I'm super excited to open my new Fit and Fabulous Family Program. A 12 week group program for families who want to create healthy habits they love so they can all feel fit and fabulous without having to think about it.
Is it right for you and your family?
Here's a podcast to answer all your questions.
Find out more here: https://www.drorlena.com/fit-and-fabulous-family
Today I’m really excited to share Punam’s story with you. She has totally transformed her life from “couch potato” to “fit and fabulous”. She says she even feels younger than she used to!
I want you to be inspired by her story and realise that if she can do it, so can you!
When Punam was approaching 40 she had 4 kids aged 12, 10 and twins of 8. Both her and her husband were working long hours. She couldn’t find any time for herself. She found herself turning to junk food.
“Literally I could eat an entire bag of chips and drink 3 coke colas in one sitting.”
She knew this wasn’t a healthy way of living.
When she turned 40, realising that diabetes and heart disease ran on both sides of her family, she knew she had a choice to make.
She could either continue on the path of unhealthiness.
Or she needed to make a change.
It’s normal for kids to shout and scream because of big emotions. It can be really stressful for families leading to siblings fighting and parents feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
How can we deal with big emotions to restore calm to yourself, your kids and your family?
Today Natasha Tiwari, an award winning psychologist is chatting on the podcast to help us help our kids with their big emotions.
These days kids are exposed to far more stimulus than we were when we were kids. (For example media, social media, life style.)
We grew up in a time when we were expected to emotionally regulate. Many children are very good at allowing all their emotions out! This is better than bottling them all up but thanks to mirror neurones, can leave parents feeling exhausted.
People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But so often we rely on breakfast cereals for a quick and easy meal.
Are breakfast cereals healthy? Or are they really sugar in a box?
If breakfast cereal isn't the solution, how can we make a healthy breakfast quickly?
In this episode I look at healthy alternatives to "sugar in a box".
Essentially eat it as a treat rather than a “healthy breakfast”.
People used to say that breakfast is the most important meal of...
Siblings fighting is enough to raise any parent's stress levels. Even the most patient! When parents get stressed we often take it out on our kids creating a "down the plug hole" spiral.
Rachel Bailey explains how we can stop siblings fight and restore peace and calm to the family. Calmer family, happier parents, happier children.
Rachel's website: http://rachel-bailey.com
Dr Orlena's "healthy eating systems" video: https://www.drorlena.com/healthy-family-meal-plan
As an adult I realise that my "life long swimming habit" started in childhood. How did my parents help me to love swimming without me even realising it?
How can we in turn help our kids to form healthy eating and living habits so can grow into healthy adults without having to think about it?
Dr Orlena's Healthy Eating System: https://www.drorlena.com/healthy-family-meal-plan
Kids who won’t try new foods can drive parents crazy. We want to cook exciting new foods (or even just not our weekly fare) but we’re too scared because we know our kids will kick up a huge fuss. We’ll end up with meal time battles, stress and hungry kids. It feels as if it’s easier just to stick to the same 3 meals every week. But at what cost?
As a pediatric doctor, I know how important it is for kids to eat healthy foods, as well as variety. It wasn’t until I became a parent to picky eaters that I realised how difficult it can be to get kids to eat vegetables.
Today I share with my method of helping my own picky kids so that I can enjoy eating the food I want to eat, without having to worry that my kids will go hungry.
- How to present new foods to kids in a calm way so that you can enjoy meal times.
- Useful tools to present new foods to increase the chance of your child trying them so they...
Most kids don't eat healthy foods by choice. The good news is we have the whole of their childhood to teach them healthy eating habits. Taking a step back and looking at the big picture allows up to create habits so that healthy eating for the whole family is easy and fun.
- How to present healthy foods so your kids choose to eat them which means no more meal time battles
- Create a healthy routine so you don’t have to think about it which means healthy eating comes naturally
- How to easily teach your kids healthy eating habits so they love healthy eating and grow into adults with healthy habits
- Why your healthy eating is the key to teaching your kids healthy eating without the fuss
Continuing the theme of "when you feel like you're making big changes and not seeing any results".
When should you keep going? When should you make more changes?
Dr Orlena's Super Easy meal planning system: https://www.drorlena.com/healthy-family-meal-plan
Do you struggle with maintaining a healthy weight? Many women find it easy to keep their weight, but heavier than they want. They can also lose the weight, but then it creeps back on.
What's going on? Why is it difficult to maintain the weight you want to be?
Dr Orlena reviews "the basics" of weight loss and thinks about how to move past these obstacles.