A guide to eating out, without feeling guilty!

Hi Everyone! My name is Ellie… I’m here to help spread the glorious word of nutrition as it’s a subject I am totally passionate about. I am in my final year at Bournemouth Uni, studying to be a Nutritionist, and because Barbara is off to Russia this weekend, she’s has kindly offered me the opportunity to…

To detox or not to detox?

Oh, the detox question… I get asked this so often, so thought I’d just write a quick post to give some guidance.  How do we become toxic in the first place? The simple answer is that humans have become highly skilled at creating toxins! We pump them into the air from our cars, we spray…

10 Easy Ways To Cut Calories

Part of the 12 Aspects of Successful Weight Loss.  One of the key aspects to successful weightloss is controlling calorie intake. The real results of ‘dieting’ come when you reduce calories but increase variety to improve vitamin and mineral intake. Check out my 12 Aspects of Successful Weight Loss to understand why calorie counting alone won’t give…

Come and join me!

Happy Friday Everyone! Due to so much interest in my events and blogs, I have set up a group on Facebook for us all. My idea is to make it a confidential community where we can share our opinions, share the help we need, share our ideas and offerings without judgement. What is shared in the…

Are you a Sprouts fan?

No! Not the little green balls we’ve all been eating for a fortnight, but the kind that are packed with a superb balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and fat. I’m talking about the seeds of a plant – one of our finest sources of nutrition. But there’s something we have to do to them…

Portion Distortion

Part of the 12 Aspects of Successful Weight Loss.  Portion Control isn’t actually one of my 12 Aspects of Successful Weight Loss, BUT, it affects several of the themes such as number 5. Appetite and Hunger and number 9. Reduced Calorie Diet. So here is a easy, quick and familiar way to judge a portion…

Surviving Buffets & Nibbles!

I’ve just had a lovely email from one of my Gold Level Consultancy clients… the title was “Ahhhh, the Christmas Party Buffet!” Some of her fears and concerns are so common when it comes to this time of year and the desire to lose weight so, she’s prompted me to write this Survival Guide for…

EAT TO BEAT: Hangover

This blog is part of my ‘Eat To Beat’ series. What is the Miracle Hangover Cure? Sorry there’s no such thing… you’ve upset the balance, the miracle is knowing how to restore it quickly! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, or it very soon will be, and much of the jolliness tends to be alcohol-induced!…

EAT TO BEAT: The Common Cold

This blog is part of my ‘Eat To Beat’ series. I believe food is the most underused medication in the western world, and the most overused anxiety suppressant and so my aim with the ‘Eat To Beat’ series is to inform, encourage and inspire you to see food as fuel for the body.  Today’s topic…

Exercise Your Way To Happiness

Part of the 12 Aspects of Successful Weight Loss.  It’ll be no surprise to hear that I’m a massive believer in exercise. However, as I tell all my clients, it needs to be a consistent and realistic part of your life. It’s far better to commit to 20 minutes of cardio twice a week for the…

The Gift Of Vitamins & Minerals

Part of the 12 Aspects of Successful Weight Loss.  When thinking about your plan for successful weight loss, first, it is really important to understand the importance of good nutrition – especially vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients found in our food sources that fuel our bodies to perform hundreds of roles…

The Power Of Sleep

Part of the 12 Aspects of Successful Weight Loss.  In this blog, I will share with you why sleep should be a vital part of your plan to lose weight, but more than that, why good sleep is intrinsically linked to good health and well-being. I will share some key foods to help improve sleep…