January – Day 16/31

Time for a reality check! How are you doing with the plan? Are you seeing changes? Are you making changes? Well, if you’re doing it properly, you should be and here’s the hardest fact – if you’re not then you have no one to blame but yourself. Brutal? Maybe. Necessary? Absolutely! The thing is, whenContinue reading “January – Day 16/31”

January – Day 15/31

Good morning, how are we all doing with the plan? If you’re following the rules that you should be starting to notice a difference! Today I want to touch on eating out. I know, I know, it’s the middle of the longest pay month of the year and it’s not really something you’re thinking aboutContinue reading “January – Day 15/31”

January – Day 14/31

The difference between nutrient dense and nutrient “empty” foods. I’m pretty sure you will have heard somewhere down the line someone say something along the lines of “You’re just eating empty calories” but do you know what they actually meant by it? Did they know what they meant? All foods contain marco-nutrients which we spokeContinue reading “January – Day 14/31”

January – Day 13/31

Just a quick one today – Monitoring weight loss. If you can, try to weigh yourself every day, at the same time, in the buff, before you have eaten or drank anything and after your morning wee. Log your weight each day. IT WILL GO UP AND DOWN! At the end of the week addContinue reading “January – Day 13/31”

January – Day 12/31

It’s the weekend!!! What are you doing? Serious question, how do you spend your weekends? Do you have a million things to do? Do you work? Do you take time out for yourself? As well as getting fit and healthy and looking at weight loss, I think it’s important to look at ourselves as aContinue reading “January – Day 12/31”

January – Day 11/31

We’ve talked about food, daily activity, structured exercise and water. But what other things are important in looking after your health and well-being? A huge one for me is SLEEP! Humans are the only species that will actively fight the desire to sleep. We stay up to binge watch TV series, waste hours on socialContinue reading “January – Day 11/31”

January – Day 7/31

We’re on to day 7 and I want to know one thing; ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH? Enough fibre that is! Today is all about why fibre is important and making sure that you get your daily quota! Dietary fibre has a number of benefits when consumed in sufficient quantities including the prevention or relief ofContinue reading “January – Day 7/31”

January – Day 6/31

This one has a bit more body to it. We’re going to look at macro-nutrients or “macros”. All food stuffs are made up of three macro-nutrient groups: protein, fat, and carbohydrate. Each of these macro-nutrients are essential to the healthy function of our bodies. Let’s have a look at what each of them does andContinue reading “January – Day 6/31”

January – Day 3/31

Let’s talk about exercise vs. daily activity and what we can do to increase calorie expenditure… First off, what is the difference between  exercise and daily activity? Exercise is any activity which requires a physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness. Daily activity are the things we normally do in dailyContinue reading “January – Day 3/31”