Do celebrations make you anxious?

Do celebrations make you anxious?

A lot of my clients feel anxious or uneasy around Easter (and Christmas and birthdays – really any time when eating and/ or drinking are a big part of the celebration). And maybe you feel the same? Perhaps you feel like you just have to “get through” the weekend...
Coming clean on the latest diet trend

Coming clean on the latest diet trend

Being summer here in Australia, and typically a time of year when a lot of us are thinking more about our health – maybe you’re trying to shed a few Christmas kilos or you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions – a lot of you would have decided (or at least considered)...
Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

I was at a friend’s birthday dinner recently and as I was enjoying my risotto… and my cider… and the pizzas were being passed around the table, followed by the obligatory cake (sadly I couldn’t indulge in those too because – gluten!), it occurred to me how easy...
Is alcohol making you fat?

Is alcohol making you fat?

I’ve decided to go alcohol-free this month. Not for any particular reason – I’m not raising money for a worthy cause, although if you need a reason that’s a good one – I just like to lay off the booze for a few months each year. Sometimes it’s because I’m...
Sweet nothings

Sweet nothings

It’s fair to say I’ve had a love/hate relationship with sugar over the years. Unfortunately for me it’s been pretty one-sided – as in, I love sugar but it doesn’t love me back. It leaves me feeling bloated, tired, gassy and worst of all, always wanting more. So giving...

Fast food – part 3

A strange thing has happened in the past week, I’ve found myself actually looking forward to my fast days. (For those who’ve just tuned in, I’m experimenting with the 5:2 diet for a month – see previous posts for the back story). I’m kind of...