Will aspartame kill you?

Will aspartame kill you?

People really love to hate on artificial sweeteners – particularly aspartame. But is it really the devil? Let’s go on a little journey. Aspartame was discovered in 1965. Chemist James Schlatter was working on an anti-ulcer drug at the time and unbeknown to...
Bad habits: how to finally kick them

Bad habits: how to finally kick them

I read something in my early 20s: if a smoker quits smoking by the age of 25, they can reverse the damage done to their lungs and heart as if nothing had ever happened. Liked they’d never smoked at all. Twenty-five seemed like a fine line in the sand....
Compassionate weight management

Compassionate weight management

Last week I was lucky enough to go to a virtual seminar on compassionate weight management by Rachel Hobbs hosted by Lift The Bar. It’s a topic I’m really passionate about and something that is incredibly important. Much of the dialogue about weight...
Behaviour change: habit stacking

Behaviour change: habit stacking

People often struggle to make change because they either try to force it without setting themselves up to succeed, or because they believe that they’re the sort of person who just can’t do the thing – whatever the thing is. I am on a mission to show...
How to adapt to home training

How to adapt to home training

Our whole world changed over the last couple of weeks. It changed faster than anything I’ve ever seen before and it has left a lot of people feeling a bit lost for what to do now. If you’re trying to hold on to your muscle mass during quarantine, or...
How to stay on track when motivation wanes

How to stay on track when motivation wanes

Getting started with a new training programme or nutrition plan is often the easiest bit. It’s new, it’s novel; and you’re filled with hope that it’ll lead you to your desired results. Starting is the easy bit. And, I know what you’re...