just some of the things that people have said to me over the last few weeks, and I’m feeling a tad conflicted by it all. On one hand I wanted people to notice that I’d lost weight. I guess in a way I wanted to hear people telling me how well I’ve done and how much weight I’ve lost,… [Read More]

How To Find Out If Your Diet Is Making You Ill

We are what we eat. It is an old saying but a very true one. If you have a niggling health problem that just won’t go away it may be down to what you are eating. Diets are not only about losing weight. They are about ensuring that your body gets essential nutrients in the right quantities at the right time and this varies throughout your life. Our bodies rely on what we put into them. If you are not giving your body what it needs, or are giving it something that it does not like, it will react and… [Read More]

So, You’ve Lost the weight – What Now? 

Slimming down and finally reaching your weight loss goals can be strange. You’ve got there even though there was always that thought in the back of your mind telling you that you never would. So, what do you when do when the impossible happens and you achieve what you always wanted to regarding your weight? Well, here are some ideas. Refresh Your Style and Wardrobe For many women, this is the best thing about burning fat and getting in shape. When your goals are eventually reached, you can refresh your wardrobe with clothes that match your newly slimmed down body…. [Read More]

SlimFast Stars with Alexandra Burke

It’s not every day that I wake up to an email inviting me to lunch with a celebrity, but that’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago. I was invited to join SlimFast and their ambassador, Alexandra Burke for a healthy lunch to find out more about some of their new products. I’m currently trying to lose weight. Something that I feel like I’ve been trying to do for years now with varied success. One month I’ll stick to plan and the next it’ll go out of the window. With SlimFast though, it’s different. I have tried SlimFast before so… [Read More]

Diet vs. Exercise: Which Is More Important For Weight Loss?

You have two things that you want to prioritise. Achieving your weight loss goals. Living every other aspect of your life. In a perfect world, these wouldn’t rub up against one another. Sure, there are women who manage to combine their health and fitness concerns alongside living a functional adult life – and those women are Heroes, who deserve every medal the world can throw at them. For the rest of us, life doesn’t quite tend to balance in the same way. Losing Weight Takes Time Nothing good happens quickly. That’s not in the sense of “slow and steady weight… [Read More]