Weight Loss: Love Food and Lose Weight Without Dieting

Six Weeks to Effortless Weight Loss without Dieting
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

In this six week, 'Love Food and Lose Weight without Dieting' course you'll find everything you need to lose weight, to change your daily diet and the way you think about eating forever. You can look forward to never dieting again, to enjoy the food you eat and to love looking in the mirror. We are going to work together so that you can see why, despite dieting, weight loss has evaded you, you have put on more weight, or have been unable to lose weight.

This course is different from any other weight loss course because weight loss, or weight gain, is never just about the food we eat. This course will help you see that weight loss is more about the way we think about ourselves and our daily diet and how easy it is to change that thinking.

I am a Wellbeing and Weight Loss Coach and have been working in this field for more than a decade. I am also an author and have Diplomas in Diet and Nutrition and Raw Food Nutrition.

Learn what foods you and your body love and how these foods can help you to lose weight

You’ll get daily weight loss video tips. Tips that help you see yourself, your habits and the food you eat differently.

Each week, there is a chapter that helps you to:

- understand what's in the food, beside the calories, that is making you fat and preventing you from losing weight

- see why it feels as if you're addicted to food and can't lose weight

- discover where refined sugar is hidden in food and how you can cut it out effortlessly in order to lose weight

- see the invisible part your gut and immune system play in weight gain and weight loss

- understand how food doesn’t comfort you and why you’re not an emotional eater and so can lose weight easily

- discover exactly how drinking water helps you to lose weight

and there are daily recipes, full of healthy, nutritious, non -diet, tasty food that you can have fun creating.

There are also bonuses including a juice ebook, a smoothie ebook, an infused water ebook and my Top Ten Recipe ebook.

Remember what it’s like to eat ‘normally’ and feel ‘normal’ again

Rather than just cutting things out of your daily diet, this course will help you to see what to add to your daily diet to enhance your life. One of the reasons that diets fail is because diets all involve feelings of deprivation and denial. You feel as if you are being denied the foods you like to eat. Diets feel hard and difficult and that’s why this isn’t a diet, following this course will help you to feel empowered, liberated from old habits and beliefs and will help you to lose weight easily and effortlessly.

About this course

This course is suitable for anyone who has ever been on a diet, anyone who has put the weight, plus more, back on after a diet. Anyone who has a difficult relationship with food and can't lose weight. I want you to have the freedom to eat in a way that makes you feel fabulous and healthy.

When you finish this course, you’ll have practical tools that help you to lose weight, tools you can use forever, tools that will become a natural part of your daily life and that you won’t even think about. You’ll also have the body you want.

‘As a veteran of so many diets that I felt qualified to write an encyclopaedia on the subject, and then finding myself heavier than ever, I just didn’t see how I was ever going to lose the 5 stone that I realistically recognise I need to do. So when I contacted Elaine, I just knew it was the answer for me. Everything she said confirmed that this was the system that could work 'If you do what you have always done you then will get what you have always got!

I have heard those words a thousand times over my life, never did they apply to me more then when Elaine said them to me. Having been overweight my whole life and having done numerous diets some with some success but none ever successful, I promised myself that in 2010 I would no longer diet but would work out my issues with food from the head down, as I felt that for too many years I had tried to loose weight just by concentrating on my body and not doing any work on my mind and thought processes. That's where Elaine comes in. From the very first moment I met Elaine my life began to change, I now view food in a completely different way, in fact I don't view food at all , Food doesn't interest me, I eat only when I am hungry and I eat just what I need and no more, Have I lost weight ?? yes I have in my first two weeks I'd lost 9lbs, I am looking forward to my future so much as I can see my body change everyday and I feel so much better, I honestly feel cleaner from the inside out! Would I recommend Elaine? most definitely particularly if your ready to retrain yourbrain and are ready to feel good about yourself again.'for me, if I was prepared to change my life. It’s been amazing, I’ve lost 2 stone already and know that the rest will gradually go too. It really doesn’t seem a diet at all, I just have a different relationship with food now, it doesn’t rule my life, yet I still enjoy my meals. And some of the suggestions she gave me apply equally to other areas of my life too, so generally I’m feeling more confident and optimistic, and even enjoying exercise too! ’

What are the requirements?

