THE HEALTHY SALT SERIES – HIMALAYAN – PART 1

Just like fats, not all salts are created equal. There are good salts, and there are bad salts. Salts that can heal us, and salts that can literally kill us. This 3 part healthy salt guide is designed to shed a little light on this subject. My goal is to encourage you to ditch the processed table salt and opt for the healthier alternatives.

Salt over the years has gotten such bad press as the bad guy, and that we need to reduce our intake or we’ll be 4 foot under.

But it’s also vital we remember that it’s crucial to the chemical and electrolyte balance in our body. Without this, we would struggle to transmit electrical nerve impulses. These pulses allow us to perform ‘bioelectrical’ functions such as movement, thinking, heart beat, feeling, and seeing.

Mess this up and things can go a bit pear shaped 🙁

There’s a huge misconception that salt is just salt. But that’s not the case at all. There are many different kinds of salt.

I’m more concerned about the type of salt you consume than the quantity. For clarity, it’s specifically processed table salt (97% sodium chloride) that’s not good for us.

There are better salts available than table that deliver not just sodium but other rich and diverse minerals. That’s what I want to explore in this series and specifically Himalayan, Dead Sea, and Epsom salts.

First up, is Himalayan Salt … no surprise it’s from the Himalaya’s!

What Is Himalayan Salt?

These dusky pink granules don’t just look pretty – they’re also incredibly medicinal.

As well as containing sodium chloride (85%), Himalayan salt is jam packed with 84 trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, sulphate and iron. It’s the iron that gives the beautiful pinkness.

Since Himalayan salt contains less sodium chloride than table salt, it’s a great way to reduce our overall consumption and minimise any potential health risks.

Benefits

  • Helps prevent cramping
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Hydrates skin and organs
  • Strengthens bones
  • Improves vascular health
  • Supports a healthier respiratory system
  • Promotes good pH balance and very alkaline
  • Promotes healthy sleep
  • Increases libido
  • Eliminates heavy metals from the body
  • Improves cardiovascular health

What To Look For

  • 100% unrefined
  • 100% natural

Uses

  • Cooking, baking, and seasoning (if using coarse Himalayan salt use a grinder)
  • In the bath to ease muscle aches, and treat skins conditions (use fine Himalayan salt)
  • Salt lamps to purify the air
  • Salt candles holders to purify the air and they give off the most beautiful warm glow
  • In beauty products such as body scrubs, soaps, and face masks

Bath Guidelines

  • Dissolve salt in a hot bath approx 36-40 degrees
  • For sore muscles and joints use 500 grams to 1 kg in a regular sized bath
  • For general wellbeing use 250 to 500 grams in a regular sized bath
  • Soak and relax for 20 mins

Storage

  • Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place as over time the salt can absorb moisture

As you can see, there’s many benefits to Himalayan salt. Have I convinced you yet? Give it a try and let me know what you think? It’s such an easy switch and doesn’t cost the earth.

In the next episode on the healthy salt series, I’m going to be introducing you to Dead Sea Salt.

Back soon with the next instalment.

Love Gaynor x

8 TIPS FOR FAT LOSS

Does this scenario sound familiar?

You commit to a healthy lifestyle. You get all organised, are super positive and raring to go. But before you know it, you’ve reverted to your old habits – the diet slips and the gym attendance falls behind.

The good news?

There is a better way. Swap this all or nothing mentality for my top 8 tips for fat loss. Trust me they work!

If you follow 5-7 of these tips you’ll be well on your way to hitting your target goal. Follow ’em all and your results will be off the scale!

Here goes …

1. Avoid Faddy Diets

Faddy diets are a pet peeve of mine.

They don’t work, aren’t sustainable, and mess up your health and hormones.

Fat loss shouldn’t just be about getting into smaller jeans or looking good in a bikini, it’s about looking and feeling healthier for life.

It may sound cliche, but there are no shortcuts to losing weight – a balanced diet and regular exercise will achieve far more than a week on the latest craze.

