Jane Wenham-Jones presents…

Better still, don’t get bored in the first place. If you’re starting to feel peckish, throw yourself into the next task, project, or episode of Downton Abbey and attempt to get so deeply involved that the gnawing sensation in your middle becomes very much of a secondary consideration.

Attack each task with vigour and enthusiasm as if it were the most important thing you had to do ever, and tell yourself you can eat when it’s done. It’s all about mindset.

If you were right in the middle of auditioning for a part in a movie with your favourite star/ meeting the Queen/ phoning the lottery helpline with the winning six numbers or playing in goal for Chelsea, you wouldn’t be thinking about where your next sandwich was coming from, would you?


Healthy Snacks

For people who love snacks!

Cultivate Wellness


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This was my son Tom’s contribution as a diet tip – and I must say it’s quite a good one. There are two variations on it.

The basic idea is that you eat nothing that you’d naturally eat with your fingers – so no crisps, biscuits, chocolates, peanuts, sandwiches, hamburgers (I said it was his tip, not that he’d actually tried it), no fruit indeed. Try it for a day – you’ll find yourself having to eat “proper meals” and pretty good stuff at that. The alternative is to eat what you like but you must use a knife and fork, regardless of what it is you’re having (tried eating crisps or bar of fruit and nut like that?). At the very least, it will slow you down.


Getting fit in 2017

Some good exercise videos!

Chez Lorraine

One of the most popular new year’s resolutions is getting healthy. This is further defined by the other resolutions such as: quitting smoking and losing weight. I myself stopped making new year’s resolutions years ago but I want to share some tips to those who want to get fit in 2017.

2,5 years ago I switched from running to fitness because I wanted to tone up my muscles. I am a member of a gym nearby my office. If one day I miss it, I do the exercises at home. These are three YouTube channels I use when exercising at home.


If you are a beginner and have never exercised before, this 30 minutes power walk for beginner from Jessica Smith might be something for you. The exercises are easy, you only need to walk with some movement as variations in between the intervals. I follow Jessica’s power walk training for cardio. Especially…

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We’ve Been Nominated!


That’s right! ‘100 Ways to Fight the Flab – and still have wine and chocolate’ has been nominated for The People’s Book Prize.

What makes this prize special is that it’s judged by YOU! That’s right, the public decide which books deserve to get through to the next round of the competition.

So, if you liked the book, or it helped you when trying to lose weight, maybe you could find the time to vote. Just click here!

A huge thank you to everyone who has already voted and those who plan to.

Got to keep healthy!

New England Nutrition Advisors

A large portion of diseases are directly related to lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet. Changing your diet and behaviors can decrease your risk of illness and possibly even stop that cold in its tracks!

antioxidantsChoose Antioxidants: Antioxidants are powerful substances that significantly decrease the negative effects of free radicals (the stuff that makes us sick) on our body. Vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and selenium all act as antioxidants in our body. The graphic I included (over there –>) shows where to find these in your diet.

Consume More Plant-Based Foods: Plant based foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains and beans contain less fat, more fiber, and more antioxidants than animal based foods. Aim for a plate that is at least 3/4 plant-based foods and 1/4 animal products.

Bulk up on Fiber: Fiber is the part of plants that our body cannot digest…

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If you can swap the lift or escalator for a few flights of the real thing, do so.

If you work from home, work upstairs.

Running downstairs every time you want to raid the fridge will burn fat and using stairs generally is great for legs and bottoms. So run up and down them anyway. The winter our heating was on a go-slow and I huddled in the kitchen all day as my office was arctic, I soon saw the difference. Not in a good way.


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