  • to have an open mind and be prepared for huge changes!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • have everything you need to get the body you want forever
  • feel liberated from old thinking and habits around food
  • see how you have been innocently sabotaging your past efforts to lose weight
  • learn simple tips to help you see food and yourself differently
  • how to cook simple, delicious meals that keep you happy and healthy
  • effortlessly lose excess weight that you've been carrying around

Who is the target audience?

  • this course is for anyone who has ever been on a diet
  • anyone who has lost weight on a diet and then put that weight, plus more, back on after the diet
  • for anyone who wants to feel normal around food

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Section 1: Welcome to the course

What do you get in this course?

You’ll get a chapter a week for six weeks explaining why you haven’t lost weight - until now!

  • Do you know how the food you’re eating is making you fat?
  • Are you a food addict? Do you feel as if food has power over you?
  • You’re already sweet enough! How to cut out refined sugar.
  • Have you got the guts? What has your gut got to do with weight gain?
  • Why you’re not a comfort eater! Let go of the label of emotional eating.
  • How drinking water helps you to lose weight?

You also get:

  • six weeks of tips (1 x day) to help you think about food, and yourself, differently
  • six weeks of recipes (1 x day) of delicious, nutritious no-diet food
  • six worksheets to help you on your weight loss journey

You also get:

  • Juice ebook
  • Smoothie ebook
  • Infused water ebook
  • Ten Top Recipes and Tips ebook

Section 2: Week One Tips

Do you tend to leave a little bit of the food you like best to the end of your meal so you are left with that taste? Or do you eat a little bit of everything on the plate with every forkful?

If you do eat your favourite thing last, this means that you will feel obliged to eat everything else on your plate before you get to your favourite last bite because no one wants to leave the bit they like best on the plate.


We all fancy a snack at times. So here is a healthy, delicious snack for you that gives your body some of the things it needs - without you gaining weight.


Then have a taste.

That’s right. I’m NOT encouraging to eat chocolate/cake/pudding but if you want a taste, I am encouraging you to have a taste of the things you think that you want, and that you can’t have because you’re on a diet.

When we tell ourselves that we mustn't, can't, shouldn't we keep thinking about the thing we think we want. And, as you know, the more that we try not to eat the thing, the more the thing is at the forefront of our minds.

So, if someone brings cake in to the office or if you’re at a dinner party and look longingly at the dessert, have some. You don’t need a large piece of cake or dessert, all that you really crave is the taste so cut off a small bite size chunk and eat it slowly.

Stick to a small taste - and enjoy it!


I cook with coconut oil, I put the oil in my bath, I rub the oil on my skin as a skin moisturiser and I put it on my hair as a conditioner. What else?

Listen to this tip and read more in the weekly tip book to find out how coconut oil can improve health and help you to lose weight.


A smartphone for weight loss? Yes. Everyone has a smartphone now with a handy little camera. I want you to use it to take a photo of everything you put in your mouth before you eat or drink it.

That’s right. Everything. I want you to do this for one week. You can delete the photos at the end of the day or at the end of the week. This isn’t for you to show to anybody but for you to truly acknowledge what you eat.

The other massive benefit to taking a photo of the food before you eat it, is that it gives you time to think, “Do I really want that? How will I feel after I’ve eaten it?”


Are you a chocolate addict? Can’t bear the thought that you ‘shouldn’t eat your favourite chocolate bar every day? Well, I have the answer for you. Try raw cacao nibs!

Watch this video and read the full tip in the tip book to find out the health benefits of cacao nibs and how they can help you with your weight loss.


We commonly eat with our eyes. You know the saying, ‘eyes bigger than your belly’ and many of us overestimate the amount of food we want or need. You’ve probably heard from books from books or slimming clubs that the average stomach is fist size when it is in a resting state.

