• Natalie


Have you every tried to stick to your goal weight? Have you tried diet after diet after diet? Have you successfully lost weight only to put it back on again? Are you sick of being stuck in the diet trap? If so, you'll that is so difficult because the challenge has gone. So what do you do? Many people have found success by adopting a punishing and strict regime. But there are a few things you should know before you embark on another "diet" or strict soul-less plan to ensure success. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select a plan that will let you successfully break free from the diet trap.

If you are looking to lose weight for an important event, for health or because you want to feel amazing, the best method to ensure you end up with something that lets you have freedom, enjoy being social and see results then follow these simple ideas:

  • Enjoy what you eat

  • Be aware of what you eat and when you eat it

  • Be proud of what you eat; take a photo and post the photo somewhere e.g. WhatsApp or Facebook

  • Make sure you can still be social

  • If it's an eating plan that requires you to eat different to others in your family then avoid avoid avoid

  • Make sure you don't have to be a slave to the eating plan

  • Eat all food groups; cutting out one won't work in the long run

  • Change your philosophy about eating don't start a diet

  • Plan, Plan, Plan - there is nothing worse than getting to a meal time and having NOTHING to eat.

  • Swap but don't deny

The slimming industry has complicated healthy eating, the fitness industry has confused with the "right" exercise and food - when it is really much simpler.

Now that you know that you don't need an expensive or complicated diet plan, you're ready for the excitement of planning your goal weight without worrying that you can't do it.

If you want more advise with your diet or exercise then feel free to contact me or join my FB group "Sunny Mind Slimmers" or like my facebook page "Sunny Mind Yoga" for a fun and different take on all things healthy.

Look out for online programmes and meetings with a new take on healthy living coming end September 2018.

See you soon

Natalie x

(Recipe below)

Healthy Sticky Hawaiian Chicken

I'm no great photographer but this does taste pretty amazing.

3 Chicken breast or Quorn Strips (depending on how many adults there are)

1 can of Pineapple (in Juice)

1 tbsp Tomato Puree

1 tbsp Honey

2-3 tbsp Soy sauce or Tamari (GF Soy Sauce)

1 Pepper

2 carrots

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

1" ginger (grated)

pinch of chilli seeds or Sriacha (for a little heat)

Corn flour

250ml of Water

Corriander for granish

White boiled rice

Method - serves 4
  • Chop the chicken into chunks and add the cornflour to a bowl. Coat the chicken in the cornflour and cook in the oven (until cooked through).

  • Mix the soy sauce, tomato puree and the juice from the tin of pineapple together, add the honey - make sure everything mixes well.

  • Cut the peppers, carrots and onions into matchsticks or chunks whichever you prefer, chop the garlic and grate the ginger. Add some water to a Wok or frying pan and cook the veg;

  • Add the tomato puree mix to the pan with the vegetables and cook to a boil; add the water and simmer on a low heat until the sauce thickens (you can add a little cornflour if it is too thin)

  • Cook your rice

  • When the chicken is cooked add to the sauce.

  • Serve over the rice and garnish with coriander and enjoy!

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