Does yoyo dieting make you fatter? How do they affect your health and mindset in the long-term? Join Rachael alongside Dr Aria, Doctor in Clinical Psychology, while they talk about the subject of sustainable weight loss and long-term health. Listen as they discuss: How to step off the diet treadmill and get the healthy body you want whilst staying mentally and physically fit. Why counting ANYTHING (calories, macros, syns, points) will not work for you long-term (so the data tells us) Three questions you should ask yourself before making a change to your diet or exercise regime How to stop yoyo dieting and start living right now (and still lose weight along the way) How you can have your cake AND eat it without feeling guilty and lots more

In this week's episode of the Ditch the Diet Podcast, Rachael is joined by Consultant Gastroenterologist, Dr. Alan Desmond. Find out the impact of having a healthy gut to your overall health. Listen as they talk about: * What are the advantages of having a plant-based diet * How quickly can your gut microbiome change if you change your diet? * How the is gut linked with the immune system

  Broccoli, Cauliflower & Leek Soup I've been really trying to increase the diversity of prebiotic foods I've been eating recently, and wanted to combine a whole load of these in one soup! So I've added loads of onion, garlic and leeks to hearty cruciferous broccoli and cauliflower to create a delicious meal for both you and your healthy gut bacteria! 1.5-2 litres vegetable stock1 head of broccoli ((in florets))1 head of cauliflower (plus the leaves) ((in florets))2 leeks (trimmed and washed)1 onion4 cloves garlic2 medium white potatoes ((diced - skin on))Salt & Pepper1 tbsp olive oil Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over a moderate heat and saute the onions and leeks for 5 minutes until they start to go see through. Then add the garlic and heat for a further 2 minutes.Add everything else and allow to simmer for

In today's episode of The Ditch the Diet Podcast, Rachael speaks with world-renowned Personal Development coach and serial best-selling author Michael Heppell about what it takes to 'be brilliant' - EVERY DAY. How to fill the gap between what you WANT and GETTING what you want - if you know what you need to do, but you're not sure how to do it. Michael discusses strategies you can implement into your life to make sure you never have a bad day again, whilst realising that things are not always sunshine and rainbows. A refreshing outlook on life that is bound to leave you feeling energised and ready to achieve your goals! Start Michael's free 90 Day course here: https://www.michaelheppell.com Find Michael's books on Amazon - click here Find out more about and join The Ditch the Diet Academy here: https://www.ditchthedietacademy.com/dtd-academy    

One of the main issues that clients tend to have during a period of controlled and intentional weight/fat loss is that motivation is highly fleeting. When you first start out on a lifestyle change that is so all-encompassing as improving your health by changing your diet and exercise habits to lose weight you’re pretty excited, and this is totally understandable. You’re embarking on a new journey, you’re excited about the results that you’re going to get, and while you may be a little apprehensive, you’re almost looking forward to doing things a bit differently. When you first start out on a lifestyle change that is so all-encompassing as improving your health by changing your diet and exercise habits to lose weight you’re pretty excited, and this is totally understandable. The problem is: that excitement at trying a new thing goes away really,

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