Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

What Miss SA taught me about moderation

I recently learned about moderation by complete accident while working with the reigning Miss South Africa, Ade van Heerden. I realized that my obsession with food extended to treats and this small trick taught me to get over it. Being the curious person that I am, while I was at Miss South Africa's home I… Continue reading What Miss SA taught me about moderation

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Dear Skinny Me

This was taken at Riley's birthday party - when all you ate was a handful of broccoli and 7 litres of water. Remember how you cringed when you saw this picture because you thought that you were overweight? Do you remember how you beat yourself up about wanting a slice of Riley's birthday cake? How you… Continue reading Dear Skinny Me

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Weight loss has nothing to do with the scale…

You might think that the picture shows my weight loss transformation, but it's the total opposite - I've gained all the weight back. This post isn't to shame myself or get sympathy, rather, I feel compelled to warn new weight loss journeyers against the desperation of going about it the wrong way. Once upon a… Continue reading Weight loss has nothing to do with the scale…

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Am I enlightened yet?

This has got to be my year of balance. Not because it's super on trend to be enlightened right now, but because I cannot have a repeat of 2017. I'd legit effing die. We're only 5-days into the new year and I am already conflicted. See, I really want to move into a bigger home… Continue reading Am I enlightened yet?

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New Year, Same You

Are you still soaking in the aftermath of Christmas lunch leftovers and champers? Finally waking up from that week leading up to a new year where no one knows their name? Same, TBH. ICYMI, I've been going through some pretty radical shifts in my life lately (thanks, Nervous Breakdown), and it's leaking into my blog… Continue reading New Year, Same You

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Lessons in letting go

I had a nervous breakdown last week. Not the dramatic kind that you tell your husband you're having when the kids misbehave, but the legitimate kind that your doctor diagnoses you with. If I think about it, the reason why I'm now sitting in pyjamas with a 5-day old messy bun started in 2011. I'm awful… Continue reading Lessons in letting go

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Learning to self-love (again)

Man, to say that this year has been a weight based yo-yo is an understatement. In case you've missed it, I've gained weight and lost self-confidence - obviously, I had to change this. I've learned that weight gain (and coming to terms with it) is a lot like dealing with the different stages of grief.… Continue reading Learning to self-love (again)

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How to gain 20kgs with hake and brocolli

I didn't realize that it has taken me so long to blog again, it seems like only yesterday I was bubbling over with the excitement of healthy living. I remember being so passionate about fitness and spreading the word about weight loss that I became blind. I think that this post is long overdue because… Continue reading How to gain 20kgs with hake and brocolli

Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

The science of weight loss

So, you’ve gained a bit of weight back, I understand how that feels all too well. In fact, 50 per cent of dieting women say that within six months, they’ve gained back any weight they had lost. If you’re tired of yo-yo diets and not seeing results, here are some ways to make your weight… Continue reading The science of weight loss

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Secrets of sustaining weight loss

The moment you’ve been sweating for has finally arrived! You’ve smashed your goal weight and are looking better than ever … but now what? Can you skip ‘eating clean’ and training altogether? Should you? Well, no. You don’t want to see that number go back up on your scale, after all, you started this journey to… Continue reading Secrets of sustaining weight loss