Look at your fist and gauge how much food it will take to fill a fist size stomach? I've broken the average serving down for you:

Meat and fish - should be palm size

Vegetables - clenched fist

Pasta - clenched fist

Nuts - palm size

Butter - the tip of your thumb

Cheese - the length of your thumb (not more than a matchbox size)

Section 3: Week One Tips ebook
Read Week One tips
8 pages
Section 4: Chapter One: Do you know how the food you're eating is making you fat?

Conventional wisdom says all you have to do to lose weight is eat less and exercise more, right? But you’re counting your calories and keeping below an acceptable limit and the weight is still not coming off.

What if it’s not the amount of food you’re eating, but the quality of the food you’re eating? The processed foods that we eat really are piling on the pounds. Supermarket shelves are packed with food-like products that look appealing but that have been made in a laboratory and are full of chemicals.

Remember, there is no junk food. There is junk - and there is food.

This chapter shows you what is hidden in our food that makes us crave junk and makes our body hold on to weight.


Why should you know about trans fats you might ask? Because the calories in trans fat make you fatter than the calories in any other food. They cause a redistribution of fat tissue. Trans fats increase the amount of fat around the stomach, trans fats don’t even need to add fat, they just move fat to the belly from other areas of the body!

So what exactly are trans fats? Trans fats are amongst the most dangerous substances you can consume and yet the food processing empire is built on industrial fats and oil.

This chapter will help you to identify trans fats - and avoid them!


You may think that you're eating natural, fresh food. But anything that comes with a sell-by date is processed.

We all want to avoid MSG, don't we? But do you know where this substance is hidden?

Food manufacturers realised that if you add processed free glutamic acid (MSG) to food that doesn’t taste very good, it stimulates cells in the tongue to make the food taste better. So when food contains free glutamates, you have no idea what the food really tastes like? It’s cheaper to use free glutamates than oils and spices to enhance food flavours and it makes you think that the flavour is in your mouth and not just in your head.

Find out in this chapter where these free glutamates are hidden and what other names the manufacturers are disguising them by.


Find out how to avoid chemical additives by recognising what they are, where they are and what they are called.


So now you’re avoiding chemical additives and you know what kind of foods to cut out, but if you cut out too many things from your diet without replacing them you end up feeling deprived.

Nothing seems to be as tasty as the things you are “not allowed” to eat anymore and that other people are eating. This adds to your feelings of deprivation.

So let’s focus on what you need to include in your diet now that you’ve taken away the nasty junk that is making you fat. When your focus shifts to what you can add rather than what you should take away, you have a completely different mind-set.

Section 5: Chapter One ebook
Read Chapter One here
7 pages
Section 6: Week One Recipes

This Muesli is nothing like the processed sugary stuff you get in the supermarket.

Bircher Muesli (muesli is the Swiss word for mush) originated in the late Nineteenth Century when Dr Maximilian Bircher, who was head of the Life-Force Sanatorium in Switzerland) recgnised the amazing powers of raw food for his patients and came up with a fruit/nut/grain mixture.

Bircher believed that a diet of real, uncooked foods improved the health of his patients, even those who were thought to be dying!

Feel free to play with the ingredients and quantities


This recipe is for a raw vegetable nori combination. Of course you can always substitute the parsnip rice for sushi rice and the vegetables for fish such as tuna, salmon or chicken.

The wonderful thing about vegetable nori rolls is the flavor and freshness.


This rice is perfect for vegetable nori rolls, salads or as a substitute for traditional rice.


This is a really tasty raw tart that doesn’t need a dehydrator but is still ‘live’ and so full of nutrients.


This is an easy, rich and tasty alternative to the traditional Beef Stroganoff that is low in calories and fat but high in flavour.


This spinach pie is delicious with salad, with vegetables or on it's own.


This cheesecake is a delight, it’s fresh and sweet and addictive. And full of healthy, natural ingredients.