2. Smaller Portions

At mealtimes, try putting your food on a smaller plate. Studies show that we’ll finish off the plate in front of us whatever it’s size – and we’ll feel full afterwards.

3. Mix Up Exercise

If you find exercise a chore to stick to try mixing it up. The key is choosing a form of exercise you enjoy such as a run outdoors, swimming, bodyweight exercises, a dance class and so on. The choices are endless!

Whatever you choose, just make sure it cranks up your heart rate so you burn calories in real time and also up to 24 hours afterwards.

4. Go Lean

Choose leaner cuts of meat and replace creamy sauces with vegetable alternatives. It’ll still taste great whilst absorbing less fat.

5. Buddy Up

Why not get a friend to train and get healthy with you? You can both motivate and help each other. Also, my B-FIT SMALL GROUP PT COURSE is perfect for extra support from a lovely group of like-minded ladies.

6. Crank Up Your Music

I’m a big believer in the power of music to help you push harder whilst exercising. So load up your playlist with your fav upbeat tracks.

7. Take Baby Steps

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is achieving long lasting changes in your health and fitness. So be patient. Losing weight doesn’t mean cutting out life’s pleasures altogether and being extreme.

Simple swaps make a huge difference and add up over time. For example, instead of ice cream, have a coyo coconut yoghurt. You’ll barely notice the difference. And when food tastes good, it doesn’t even feel like you’re dieting.

8. Detox & Purge Your Pantry

Clear out your cupboards of all junk food and replace with healthier choices. Controlling your environment as best you can is key to achieving your goals.

DITCH THE SCALES, GET THE BODY YOU WANT & WEAR THE CLOTHES YOU LOVE

You’ve probably guessed based on the blog title what I want to focus on today? However, I want to make it really clear from the outset I am not anti scales nor am I pro them. However, I do believe you need to have a very guarded view of them. Otherwise, they literally will ‘weigh you down’ (pun pun).

The 3 take home messages I want you to really get are:

  1. It’s not about weight loss but fat loss – huge difference

2. Muscle weighs more than fat. 5lb of fat takes up a lot more space than 5lb of muscle like the photo below illustrates so scales can be very misleading

3. There are numerous ways you can measure your progress beyond scales

Moving on, can you relate to the following?

You hop on the scales every morning and get disheartened with a number, and it sets your mood for the day. At this point, many of you will throw in the towel and give up completely, not realising that the scale could be giving an inaccurate representation of what’s really going on. The whole process can be slow, negative and damaging.

Let’s start with some questions:

  • Do you weigh at the same time each day? If not, bear in mind your weight fluctuates throughout the day due to water and food intake.
  • Have you poo’d or not poo’d?
  • Have you pee’d or not pee’d?
  • If you’re a female, is your monthly cycle due?
  • Do regular scales distinguish between muscle, water, and fat? Of course not! Take your average professional rugby player. He would be declared obese which of course is ludicrous. The fact of the matter is this guy will have lots of solid muscle which as we know weighs more than fat. So, of course, he’s going to be heavy on the scales. This is a perfect example of how the scale can misrepresent the facts.

Do you see where I am coming from? There are a lot of variables at play so unless you are tightly monitoring these and comparing like with like your measurement could be inaccurate, and send you down a rabbit hole.

You also cannot look at the number on scales in isolation to other key factors such as lifestyle, overall health, girth measurements, hip to waist ratio, clothes size etc.

So my question is …

How else can we measure our progress towards our goals? I don’t think any of us would disagree that it’s important to track progress. It motivates and keeps you going especially when you see you’re getting results right?!

So here’s my recommended list of how we can measure progress …

Clothes

I think jeans are a great one because we all wear them. Why don’t you set yourself a challenge to go from a size x to a size x in your jeans? Another good measure is your belt and the number of holes you use. Clearly, you want it to be going down!

