A LOVELY poet once described autumn as the season of “mists and mellow fruitfulnesss.” John Keats could have added that for many people, autumn’s also the prime time for reverting to comfort food and falling off the wagon. Only yesterday I spoke to a lady who confessed that she hates this time of year because
Category: Mind and body
I created the Slimpod programme
to give you food freedom, more
confidence and lasting weight loss.
Summer’s almost coming to an end and at this time of year a lot of people find their weight loss mojo has taken a bit of a hit! Well fear not! I’m here to get you going again. There’s no better way of doing that than a hugely inspiring story! Sally-Anne Griffiths has been on
CONTROL your hormones! You might think that’s easier said than done – but our minds are funny things. They can lead us to amazing success or they can keep us stuck in the same old, same old. One thing I’ve noticed in the 10 years since I launched Slimpod, is that many people get stuck
FOOD and stress are inextricably linked in a remarkable way that most people would never imagine. This is especially relevant right now because lockdown has been super-stressful for most of us. We’ve just been through the double whammy of winter AND a pandemic. Work lives have changed for lots of people, and we’ve been cut off
I DON’T know about you but I’m finding this lockdown the hardest one yet. So many people are saying the same – even the most positive of people who are used to winning the day are finding it a struggle getting out of bed some days. It’s literally groundhog day every day. I spoke to
LIKE so many people I was really affected by the news that much of country was being put in virtual lockdown. Like a lot of people, I had special plans for Christmas which had to be cancelled because I’m now in Tier 4. It was a real shock and as the news sank in,
CHRISTMAS can be a challenging time of the year for so many reasons. People become anxious that they will undo the great work they’ve achieved over the year because traditionally the Xmas period is full of temptations and excesses. I know from the comments in our private Facebook group that Christmas brings on huge
THINK positively! That’s today’s message. With lockdown in full swing again, I felt it was time to really ramp up some positivity. So I asked my friend Brian Mayne, the author, international speaker and creator of Goalmapping.com, to join me on a Zoom to inspire and add some much-needed light to our lives right now.
A MAJOR cause of over-eating and weight gain is stress, because when we’re anxious our brain releases a hormone called cortisol which takes control of us and make us do things we wouldn’t normally do – like dive on the cakes and chocolate. I think we’d all agree that the last eight or nine weeks
KINDNESS is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and rightly so. In a new poll, two-thirds of people said that when others are kind to them it has a positive impact on their mental health. However, did you know that kindness to yourself is one of the best things you can do
STRESS and emotional eating have an extraordinary effect on our food habits, and emotional eating brought on by anxiety is a major reason why more and more people are overweight. The more pressurised life becomes, the more people turn to food in a vain attempt
IF you’ve ever been on a diet and felt trapped in a cycle of doing well and then ruining it again and again, then you’re not alone! I speak to clients all the time who say they’ve “failed” at every diet they’ve tried, sometimes for as long as 40 or 50 years. It’s heart-breaking