Section 7: Week One Recipes ebook
Week One Recipes
9 pages
Section 8: Week One Worksheet: Detox your Kitchen
4 pages

Set aside an hour and go through every cupboard, fridge and freezer. Get rid of anything that is processed and/or full of sugar. If it isn’t in the cupboard or fridge, you won’t eat it and it doesn’t matter how many times you swear that the biscuits or sweets are just for children or guests, if it’s there it’s a temptation.

Go through your shopping list to see what to replace your unwanted items with. Make sure that the food stuff in your kitchen is nutritious and tasty. Most people have tins of things they would never eat in their cupboards, tins that stay there for months, or even years. Things that they have seen on offer in the supermarket and been fooled into thinking that they might want to eat one day.

Make your kitchen a safe zone. A space where you feel comfortable rather than a place where you always pick at a biscuit or open a bag of crisps just because they’re there.

Use this list to see exactly what to clear out of your kitchen.

Section 9: Week Two Tips

A calorie is a calorie - that makes sense. But, not all calories are created equal.

Let me explain. Yes, we know that calories are a measure of the energy that is generated from food once you eat it. That is always going to be true. A 100 calories of fat, protein and carbohydrates are the same in a thermodynamic sense, in that they release the same amount of energy when exposed to a Bunsen burner in a lab.

It is also true that if someone was put on a diet of totally processed food and another on the healthiest natural food, if the calories were exactly the same they would both lose weight at approximately the same rate.

But listen to this tip to discover why it does matter where your calories come from and why it's important to chose the food the calories come from.


Turmeric is an amazing spice that benefits every system in the body and one of the best things you can add to your diet for long term health.

Find out how turmeric can keep you healthy in this tip.


I can understand this. I know that if I asked you to look in the mirror every morning and tell yourself that you are slim and gorgeous when you might think you have a couple of stone (or more) to lose, I could be pushing my luck.

Listen to this tip to discover how those of you who don’t think that you could do this are probably the same people who look in the mirror every day and tell yourself that you are fat/old/ugly without realising that these negative comments are still affirmations - but against yourself.

What you tell yourself has the greatest power and determines how you feel. Telling yourself that you are fat, or that you can’t lose weight, or that losing weight is difficult, becomes an affirmation and means that, because of the amazing power of thought, this will become your reality.


Well, they should. I could bang on about kale for ages but this is supposed to be a quick tip, right?

Watch this video and read the tip to find out what kale contains and why it is so good for us.


Do you ever think that you can’t lose weight or stop eating chocolate because ‘that’s just the way I am’?


We all love the smell of cinnamon don’t we? But cinnamon isn’t just limited to sprinkling on an apple pie or brought out at Christmas. Cinnamon is a natural sweetener and can lift your breakfast to another level.

But cinnamon isn’t only a sweetener, it has many other healthy properties that you can discover in this tip.


We’ve all heard about dopamine, haven’t we? But what is it? And what does it have to do with weight loss?

Find out how in this tip.

Section 10: Week Two Tips ebook
Read Week Two Tips here
8 pages
Section 11: Chapter Two: Are you a Food Addict?

Have you ever called yourself a food addict? Do you think that food has power over you? What is addiction?

The question is, Who or What is in charge? You or the behavior? If you feel that your behaviour is ruling you, this classed as an addiction. Addiction is a behavior that you keep repeating even when it hurts you or others.

This doesn’t mean that if you have a bar of chocolate two days running you’re addicted. Addiction isn’t caused by the food, this would be like saying that compulsive gambling is caused by a pack of cards. There are many people who enjoy the odd bar of chocolate without having to repeat the behavior immediately.

However, you may feel addicted to food because you keep thinking about food all day (and most of the night too in some cases) but you may be surprised when I tell you that your primary addiction isn’t to food but is to thought.

Find out why this is the case in this chapter - and how you can be free forever


To understand how addiction works we have to look at how the brain functions. When we’re hungry we need to eat, when we’re tired we need to rest. Find out what happens with neurons and neurotransmitters in our brain to satisfy these signals and how food affects our brain.