Scales

As I said at the beginning I am not opposed to weighing yourself, just not every day. I only weigh my clients every 3 to 4 weeks and instead use many other parameters that I’m listing here.

I would suggest hopping on the scales first thing in the morning after you wake up and use the bathroom, and then weigh yourself naked. This will give you the most accurate representation of your true weight. Also, stick to the same scales.

Photos

A picture paints a thousand words and does not lie. Take pre and post photos and weekly throughout your journey. Take a front, back, and side angle. Make sure the lighting is good so you can see how you are progressing. It helps you see where you hold weight, where you hold water, are there any muscular imbalances that need addressing, where’s weak and strong etc

Body Measurements

I am a big fan of taking body measurements of my ladies especially around the tummy where we store excess toxins in fat. Areas to consider measuring include hips, thighs, waist, arm and chest.

Feelings

I don’t want to sound airy fairy but you need to connect and wire up your mind, body, and soul. Check in and ask yourself simply ‘how do I feel physically?’ All too often we dis-connect and look for external verification of how we are progressing towards our health and fitness goals when maybe at least part of the answer lies within. Do you feel healthier? fitter? more energised? lighter? tighter? Stronger? If the answer is yes, this is progress so keep going.

Body Fat Percentage

Lastly, you can measure your body fat percentage i.e. the ratio of fat mass to fat-free mass, also known as lean mass or muscle. Just like the scales, consider it as part of the overall picture, and don’t obsess.

I track my ladies fat % to make sure it’s going down, and that muscle % is going up. The more muscle you have the more metabolic you’ll be and so you’ll burn more calories. I also measure visceral fat on organs which is a real indicator of how fatty and toxic your liver is.

Miscellaneous Measurements

Other ways you can monitor progress is to assess your sleep quality, PMT and menopausal symptoms, energy levels, quality of hair skin and nails, and your bowel health. You could also perform some simple fitness tests.

So you see progress is not just reflected on the scales but in many other ways. If you feel great and the other gauges of success are heading in the right direction – you’re doing brilliantly so keep going.

Next time you’re beating yourself up for not losing lbs on the scales I want you to stop, and give yourself a break. Instead, think of all the other wonderful ways you’ve improved and moved towards your goal.

Love Gaynor x

THE SUPER POWERS OF TURMERIC

There’s a real buzz and trend around Turmeric right now.

A herb from the Ginger family, Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that’s been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.

Most of us know of ground Turmeric common in Indian cuisine but did you know you can also buy it fresh? Fresh Turmeric is a knobby, orange root kinda similar looking to fresh ginger. And just like ginger you need to peel the skin off before grating or slicing for cooking.

The benefits of turmeric include …

  • Supports healthy inflammation
  • Protects from free radical damage
  • Improves circulation
  • Protects the liver

Remember the colour of your dish will change so a small amount will go a long way. As it cooks the flavour gets stronger so go easy – we don’t want to much zing!

Here are 8 simple ways to use turmeric …

  • Add a dash to guacamole
  • Add a pinch to hummus
  • Rub into meats before grilling
  • Stir some into yoghurt
  • Blend into a smoothie for a bit of a kick and golden colour
  • Add to stir fried veggies along with ginger and garlic
  • Make into a warm, golden, almond drink (recipe below)
  • Brew your own turmeric and ginger tea (recipe below)

Golden Almond Milk

Ingredients

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp agave or honey
  • ½ tsp turmeric (freshly grated or ground)
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Method

  • Add the almond milk to the milkpan
  • Stir in the turmeric, honey or agave syrup, coconut oil and pepper
  • Place the pan over a low heat, but make sure it doesn’t boil
  • Add the cinnamon stick
  • When heated through, transfer to a mug and enjoy

Turmeric & Ginger Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp freshly grated turmeric
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp agave or honey

Method

  • Pour a mug or 2 of boiling water into a milkpan (1 mug of water per person)
  • Add 1 tsp each of freshly grated ginger and turmeric for every mug of water
  • Bring to a simmer and warm for 5-7 mins
  • Take off the heat and pop a sieve over a mug and strain the tea through
  • Serve with lemon and honey or agave syrup to taste

So are you familiar with turmeric? Got a recipe to share? As always, I’d love to hear from you.

