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Post Pandemic Packed Lunch Ideas

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The kids are back at school which means many of us will find ourselves back to making packed lunches again – I can’t say I have missed that job during lock-down…. It has, however, provided us with an opportunity to re-think how we do things. In my experience as a mother and a nutritionist, I […]

Is it wrong to want to lose weight?

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I talk a lot about how relentlessly perusing weight loss often leads to a path of self-sabotage. But does this mean that wanting to lose weight is wrong? No, not at all. How can it be when we live in a society that is constantly criticising us for the way we look or for the […]

The point of no return

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I haven’t always been a nutritionist. I actually started my career as a secondary school teacher before moving into school improvement where I then went on to lead a small team working in schools. I love leading and inspiring people, is it what I went into teaching for, after all. But for a long while, […]

How to normalise sugar again

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I spoke here about how sugar is not all bad.  As with anything in life, it is much more about context than sugar in itself. It is also important to recognise that we do not eat sugar in isolation, how many times have you eaten sugar straight from the bag? Exactly! Our diets are made […]

intermittent fasting

To fast or not to fast?

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Fasting, in a number of forms, is getting a lot of media attention with many ‘trusted’ celebrities advocating its benefits. I get asked my thoughts on it ALL the time! But before I share my experience and knowledge, let me define the different popular approaches. Windowed fasting. Intermittently skipping one or two meals per day, […]

what does health mean

What does ‘healthy’ actually mean?

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Health – what does this mean to you? I ask because it is subjective. Maybe you think that ‘clean’ eating is the best way for you to be healthy but if doing so causes you stress and anxiety, then is it really? And what about calorie counting, cutting carbs, 5:2 or juice cleanses?  If they […]

reframing fear

How can you reframe fear?

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I don’t know about you, but I have always been terrified of needles. It stems back to when I had to have several blood tests in one go as a child. The nurse struggled to get what she needed and I was left bruised and traumatised. I am not going to lie, it has been creating […]