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Lucy’s Nutritional Bites

Hello, welcome to my nutritional bites. Let me tell you a little about myself and what to expect. You’ll be able to find lots of nutritional tips and advice for healthy eating and weight loss. Along with strategies to help you stay on track with your diet and fitness goals.

Read about the Glycaemic Index and Weight Management and check you’re getting enough Carbs in your diet to pack a punch during your exercise sessions.

I’ve had a long-standing love for nutrition and healthy living. I never struggle with wanting to fuel my body with tasty nutritional food (however, I readily admit I’m partial to a piece of chocolate cake – check out this recipe).

My real struggle is finding the motivation to exercise. Read Fitness at 50 – it has to be done. I love being and feeling healthy. So, despite my resistance to exercise, I try to seek out new ways to keep motivated. Take a look at one of the ‘Burn the Weekend‘ posts or read Nutrition for Exercise.

Why I started Nutritional Bites

I mentioned earlier, nutrition has been a passion of mine for many years and I’m now qualified as a Nutrition and Weight Management Adviser with further qualifications in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise; Behaviour Change Coaching; Childhood Nutrition and Pre & Post Natal Nutrition.

My Weight Loss Story

Ironically, I think my fascination with nutrition came about while I was battling with my weight. I enjoyed reading the health magazine articles and books and continued reading them long after I’d decided to stop dieting. Yes, you read that right – stop dieting.

Before I reached that point, I was on an ‘on/off’ diet for many years. Yo-yoing between various numbers on the scales – sooo tedious. And the amount of energy it took up to reach this unattainable ‘media’ image; it was all consuming.

Oh if I had a dollar for every diet I started on a Monday and blew it by Wednesday or Thursday. “I might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.” I’d hear myself say.

Then I’d pig out until Sunday. Seriously I’d buy insane amounts of chocolate bars and have to finish them all by Sunday evening because I was starting yet another strict diet on Monday.

My decision to stop dieting was such a relief. My mindset changed; I introduced a few healthy guidelines and developed some healthy eating habits. It all became a way of life, not a diet.

I think it was not being on an all-consuming restricted diet that freed up my mind and energy. My head was now clear to think straight and focus on what I needed to do to lead a healthy lifestyle. I’ve now maintained a healthy weight and lifestyle for well over ten years.


We’re all busy these days so, despite the trend for longer posts, I will try to stick with, well, it’s in the name, bite-sized easy to digest pieces of information, tips and recipes.

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