12 Steps to a Leaner, fitter, shapelier you...

Get Gorgeous Blog

The importance of gratitude to your happiness and health

by Adele Stickland on 6th February 2018 in Healthy habits

Being grateful for everyday aspects of your life is the easiest way to be happy right now. The law of abundance declares that what you think about you bring about. If you get caught up in the misery of the weather, the neighbours’ dog, kids yelling, grumpy partner, no hot water because the boiler is broken  […]

Continue Reading...
How to add vegetarian protein into your healthy diet

by Adele Stickland on 30th January 2018 in Uncategorised

Following a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet is very ‘on trend’ at the moment, with good reason. It is believed that avoiding meat is healthier and better for the environment plus an increased awareness of animal rights make a vegetarian and vegan option more appealing. Whatever your commendable reasons for adding more vegetables to your […]

Continue Reading...
Why might you want to work with a health coach like me?

by Adele Stickland on 19th January 2018 in Health Coach

What are the benefits of working with a Health Coach? Women choose to work with a Health Coach because they are frustrated with how they feel about their body and themselves. Many times they have tried many different approaches which have not had the lasting success they are looking for. They are now at the […]

Continue Reading...
9 ½ Resolutions that you WILL be able to keep

by Adele Stickland on 4th January 2018 in Diets don't work

I trust you have a few RESOLUTIONS for this year BUT you probably know already that over 80% of people give up on their New Years resolution by the 10th February? Maybe you are already feeling a little bit bad about the goals that you didn’t accomplish last year and then that makes you are […]

Continue Reading...
How to make your healthy habits stick – make a promise to yourself

by Adele Stickland on 2nd January 2018 in Diets don't work

Understanding yourself & be truthful with yourself Last week I outlined some of the excuses you, and everybody else uses to stop themselves from moving forward in life. Excuses that are varied and interesting and feel very legitimate but at the end of the day are ultimately holding you back. I appreciate that the more […]

Continue Reading...
What is your ‘brand’ of excuse? What excuse do you use to justify why you can’t do something?

by Adele Stickland on 2nd January 2018 in Diets don't work

New Year and Summer bikini ‘resolutions’ are hard to keep because they are too ambitious and disrupt your life so much. Replace ‘resolution’ with ‘habit’ Replace ‘resolution’ with ‘habit’ and your mission is instantly easier, easy ‘habits’ that you can incorporate gently into your daily life, something more subtle, less dramatic and yet very effective. […]

Continue Reading...
Brushing off praise…for fear of failing again?

by Adele Stickland on 9th December 2017 in Diets don't work

Do you feel concerned when everything is going well? Perhaps you brush off any complimentary praise in case you fail again? Maybe you feel you have to work REALLY HARD to stay on your diet otherwise you will end up at Square one again? How does that feel with the added pressure of Christmas? If […]

Continue Reading...
Who am I and why did I create Get Gorgeous?

by Adele Stickland on 9th December 2017 in Diets don't work

To look at me now you wouldn’t think that I used to be overweight.  I have been a healthy size 10 for 17 years, I’m in proportion, and I have plenty of energy to keep up with my kids and run my thriving Get Gorgeous nutritional coaching business. But it wasn’t always this way… I […]

Continue Reading...
Are you looking for personal support with your health and weight loss?

by Adele Stickland on 9th December 2017 in Diets don't work

Would you love to be deeply supported with your health and finally realise your weight loss dreams? The truth is that deep down you are truly powerful, you are strong and you deal with life well and yet … that constant monkey brain chatter makes you feel unworthy the guilt you carry around stifles your gifts. […]

Continue Reading...
Let’s be clear about Cholesterol

by Adele Stickland on 5th December 2017 in Cholesterol

It is difficult to be clear about what to eat when there are a number of varying ‘truths’. I do appreciate it is hard to understand when even government sources are also confusing and complex – even our fantastic, superb, underfunded NHS sends out conflicting messages. For instance The NHS website list pastries, biscuits, cakes, […]

