June 2020 OFFER
20% discount on Food Intolerance Testing or Adrnal Fatigue Testing Consultations for all NHS staff!
(Consultation appointment is via Zoom & must be taken in June 2020)
The test kit will be posted out to your home address for self take. You will also receive a video for the finger prick or for saliva sample (depending on what test you need).
In the follow-up consultation we will discuss lifestyle changes and food replacements and where to source them, delicious recipes and other support programmes designed to help you achieve your optimum digestion.
You will leave the session with a clear plan for your next steps.
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“When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.”
Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Celebrate your victories, not just the numbers
Have you ever heard of Non Scale Victories? It’s often shortened to NSV. You’ll find a lot of talk about this if you hang out on social media long enough. And these are really something worth celebrating.
My weight loss clients come to see me because they want to lose weight. And they do. But what they also come away with is so much more: NSVs.
I always focus on slow but sure weight loss for so many reasons. Here are a few: Fast weight loss is what you get with a very low calorie diet or even that very trendy ketogenic diet that is incredibly high fat and very, very low on carbs. Both are a quick fix but they are also not only difficult to do, but more than anything they are difficult to maintain.
With low calorie diets specifically, you are hungry all the time. AND, you run the risk of slowing down your metabolism. How? The body senses starvation, goes into self preservation mode where it economises and burns fewer calories. This means it’s also highly likely that, in spite of your best efforts, when you go back to eating normally, you’ll put all the weight on (and then some) once you stop the diet.
And you will stop, just as people stop going to diet clubs. When you’re in your own little world of slimming or watching your weight, you can’t help but ask yourself ‘when is it the end?’ or ‘when can I stop?’
Another downside to fast weight loss is the increased risk for gallstones. Now no one wants that!
When you learn to balance your blood sugar levels (don’t worry, you don’t need a PhD to understand how it works and neither is it super restrictive), the weight loss does happen, but there are also some other unexpected results.
One client, who had struggled to sleep for more than four hours at a stretch, was sleeping the whole night through after working with me for only a few weeks.
Another client who was a self-confessed grazer who ate all day long found that, after just a few weeks, she no longer even needed a morning snack. It was truly liberating for her not to be constantly thinking about food.
Then there was the client who had suffered from headaches for years. By changing the way she ate, she was amazed to realise when she came for her next consultation, that she hadn’t even had one for a few weeks!
On top of all that, when you work with a coach on fixing your diet and making some simple lifestyle changes (which is code for putting yourself first for a change), you really can rediscover your inner sparkle.
These are just a few examples of these NSVs. Although what had initially had those clients pick up the phone was the desire to lose weight, what they gained was so much more. Many even tell me that their NSVs are worth more to them than weight loss. They just hadn’t gone to seek help for their ails, because they hadn’t thought that diet would make a difference. But it does, I see it happen every day.
Would you like to lose some weight in a healthy and sustainable way? Contact me HERE for further information or a free 30-minute consultation.
Did you know that 3rd June is National Egg Day?
Eggs are amazing nutritionally beautiful foods. They are great sources of mineral salts, vitamins, proteins and fatty acids. Unfortunately, since eggs contain some 143 different proteins (which are large molecules) they can pose difficulties for the digestive tract.
Generally egg whites which contain a high amount of proteins, are used in a lot of processed foods. As a result many people immunity has become intolerant especially to egg whites. I always suggest to my clients to test their intolerances which could be an underlying problem to a lot of their digestive issues. You can always also discard the white and keep the yolk which contains most of the nutritional riches and goodness of the egg.
Why not treating yourself to a Food Intolerance Test this June?
Follow the link here: HERE!
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Globe Artichokes with dips
There is something very beautiful to behold with the globe artichoke, which comes into season in June. Never cooked one? It doesn’t surprise me as it’s not easy to know what to do with them at first glance. I love them cooked really simply with a little garlic butter.
2 globe artichokes
2 bay leaves
1 clove of garlic
A few peppercorns
A pinch of salt
Trim the stalk then make a criss-cross in the bottom.
Take a large pan and add a few centimetres of water. Add the bay leaves and peppercorns.
Bring the water to the boil, then add a steamer basket on top. Put in the artichokes and cover.
Steam for between 15 and 30 mins depending on the size. The base will be tender when it’s cooked.
While the artichokes are steaming, make the garlic butter by finely chopping the garlic and mixing with the butter. Add a pinch of salt to season.
TIP: If you’ve not eaten globe artichokes before, peel away the leaves. Dip in garlic butter – and enjoy!
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