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Getting Started With Self Care, Healthy Eating and Weight Loss. Podcast Episode.

One of my favourite subjects is “getting started with self care”? Why? Because until we take that step and prioritise our own needs, we’re stuck on the “habits hamster wheel”. We’re doing the same things over and over again. Without thinking.

We Often Need A Nudge to Get Us Started with Self Care

You know what life’s like. We’re all getting on with life. For parents, that includes looking after our kids. We often don’t have enough energy to think about “self care”.

We either think we’re doing OK and have got healthy living nailed. Or it’s something we put off for another day.

Often we need a bit of a wake up call to get us started on “healthy living” and feeling “fit and fabulous”.

I had several “small wake up calls”. I thought I was leading a healthy life. But I wasn’t feeling fit and fabulous. Now I do lead an amazing life style. I take care of myself. And feel...

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How Not to Die Podcast Episode

Have you heard of the book “How Not to Die” by Michael Greger, MD? What a great title! Today I’m exploring Dr Greger’s book and messages. The bits I love and the bits I’m not so sure about!

Overview of How Not to Die

Dr Greger is a physician from the U.S. The book is divided into 2 parts. The first half has chapters on how not to die from specific illnesses such as heart disease and lung cancer.

The second part goes into his dietary recommendations.

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What I Love About How Not to Die

I love reading books about nutrition and how to be healthy. My “big message” is that we can avoid so many diseases by leading a healthy life.

I was excited to dive in and find this quote on the first page:

Most deaths in the US are preventable and they are related to what we eat. Our diet is the number one cause of premature death and the number one cause of disability.

I agree 1000%! A huge round of applause for an inspiring and empowering message.

Dr Greger...

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How To Start Healthy Eating Habits. Podcast Episode.

In this episode, Dr Orlena talks about how to changing your habits  to eat and live more healthily starts with self awareness. Big changes can happen over a period of time. But those big changes start with little changes. And little changes start with the awareness of what you want to change.

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a great holiday and are feeling refreshed and ready to take on 2020!

How Far we’ve Come in 10 years

Isn’t it incredible to think back 10 years? What was your life like then? What changes have you made since then? What amazing journeys have you been on? The good times and the not so good time!

10 years ago I was living in Wales. I was working as a pediatric doctor. I had 1 son.

Now I live in Spain (we’ve moved several times since then!) I have 4 kids and am growing a business. So many changes that I didn’t expect.

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Where Will You be in 10 Years Time?

How would you like your life to be in 10 years time? My wish for you is...

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One Simple Tool for Happiness. Podcast Episode 50.

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Have you ever stopped to think about what it means to forgive someone?

"To cease to feel resent against..."

Once we forgive, we let go off resentment and all the negative energy that is eating us up.

Forgiveness is a super simple tool that helps us become more positive and happy.

Find out what happened when Dr Orlena first turned her mind to forgiveness.

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Author Bio

Dr Orlena is a health coach. She helps busy mums go from "I can't lose weight" to feeling fit and fabulous. Find out more about her here.

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How to Lose Weight and Cook for Your Family. Podcast Episode

Understanding what a healthy diet is, is just the first step. The next step is making changes to your way of eating. If you have to cook for other people, life gets complicated!

Today I’m giving you tips so that you can change the way you eat whilst still cooking for your family. We’ll be looking at tactics to keep everyone happy.

These are struggles that people doing Dr Orlena’s 2 Week Healthy Reboot faced when they wanted to change their eating habits.

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What is Dr Orlena’s 2 Week Healthy Reboot?

During the 2 week reboot, we focus on healthy eating. The idea is to show yourself that you CAN do it!

You cut out refined carbs, including sugar.

This can be a daunting prospect when white carbs are part of your family’s diet.

How Do I Eat Healthily and Feed My Family?

What can you do when you need to feed your family who are used to white carbs as a large part of their meal? If you’re serving a sauce and “white carbohydrate”, you have...

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How Hormones Affect Weight Loss. Podcast Episode 49.

If it feels like you’re doing “everything right” and not losing weight, your hormones might be to blame.

Today we’re talking all things “hormones and weight loss”. 5 big hormones affect our weight: insulin, cortisol, grehlin, leptin and melatonin. We’ll be chatting about how imbalances to these hormones affect weight gain. And what to do prevent or correct the imbalances imbalances.

Lisa Hisscock Health and Fitness Coach

Today’s guest Lisa Hisscock is a Behaviour Change Specialist. She is a Certified Health and Fitness Coach. Her company More Than A Body helps mid lifers to reclaim their bodies and energy for the next half of their life.

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Lisa’s Message

If you feel like you don't have any willpower to make changes, you might be looking at a hormonal imbalance. Stop blaming yourself and start working with your body instead of against it.

Take care of your hormones and you’ll be able to achieve healthy and happy.


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The Benefits of Deep Breathing. Podcast Episode 48.

There are many benefits of learning how to breath deeply. Deep breathing is a fantastic tool to use when we’re stressed or angry. We need to practise breathing deeply so that when we’re overwhelmed, we can remember to focus on our breath.

Benefits of Deep Breathing Podcast Episode

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We live in a World of Stress

Our modern lives are full of stressors. A bit of stress can be useful, but we don’t want to live in “reactive mode” all the time.

Ideally we want to be able to see as we’re getting stressed and take measures to avoid unnecessary worry and stress.

But it’s like we live in a bubble. It can be difficult to see that we’re getting stressed.

Start By Seeing Stress in Other People

It can be helpful to start to see when other people are stressed. It’s easier to recognise it in others than ourselves. (Generally I wouldn’t recommend stepping in and telling them about it. They’re unlikely to thank you!)

I can often see my...

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How to Easily Incorporate Movement into your Day with Katy Lush – Episode # 47

Today we’re talking easy ways to add movement into our day. Having a regular exercise routine is fantastic for our bodies.  In our modern lives, it’s easy to be sedentary for most of the day (even if we do exercise.) Our bodies are made to move! We feel fit and fabulous when we use our muscles. So let's find out how we can create more movement as we go around our daily lives.

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Katy Lush Movement Specialist

Today’s guest Katy Lush is a passionate movement professional who lives in downtown Chicago. She’s owned a Pilates and gyrotonic studio called Chicago River North Pilates for 15 years and just last year she launched an online studio called Lush Living.

What we’re talking about

-Incorporating exercise and movement into your day

Stacking your Life to Move More

You’ve got a laundry list of everything you need to accomplish throughout the day. You have to take your kids to school,feed them, feed yourself, go to grocery shop and run...

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One Easy Way to Change the Way you Eat

Whether you want to eat healthily to lose weight, for health benefits or both, you need to make changes. One easy tool is to try out new changes with curiosity.

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Author Bio

Dr Orlena is a health coach. She helps busy mums go from "I can't lose weight" to feeling fit and fabulous. Find out more about her here.

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3 Easy Nutritional Steps To Weight Loss and Healthy Eating Podcast

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Author Bio

Dr Orlena is a health coach. She helps busy mums go from "I can't lose weight" to feeling fit and fabulous. Find out more about her here.

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Take Dr Orlena's "Why Do I Overeat Quiz?"

 Take the fun quiz to get clarity on why you overeat.

What's really going on for you?