Love Gaynor x

CARROT ORANGE KALE LEMON & GINGER JUICE

We’re officially in Spring now. Don’t you just love this time of year with daffodils, bluebells, little lambs, and a sense of newness?

I also believe the change of the seasons is a great time to have a detox/cleanse. In honour of this and also since it’s been a while since I posted a scrumptious recipe … today is the day.

This carrot, orange, kale, lemon and ginger juice won’t disappoint.

If you’ve been feeling tired and rundown this juice will hit the spot and will definitely help. The lemon gives each sip a tangy kick. The ginger adds a spicy heated note, the kale a savoury touch, and the carrot/orange brings that nice sweetness we all love.

And don’t worry the kale does not dominate! pure veggie juices can be a tadge too bitter, especially first thing in the morning so I always add a little fruit for sweetness.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oranges
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 big handfuls kale
  • ½ lemon
  • 1-inch ginger

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Slice oranges in half, remove skin and inner white layers
  • Wash & peel carrots
  • Wash kale
  • Remove lemon skin and inner white layers
  • Peel ginger
  • Put everything through the juicer
  • Serve up and enjoy

This recipe is perfect all year round but as I mentioned earlier it’s ideal for a detox/cleanse such as MY B-FIT 21 DAY WEIGHT LOSS PLAN. This plan is designed to eliminate toxins from the body over a 3 week period. The benefits of this are more energy, better sleep, less bloating and fat loss.

You’re GUARANTEED to lose 8-14 lbs or a dress size in the 21 days which is an amazing result of detoxing your body not to mention all the other health benefits.

So come on board. What have you got to loose other than nasty toxins and excess body fat?!!!

My clients and I detox regularly, and the results are astounding! Plus it’s all done for you with meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists all provided.

Interested?

Give me a tinkle or drop me a text on 07748298728 and we’ll go from there.

Love Gaynor x

15 SIGNS YOU NEED TO DETOX

You probably know already I’m a massive advocator of detoxing 3-4 times per year for many health reasons.

We get hit by toxins everywhere. Think about it … pesticides, cosmetics, toiletries, pollution, food and even our water. The list goes on and on.

You might not know this but excess toxins are stored in body fat so if we detox and shift the toxins we’ll lose fat.

Remember this crucial point …

IT’S NOT ABOUT “WEIGHT” LOSS BUT “FAT” & “INCH” LOSS

There’s a huge difference!!!

So how do you know if you need a detox?

Well, the good news is your body is super smart and gives you tell tale signs. If you experience any of the following, it’ likely time for a detox:

  • Tiredness
  • Bloated
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Mental fog
  • Moodiness
  • Cravings
  • Fluid retention
  • Bad breath
  • Gall bladder issues
  • Bad skin
  • Weight loss resistance
  • Indigestion
  • Body odour

I’m here to tell you detoxing is not a luxury but imperative to our health and wellbeing. So here are 6 easy tips to get you started and help you reduce toxicity from today!

TIP 1 – CONSUME A DAILY GLASS OF FRESH WATER & LEMON

This will not only hydrate you but encourages the body to flush out toxins. Also, make sure you check out my blog on 7 BENEFITS OF DRINKING LEMON & HOT WATER HERE.

TIP 2 – STAY HYDRATED

Drink at least 2 to 3 litres of fresh water per day, including herbal teas. Some people think this will make them more bloated, but the opposite is true – it helps the body flush out toxins and reduce bloat.

TIP 3 – CLEANSE 3-4 TIMES PER YEAR

MY B-FIT 21 DAY WEIGHT LOSS PLAN has been designed to eliminate toxins from the body over a 3 week period. The benefits of this are more energy, better sleep, less bloating and the best one fat loss.