It is equally important to look at what the feeling of addiction isn’t. Food addiction isn’t a balanced life. Food addiction doesn’t stem from happiness. What are you getting from the food addiction that you don’t have?

Although your food addiction can appear to be a quick fix, the opposite is true. Whenever you feel that you need a fix, you are really in the grip of your thinking. Such is the amazing nature of our thoughts, when we’re in it, whatever we are thinking looks like the truth.


We say that we’ve inherited our big bones, slow metabolism and any other excuse we have from our mother or our father. No. You inherit things like your eye colour and height but personality is shaped by the environment and the things in our environment that switch on and off our genes.

Learn more on this subject in this chapter and find out how to let go of the label of food addiction.


There is not one function in the human body that is not already present in every single cell. For example, you have various systems: digestive, respiratory, excretory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, reproductive, a nervous system and an immune system but every one of those functions exists in every one of your cells. In fact we are made in the image of a cell.

How amazing is that? Watch this short video to remind yourself of the unbelievable power of your body. Don't you want to keep every cell working properly? And isn't it easy to do so when you eat the right foods and think of yourself in a healthy way.

Section 12: Chapter Two ebook
Read Chapter Two here
6 pages
Section 13: Week Two Recipes

Lunch is often the time that we fall down on a healthy eating plan as we can't think what to have. That's why it's a good idea to have a few staples that are quick and easy and that we don't have to think about too much.

And one of these staples is this recipe. Hummus goes so well with rice and it's so easy to mix these ingredients in to a bowl and enjoy.


It would be wrong not to include this old favourite as it is a tasty and satisfying lunch or supper. And quick to make!


Falafels are tasty and nutritions - and how better to have them than made into a burger!

Find out how here.


Tomato salsa is a perfect dip or salad addition. You can add avocado, chilli’s or red pepper to the salsa as cheeky extras.


This is a wonderful, fresh light dip that you can have with vegetable fingers, toasted pitta, falafel burgers or salad.


Ok, now you probably think I'm taking the mickey! Ice Cream, really? On a healthy eating plan?

Yes and the best ice cream you will taste. Ice cream made from fresh ingredients taste divine and leaves no artifical after taste of chemicals or guilt!


This chocolate mousse has a secret ingredient that may surprise you!

Section 14: Week Two Recipe ebook
Week Two Recipes
9 pages
Section 15: Week Two Worksheet: Your Shopping List
3 pages

This is a wonderful, fresh light dip that you can have with vegetable fingers, toasted pitta, falafel burgers or salad.

Section 16: Week Three Tips

Manufacturers also hide dangerous ingredients behind innocent sounding names that fool the consumer and often combine real ingredients with synthetic ones, so it is impossible not to eat chemicals with processed food.

Have you heard of Propylene Glycol C3H802? Find out what it is and how it is used in food in this tip.


There’s nothing better than enjoying a snack as we watch our favourite series or get in to a good film, is there?

But snacking in front of the tv is one of the quickest ways to pile the weight on. So what can you do?

Watch this tip for a couple of my favourite tv snacks.


It’s common to think that our experience of life comes from the circumstances around us rather than our thinking about the circumstances.

I hate to tell you, but he hasn’t made you upset. Your own thinking about him is making you upset.

Find out how in this tip.


Well what can’t it do?

Watch this tip to find out how apple cider vinegar can speed up metabolism and aid weight loss amongst other things.


What is a waste? When you have that bit of food left on your plate, why do you think that it’s a waste if you don’t eat it?

Imagine pouring water in to a glass. Once the glass if full, any more water that you pour in to that glass is a waste. It’s full up!

Hear more about how to stop the waste going to your waist!


Mother Nature is clever enough to make sure that nuts and seeds survive the great outdoors. She does this by making sure that the nuts have a defense mechanism of toxic substances that can repel predators so they can grow safely, and this substance is called phytic acid.

