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How to Handle Upcoming Events When You Want to Lose Weight
How to Handle Upcoming Events When You Want to Lose Weight
If you want to get in control of your eating at these events I have some practical ideas to get you started.
Why It’s Hard to Lose Weight at Christmas Time and the Solution
Why It's Hard to Lose Weight at Christmas Time and the Solution
One of the reasons we can’t lose weight during the festive season is because we associate the silly season with the pleasure of eating. We connect Christmas with Christmas pudding and mince pies, and ham and roast turkey. The food, the wine, the family, and gifts seem inextricably connected to Christmas. BUT they are not.
Do you wish you could LOSE weight this festive season?
Do you wish you could LOSE weight this festive season?
It’s that time of year. We are organising Christmas – gifts, events, food, holidays and activities for the entire family. Many people start to feel overwhelmed at this time of year. Many people are feeling a rising amount of stress, obligation, anxiety or tension.
Losing weight… What’s the rush?
Losing weight… What’s the rush?
In a rush to lose weight? Panicked and wish it happened yesterday? So many mums tell me they wish they could lose weight so they’d feel confident and successful (enough).
Who is looking after you?
Who is looking after you?
We often make our kids a priority and forget to take care of ourselves. I did it. I didn’t eat healthy food, exercise or take time to do things that created joy. We don’t allow ourselves to take the time we truly need.
How to Feel in Control Around Food at Upcoming Events
How to Feel in Control Around Food at Upcoming Events
Here are some tips to prepare for upcoming events so you feel in control around food so you can honour your desire to eat in a way that is healthy for you.
Sleigh Christmas (and feel sexier than Santa’s elves)
Sleigh Christmas (and feel sexier than Santa’s elves)
If you want to lose weight and you want to lose it for those Christmas events. Your time is NOW! (62 days until Christmas).
7 Healthy Dinners For You and Your kids
7 Healthy Dinners For You and Your kids
One of my clients asked me what I eat. She asked me to share some ideas of quick and healthy meals that my kids enjoy, that would be appropriate for her too. I have 7 meal ideas and several time saving (sometimes life saving) tips to offer you.
Sleigh Christmas. Lose weight or get your money back!
Sleigh Christmas. Lose weight or get your money back!
If you want some support to get ready, I have written a very special 12 week Christmas program. – Lose weight so you can look amazing for those Christmas eventsPLUS – Deal with the emotional burden of Christmas- Prepare for the events and feel in control around food- Have support to get organised ahead of time with some scheduling magic and a generous helping of motivation
What can you create in 12 weeks?
What can you create in 12 weeks?
Time is a construct. Notice how a day on a beach goes by in a blink of the eye, whilst siting in a dentist’s chair for 30 minutes seems to drag on forever.
Beating Ourselves Into Success (when trying to lose weight)
Beating Ourselves Into Success (when trying to lose weight)
Are you really strict with yourself in order to get what you want? Do you tell yourself “You are going to follow the plan, this is not negotiable!”?
The thought “I’m not that kind of person” tells me a lot about you….
The thought “I’m not that kind of person” tells me a lot about you….
If you are currently thinking that who you are is limiting what you can do in life, I want to help you see the world differently.
Self Care – Including Your Mental Well Being
Self Care - Including Your Mental Well Being
Are you taking care of your own physical, emotional and mental wellbeing? Here are some tips on how to care for and look after yourself.
Why We Think Painful Thoughts and How to Stop
Why We Think Painful Thoughts and How to Stop
Learn how to manage your mean girl or nasty thoughts about yourself. Stop beating yourself up and start building a better relationship with yourself.
You eat to avoid this one thing
You eat to avoid this one thing
If you are overweight, and you want to lose weight, there is a simple solution. It’s simple but not easy and I want to explain why it’s so hard AND give you the solution. In order to lose weight you need to eat less, consume less food and intake less fuel.
Out of Sight Out of Mind – Why hiding the treats isn’t serving you in the long term
Out of Sight Out of Mind – Why hiding the treats isn’t serving you in the long term
Women tell me one diet hack is to make sure that the foods that they struggle with most, are not in the house. They don’t buy ice-cream. They don’t leave chocolate in the cupboard. They make sure that they are out of temptations way.
