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I knew I had to gain weight.

I was desperate to become a mum and get pregnant, but I couldn’t remember the last time I had a menstrual cycle.
I had been stuck in a loop of disordered eating behaviours and overtraining for the best part of a decade, and I was desperately trying to crawl out of the hole I had dug myself.

I wanted to get better; I really did.
The thing is, I didn’t want to do the homework. …

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How often have you entered a new chapter in life wanting to be healthier, skinnier, fitter, to feel worthy, and appreciated?

The statistics on how many people actually follow through and accomplish their New Year’s resolutions are rather grim. Studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them.

If you truly want to love your body and self this time around, I highly invite you to try something different and:

Stop the Diet Talk
Diet talk is 2020. Actually, diet talk should have stayed in the…

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It’s a hot summer day. A gentle breeze comes through the curtains and caresses my face while I lay down on my bed after a night spent dancing. The screaming of the kids from the swimming pool grows louder with every passing minute; I need to get up, but I’m enjoying the moment of stillness while my ears are still buzzing after last night’s shenanigans.
I hear his footsteps coming up from the stairs. I close my eyes and pretend to doze as I want to be left alone. He sits next to me, naked, looking and waiting, silently asking…

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Exercising had always been a fundamental part of my life; it was a way of controlling my emotions (and my body), challenging myself and others, and an easy escape from feeling anxious and overwhelmed.

My way of exercising was incredibly disciplined, and it didn’t allow spontaneity, distractions, and changes in the routine. If I had an injury, I would still show up to my morning run; if I had a cold, I would still exercise, if I was flat out at work or simply overtired, I still didn’t miss my exercise routine.

I honestly thought it was helping to manage…

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We live in a culture that spends billions of dollars on diets and idealizes the perfect body. Everywhere we turn, we have images of what we should look like — a model. I bought into that image hook line and sinker. I thought that the only way to love my body was to look like those models in the magazines and the movie stars.

Then one year, I made the leap to loving my body. Now, I say leap, but it wasn’t that at all, it was a step-by-step journey. Creating a positive relationship with my body was a process…

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1. Give yourself permission to enjoy all foods: Yup, the nutritionist is telling you to eat the Panettone and Pandoro, the chocolate cookies, and have a second helping. Why? Because if you really want it and forbid yourself from having it, you’re going to end up building a craving life around that food to the point where you won’t be able to stop thinking about it.

If you simply allow yourself to enjoy the cookie, the slice of buttered bread or …(insert food of your choice), you’ll feel more satisfied as a result and won’t feel the need to overdo…

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On a sunny day, when I was 13, it dawned on me: life wasn’t as easy as I thought when I was a child. That particular gloomy day, while struggling to finish the art project on time, I realised that life was going to be a never-ending series of tests, essays, interrogations, math problems, etc. Until then I thought that playing in nature and eating as much homemade cake as I wanted was what my existence was meant to be; oh, if I was wrong.

Call it anxiety, but after that day life changed, and I stopped being a child…

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My story isn’t different from so many others; although back then, I felt alone, as if the universe was plotting against me.

I got married rather young or old, depending on which side of life you look at it. We tried for babies during our honeymoon; we got rid of all the safety nets, and we went straight to business thanks to an expensive bottle of Champagne and an unforgettable sunset.

It was a glorious time made of hope, late nights out, lavish dinners and lazy mornings, and lots and lots of swim and bike rides. We were having the…

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Although conventional medicine fails to recognise Adrenal Fatigue (or HPA axis dysregulation) as a real problem, it does affect an ever increasing number of people, especially in the developed countries; it can be hard to diagnose and it can be life-changing, but it can be overcome.

The adrenal glands are wonderful powerhouses that sit on top of the kidneys and that are in charge of producing hormones that help the body to control blood sugar, burn protein and fat, they react to stressors like a major illness or injury, and regulate blood pressure.
Unfortunately, due to the high level of stress…

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And it’s that time of the year where families decorate their Christmas Tree and start upping their time at the gym to compensate the over indulgent treats that keep appearing on the table between Halloween and the New Year.

It’s that time of the year where the diet industry feast on fading dreams of millions of hopeful souls, that start buying slimming supplements and diet books, hoping to fit again into their jeans when 2020 come along.

I’m literally done with that s***

Christmas is a time of connection over a cup of hot chocolate or a never-ending bbq (for…

Claudia Vidor

Qualified Holistic Nutritionist (BhS)- Disorder Eating/ Fertility/ Pregnancy/Postpartum. Mother. Coffee Drinker. FREEBIES:

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