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December 15, 2017

There’s no secret the world is facing a nutritional crisis of astounding proportion; quite literally our modern diet is killing us.  Today more people die of obesity than starvation, and the obese are also often malnourished.  This is a confusing time in human evolution.


Figuring out the optimal diet is a minefield and an often-emotive topic as so-called experts all claim to have the answer.  As one study seems to debunk another how can we truly trust constantly conflicting advice? You do not have to be a health expert to look around the globe to see that mainstream nutritional guidelines have led us down the wrong path.


And you don’t have to be an expert to use common sense – if the ‘supermarket diet’ is killing us, then don’t eat the standard ‘supermarket diet’.  Much of what we’ve been told about nutrition has been wrong and it’s time we all truly questioned why.

As you begin to understand food politics, you get a clear picture that nutritional advice is not based so much in sci...

December 15, 2017

Does it feel like you’re eating close to nothing at times, yet the numbers on the scale just keep getting bigger?


Has middle-aged brain fog kicked in causing you to crave the ‘wrong’ foods for energy?
And what about your waist line, does it feel like it’s taken on a life of its own?


You’re not alone!


Approaching and transitioning through menopause can be a roller coaster, but it doesn’t have to be!


After 20 years of weight loss coaching, I am here to let you know there is a simple solution for you that has worked for every one of my clients!  There are no gimmicks, no pills or no magic potions!  It’s all based on science and can literally reverse your biological age, stimulate natural weight loss and reshape your body like NO other eating plan.


It’s called Nutritional Ketosis, and for the past 2 decades I’ve helped thousands of women in over 47 countries just like you, lose weight and keep it off giving them the secret to feeling young forever, and I’m here to help you too!


Many w...

December 14, 2017

Down here in the southern hemisphere, nothing tastes like Christmas more than a plump, deep red, sweet, succulent strawberry.  However, we may be serving up way more than we realise this Christmas!  We may be serving up a cocktail of toxic chemicals!  According to the USDA 99% of strawberries tested in 2014/2015 contained at least 1 detectable pesticide. 29% contained at least 10 and the worst contained 21.  These included nerve gas, carcinogens and a hormone disruptor known to damage the male reproductive system banned by the European Union due to its intense toxicity.

The great news is it’s easy to find spray free and/or organic strawberries at most farmers markets, and even most supermarkets stock frozen organic strawberries.

Here’s my low-carb, healthy-fat Raw Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe, so you can enjoy a guilt-free dessert this Christmas!  View Video here.

Strawberry Jelly Cheesecake

Ingredients:
Base
2 cups of raw brazil nuts
½ cup fine desicated coconut
½ cup cocon...

October 24, 2017

Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of losing weight and gaining weight?  Has this spanned decades or your entire lifetime?


I call this start/stop dieting and some refer to it as yo-yo dieting (although yo-yo dieting could also be a cycle of losing 20 lb then gaining 25lb), but whatever you call it, it is frustrating! The energy it takes to be constantly fixated on your physical body and its appearance is just exhausting.


What causes start/stop dieting is an internal conflict between success and self-sabotage. A start/stop dieter always starts out with the best intentions, but within a very short amount of time something is triggered inside them that seems to work against their desire for success.

This self-saboteur, which I refer to in my programme as the inner critic, knows just when to appear, during the moments of doubt, or temptation, or weakness.
It could be during one the natural and healthy weight loss plateaus that occur when we diet. For a stop/start dieter, once the scales st...

October 16, 2017

After nearly 23 years as a weight loss coach I have heard every reason why women gain weight, but if we look beyond the superficial, it always comes back to how we feel about ourselves, our life, and our level of self-love. I shared this with you in this weeks vlog, if you missed it you can view it here.


If you truly love yourself, you don’t self-sabotage, or eat food you know is bad for you, so the issue is never with ‘food’, food is just a manifestation of other issues in our life. Through healing our life we can solve our weight problems for good.


I want you to ask yourself a question: do you want to feel good about yourself, would you like to even love yourself?  Do you want to feel worthy of an amazing life? If you struggled to answer yes it is time to explore why.


