WE all love an inspiring story and if you’re anything like me, they give you motivation and make you feel really warm inside. Every week I get stories from people whose lives are being transformed by their Slimpod programmes and Moira Mackenzie is one of
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THE holiday season is over so let’s get motivated and lose some inches! For many people, holidays really mess up daily routines so now’s the chance to get back in the groove and get motivated to shift some inches! I’m going to help you with
MOST of us love the delicious herbs and spices that make Indian food so tasty. But if you eat dishes which are rich in sweetened sauces you’re going to make it much harder to lose weight. So this week our hospital super chef Simon Smith
PEOPLE in our private Facebook group, Slimpod Club, are always asking the greatest questions about their weight loss journey. I thought I’d share this one with you in case you missed it – plus the answer from Trevor Silvester, who creates and voices the Slimpods.
IF you want to lose weight and quit sugar by giving up chocolate then you’ll be inspired by what Lauren Goodchild achieved with a Slimpod. “Yes, I was a chocolate addict,” confesses mum-of-two Lauren. “I’d put my children to bed and then leave the baby
LOVE this picture! Two happy women pose with the medals they won for completing the super-tough Spartan Sprint race in Windsor Great Park. Over more than three miles they had to do wall climbs, tunnel crawls, log lifts, sand bag carry, wading through water and
LET’S get motivated and shift some inches! The Slimpod Club Boot Camp this Autumn is about losing weight and having fun along the way. You’ll learn how to set effective goals and achieve them with the help of the group (and me!) keeping you accountable. It’s really
CHOOSE healthier food and you’ll lose weight! The basis of our Slimpod is that it re-educates years of unconscious behaviours around food and this enables you to choose healthier and eat the appropriate amount to satisfy you. Food has evolved to mean so much more than merely
HERE’S a MuTu special offer that will save you money! My good friend Wendy Powell is 45 today (July 6) and she’s celebrating by offering YOU 45 per cent off her globally successful, multiple award-winning solution to “mummy tummy” – the MuTu system. Happy birthday, Wendy!
THOUGHT I’d share with everyone a little glimpse into our private Slimpod Club group on Facebook because it’s a source of constant inspiration for our Slimpod members and me, too! I just love the group and the magical changes that people experience to their eating habits
DEPRIVING yourself by trying to use willpower to make yourself eat less, won’t work! Scientists have discovered that women who were making a conscious decision to deprive themselves of calories – which is just a long-winded way of saying dieting! – ate 40 per cent more
Hypnotherapy for losing weight is probably the easiest way to lose weight because unlike dieting it requires no willpower – in fact, no conscious effort at all! Imagine being able to lose weight without even thinking about it. That’s the huge appeal of hypnotherapy for losing
TODAY is World Diabetes Day and Thinking Slimmer is proud to give its support to this worldwide campaign to raise awareness of what causes diabetes and what we can all do to help prevent it. The current theme of World Diabetes Day is healthy living
FEW people realise just how much sugar we consume in everyday food. So I was really excited when I came across this Jamie Oliver sugar in food video the other day because it explains precisely how many unnecessary calories we’re putting into our bodies
Jamie Oliver’s latest idea in his crusade against added sugar is to change the labelling system on sugary drinks. He thinks the bottles should show very clearly how much added sweet stuff is in sugary drinks. The idea behind this new labelling system for sugary
CUTTING down sugar can lower blood pressure and cholesterol in only nine days, says a new study reported on in the Telegraph. Children taking part were given a meal plan with the same amount of calories that they were eating before the trial, but with a
Scientists are advising people across the globe to reduce their intake of sugar in drinks. A study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation suggests that up to one in 100 deaths from obesity-related diseases can be directly attributed
SUGARY sweets at the checkout are being removed by Morrisons, I’m delighted to report. The supermarket chain joins Tesco and Lidl in banning sugar-filled temptations by the queues so that will make it a lot easier for everyone. Sainsbury’s have also taken sugary
IF you’ve been on a diet and decided to use willpower to cut out cakes, biscuits, sugary foods – in fact, most of the things you really love – then I’m sure you’ll remember how difficult supermarket shopping became. Willpower was probably enough to get you
IF YOU ask what’s most effective, the carrot or the stick, most people will unhesitatingly say it’s the carrot. We instinctively understand that persuasion not punishment is the way to influence people and change their behaviour. So I’m puzzled how doctors and academics
UNLESS you’re a squirrel with an allergy, here’s some great news: eating nuts every day can help you live longer! Just a handful every day could substantially lower the risk of early death, according to research in Holland. It’s been known for a while that eating nuts
BLOGGER Erin Ek Rush is noticing remarkable differences in her smaller portion sizes and her relationship with food as she enjoys her Slimpod programme. “One of the first things I noticed about the Slimpod was that my portion size shrunk instantly and effortlessly,” she says. “I
FOR the second year running, Thinking Slimmer’s backing Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day today. Around the world there are a staggering 42 million children who are either overweight or obese and Jamie says: “With diet-related diseases rising at an alarming rate
SOME people are so inspiring! And Darin McCloud is right at the top of the list of people I admire. He’s one of our greatest Slimpodders, having transformed himself from a 20-stone couch potato into an athlete and cyclist. Having lost almost 70lbs with his Slimpod
I’M going to tell you something that might surprise you: people who consume lots of sugar packed foods would rather have an immediate sweet treat than be rewarded with money later. How weird is that? Well, it’s not weird at all – it’s actually very common!
