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A Kinder Inner Voice is A Powerful Part Of Weight Management.
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
Imagine a sound track that is played to you on the radio, the TV, your computer, phone or wherever you get your music from, and it is of a song with lyrics you really don't like. N...
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We Simply Cannot Put Everyone Who Wants To Or Needs To Lose Weight Into A Generic Formula And Expect It To Work.
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
There is amazing research being conducted about the causes of obesity and the complexities involved in trying to lose weight and keep weight off. One thing we know for sure is that diets don't work an...
Feeling Weighed Down By Not Knowing What To Do? It Can Feel Like A Huge Emotional Load
Keeping An Open Mind When It Comes To Weight Management Help On Offer
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
"Hyper Vigilance, Exhaustion, Fatigued, Tedious, Frustrating, Annoying, Humiliating " These are some of the words that I have heard expressing how utterly exhausting losing weight and maintaining weig...
Self-Compassion Try A Little Tenderness
Covid Kilos, Lock Down Blues, & Self Compassion
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
There is much heartache with the toll Covid is taking on people's mental health, It is a hard time, a scary time and a lonely time for so many of people. If ever there was a time for self-compassion i...
Discrimination hurts The impact of weight stigma
This Discrimination Is Loud In Its Silence
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
When people reach out to me for help with weight loss, there is sometimes a profound expression of sadness and stress from living in a body that society judges harshly. There is rarely a day ...
Layers-2021 Self Care
Attending To Your Psychological Layers When Managing Your Weight Long -Term
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
Lately I've been reflecting on the idea of accountability and self-responsibility when it comes to weight loss and weight management. A common notion is that if someone is not losing weight, all they ...
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Would You Prefer To Land On A Soft Surface Or A Hard Surface?
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
A sentiment that gets echoed time and time again in my work is people's sense of failure and disappointment when it comes to weight loss. The  roller coaster of losing weight only to regain ...
 Why weight loss is way more complicated than a single concept Why weight loss is way more complicated than a single concept
When Recommendations Fail To Be Implemented : (When Theory & Practice Sometimes Don't Align)
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
I really feel for people wanting to lose weight for many reasons. It is a vulnerable place to be asking for help with weight management. Also, for the most part many of these people have heard and tri...
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Your Story Matters When We Talk About Weight
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
Something I often reflect on when people talk to me about their weight is a raw and ever present sadness that surfaces in our sessions. It is not unusual for people late in life, sometimes well into t...
changing-thoughts-2021 Sometimes A Shift In Our Thinking Can Make A Difference
Being Tough & Strict With Ones self Isn't Always The Way To Go
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
When it comes to weight loss, this time of year brings all sorts of goal setting ideas, resolutions, dietary guidelines, portion control suggestions, exercises tips, and recipes for 101 ways to cook w...
Sometimes  We Just Want To Hide Why Talking About It Might Help
Being Able To Ask For Help With Weight Loss Without Being Judged, Shamed, Or Blamed Is Imperative
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
As a counsellor working in the area of weight management, I sometimes I feel like I'm sitting in the corner occupying a space that is always hidden. I'm talking about the great weight debate. There se...
October-blog-2020 Everyone Has A Unique Story
Why Suspending Judgment Is So Important When It Comes To Helping Someone Living With Obesity.
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
 Assumptions are dangerous when it comes to other people's weight. They are dangerous for a multitude of reasons. The biggest reason is that an assumption is often closely followed by a judgment....
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Why Living In the Past and Future Detracts From Now
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
The trouble with weight loss as we know now, is that keeping it off is very challenging and difficult. This is eternally frustrating and disappointing for people, and can quite often thrust them into ...
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A Little Bit Of Kindness Goes A Long Way
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
I sincerely hope everyone has been coping in these unusually challenging and turbulent times? I really miss being with my clients face to face, but I have found zoom, face time (audio or video) skype ...
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Just Popping In to Say Hi & To See How You Are All Coping?
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
I know there must be endless emails arriving in your inbox with information, news and updates about the corona virus. I don't want to overload you with more of the same and I see that the social media...
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Some Shopping & Cooking Tips For These Trying Times
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
Managing to eat well if you need to self-isolate for a while. It is indeed unprecedented times, and there is understandably a heightened sense of anxiety and uncertainty for everybody with the spread ...
When Even The Most Perfect Diet Won’t Work For Weight Loss
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
Have you ever wondered why all the following still let you down when it comes to weight loss? dietary knowledge scholarly knowledge of the calorie content in food understanding of macro and micro nutr...
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Making Friends With Your Hunger
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
I often hear people wishing  that they never felt hunger, or saying  that they have an intense fear of their hunger because they equate eating with weight gain. As a consequence they de...
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News About An Exciting New Program To Share With You
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
Sometimes you just have to have faith that one day your vision will come to fruition. For over twelve years I have wanted to work with a multidisciplinary team who understand the challenges of managin...
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The Meaning of Food & Eating In Our Lives
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
 It is rare that a social event in my life happens without food and or drink. My family gatherings always revolve around sharing a meal or a catch-up over a coffee. When I catch up with friends w...

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