Learn in this tip why it's a good idea to soak your nuts!


How many calories does stress contain? If stress is made in the mind how can it have any calories? And, if weight gain is down to calories, how can stress make you fat? The reason is because stress sets off complicated hormonal and metabolic mechanisms in your body that alter the amount of calories you eat, where you store these calories and, more importantly, whether you burn muscle, sugar or fat.

Find out more in this tip.

Section 17: Week Three Tips ebook
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8 pages
Section 18: Chapter Three: You're already sweet enough!

Years ago we were told that fat was our enemy and the cause of obesity. But now we know that sugar is poison to our body and our weight.

Many of us don’t take sugar in tea or coffee or sprinkle it over strawberries so we can’t be having that much sugar, can we? Yes, we can, it’s the hidden sugar in food that we have to be most aware of. The refined stuff that gives us nothing, it has no fibre, no minerals, no enzymes and no vitamins. Sugar is so processed and refined that in order to eat the same amount of sugar that is in a fizzy drink, you would have to eat almost nine feet of sugar canes!

Find out more in this chapter.


I’m not saying that you have to give up all natural sugars, just the refined white poison that is hidden in our food. You may not even realise how much sugar is affecting you? You know that if you’re eating too much you’ll put on weight but how about some of the other symptoms? Are you depressed or lack energy? If so, you could be having too much sugar in your diet. Some of the symptoms of a sugar overload are:

  • Irritability
  • unexplained anxiety
  • brain fog
  • insomnia
  • find it difficult to concentrate • tiredness
  • thrush
  • bloating
  • aging
  • So how are you going to cut down, or even cut out, sugar? One way is to be aware of where these hidden sugars lurk. Find out where in this chapter.


    Some of the ways are:

    Look for the serving size on the label . Many of us look for the sugar content on a label without realising that the amount listed is for a single serving and the products that we eat in one go might be four servings. That means that the few grams listed on the packet are quadrupled!

    Avoid canned vegetables as these have a high sugar content. If you can’t get fresh, organic vegetables, some frozen vegetables make a reasonable substitute and they shouldn’t have any sugar in them at all.

    Find out more ways in this chapter.


    But the bad news is that you may get withdrawal symptoms as your body detoxes from refined sugar.

    The severity of your withdrawal from sugar will depend on the severity of your addiction. Please remember that any craving is 1% physical and 99% mental.

    So if you let go of your cravings on the first day, at some point (again depending on the severity of your sugar intake) on the first or second day you will probably experience headaches and mental cloudiness. Make sure that you get enough protein and carbs from vegetables, chickpeas, lentils, whole wheat or rice pasta, oats etc. as this will help with the headaches.

    As the days go on you may also experience cold or flu symptoms, skin irritations and maybe even skin breakouts - this feels really unfair as you are staying off of the bad stuff but it is just the body releasing the toxins. This will all be over in a few days and you will be off and flying. If the temptation gets too bad, make yourself a fruit smoothie with an organic medjool date in it or a juice with beetroot and that will cut the temptation and make you feel good about yourself inside and out.

    Section 19: Chapter Three ebook
    Read Chapter Three here
    7 pages
    Section 20: Week Three Recipes

    Everybody that has been on a diet gets fed up with salads at some point. That’s because you’re thinking about salads in relation to a diet. Why not enjoy salads because they are amazingly tasty? Get away from the boring iceberg lettuce and limp cucumber and experiment. Add things to your salad that you love but don’t think of as ‘salad’ ingredients such as pomegranate, seeds and nuts.

    Let's look at some tasty dressings in this tip.


    This recipe is quick and easy. You can add potatoes and increase the liquid before you add the broccoli florets if you want a thicker soup, depending on where you are on your weight loss journey.


    You don’t have to reach for a jar when you’re making a quick pasta dish. Nor does the sauce have to be dairy-laden, heavy and full of saturated fat.

    Find out how to make a creamy, natural pasta sauce in this recipe.


