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Strange Exercises that really aren’t going to help you lose weight

Posted on 15th December 2012 in Blog category.

We’re questioning the Sanity of Humans: 4 of the Strangest Exercise Devices of all Time In one of my previous posts I showcased just some of the crazy claims regarding diets people have done over the years. So, as a compliment to that I’ve come up with a showcase of some of the amazingly absurd… Read More

Losing Weight doesn’t have to be rubbish.

Posted on 12th December 2012 in Blog category.

Science Free Dieting Rubbish Your body is a machine and dieting is a science. Unfortunately, there are plenty of diets out there that are far from proven and tend to place the term pseudo at the fore of the aforementioned ‘S’ word. Below are the diet myths that cause scientists and dieticians to frown and… Read More

Low(er) Calorie Alcoholic Drinks – you can be merry and Lose Weight.

Posted on 5th December 2012 in Blog category.

Drink, Be Merry and Rejoice! Our Guide to Low Calorie Christmas Tipples We’re not suggesting you turn into some sort of Dickensian drunk. Being the semi-responsible adults we are at NuBeginnings, we will always help steer you on the right path. Christmas is here – well almost (if you were to believe the adverts it… Read More

Christmas Diet Survival Guide

Posted on 3rd December 2012 in Blog category.

Let it all Hang Out at Christmas: Learning to Say ‘No’ Letting it all hang out over Christmas often seems like quite an enticing prospect. Just taking a few weeks off to indulge in the puddings, dinners, treats and those horribly tempting little finger food things from M&S can seem alluring. The festive season is… Read More

Diet Food can be Cheap – healthy eating for less.

Posted on 2nd December 2012 in Blog category.

Eating Well for Less: It’s no Myth One of the tales of our time and one that is constantly touted in the press is that you can’t eat healthily on a budget. At NuBeginnings we don’t believe that this is necessarily true and there are plenty of great tasty foods out there, which can be… Read More

Getting Fit, Having a Natter and Losing Weight

Posted on 28th November 2012 in Blog category.

Exercises Classes: Five of the Best for Women With winter’s arrival many of us will move our outdoor activity indoors; well, for a few months at least. Of course, if you’re not already exercising, now is a great time to begin. Exercise classes are a great way to start; offering both exercise and the social… Read More

Fight Away those Weight Loss Blues

Posted on 24th November 2012 in Blog category.

The grey skies and darker days in the UK during the autumn and winter months can make staying upbeat a bit of a task. Staying positive can be made harder by the darker days, however there are a number of things you can do to get on top of the issue until spring rears its… Read More

The Soup Diet

Posted on 19th November 2012 in Blog category.

Soup, Soup, Glorious Soup: 5 Great Winter Soups If you were listening to my teleseminar the otherday then you will know that I am a big fan of the soup. Filling, nutritious and easy to digest. It’s hard not to notice the drop in temperature of late and the darker, shorter evenings. Unfortunately, many of… Read More

How stretchy are you?

Posted on 18th November 2012 in Blog category.

Flexibility as part of Fitness When we talk about fitness we often think aout the number of reps of weights you can do, or how many miles you can run, or lengths you can swim. However, fitness and wellbeing are a far more all-encompassing notion and one of the most important things to consider in… Read More

Arnie anyone?

Posted on 14th November 2012 in Blog category.

Building Muscle – Why you need it and What to Do? Muscle and the building of muscle is often something we think of in relation to the male of our species; however it‘s also very important for the ladies. Of course, we’re not talking about pumping iron until reaching Arnie proportions. More-so basic muscle building… Read More

Eating Well to Lose Weight – it’s all about what;s going on upstairs.

Posted on 12th November 2012 in Blog category.

  The word diet sends a shiver misery down most spines. It still makes me cringe a little inside. The thought of tasteless, limp vegetables, over boiled cabbage and rice crackers is not one that is conducive with the up and coming Christmas season. Many of the people that come to NuBeginnings see their diet… Read More

Drinking Water can Kill You

Posted on 9th November 2012 in Blog category.

Beware of Over-Hydration We’re constantly told how good water is for us and that we should drink at least two litres of the clear stuff each and every day. Nevertheless, many people aren’t aware that there are also upper limits for fluid intake. Drinking far too much water is extremely hazardous to health and can… Read More

Fad Diets: Five of the Strangest I Have Ever Seen (and that means REALLY weird).

Posted on 7th November 2012 in Blog category.

The world of fad diets is a weird one and often almost dogmatic. People seem to follow these diets though they go against the most fundamental of traditional health conventions. At NuBeginnings, we do like to put things in perspective and find it interesting to look at the bizarre ways we humans have been trying… Read More

Why Walking is One of the Best

Posted on 5th November 2012 in Blog category.

Unfortunately, we’re becoming increasingly sedentary as a race. It seems that the combination of jobs we do, the lifestyles we lead and the entertainment we choose are increasingly making us inactive, which of course affects our health. However, there’s no getting away from the fact that exercise releases all those happy chemicals in our brains… Read More

5 Great Nutritious Winter Foods

Posted on 2nd November 2012 in Blog category.

Winter’s tough and not just for those that have to hibernate. In fact, from November until nearly March – when the clocks go back; there really can be an air of the downbeat about the world. Aside from causing colds and illnesses, winter can often make you want to comfort eat.  The longer evenings, the… Read More

Approaching Positive Thinking

Posted on 31st October 2012 in Blog category.

One of the things we work hard to instil in the people that come to us at NuBeginnings weight loss retreat; is the fabulous benefits that positive thinking can have on your success. Simply put, if you think negative thoughts you will find that they lead to negative behaviours and in turn reduce motivation. On… Read More

Foods that Lower Bone Density

Posted on 29th October 2012 in Blog category.

Increasing bone density (or bone mass) is essential in helping prevent specific conditions that can cause significant physical health concerns in later years. In fact, after you pass your 30th birthday your bone mass is in natural decline. Essentially, bone density is a measure of the grams of calcium in an area of bone. People… Read More

An Autumn Walk in the Sunshine

Posted on 28th October 2012 in Blog category.

I have just been for a beautiful walk with my two dogs. Snert the spaniel and Percy the pug had a wonderful time playing around in the mud. I had a lovely time wandering around, soaking up some October vitamin D and having a little time and space to think. Weight loss boot camp isn’t… Read More

Special Weekend Dates Announced….

Posted on 27th October 2012 in Blog category.

Are you thinking about joining me for the Graduate Weekend on 23rd November? This is a unique opportunity for you to come and have a refresher stay at NuBeginnings for the weekend. No need to take any time off work – just arrive on the Friday evening and head home again on the Sunday evening…. Read More

Winter vegetables – it’s not all about soup

Posted on 28th September 2012 in Blog category.

 When we put the words winter and vegetables together it’s tempting to come up with ‘soup.’ And soup is heartening, tasty and filling. But there’s so much more to those fibrous, tasty, grounding specimens too. Here’s a couple of our favourite warming non-soup veg winter recipes:   Pumpkin Barley Risotto 1/2 pound pumpkin, trimmed, cut… Read More

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