You’re GUARANTEED to lose 8-14 lbs or a dress size in the 21 days which is an amazing result of detoxing your body not to mention all the other health benefits.

My clients and I detox regularly, and the results are astounding! Plus it’s all done for you with meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists all provided.

Tip 4 – ELIMINATE ALCOHOL & PROCESSED FOODS

Cutting out alcohol and processed foods during a detox works wonders for fat loss. Alcohol and processed foods are full of additives and toxins. Believe me, you’ll be glad you ditched them. Give it a go, and see the difference to the belly bloat.

TIP 5 – CUT COFFEE

Cutting out caffeine will enable your hormones to get back to normal and for your body to work effectively. We are not supposed to run off coffee and if you need it to get up in the morning, something is wrong. Giving up coffee can be hard for the first couple of days, but the benefits are well worth it plus you’ll find that you sleep better.

TIP 6 – GO ORGANIC

Pesticides and other nasties feature so heavily in our food chain that it’s no wonder our bodies are fighting against toxins. Reduce your exposure to toxins in food by eating whole, fresh organic foods. This will massively benefit your health, reduce toxins in your body and so help fat loss.

Also make sure you consume plenty of fibrous green vegetables every day to ensure you get enough vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients into your diet and also to support the detoxification process.

Did you like this post and find it helpful? I hope so.

If you’d like to know more about the amazing benefits of detoxing your body for health, wellbeing and fat loss get in touch with me on 07748 298728.

Love Gaynor x

LOVE YOURSELF

If you didn’t already know it’s Valentines Day.

So it seemed very fitting that I touched on the subject of love but not in relation to loving another person instead loving the most important person of all …

YOU

As cliché, as it sounds the first place to look for love, is within.

It’s an inside job.

Let’s be honest, we’ve all fallen prey to looking for love and fulfilment outside of ourselves.

There’s all sorts of places people go to fill the void such as food, material stuff, work or some trophy man. The list goes on!

Here’s the thing …

Nothing sticks. It’s a temporary fix.

You always end up right back where you started from and it ends in …

  • Drama
  • Pain
  • Identity crisis
  • Lost dreams
  • Bad break ups
  • Tears

And so on …

What I’ve found is you need to step back from everyone and everything.

Instead, look inside. Re-evaluate. Work on your self-awareness and recognise you were looking in all the wrong places in your quest for happiness and love.

The answer never lies in some arm candy trophy man, worldly materialism, or any other bells and whistles that life dazzles us with.

No matter how wonderful and enviable your life is on the outside if you don’t love and feel great about who you are at your core it’s meaningless.

So I’ve 2 very important words for you.

LOVE YOURSELF

Reinforce your self-worth. Take back your power.

Figure out you. What you want. What makes you happy and do it.

Learn to be independent, authentic and honour your truth.

Don’t create unhealthy attachments. Learn the art of letting go.

NEVER EVER RELY ON ANYONE OR ANYTHING TO COMPLETE YOU

So what practical steps can you take right now to show yourself self-love?

What makes you feel good, nurtures and re-charges you?

It could be some meditation, going for a facial, eating healthy food, or getting outdoors for a brisk walk.

Make a list and get to it!

Remember you’ve got me here too for support. Feel free to get in touch on 07748298728 for a chat. I’m all ears. It costs zilch, and there’s no strings attached.

One more thing …

Do I get all this self-love, self-help stuff right all the time?

Absolutely not!

I’m a beautiful work in progress. Some days I do great, and others days I stumble. That’s real.

Now I’d love to hear from you.

What’s the biggest incite you’ve taken away from today’s post? Any aha’s you’d like to share? And what will you do differently going forwards?

Can’t wait to hear from you.

Love Gaynor x

P.S. Take a look at these wonderful weight loss success stories HERE. These women showed themselves self-love and care about their health and wellbeing. You could be next!

