Tag: Diet

Why am I receiving Nutritional Training?

From the earliest time I can remember, I have always been obsessed with food. Granted, in the early days it was more so about ‘helping’ my Mum or Nan with whatever they were baking (i.e. licking the wooden spoon when they were done). Now however, my love of food has been a driving force in

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The problem with ‘dieting’ and the diet industry…

DISCLAIMER: This post is my personal opinion, and not any professional advice. If you are attempting weight loss, and are currently on a dieting plan associated with a diet business, and it is working for you, I am happy for your success! However, if you are experiencing difficulties associated with this, or have critical thoughts about

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Overcoming depression and anxiety…

According to national statistics, 1 in 4 people in the UK have or will experience mental health difficulties. That is a staggering number of people! In my own life journey, I have been managing my own mental health difficulties since 2013. Before then I had symptoms of what I know now to be depression and

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Sleep helps you lose weight?! 😴

While research is not extensive when it comes to the link between sleep and weight management, the majority point in a similar direction: Getting regular, good quality sleep, for at least 8 hours or more, can help you to lose weight. Whenever we think of losing weight, typically our minds go to eating healthy, and increasing

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“But I can have that cake because I’m going on a run…”

How many times have you said something like that? Replace the cake with some other temptation, and it may sound all too familiar. Well my friend, you are engaging in Compensatory Health Beliefs! Compensatory health beliefs are a way for us to manage the uncomfortable feeling we have when faced with a temptation, but at

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Living a plant-based diet 🥦

Since about late 2014, I have been slowly transitioning into living a plant-based diet. It started off being out of a need to find cheaper meals while being a 1st year student. I began cutting down to only chicken and fish, and having more meat replacement products. Then I was a full time pescatarian. Then

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