Reflecting in ‘why’ is a very powerful exercise. I asked you write down 20 compelling reasons for losing weight earlier in this series so if you haven’t done so try that now.  Then I asked you to write down 20 compellin...

October 10, 2017

Weight can be the number one challenge many women face over their lifetime and there is a reason for that. You can walk away from any other addiction, but you can’t walk away from food. I spoke about this in my last vlog, if you missed it you can view it here.


An alcoholic can stop drinking, I’m sure it is not easy, but they can have that last drink and never touch it again, but we have to eat to survive, so we can’t just avoid food as a strategy for weight loss.


What it comes down to is that how we feel about ourselves is reflected in our food choices. The more we love ourselves the more we take care of ourselves, and therefore the better quality food we choose to put in our body. So diet and weight loss is not about food, it is about the relationship we have with ourselves.


So this week I want you to start asking ‘how much do I really value myself? If in this moment, I am choosing to put something in my body that I know is bad for me, why is it ok? Why am I allowing myself to do this...

October 2, 2017

In my recent vlog I spoke about the payoffs for not losing weight, if you missed it you can view it here.


While there’s a payoff to losing weight and feeling great, there are also payoffs for staying overweight. While this may seem counterintuitive at first, when we stop to ponder this for a while we can begin to see exactly why not changing is easier than changing. By going deeper still, we begin to see there many reasons for not changing, not losing weight and staying exactly where we are and these are why our subconscious mind derails our weight loss efforts.


The truth is there are many payoffs to being overweight, and if you find it hard to start or stick with a diet, then you are experiencing that first hand.


You may feel fatigued, bloated and experience great frustration trying to find clothes that ‘look good’, and you may not be feeling the best about yourself, which can affect many areas of your life,  so you may be thinking ‘how could there be a payoff for that?’ Yet not chang...

September 25, 2017

Over the last two weeks, I shared with you two tips to kick-start your weight loss, but they are so important that I wanted to summarize these again for you and explain exactly why they are so important. I believe that without following this advice, no weight loss will be lasting. After 2 decades as a weight loss coach and literally thousands of clients, I know intimately what it takes, so please don’t start another diet until you do the thinking first!  If you missed this weeks vlog on this subject you can view it here.


Getting ready to begin any life change takes some physical preparation sure, but your focus should first be on the mental and emotional preparation. If the change you want to make is around dieting and losing weight then the non- physical preparation is vital!
We often try to ‘force’ ourselves into a diet because we are frustrated or depressed that our clothes no longer fit, but dieting is always an attempt to increase our self-love and feel ‘better’ about ourselves.


S...

September 18, 2017

Weight loss is only half the battle, in fact I’d say it’s the easy part, keeping it off is something entirely different and it takes a lot more than just making healthy food choices, it takes healthy mind choices too.  Unless we learn how to keep the weight off, it just creeps back on and before you know it you’re up three dress sizes and wondering what happened?


In the last few weeks I have covered how thinking yourself slim is crucial to stay on track if you want to lose weight and now I am going to share some secrets to ensure that once you reach your goal weight, it stays off.


It has to do with understanding why we set goals, why you wanted to lose weight in the first place. We don’t set goals to attain the goal itself, we actually set goals to attain the state, or emotion of how we will ‘feel’ once we attain that goal. That feeling, or state, or emotion, regardless of the goal, is always about wanting to love ourselves our life more deeply.


Tuning into what you want to feel at the...

September 11, 2017

'Where the mind goes the body follows'


I believe we are an outer expression of what’s going on inside; if we are stressed it shows, if we overeat, it shows, if we don’t exercise, it shows, if we are a happy person who laughs a lot, it shows. How we live our lives ultimately shows up as a physical expression of who we are.


If you think you should lose weight, or should get healthy, as opposed to I must lose weight, and I must get healthy,  is the difference between wanting to do something and having to do something.


Shoulds exist in a ‘grey area’, where intellectually you ‘know it’s the right thing to do’, but you still have a profound desire to do the exact opposite! In other words, thinking you ‘should lose weight’, means you are still undecided. Let’s explore an example of how mind/body alignment works in the real world.

Remember a time when you have been tempted to go off your diet plan.  It might have been a birthday party you could not avoid when you were on a diet. Once they cut t...

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