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If last week’s blog was about telling you where you were going wrong, this is the slightly more constructive version where I tell you what you can do to correct the mistakes!
Just to recap, why I believe many of us struggle to see our weight loss journey through to completion is because we fail in one of the following elements:
- Acts Of A Higher Power
So how do we make sure that doesn't happen? Well we plan and we plan and we plan some more…
As part of our ‘Stoptober’ series of talks for Lululemon in Marylebone, I was talking to a group of their customers about how best to lose weight once and for all.
Many of us struggle with our weight and you may find it good to know that if you’re in that boat, you are the same as most people in the UK and many of the people we work with here at Tate Wellness.
Having worked with several clients to help them get through this challenge (I include myself in this, I failed at this for a long time too!), I believe that we fail at this for several very typical reasons and so I thought I would share with you a brief overview of what I told the guys last Saturday.
You may not know this but most of the 'healthy' granola and muesli is not exactly that. They often contain a boatload of sugar and are not the great option that you think they are.
The big problem here that starting your day with a sugary meal means that you're much more likely to crave (and cave into eating) more sugar throughout the day. As you can imagine, this is far from ideal when trying to get leaner and lose weight. It is also very sub-optimal on the health front too.
So how do you make a muesli that is lower in sugar, keeps you fuller longer and that is better suited to weight loss? Take a look at our video...
If I have a major pet hate, it is the use of the word ‘healthy’.
“You should eat this cake, it’s gluten free so it’s REALLY healthy”
“I don’t know why I don’t lose weight, my diet is super healthy”
“These smoothies are full of fruit, they’re sooooo healthy”
The reason being that the term ‘healthy’ is subjective, therefore what means ‘healthy’ to you may mean something very different to me and so on.
First and foremost, I am going to be an advocate of this but where you may be surprised is that, in my eyes, you may not strictly need a personal trainer.
What I believe we do need more often than not, is someone to guide our fitness journey (that may sound cheesy but it’s true!) and I think this can be split into two parts, which we often cover when you choose the right personal trainer for you. Find out more reasons why in this latest blog.
Snacking doesn’t mean reaching for the biscuit tin. There are so many ways to enjoy really delicious healthy snacks between meals that will leave your grumbling tummy satisfied, won’t spike your sugar levels and will give you a much needed boost of energy!
If it were a perfect world, if you’re trying to lose weight, I would advise you not to snack (unless you’re really ramping up the training) but in the real world, it is not always possible to go without.
So if you’re running late for a meeting having missed lunch or on your way to the gym and need that boost, I have put together a few options for you.
How do you feel? How does that muscle at the bottom of your back really feel? How’s your posture? How long have you been staring into your laptop or phone? Are you slumped over right now? When was the last time you checked? And by checking, we mean really checking.
Working out naturally breaks down our muscles. On the flip side, so does leading a stressful lifestyle or sedentary by sitting at a desk all day with very little movement. We’re all in need of a bit of TLC, more often than we think.
Tate Wellness physio specialist Greg Ryan tells us more about the importance of Physiotherapy and why it is beneficial not only for physical health, but mental too.
What makes a healthy breakfast? In my opinion, it is something that is easy on your digestive system and doesn't give you a sugar rush that will have you reaching for a sugary snack for a pick-me-up mid morning!
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is all about maximum exertion for maximum results. The good news is that the workout themselves don't take that long. We push you for 45 minutes but because they're so very varied, they feel like they go even quicker - promise! If you've been thinking about mixing some interval training into your fitness programme and want to better understand the benefits, look no further.
In todays world, unfortunately we are constantly bombarded with images of people with washboard abs and sculpted arms. You only need to go on Instagram for two minutes to understand what I’m talking about. It can make you feel like that HIIT class is an absolute essential part of most peoples morning routines. Beginning your wellness journey can be intimidating process so here are five of my top tips to improve your training when you get there so you see results.