Why Alcohol Makes and Keeps you Fat !!

Alcohol has a two-fold negative effect on our ability to lose fat: 1. Alcohol is highly calorific and easily over-consumed. Compare its calorific value with the other components of our diet: Alcohol is 7kcal/g, fat is 9 kcal/g, both protein and carbohydrate are roughly 4kcal/g). 2. The simple presence of alcohol in your system has […]

12th July, 2018 Read more...

Leafy Greens are Good for the Brain

Many people are concerned about Alzheimer’s dementia and are looking for strategies to avoid this degenerative process. It is reported that fish and coconut oil prevent brain decline …….but are these really active and worth eating on a regular basis? Or will the mercury and pollutants in fish and the saturated fat in coconut oil kill […]

26th December, 2017 Read more...

What is diastasis recti and how can you heal from it?

As my client base is all female a significant part of my work is with mums with DIASTASIS RECTI. This is the technical term for that gap that can appear down the mid line of the abdominal wall after having babies. It can be scary to be ‘diagnosed’ with this condition but in fact it […]

8th December, 2017 Read more...

Cold Temperatures Stimulate Brown Fat Production

Cold Temperatures Help Brown Fat (The Good Fat) Grow; which Stimulates Metabolic Balance and Lowers Blood Sugar Levels A study known as the ICEMAN study,  found that brown fat helps to burn off excess calories and control sugar levels. It sounds crazy, but it’s now well-documented: Subjecting your body to cold temperatures may actually help […]

8th December, 2017 Read more...

Is there a link between Caffeine and Belly Fat?

Today I want to talk about caffeine and belly fat. You may think that if you drink more caffeine you will have a faster metabolism and therefore be slimmer, but please take a look at this….

5th June, 2017 Read more...

Why do you need Functional Fitness?

We went skiing in Austria over Easter. It was lots of fun. The first time for the boys, and I haven’t been for 18 years. Skiing made me think about the importance of strength, coordination and being able to move well, both for sport and for everyday life.

21st April, 2017 Read more...

Why do you Exercise?

Why do you go to the gym? I asked this in my newsletter this week? . I would say that my top 4 answers would be: 1. To lose weight/fat/tone up 2. To burn off extra calories 3. Because it makes me feel good when I am on an exercise program 4. To get stronger/increase […]

21st April, 2017 Read more...

The Health Benefits of Spices and how to use them

Spices are widely used for increased health and well-being; health benefits of spices include boosting brain power, reducing inflammation in the body and assisting recovery. Young adults, the elderly and anyone who is looking to find a healthier way of living can benefit from using spices when they cook meals. Just adding a few tasty […]

14th March, 2017 Read more...

Detox Spicy Dhal Recipe -courtesy of my Mum

This spicy Dhal recipe is one of my mum’s favourites. So what better way for me to illustrate my post on the health benefits of spices, than by sharing this gorgeous dhal with you.

7th March, 2017 Read more...

Hearty Shepherds Pie Recipe

Following my post yesterday about indoor circuit training ideas, when the weather is too cold, wet or both to venture out, here is a lovely recipe that fits nicely with one of those days too.  This Shepherds Pie will warm you from the inside out!

3rd March, 2017 Read more...