    This pasta sauce is creamy and delicious. Feel free to play with the quantities depending on how many you are feeding. This sauce also goes perfectly with raw courgette pasta.


    You can really play with the ingredients for stuffed peppers. Substitute (or add) mushrooms, chilli’s or anything else that takes your fancy.


    This mushroom pie is delicious and quick to make - and isn't full of saturated fat so will aid your weight loss.


    Did you know that frozen pineapple and mango makes the best sorbet? And this sorbet is delicious, good for you and has no added calories!

    Section 21: Week Three Recipe ebook
    Week Three Recipes
    9 pages
    Section 22: Week Three Worksheet: Vitamins - where you find them and why you need them
    6 pages

    Vitamins are organic nutrients that contain carbon, one of the building blocks of life, that the human body needs, but that it either cannot create on its own, or cannot manufacture in sufficient quantity. It’s always best to get these vitamins through the food we eat.

    Vitamins come in two types, they are either fat soluble (meaning that they dissolve and are stored in fat) or they are water soluble (meaning that they dissolve in water). Fat soluble vitamins can be stored in the human body (in the liver and fat cells) until they are needed; water soluble vitamins are removed from the body regularly in the urine and so must be constantly replenished.

    Use this worksheet to find out more.

    Section 23: Week Four Tips

    When it comes to the drinks you have during the day, do you think that you’re being good because you only have diet drinks? Well sorry, but I’m about to disagree with you.

    But, you argue, your diet drink doesn’t contain any sugar so it must be ok. What does it contain instead of sugar?

    Find out in this tip!


    Are you one of those people who think that they couldn’t possibly do without bread? After all, what would you have for lunch without reaching for a sandwich?

    Why do we eat so much bread? It used to be a peasant food to fill the farm workers up but now bread has become the number one convenience food. People often tell me that they can’t resist the smell of fresh bread in the supermarket without realising that this ‘fresh’ bread is often defrosted and can be up to a year old.

    Find out more in this tip.


    So many of us start a diet with the very best intentions and stick to it rigidly for a few days or even a couple of weeks and then we make a bad choice and think that we’ve blown it. So then we eat everything in sight so that we can start again tomorrow. Sound familiar?

    Find out how to break that pattern in this tip.


    Now I could hold up a packet of white refined sugar and claim, authentically, that this bag is fat free. What I wouldn't draw your attention to is how much fat the sugar will convert to in your body. And this is how we get fooled by the low fat labels.

    Find out why you shouldn't eat Low Fat Foods in this tip.


    We’ve all been there. You eat more than you need (traditionally after Christmas/Sunday lunch) and all you want to do is sleep. This is commonly called a food coma or postprandial somnolence and is our body’s response to stuffing ourselves!

    Find out why it happens and how to avoid it in this tip.


    Do you like a soak in the bath? Does it feel like an indulgent treat? Well, now you can look at it as part of a health regime.

    Find out in this tip why adding Epsom salts to your bath is good for you.


    I always ask my clients what it is they like about food and they invariably answer 'the taste.' But, when I ask them if they eat quickly they always say yes. Then, they are surprised when I point out that if they eat too quickly, they can't taste the food. It might as well be dog food. Your taste buds are in your mouth and not in your stomach, so if you want to taste your food, you need to chew it slowly to release the flavour and stimulate the taste buds.

    Find out in this tip how eating slowly helps with your weight loss.

    Section 24: Week Four Tips ebook

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    Instructor Biography

    Elaine Hilides, Wellbeing and Weight Loss Coach

    I have worked in the wellbeing and weight loss field for over a decade and enjoyed helping hundreds of clients get the life and body that they want. I have also got a no. 1 weight loss book without dieting on Kindle, 'MindFullness:The No-Diet Diet Book'.

    I am a Three Principles Trainer, a Diet and Nutrition Advisor and Raw Food Coach and I love sharing everything I have learned with my clients.

    MA, BA(Hons), MSNLP, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Diploma as Raw Food coach, TT3P

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