TURKEY MEATBALLS & KALE IN LEMON GARLIC BROTH

I’m a big fan of the Paleo approach to nutrition. This recipe follows those principles and is delicious too!

If you’re still jaded with turkey from Christmas don’t worry as you can use chicken or pork mince and even fish works with these flavours.

The recipe serves 4, takes 20 mins prep time and only 20 mins to cook.

Clean recipes like this are exactly the sort of thing I include in my B-FIT 21 DAY WEIGHT LOSS PLAN (aka my detox) which is the perfect way to cleanse and get rid of unwanted, excess toxins thus removing fat.

Make sure you check it out HERE. I take out the guess work by providing all the recipes, meal plans, exercise videos and even your very shopping lists! All you have to do is show up and implement.

If your interested text/call me on 07748298728.

In the meantime, get your apron on and enjoy cooking this dish.

INGREDIENTS

For the meatballs:

  • ½ leek (pale part) or 2 spring onions roughly cut
  • 10 grams fresh parsley
  • Few fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 600 grams turkey mince
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

For the soup:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ leek sliced
  • 5 peels of lemon
  • 1 large carrot peeled and diced
  • 1 large white potato peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds or ground up cumin powder
  • 2-star anise
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1½ tbsp fish sauce
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 10-12 kale leaves, off the stem and torn into smaller pieces
  • Juice ½ lime
  • Juice ½ lemon

INSTRUCTIONS

For the meatballs:

  • Place leeks, parsley, mint, thyme, garlic, and lime zest in a food processor
  • Blitz until ingredients are finely ground up
  • Alternatively chop everything up finely
  • Transfer to a large mixing bowl
  • Add the turkey mince, salt, and pepper
  • Mix until well incorporated
  • Heat coconut oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat
  • Roll the mixture into small 20 gram sized meatballs
  • Fry the meatballs for 7-8 mins turning throughout until golden brown

For the soup:

  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat
  • Add the leek, lemon peel, carrot, and potato
  • Sauté for a few mins
  • Add the garlic, cumin, star anise, chicken stock and fish sauce
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat
  • Add meatballs and cover
  • Cook over medium heat 3-4 mins
  • Stir in kale and cook 5 mins
  • Test the potato/carrot and once soft, remove from the heat
  • Add the lime and lemon juice
  • Season with salt and pepper if needed
  • Rest for 5 mins before serving

RECIPE TIPS

Turkey, chicken or pork mince can be used in this recipe. If you can’t get the minced up version, you want simply get some of the meat off the bone/no skin and grind it up yourself using a food processor.

10 TIPS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

It’s no surprise at all that one of the top new year resolutions is weight loss. Many people make a commitment to themselves to eat healthier, and move more.

Sadly though many fall off the wagon and revert to their old habits. One of the main reasons for this is many folks go to the extreme and have an all or nothing approach.

Why not swap this approach for these 10 simple, healthy tips that are balanced and moderated? That way your more likely to stay on track for the long haul.

1. PORTION CONTROL

At mealtimes, try putting your food on a smaller plate. Studies show that we’ll finish off the plate in front of us whatever it’s size, and often then overeat.

2. EAT SLOWLY

Slow down eating. Masticate your food properly, and try putting your knife and fork down between mouthfuls. This allows your stomach time to signal to your brain that you’re full so you don’t over eat.

3. KEEP IT LEAN

Cut back on your overall meat intake and opt for fish instead. When you do choose meat have leaner cuts. Ditch the heavy sauces and replace with lots of hearty vegetables.

4. AVOID CRASH DIETS

Weight loss isn’t just about squeezing into your jeans or looking good in your bikini it’s also about being healthy for life. There are zero shortcuts to losing weight. As boring as it sounds a balanced diet and regular exercise will achieve far more than doing the latest craze.

If you’ve a tendancy to be drawn into faddy diets make sure you check out my blog on CALORIE-RESTRICTED DIETS – HEAVAN OR HAVOC.

