March 24, 2020

People giving me a wide-birth on my morning walk, made me think of all the emotional ‘cracks’ that may be opening for people all around the world as we go through this time of uncertainty, anxiety and stress.

Now is not the time to aspire for perfection with your diet but to ensure you have variety and are sufficiently nourished. Take care of yourself and your family!

At this time, as we prepare to self-isolate, many feel uneasy or uncertain about what they should be doing so as to not contribute to the panic or risk.

March 2, 2020

It was a whirlwind of a week supporting my husband, Rob, as he swam the 256 km length of the Clutha River, from Wanaka to the mouth of the river.

February 8, 2020

To say a food is illegal is outrageous. It is using language that should have absolutely nothing to do with food. Apart from some special brownies and magic mushrooms, there are no illegal foods. There are no food police.

January 31, 2020

‘If you follow this diet, I’d be surprised if you’re not pregnant by the year’s end,’ was what an alternative practitioner said to me nine years ago.

January 13, 2020

We can choose to place high expectation and stress on ourselves for an unknown outcome, with no guarantees. Or we can choose joy. I choose joy.

January 2, 2020

At the beginning of each year, we are exposed to many messages that tell us we need to change our bodies. Thus, it can be tempting to try the next diet, which promises that ‘this is the one that will work’.

December 31, 2019

We’ve been led to believe that our weight, diet or health ought to be amongst our resolutions; however, this can cause us to force change, which doesn’t originate from within us but from external expectations.

December 3, 2019

Eating in anticipation of future restriction is known as the last supper effect. It is the final hurrah of eating before the dreaded hunger and temptation of all the foods you can’t eat kicks in.

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