Emotional Eating Diary

DOWNLOAD THE EMOTIONAL EATING DIARY Do you struggle with emotional eating? This diary was designed to help you identify which emotions trigger you to eat and which types of food you choose in these situations. Tracking your emotions is the first step in curbing emotional eating. We've also added space for you to brainstorm alternative behaviours for future situations. Just download and print!

Why Moderation is the Key to Healthy Eating

“Everything in moderation”- Dietitians have undoubtedly repeated this phrase many times over when it comes to healthy eating. However, what is moderation exactly? And why do some of us find it easier to follow a restrictive diet, avoiding particular foods or entire food groups, rather than enjoying everything we like, but in smaller quantities? How do we ensure that by allowing ourselves a scoop of our favourite ice cream or a small glass of wine that we won’t end up…

The Stress Series: How Does Chronic Stress Affect Your Body?

Stress is an inevitable part of life. Pleasant or unpleasant, it is a shared part of the human experience. On the plus side, stress can frequently serve as a powerful, motivating force. Without it, we might struggle to get things done or stay on track. However, more often, stress feels like an overwhelming by-product of modern living. With the abundance of everyday stressors we face, it is easy to see how we can be pushed into a state of sensory…

Why We Fall off the Diet Wagon and How to Get Back on Track

We all want to be healthy and look attractive. It is no wonder that many of us seem to constantly watch what we eat. Perhaps we can all, more or less, relate to the following scenario: You have an important occasion coming in a couple of months and you decide that, in order to look your best, you need to shed a few pounds. You set yourself a target to eat X amount of calories per day and manage to stick to your plan…

Exploring Your Triggers

DOWNLOAD THE TRIGGER WORKSHEET This worksheet was developed to help you explore both internal and external triggers, which lead to negative thoughts and behaviours. We often respond to our triggers with automatic thoughts or responses, which have become ingrained in us over the years. However, these thoughts are often very inaccurate - particularly when we are feeling low. Over-generalising, catastrophising, critical self-talk, mind-reading or black and white thinking are common automatic thought patterns. To disrupt these patterns, it is useful to identify alternative positive thoughts and see how…

Why Dieting is Not Easy and How You Can Become Better at It

The current political situation in the UK might be heated. Unfortunately, the same doesn't apply to the British weather! Regardless, Summer is officially here and that means that holidays, weddings and festivals are all in full swing. Understandably, looking and feeling good in fewer clothes is one of the top priorities for many of us right now. So what is the last port of call for those of us who procrastinated this spring and are quickly trying to undo all the damage done to our waistlines during the colder seasons? You've probably guessed…

Organising your Space (Part 2): Limiting Clutter

“Simplicity is complexity resolved.” - Constantin Brancusi In Part One of my Organising your Space series, I spoke about how to clear out your personal space by taking a good, hard look at what you own, pairing down what you actually need and use and letting go of unwanted items. In Part Two of this series, I am going to walk you through a few suggestions for keeping your personal space clear. By laying out a few guidelines in advance,…

Has Instagram changed our perception of health and beauty?

Gone are the days where social media was simply a way to catch up with friends or see what they were up to a Friday night. Numerous social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, have now transcended this simple connection to friends and family and become an entirely separate virtual reality - one that is becoming as important to many people as their actual "offline" lives. Social media has clearly had a major impact on our personal lives and…

The Kindred Guide to Plant-Based Eating

Forget the 5-a-day mantra, what about 7-a-day or…. more? There is increasing interest in plant-based eating from many groups including animal rights and environmental campaigners alongside experts in nutrition. I went to an interesting research symposium on the topic last month and wanted to share it with you. What is plant-based eating? Simply, it means basing your diet around plant foods. Plant foods being vegetables, fruit, wholegrain starchy carbohydrates, pulses/legumes, nuts, seeds and plant-based dairy alternatives (such as soya, rice…

30 Day Goal Tracker

DOWNLOAD THE GOAL tracker Have a goal you would like to accomplish? Use our 30 day goal tracker to monitor your progress. We've also added some space for you to record the motivation behind your goal - make sure to refer back to this if things get difficult. Just download and print!