The Sexy Confidence Tricks Every Woman Needs To Know

August 31, 2015

We all know someone who has that special ability to turn heads and light up a room as they enter it. These are the people who exude confidence, warmth and energy and who others naturally gravitate towards. They seem resilient to life’s setbacks and always seem to use them as stepping-stones to success. Despite common…

The simple diet change to reduce sugar cravings…

July 26, 2015

One of the most effective ways to reduce your hunger levels and beat the dreaded sugar cravings is to simply eat more protein. Add in the fact that protein is fantastic for helping you to lose fat and gain muscle and it’s clear to see why adding more protein to your diet may be the…

The Shocking Places Where MSG Is Hidden…

July 6, 2015

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is the highly addictive ingredient, which is not only linked to obesity, but is also linked to a whole host of health issues from metabolic syndrome and neurological problems, to high cholesterol, fibromyalgia and liver toxicity. It is a flavour enhancer and was first developed to stimulate the appetite of Japanese soldier’s because…

The Sexy Confidence Tricks Every Woman Needs To Know

We all know someone who has that special ability to turn heads and light up a room as they enter it. These are the people who exude confidence, warmth and energy and who others naturally gravitate towards. They seem resilient to life’s setbacks and always seem to use them as stepping-stones to success. Despite common…

The simple diet change to reduce sugar cravings…

One of the most effective ways to reduce your hunger levels and beat the dreaded sugar cravings is to simply eat more protein. Add in the fact that protein is fantastic for helping you to lose fat and gain muscle and it’s clear to see why adding more protein to your diet may be the…

The Shocking Places Where MSG Is Hidden…

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is the highly addictive ingredient, which is not only linked to obesity, but is also linked to a whole host of health issues from metabolic syndrome and neurological problems, to high cholesterol, fibromyalgia and liver toxicity. It is a flavour enhancer and was first developed to stimulate the appetite of Japanese soldier’s because…

6 Great Ways To Beat Belly-Bloat

Struggling to squeeze into your skinny jeans, no matter how much you suck your tummy in? Are you maxed-out with sit-ups, but still battling the bloat? You’re certainly not alone. Up to a quarter of healthy adults suffer from regular bloating and it can be caused from both your eating habits and your emotions. From…

Your Big Wake-Up Call…

Have you had enough of feeling the way that you do? Are you full of energy and in peak fitness, or do you feel drained, lethargic and lack motivation all the time? Do you go out there and grab all that life has to offer, or do you lack the confidence to do so because…

8 Simple Ways To Speed Up Your Metabolism

Your metabolism has a huge bearing on your ability to lose weight, but if you’re putting your difficulty in shifting the pounds down to your genes, you’ll be pleased to know that you’re not stuck with it and there’s plenty of ways you can speed it up. The higher your metabolic rate is, the easier…

The Simplest Thing You Can Do To Lose Weight.

When we think about dieting, cutting calories is often the first thing that comes to mind.  Skipping breakfast can seem like an obvious solution. After all, surely if you skip breakfast, you’ll already have reduced your calorie intake and be on the right track for the rest of the day too? Unfortunately, this is where many…

The 5 Foods Not To Eat When You're Feeling Stressed, Sad Or Angry…

When life’s getting you down, or your stress levels are about to shoot through the roof, drowning your sorrows with a bar of chocolate or plate of French fries might seem like a pretty good idea. After all, ‘comfort’ foods make us feel better right? Wrong. Contrary to popular belief, comfort foods won’t make you…

Why where you store your fat, may hold the key to losing it…

Everyone has stubborn fat that they just can’t shift no matter how hard they try. Whilst genetics can be a factor, research shows that the particular way that fat accumulates also has a lot to do with your health and diet. If you’re constantly watching everything that you eat and pounding the treadmill for hours…

Get your sparkle back…

Take a moment and think about the very best days of your life. You probably felt on top of the world and full of energy. You may have seen the world as your oyster and felt as though you could achieve virtually anything. When we feel like this we positively glow; our enthusiasm becomes contagious…

Would You Drink Black Water?

When our good friends at BLK gave us some of their unique water to try, I was more than a bit curious. I’ll admit that drinking black water does feels a little bit strange to begin with. When we’re used to associating clean, fresh water with being clear in colour; drinking black water can feel…

You're Sweet Enough…

Ok, so we all know that sugar is addictive, rots your teeth and has kids hanging from the ceiling; but that’s pretty much it isn’t it? Sadly, that’s just the start of it. Sugar is a legalized drug and if more people understood the real effects that sugar has on our bodies and knew the ridiculous…

Is wood pulp making you fat?

If you eat processed foods, then whether you realise it or not, wood pulp is likely to be a pretty big feature in your diet and may also be playing havoc with your health. Cellulose (wood pulp), is an emulsifier and a key part of our modern-day, food manufacturing process. It’s one of the added ingredients…

Feeling Smug?