5. BUDDY UP

Get a mate to lose weight with you. Having a buddy to motivate you will work wonders for you both. Also remember my GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING. This month’s is SOLD OUT, but I’m already taking bookings for the next one starting in February.   If your interested, I cannot stress enough getting in touch with me on 07748 298728 as soon as possible. It’s very popular and always gets booked up.

6. THE POWER OF MUSIC

Load up your playlist with upbeat music. Listening to your favourite tracks will help you push harder, and because you want to hear your entire playlist, you’ll feel more inclined to workout for longer!

7. CUPBOARD CLEAROUT

Clear out your cupboards. Once you replace the junk food you’re used to indulging in, you’ll begin to make healthier choices going forwards.

8. GET YOUR SNOOZIES

Sleep is utter bliss and great for your mind, body, and health.

People who get adequate sleep have been shown to lose more body fat than people who get less – so don’t neglect your Zzzzzz time. It’s key to weight loss as it regulates cortisol levels, which is responsible for fat storage, particularly around our tummies.

To learn a bit more about the importance of sleep for weight loss make sure you check out this great little article I wrote on HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT GETTING OUT OF BED.

9. TAKE BABY STEPS

Losing weight doesn’t mean cutting out life’s pleasures altogether. Simple swaps can make a huge difference.

Swap sugary drinks for healthy zero-calorie options and you’ll scarcely notice the difference. Instead of ice cream, have frozen dairy-free yoghurt for dessert instead.

When food tastes good you won’t even feel like you’re dieting. This will make a huge difference as we all want to enjoy our food and not feel deprived.

10. STAY HYDRATED

Drink water instead of your usual drink. Not only will this hydrate you adequately, but will make you feel fuller so you’re less likely to overeat.

I hope this blog has given you some useful tips and ideas.

Lastly …

If you need help, lift up that phone. Call/text me on 07748298728 for a FREE confidential, no obligation chat. You’ll also get a bonus FREE B-FIT SESSION too!

Love Gaynor x

P.S. Take a look at the many great B-Fit weight loss success stories HERE of women who took the plunge. What are you waiting for? You could be next!

B-FIT CHANGED MY LIFE

For Rachel life before B-Fit was very different …

She was in a lot of pain after an accident that left her with a degenerative disc in her lower back. The daily norm was being on high doses of a cocktail of meds such as morphine and with this came many nasty side effects.

Rachel had walked with a crutch for 4 years, felt groggy and in a haze most of the time. If this wasn’t enough she also felt unfit and was fed up not being able to exercise and live life fully.

Then Rachel took the bull by the horns and joined B-Fit about 12 months ago and this is what happened …

  • She ditched her crutch and walking stick
  • She came off all her medication
  • She exercises pain-free e.g. regularly swimming 40 lengths, cycling and walking several miles most days
  • She power walked the 5 km Santa Dash faster than a lot of people running it
  • She improved her diet and now eats really healthily, without faddy diets or calorie counting
  • She has increased her energy, vitality, improved her general health and is much more confidant
  • She no longer feels like she is existing in a haze
  • She looks amazing and is glowing and …
  • She feels like herself again and is living life to the full.

As Rachel said “It’s changed my life”

Want to watch Rachel’s video testimonial? CLICK HERE or press play below !

Rachel still has a little way to go to reach her final goal but so far she’s thrashed many of her goals already.

I’m one very proud coach, I could cry!

If you relate to any of Rachel’s story and need help lift up that phone and call/text me on 07748298728 for a FREE confidential, no obligation chat. You’ll also get a FREE B-FIT SESSION.

I’m at the ready and can’t wait to help you too.

As always, thank you for the privilege of your time. Let’s make this year our best yet!

Love Gaynor x

P.S. If anyone you know is committed to turning around their health this year, or simply wants to optimise their energy and mental focus, please forward this blog. This could massively change their life like it did for Rachel.

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