I recently went LIVE in The Women's Health Collective facebook group with some questions that we can all use to help us reflect on 2020 throughout December, so we can enter 2021 already working toward the person that we want to be.
If you didn't get around the reflecting through December, there is no time like the present!
Don't wait till Monday, the beginning of next month or New Years, start now!
How many times have you seen another woman and thought to yourself…
“I wish I looked like her.”
“Her life must be perfect with thighs like that.”
“If only I could fit into those skinny jeans.”
You gaze at her long legs and thin waist and curse yourself for not looking like that.
You start to wonder what she does to look like that. She must eat celery dipped in air to get
that figure. A thousand sit ups a day to get those abs. Or she probably runs 7km every day.
Suddenly, your self-esteem is in the gutter and you find yourself making a pact that you’re
going to start a new crazy diet on Monday.
Little did you know, she walked past and also noticed you.
“I wish I had her beautiful hair” she thought to herself. “And I love her dress, I wish I could
afford beautiful clothes like that.”
Here’s a secret: comparison is the thief of joy.
And now here’s another secret: What you dislike about yourself and your...
Hands up if you hit an energy crisis once the afternoon hits and it’s like your body is complete led, you brain is a fog and you want to start reaching for all the coffee, chocolate, lollies….any quick fix that will give you an instant energy boost, but unfortunately in the end leaves you in even more of a slump!
This is completely normal to feel super tired when the afternoon rolls in. In fact, your sleep cycles hit during the afternoon (as well as during the night) so this explains why you are looking for that cosy couch for a little afternoon siesta.
According to recent research two-thirds of women crash in energy around the 3pm mark! Despite the obvious self care that we need to be optimising our vitality like getting enough sleep, fueling your body with GREAT nutrition and keeping off the “booze” midweek, there is other really great steps you can take to beat the afternoon slump.
Check out my 7 super easy shifts you can make to bring back that energy...
FOOD FOR THOUGHT….You didn’t gain all your weight in one day;
you won’t lose it in one day either; Be KIND & PATIENT with yourself
I’m not going to lie to you and say that losing fat, changing habits and your mindset around your body is easy, it isn’t! However, there is simple steps you can take to make your journey so much more effortless and enjoyable along the way.
Being ready to put yourself first and take the first step is definitely going to be the biggest hurdle of all and to make it even easier I have collaborated 7 of my simple steps that have been tried and tested to help you create and journey that is filled with lots of wins and an inner calmness along the way….
1. EMBODY YOUR INNER YOGI
Studies have discovered that yogi’s tend to eat more mindfully…so eating when they’re hungry and stopping when they’re full. Yoga teaches you calmness in the face of discomfort (hello crane pose) and will help eliminate...
“Folks are usually as happy as they make their minds up to be”
~ Abraham Lincoln
New research shows that happier people are more productive at work, more creative and even more
energised than their less happier peers. But how do you find happiness when you are in a whole of
negative energy and you can’t see your way out?
As much as we would all like the magical pill to make us happy forever, there is definitely a science
to happiness. Once we know better we can do better and become more skillful at staying happier for
To help you get started I have put together 7 easy steps to bring more happiness into your daily
lives even when it feels there is only darkness…..
1. EAT FOR HAPPINESS
Did you know that some foods actually do release the happy hormones (serotonin & dopamine) into your body. Get to the supermarket and grab yourself some turkey,
asparagus, eggs, yoghurt (my fave is Chobani natural) dark chocolate (Not a family block though) & leafy...
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FOR MUMS
Depression and anxiety is something that can hit you at anytime. Many women can experience these conditions during pregnancy or even years after as the juggle of #mumlife sets in!
It is still such a a “taboo” subject amongst mothers and can often make us feel isolated, ashamed, lonely and just plain lost as to who we really are anymore!
Becoming a mother brings such a wide range of emotions so it is normal to first feel times of passing sadness, excitement, nervousness of the unknown and at times a little stress.
All parents move through a period of adjustment when they first take home their beautiful bundle of joy while they build confidence and learn what their baby needs.
However, depression and high anxiety is more then this. Let me explain below
So what is the difference between depression and anxiety?
SIGNS OF DEPRESSION:
Learning to understand your nutrition and the density of some foods is a great step towards fuelling your body with the greatest nutrition of your life!
WHAT ARE CALORIES?
Calories are a simple measure of energy in your food. Kilojoules measure the same thing with a different measure; 1 cal = 0.004184kj.
1g of protein = 4 calories
1 g of carbs - 4 calories
1g of fat = 9 calories
1g of alcohol = 7 calories
PROS OF CALORIE COUNTING:
Calorie counting will keep you more accountable for what you are putting in your mouth AND most importantly it makes you very aware of the calorie density of some foods you are choosing to fuel your body with.
Calorie counting takes the guesswork out of losing weight/gaining muscle or whatever your goal may be. It is also great for feedback on what you can change through reflection of where you DID make choices not great for your goal. This will allow you to reach your goal faster.
Calorie tracking is great...
You’re eating all the right things….
You’re even getting active most days…
BUT the fat is just not budging!
I hear you girlfriend and I want you to know that YOU are doing all the right things for what you know BUT sometimes we need to dig deeper and look at what is really happening in our bodies...
Have you ever taken the time to check in with your hormones and what part they are taking in your health journey?
Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers, controlling almost every physiological process in your body, including:
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to not only be fuelling your body for optimal energy and health but KNOWING the foods that will balance your hormones and help you step away from the mood swings, heavy periods and even give you a better sex life!
To start on your balancing journey it is so important to be eating a balanced diet filled with fruit, vegetable,...
Can you even imagine never dieting again?
With such a strong pull towards our diet culture in society today, especially while we scroll through social media there is no wonder why women (and even men) feel overwhelmed and anxious about what to do to lose weight, get healthy or even what is the right thing to eat?
What if I told you there is a way that you can have your cake and eat it too?
IMAGINE IT! Only every focusing on what is FUELLING your body and never punishing it again!
This is what I call INTUITIVE EATING..
Intuitive eating isn’t as airy fairy as it appears to be. It isn’t a means to an end like every diet can be. It is a set of tools (that’s right, not rules) and skills to give you freedom from food and to open up the rest of your life outside of food and body worry.
One of the biggest questions I ask my nutrition clients to ask themselves before they eat anything is… “Am I going to feel good before, during and after...