WE all know what the problem is: The western world is full of overweight people, an estimated two billion according to the World Health Organisation. Many people claim to know the answer: Put them on a diet so they eat less. Eating disorders problem solved. Except
BUTTER has got the health all-clear at last. There’s some things we just know are bad for us: smoking, drinking too much, breathing in traffic fumes. But eating butter? Is that rich creamy delight really a killer? The medical profession has been telling us for 30 years
IN just 12 months, mum of two Karen Christmas has lost five stone listening to her Slimpod – and her weight loss is continuing! Her achievement is an inspiration for anyone who’s tried every diet going and given up hope that anything will ever work. Every day, mum of
I WANT you to promise me something: Once you’ve read this article, you’ll go out and spend a brisk 20 minutes walking. Because walking daily can add years to your life, scientists have discovered. Research at Cambridge University reveals that lack of exercise kills twice as
SO who fancies starting the New Year with a fabulously healthy goal? How would you like to become part of a virtual team whose aim is to run 10 miles in 10 months? We’ve teamed up with Slimpodder Kirsty Taylor-Gallop, who last October started a great project
LET’S start the New Year with some really meaningful goals! Most successful people are goals orientated. They take time to identify what it is they want and they build up a really clear and detailed picture of what achieving the goals will look and feel like.
ARE you wondering why your diet doesn’t work? Maybe you began the year with the same old weight-loss resolution and said to yourself: “This will be the last time.” Surprise surprise, the diet doesn’t work in the long term. An estimated 25 million start dieting again
WEIGHT loss targets are important and so is keeping your success log. I’m frequently being asked why we suggest that people write down the three “positives” in their success log each night, so I thought I’d explain a little more. This will be especially beneficial to people
Many congratulations to Laura Pettit, who used one of our Slimpod downloads to help make her wedding dress fit perfectly for her big day. Laura, a 28-year-old blogger from Cheltenham, started listening to her Slimpod in March and by the time of her wedding
THE Slight Edge is a way of forming good habits by using simple daily disciplines which you repeat consistently over time. Slimpod Club regular Sarah Woods has used it and has an inspiring story for all of you who want to boost your weight loss. At her
OBESITY is like a slow-motion car crash that could cripple the NHS, says its new chief executive, Simon Stevens. Well, we can’t say we haven’t been warned. Mr Stevens considers that obesity is a bigger threat to health and public finances than smoking.
Wanted: Fanatical Facebook, Twitter or Google + users to take part in a habit changing challenge using the power of social media…Are you fanatical on Facebook, talkative on Twitter or like a good gossip on Google+? Are you looking to do any of the following?
LOSE weight in a way that’s a guaranteed, costs nothing, requires virtually no effort and can be done almost anywhere. How good does that sound? It’s called standing up. Do you know that if you stand up for five minutes every half hour of an eighthour
IMAGINE a 16-stone, chain-smoking chocoholic with high blood pressure deciding to run the marathon. That’s what Steve Way did at the Commonwealth Games, when he finished an amazing tenth. He is an inspiration and proof that if you want something
FAMILY activities are important once school’s out for summer so how can you resist the call of the sofa, get your daily quota of exercise and keep the children amused at the same time? Here’s 10 fun ideas for you. For many parents the holidays mean a bit
THERE are no punches pulled about sugar in the film Fed Up, which is causing a storm in America, the land of the free and the land of the obese. “This film unearths the dirty secret of the American food industry,” the trailer states boldly. “Junk food
By Nichola Whitehead, guest blogger. HEALTHY lifestyle for all the family stems from healthy eating. So how do you achieve this for all your family members? In my video I’ve outlined five of the most important factors for a healthy lifestyle which will leave you feeling more energised
By Lyndon Gee, guest blogger. BUTTER or margarine? As a health and food writer I’m often asked which I prefer. That’s a good question with healthy eating for children on the agenda for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day. Where did the controversy about butter v margarine
MY favourite fitness gear by miles is by Jenni Falconer, so I thought I’d give two people the chance to win a fab outfit plus a Slimpod of their choice. Total value of each of the two prizes is over £100. January and February are traditionally the
IT’S that time of year again when everyone talks about setting goals. So as I’m always extolling the virtues of good goal-setting I thought I would write about how my 2013 goals worked for me and what my plans are for 2014. When goals are set properly
I’VE been asking a few experts about hangover cures – what to eat and drink and what to avoid. The trick, it seems isto restock your body with fluids and essential nutrients like fructose, vitamins, animo acids and minerals. They can help break down toxins
THERE is nothing better than eating seasonal fruit and veg – and pumpkins, and other members of the squash family, are at their best in late autumn. Not only is a Hallowe’en pumpkin super tasty, it also has incredible health benefits – so when you’re pumpkin carving
FOUR out of five doctors routinely prescribe drugs to patients even though they believe they are addicted to them. That is the alarming finding of a survey by the Family Doctors Association. Official statistics estimate that about 1.5 million NHS patients may