Continue Reading...
Hungry ALL the time? Are you craving a nutrient deficiency?

by Adele Stickland on 25th November 2017 in Diets don't work

Why are you still eating? On the one hand, you are eating fairly well and yet you still find yourself reaching for tea and biscuit or is a packet of biscuits with the cuppa of tea?  The little question to ask yourself is: “Am I hungry or am I craving?” At first, you may assume that your […]

Continue Reading...
Why you shouldn’t worry about how many eggs you eat

by Adele Stickland on 25th November 2017 in Cholesterol

The gorgeous members constantly ask for my advice and reassurance about protein breakfasts I can understand why. There is a general worry about eating eggs mainly because of the Edwina Curry scandal and of course the cholesterol content of an egg.  I want to reassure your concerns. I am going to leave you to decide […]

Continue Reading...
How to have more energy in less time

by Adele Stickland on 19th November 2017 in Diets don't work

When your alarm goes off on Monday morning do you dread getting out of bed? Do you feel you are in an exhausted cycle? Do you feel too tired to exercise? Do you feel that your daily energy is low and you just need to sit down? At home do you feel irritable when asked […]

Continue Reading...
Why weight gain isn’t your real problem

by Adele Stickland on 10th November 2017 in Diets don't work

I appreciate that you feel fed up feeling heavy or hugely annoyed that your belly is hanging out over your jeans.  And of course, you feel that your weight is your biggest problem, but is it.  May I suggest that the belly fat is not your issue there are other underlining issues that needs to be addressed […]

Continue Reading...
13 MORE simple comforts to reduce STRESS

by Adele Stickland on 7th November 2017 in Soul Support

In last weeks Blog we discussed the effects of stress on your long-term health.  How rushing around all day, creates stress which you try to relieve by treating yourself with a well-earned pack of biscuits, tub of ice cream or a large glass of vino.  All of which are fully deserved but create more stress. […]

Continue Reading...
9 simple pleasures to reduce STRESS

by Adele Stickland on 31st October 2017 in Soul Support

Are you a multi-tasking GENIE? Do you rush out of the door each morning having already accomplished a full days work? Up at dawn, working till dusk and then collapsing exhausted onto the sofa for some well-deserved ice cream or small to large glass of wine muttering something along the lines of… “I deserve this, […]

Continue Reading...
How to avoid making THESE painful mistakes when losing weight

by Adele Stickland on 26th October 2017 in weight loss UK

If you want to avoid making painful and heart wrenching mistakes when losing weight you have to recognise this sobering fact. There are a HUGE NUMBER of diets available to you to improve your weight and lifestyle but the simple fact is diets don’t work!!! Are you making these PAINFUL MISTAKES with your weight and your long-term health? […]

Continue Reading...
Are you simply flushing your vitamins down the loo?

by Adele Stickland on 6th October 2017 in Gut bacteria

How do you know if you are simply flushing all the nutrients your body needs down the toilet? Are you spending money on organic food or expensive supplements? Are you sure that you are absorbing what you need from your food? The simple answer is to review your toilet bowl and see if you are […]

Continue Reading...
What are probiotics and prebiotics and why you shouldn’t buy YOGHURT DRINKS

by Adele Stickland on 3rd October 2017 in Gut bacteria

Why you shouldn’t buy YOGHURT DRINKS Let’s deal with this head on… why you shouldn’t buy yoghurt drinks. The simple answer is that they are full of sugar.  The bad bacteria in your gut LOVES sugar, it thrives on sugar.  It breeds on sugar. So even though Yakult, Actimel and Benecol make the following health claims: […]

Continue Reading...
Gut bacteria is it making you FAT?

by Adele Stickland on 24th September 2017 in Healthy habits

Gut bacteria is it making you FAT? Over the summer I was away in France and Spain and contracting a tummy bug. Infact the whole family contracted a tummy bug. The ferry home from Europe was a ‘sticky’ affair.  Luckily we had a cabin where we could empty our bowels and stomach contents at will! Apologies….. […]

Continue Reading...
Top