Month: February 2017

SUGAR- WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE ABOUT?

  Quit sugar? Don’t quit sugar? Cut out refined sugar? Don’t eat fruit? Only use Stevia? Don’t use Stevia? Stay away from fructose? Sucrose? Aspartame?  AAAGH! It’s confusing right? Not to mention the plethora of names sugar is called.   There are so many headlines each day about the latest fads or trends. It’s my job as a health coach to navigate all this information for you. But as a busy woman, are you often looking for sugar to get you through the day?And what actually is the low down on sugar? What is it really doing our bodies? There is overwhelming mounting evidence to indicate that too much sugar is not only bad for our waistline but may induce metabolic changes that lead to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer , effect our hormones and so much more.  It is not the only contributor, but in excess, it certainly does contribute. WHO (World Health Organisation) has now stated its recommended daily intake should be for an adult, no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day ( less for …

No time for Breakfast? My top tips to set up your morning for success!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day- we’ve all heard this before. But your mornings are hectic- you’re juggling kids, the dog, getting out the door to get to work, early meetings and/or deal with traffic…. You’ve already had 2 coffees just to get out the door and if you’re lucky you may have eaten half a piece of cold toast or grabbed an ‘up & go’ drink box- you’ve read the marketing “2 Weetbix in every box!!” Well, let’s not talk about the list of mystery ingredients in those!!! You get to work and by 10am your starving…you have another coffee and reach for a sugar filled muffin just to get you through to lunchtime. You know it’s not good for you but hey, your hungry and didn’t get time for much or any breakfast! What if I told you that I have the solution just for you? And it’s completely FREE! My ‘Real Up & Go Breakfast’ eBook is full of recipes to set up your mornings for super success! The things …

Shining New Habits

We all want to achieve greatness in our lives and in order to do this, we need to make and work towards shining new habits. I have been talking a lot about habits of late with clients…well lets be honest, I talk about it a lot in general because it is the core of what I do as a health coach. Habits are at the absolute centre of our behaviours. It’s what, why and how we do what we do. We create patterns that we repeat. Now some of these patterns are good ones, for example; cleaning our teeth, drinking water etc. Some, well not so good….ending up in the same dysfunctional relationships, eating the same foods that don’t make us feel good,  saying yes to things when we really want to say no, etc. When we see the same things in our lives happening time and time again that are not serving us so well.. well, these are patterns we need to recognise and break them. I have been blessed to meet many amazing people in my life and …