Alternative New Year Resolutions

I mentioned in my last podcast that New Year Resolutions are rubbish – especially ones relating to fitness and health.

Which is why I feel a tad hypocritical writing a post for New Year with some alternative New Year resolution suggestions for you.

But there you go.

I wrote these in a hurry: based on conversations I’ve had with family, friends and clients over the past few weeks, and also influenced by some of the craziness of life that inevitably happens around Christmas time.

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Your New Year Weight Loss Resolution is rubbish – Podcast Episode 3

Your New Year Resolution to lose weight this year is a rubbish one. It really is. And even though you really mean it, you are probably going to fail.

Why?

Because many resolutions – up to around 60% of them, depending on what you read – fail within one month. ONE month.

And if you are planning on losing weight, changing your eating habits or starting a fitness program, that figure goes even higher – up to 80% of fitness and health resolutions fail.

So why bother? Why even think about making changes if those changes are going to fail before the first month of the year has come to a close?

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Podcast Episode 2 – Survive Christmas

“How am I going to get through Christmas?”

“What will do I about all the chocolate/mince pies/crackers in the house?”

“Why can’t I leave the nibbles alone once I start?”

These are exactly the kind of questions I get asked by my clients at this time of year (well, actually, they ask those kinds of questions all the time, but the frequency definitely picks up as we head towards the festive season!)

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Podcast Episode 1

Creating a podcast is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.

 

 

Ever since, during the creation of the old version of my website, when I recorded a little spoken introduction and I was hiding under my duvet to record it because I was so embarrassed about my voice (!), I’ve felt the urge to do more.

In the past couple of years, I’ve been doing loads more public speaking, and thankfully no longer mind my voice.

In fact, I think it’s ok.

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Common sense and nutrition

Why oh why is there such a lack of common sense when it comes to nutrition, especially in the world of the press?

How can it possibly be that an article about pesto containing loads of salt, therefore being ‘less healthy’ than a MacDonald’s burger be something that ever makes it out into the world?

And how on earth are people supposed to have any idea what is healthy, or what is safe to eat, when pieces like that appear almost every single week?

No wonder people are confused!

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Apple and blackberry crumble (wheat-free too!)

As we move from the Summer to the Autumn, it’s time to start thinking about Apple and Blackberry Crumble (in fact, it’s time to think about any kind of crumble, if I’m totally honest with you). I’m not into making things overly fancy – which is why my wheat-free crumble which features in my Five … Read more

Doodle your way to creativity

‘I’m not creative’ – or am I?

Claire Stone Nutrition isn’t just about food and nutrition.

Yes, it’s the main focus – I am a Nutritional Therapist after all (doh!), and I’ll always be working to help you get happy and comfortable about food. That’s why I’ve written posts with recipes like this one, and other posts about specific aspects of nutrition, like this one.

But, for me, nutrition has always been influenced by why we do what we do, and what we can do to make our lives happier and healthier without having to give up all the tasty stuff.  Which is why I often end up ranting about stuff like willpower, or why ‘trying to eat better’ is never a good idea.

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Tasty coleslaw

Summer is here and one of my favourite things to eat when the weather gets warm (and especially at a barbeque) is this simple yet bloomin’ marvelous coleslaw which my hubby (Steve) often makes.

It takes just a few minutes to make, keeps for a couple of days in the fridge (if you don’t eat it all, that is) and is better than any coleslaw you could get from the shops.

It’s just one of the recipes featured in the Summer ‘Look! No Nuts! Five Day Reboot – so if you fancy trying a few more recipes to get you eating a bit more healthy again (and want some support from me and a lovely gang of people!) then click here to sign up and really kick start your eating this Summer!

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