Trying to find a tasty, nutritious drink that’s not packed full of artificial sweeteners, chemicals, or so-called ‘fruit flavours’, is pretty hard to do these days. But thanks to our friends at Smug Drinks, you can now have a delicious drink that’s actually fuels your body with goodness.   Every bottle contains 100% RDA of 3…

4 Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’ve got a huge passion for books and learning. Nothing beats finding a gem that you can’t put down; one that leaves you thinking and feeling totally inspired.  I’ve read some pretty amazing books over the years, but here’s the top ones that have personally made a huge difference to my life.  So whether it’s your…

Turn Shyness Into Strength

Does shyness hold you back and stop you from fully living the life that you desire? Are there people you’d love to talk to and experiences that you’d love to try, but shyness gets in the way? Are you hiding your true self behind a mask of other people’s expectations, too scared to shine? We…

What are we doing to our kids?

Wouldn’t it be great if mealtimes were a fairytale of happy families, tucking into healthy meals, and all getting along swimmingly? Sadly, the reality is usually very different. As parents, often the biggest battles that we have with our kids are those that happen at mealtimes. In a huge majority of households, mealtimes are far from fun unless…

4 Steps to detox your life

January is renowned for being a great time to have a good clear-out and re-energise your body for the year ahead. But whilst we all know that detoxing on green juices is going to flush out our sluggish systems, we often tend to forget that our health is far more holistic, and that our mind, body and soul needs…

Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder

  Getting blue as the days grow shorter? Sleeping a lot during winter but feeling even more tired? Turning to bread and pasta for comfort during cold weather? If these symptoms describe you or someone you know, it may be due to a major depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern, better known as seasonal affective…

Why calories don’t count…

Ok, so let’s be honest, what do you look for first on a food label? Is it the number of calories or the nutritional content? We all know that if we eat more calories than we burn, then those calories are going to get turned into wobbly thighs or a dreaded jelly belly pretty quickly.…

Eat, drink and be merry!

With the Christmas season virtually upon us, what should be a time of fun and happiness can often end up being a dieters idea of hell. The temptation to finish off a 5-course meal with a handful of quality street or mince pies, can often get too much. Yet eating out doesn’t have to wreck your…

Imagine if you simply couldn't fail…

How many times have you made excuses in order to justify putting off going for your goals, or to give up entirely and quit? Excuses keep us safe. Of course they ensure that we don’t have to risk the embarrassment of failing, but sadly they also ensure that you live a half-lived life. Ask yourself;…

The secret key to successful weight loss…

What if I told you that you could double your weight loss by just making one small change in your daily habits? It doesn’t involve the latest exercise craze, supplements or eating a ‘miracle’ food… It’s simply writing down the food that you eat. Completing a food diary is possibly one of the most important…

10 sneaky ways to exercise

In today’s fast paced world, finding time to exercise is becoming increasingly difficult. With the daily demands of parenthood or work, fitting in a session at the gym can seem virtually impossible. Yet exercise is vital to both your mental and physical wellbeing. With regular exercise you’ll not only have more energy, feel slimmer and…

Why low-calorie diets don't work…

When fighting the battle of the bulge, it’s often not the inches that disappear first, but all sense and reasoning instead. With so many diets offering a ‘quick-fix’ by cutting calories, we get so focused on the misguided promise of a slim body, that we tend to forget to consider the consequences and serious health…

So what's your excuse?

For every reason not to try, there’s an overriding reason to just do it…. Each and every one of us has goals and dreams of some kind, whether it’s to lose weight, start our own business, live by the sea or find true love etc. Yet sadly, as soon as we allow ourselves to dream,…

The hidden ingredient that makes you fat

How would you feel if I told you that up to 80% of processed foods (including diet and health foods) contain a highly addictive ingredient that makes you fat? That it’s the same ingredient that was used to stimulate the appetite of Japanese soldier’s because their sea rations were so bland, and the one that…

Think like a winner…

The few that do… how to achieve your goal like a winner does. Why is it that some people achieve success, whilst others who are far more capable struggle their way through life? We all get the same 24 hours a day, it’s just that some people not only use those hours differently, but they…

Why diet-drinks make you fat

Low-calorie, diet drinks are often viewed as the healthy alternative to the sugar-laden regular versions. After all, if you can get the same great taste but with zero calories, you must surely be onto a winner if you’re trying to lose weight. Diet drinks appear to be the perfect solution, but the question to ask,…

5 Diet rules that you need to break…

Whenever a new diet craze emerges on the scene, you’re never sold the diet; you’re sold the dream. Through clever marketing backed up with ‘scientific research’, testimonials and photos of the latest success stories; you’ll be offered a promise that YOU can have the dream too. The industry knows how to touch your deepest emotions, understand your pain, and provide…

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