Should parents comment on their children’s appearance?

When I was growing up I struggled with the way I looked. I thought I was fat and this thought led me down the path of trying to starve myself in order to feel better about myself. I somehow thought that if I could loose weight, I would become a different person. A better person even, but it doesn’t work like that because even if you lose weight, you’re still the same person you always were. Now that I’m older and wiser, I know that I wasn’t ever fat as a child. It was all in my head. However, when… [Read More]

Weight Loss Duo: 4 Tips for Losing Weight with Your Partner

WWorking out with your partner is a good way to ensure you both follow through. No one wants to let a friend down, but working out with a loved one is more serious. For partners that find it difficult to stay motivated or get enough time together, being a weight loss duo means that you’re each other’s motivator and cheerleader.  Here are four tips to losing weight with your partner.  1. Get in the Mood with Cool Exercise Clothing When you look the part, it’s easier to get out to exercise. However, if you don’t feel dressed appropriately, it can… [Read More]

Can Hair Loss Be Reversed?

Many individuals consider their hair as a source of beauty, this makes hair loss a very dreaded, yet common condition. Asides considered a source of beauty, hairs are often seen as a sign of youth and good health. Hair loss may be due to some physical, social and psychological processes. Common Causes of Hair Loss In reality, men lose hair more than women, however, both sexes do lose hair, and for different reasons too. This list contains, but is not limited to the common reasons for loss of hair. Male pattern baldness  Pattern hair loss is one of the most… [Read More]

Is Body Positivity Making Obesity the Norm?

I’ve recently seen an increase in the number of social media posts about body positivity. Women and men of all different shapes, sizes, ethnicities, ages etc, sharing images of themselves with captions about body positivity. Whilst I think this is great in some aspects, other aspects make me wonder if what this movement is actually doing is normalising obesity? I’m all for loving your body the way it is, and I’m no stranger to being overweight. I’ve lost two stone, taken up running, am more aware of what I eat and I’m now considered a healthy weight for my body… [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]

Why I keep a food diary and weigh myself every day

Feeling comfortable in my own skin has always been something of a mission of mine. Last year I managed to lose two stone, and I started running. I even completed my first half marathon and am signed up to do it all again this year. Like many other men and women who have tried to lose weight, I’ve had some pretty unsuccessful experiences. Take 2016 for example. I started the year at a weight I was happy with, but the end of 2016, I’d put all that weight back on again. It’s something of a viscous cycle that felt like… [Read More]

Review: Losing weight with SoShape #ad

With every new year, comes the inevitable influx of people stating that they’re going to lose weight, be more active or start a new career. That’s exactly how 2017 started for me. Weighing 11st8, I felt uncomfortable, and more importantly I wasn’t happy. I always wore baggy tops and my jeans often felt tight around my tummy. I knew I had to do something. I had to make a change. I wanted to be a good role model to my children. I started running, and even completed my first half marathon! By the end of 2017 I’d lost two stone… [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]

Hair Care Tips for Busy Mums *

As a mum it can be hard to juggle all of the things that life throws at you. In between working, looking after your kids, keeping your home tidy and clean, as well as keeping up with the washing, packed lunches and food shopping, you have to try and find the time to look after yourself. I like to look as good as possible. That’s not to say that I spend hours in the bathroom preening myself to within an inch of my life. I mean seriously, who has time for that? I know I don’t! My go-to look is… [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]