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Universal Owners Manual: Your Body.

Many of us treat our cars better than we treat our bodies. Even if we drive a pretty naff old banger, we appreciate it gets us around and so we do the necessary maintenance to keep it road worthy. Unfortunately, the same is not always true for bodies. We long of a better model, but […]

Why I Won’t Be Following Hunger Directed Eating

Hunger Directed Eating (HDE) has seen a sharp rise in popularity over the last year, as more people try break free of dieting to find long term, healthy and sustainable solutions to managing their health. HDE promises a lifestyle free from food rules but the guarantee of still fitting in your jeans. It’s no wonder […]

Why I am moving on from Weight Watchers (WW)

  The rumors are true; I am hanging up my scales and moving on from my role as a WW coach. It’s not a decision I have made hastily or lightly, and it is most certainly not a revolution, or throwing in the towel. Simply it’s the end of one chapter, and looking to the […]

The real reason people get angry about vegans (from a carnivore)

Think yourself a level headed and liberal person, yet find yourself getting frustrated at the growing trend for veganism? Is it their picky demands, smug sense of self-righteousness and moral superiority? Or is it something else? Much like election time when everyone seems to become a political expert (and keyboard activist) as soon as the […]

Lent is not a health fad

So tomorrow marks the start of Lent for many Christians. A time for prayer, repentance, fasting and forgiveness as they mourn the death of Jesus and prepare to celebrate his resurrection. Or in modern, non-Christian world; a time when many people give up stuff for 46 days in the hope it might give their healthy […]

Breakfast cereal and body confidence: Maria’s July update

Years ago when I was a kid, I remember a TV ad for a diet breakfast cereal that had the slogan “If you can pinch more than in inch….” The implication being that if you could pinch more than in inch, then you needed to eat this cereal and lose weight. Even as a kid I […]

I AM NOT A SEAL- Maria’s February Update

Sometimes something so embarrassingly dreadful happens that it makes you physically cringe to think about it, and you know it will give you flashbacks for years to come. Sometimes we laugh these incidences off, but others leave a deep routed pain disguised behind the laughter.  Mine happened while I was snorkeling in the Med off […]

5 tips for sticking to New Year Resolutions

If you are already struggling to keep up you New Years Resolutions, then you are not alone. According to research 66% of us will have given up on our New Year Resolutions by the end of January. The three most common New Years goals are ‘Lose weight’ ‘get fitter’ and ‘eat more healthy’ but are […]

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