Category Archives: Weight Loss Tips

The surprising power of self-compassion

The-Surprising-Power-of-Self-Compassion | Weight LossThe following guest post is written by Coaching Psychologist and Change Specialist, Edel Rigas. She's truly a master of her craft. I hope you get as much from her wisdom and insight as I do. 

Shit happens! I have yet to meet anyone who disagrees with this statement – though of course some may not phrase it quite so eloquently! But whatever your turn of phrase, I’m confident we all agree that life is unpredictable and we can find ourselves up to our necks in the stinky stuff, often before we even get a whiff of it coming.

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What a broken juicer can teach us about fat loss

How to lose weight by improving digestionRecently, our juicer started checking out. We’d put the usual amount of veggies in but only half the juice came out. The situation had reached critical. It was time we stopped denying it.

My gorgeously healthy flat mate and I sat down over a glass of wine the other evening to discuss the devastating situation. We were wasting so many vegetables. We were losing so many nutrients. Should we stop juicing until we get a new juicer?

We both fell silent in sad contemplation.

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A Foodies Guide To Traveling Healthily

Traveling Healthy | Expat Magazine ParisThe sixth issue of the Expatriates magazine is now out. I have the pleasure of being a contributing writer and their nutrition in Paris expert; and I’m sharing my latest article with you here:

Early one morning, around 10 years ago, I found myself lugging my backpack through a small town in north-east Italy, tired, hungry, and in an awfully grey mood. I’d only been in Italy a few days, but after multiple meals of hand rolled pasta, delicate risotto, full bodied wine and creamy gelato, my body was completely worn out from the onslaughtof refined carbs, sugar and a serious lack of all those nutrient dense foods that usually bring so much energy.

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4 Things I Learned About Eating Out & Health While Working As A Chef

Healthy eating in restaurants | Feed Your Awesome MachineWhen I was 15, I left school to train as a chef. Back then, I was somewhat of a wild child. My art teachers thought I was crazy, but most people weren’t surprised.

I loved food. I loved eating it. I loved coking it. I loved talking about it. Not much has changed.

I devoted the first 4 years of my working life building my career in hospitality. I worked in 2-3 restaurants at a time, all around Australia (plus a few in Cyprus), either in the kitchen, or front of house as a waitress or manager.

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Embracing The Beautiful Chaotic Dance Of Life, Change & Your Great Inner Self

Motivation Health and ChangeIn a perfect world, change would be a linear process. You’d start out somewhere you don’t what to be, make a few tweaks, follow through every day and pretty soon you’d soon be a new person and live happily ever after.

But change, as much as we’d love it to be, is not a linear process. And it will never be.

I agree. In some ways, it would be great if we all lived in a nice stable little bubble.

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Sassy-Snacking Your Way To A Gorgeous Summer Body

Nutrition in Paris | Natural Weight LossThe fith issue of the Expatriates magazine is now out. I have the pleasure of being a contributing writer and their nutrition in Paris expert; and I’m sharing with you guys my latest article below. I hope you enjoy it!

Spring is in the air and you’ve probably started thinking about how you can look your most fabulous on the beach this summer. To achieve that, you’ll need to eat lots of fresh healthy food and start moving your body regularly, but this can be tough if carvings for not-so healthy food keep undermining your best intentions.

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What Ultimately Determines The Size Of Your Waist-Line (aka The Power Of Default Meals)

Quick and Healthy Meal Ideas | Feed Your Awesome MachineNo, it’s not how well you can stick to that new fancy diet you’ve read about in the paper, how much willpower you think you have, or how long you spend sweating it out at the gym each week.

What really determines the size of your waistline is the quality of meals you turn to when you’re tired, busy, or just feeling lazy. I call these your default-meals. We all have them. Your default lunch might look different to your default dinner, or breakfast.

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Quality & Guiltless Indulgence – A New Path To Vibrant Health

Expatriates Magazine in Paris | Nutrition & Health Coaching The forth issue of the Expatriates magazine is now out. I have the pleasure of being a contributing writer and their nutrition in Paris expert; and I’m sharing with you guys my latest article below. I hope you enjoy it!

Many expats come from a culture of eating extremes: complete deprivation or total gluttony; often swinging from one extreme to the other and from one week to the next. So many of us endlessly cycle between good intentions, diets, deprivation, failure, gluttony, shame, body hatred and guilt.

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