Eat v Deprive? – I know which I’d Choose

ProCoach‘Instead of taking things out of my diet and avoiding certain foods,

Penny advised me of foods I should eat to help improve my health’


This was feedback received after I carried out a health check on someone a few weeks ago.

Think about what healthy foods you can eat instead of what foods to avoid. This way you will displace the other foods and you’ll be eating better without feeling deprived.

A gift for you…

7 steps to coaching yourself slim

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Drink your greens


Lean Greens is a superfood powder which dilutes in water in order to create a neutral flavoured greens drink cocktail absolutely brimming with the following uber-nutritious ingredients:

• Wheat Grass, Barley Grass, Alfalfa, Spirulina and Chlorella – otherwise known as the fantastic five when it comes to grasses & algae, which combine to create an alkaline blend to flush your body of toxins.

• Broccoli, Spinach and Carrot – three superfood vegetables, chosen for their dense nutritional value, to provide your body with a kick of minerals, from A to D, and everything in-between (…namely B and C), in addition to healthy doses of iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium!

• A bountiful blend of blueberries & blackcurrants (try saying that after a drink, and we don’t mean of Lean Greens!), widely regarded as some of the healthiest fruits to add to your diet.

• Not four, not five, but six digestive enzymes, all of which contribute to the healthy running of your gut, and in turn help to reduce that uncomfortable bloated feeling.

• And last but by no means least, the metabolism-igniting, energy powerhouses that are Siberian Ginseng and Green Tea, you know, for that extra bit of gusto!


Here is the link to take you to the Lean Greens web page.

They offer other high quality nutrition products as well so you may want to have a look at them also.

It’s outta the house!

If you’re anything like me, if chocolate is opened or mince pies sitting in the cupboard I’ll eat them. I hate throwing food away – so I have another plan…read on

I find this pull towards food worse when I’m studying (and I’m doing a lot of that). Whether it’s because I’m not in ‘the flow’  – you know when time just goes without realising it – or my brain is working overtime so needs more fuel! (Of course it must the latter!!!)

Anyway, i’m getting away from the subject…

So if you’re being pulled towards the Xmas left overs… get them outta the house!

This year I hosted my family Christmas and worried they would starve (like we do!) I filled the kitchen, any spare space (including using the outdoor shed as a fridge for drinks), with goodies. 

As my family gradually left I filled their bags with food. No space in the car they cried… I’ll find some, I replied!

The final bag full went today.

So my advice to you is do the same… if you know you’ll be helped by it… give it away or hide it wrapped, underneath, high up so it’s a real inconvenience to get at.

We can make it easier for ourselves to get back to eating in moderation again.


If you would like to join the coaching programme to help you breaking those bad habits and making new ones then email and get these sort of results…

80% of women…

This is a scary statistic…nearly 80% of women aged between 40-60 are either overweight, obese, inactive or (and??) drink too much.

(Guildelines for alcohol intake is no more than 14 units per week – both men and women)

Will you make any changes to move away from that statistic?

I see about 15 people a week coaching them to improved health. The main issue with many of them is that they spend the majority of the day sitting at a desk.

How can you break this up when you have a sedentary job?

  • Lunch time walk?
  • Walking to the next block of toilets or coffee machine?
  • Walk to chat to a colleague instead of calling?
  • Take the stairs instead of the lift
  • Walking meetings
  • Stand when on the phone
  • Get a standing desk (if funds are available)
  • If you get an hour’s lunch break – 30 minutes could be spent doing a fitness class
  • Stretch every hour – minimum!!
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