5 Minute Mama Message Every Day This Month
5 Minute Mama Message Every Day This Month
Every day this month I am doing a FB Live. I am sharing loads of incredible weight loss tips and ideas in a daily 5 minute video on my Nicky Hammond Life Coaching Facebook Page.
“The Good Life” Might Not Be As Great As You Think, Actually It’s Pretty Crap
“The Good Life” Might Not Be As Great As You Think, Actually It’s Pretty Crap
What do you think living “The Good Life” is? Is it something you are seeking? Maybe “The Good Life” is this elusive life that you are desperately to create so you can feel abundant.
How to Lose Weight and Still Eat What You Want
How to Lose Weight and Still Eat What You Want
I’m wondering if you think the following: Losing weight = Dieting = Deprivation = No choice. It doesn’t have to be this way! I just tell my clients to throw the dieting mentality out the window.
I am a Weight Loss Coach Who Still Eats Pizza
I am a Weight Loss Coach Who Still Eats Pizza
I teach people how to lose weight. I am very conscious about the food I eat – all the time. BUT that doesn’t mean I don’t eat pizza. In fact, I ate pizza last night and it was amazing.
The Obstacle to Creating Change (Including Changing Your Body Size and Shape)
The Obstacle to Creating Change (Including Changing Your Body Size and Shape)
This sounds really obvious but time and time again I have to REMIND myself too. In order to create a different result in your life, you must be willing to DO something different.
How to Learn the Skill of Delayed Gratification
How to Learn the Skill of Delayed Gratification
Have you heard of the marshmallow test? Pop a kid in a room by themselves. Give them one marshmallow. Tell them that they can eat it. But also tell them that if they haven’t eaten the marshmallow when you return they will be given two marshmallows to eat.
Change Your Relationship with Food – Today!
Change Your Relationship with Food – Today!
I am excited. I’ve been creating something incredibly special to me and its finally finished! I created a free resource to help mums say “no” to food and alcohol. The resource is called “Hack Your Desire”.
The Word is Fat
The Word is Fat
I looked up the definition of the word fat. It’s a noun and an adjective. Noun. Fat is a natural substance occurring in the body of animals. It’s also used to describe a group of natural esters of glycerol and fatty acids in chemistry.
I Can’t Say No To (Insert Food/Drink Here)
I Can’t Say No To (Insert Food/Drink Here)
So many mums who are struggling with their weight tell me they can’t say no. They have a weakness for pasta/ potato crisps/ chardonnay/ pizza/ cookies/ cheese… For me it was chocolate. It feels like you can’t say no.
The Power of One Small Action
The Power of One Small Action
You might think it only counts once it’s a habit, once your have mastered something or once you can actually see results. This kind of thinking is holding you back.
They Forgot Mother’s Day
They Forgot Mother’s Day
Did your family forget Mother’s Day? I’m sorry that’s tough. If you enjoy this yearly celebration and recognition you might be feeling shit right now. Angry, resentful, hurt and upset.
How to Diet the Right Way
How to Diet the Right Way
If you think there is a right way to diet then some of these things will probably sound familiar. No not ready yet. I’ve got to prepare myself. Empty the fridge. Go shopping. Fill it with healthy food. Prepare myself mentally.
Win a 6 Week Weight Loss Coaching Program
Win a 6 Week Weight Loss Coaching Program
Do you want to win a 6 week coaching program to start the journey to finally get your pre baby body back for good? If you are a mum who desperately wants to lose weight permanently.
The Surprising Truth About Your Desire – It’s the Key to Weight Loss AND Pleasure in Bedroom
The Surprising Truth About Your Desire – It’s the Key to Weight Loss AND Pleasure in Bedroom
Do you think that your desire is innate? I’m talking about desire for food, desire to exercise, desire to work, desire check your mobile phone or even desire for your husband.
A Letter to the Courageous Mums Out There
A Letter to the Courageous Mums Out There
Dear courageous mum of a young child/children, Have you had several glorious and gruelling years as a SAHM with your precious children? Have the bleary eyed days and nights where sleep was a forgotten memory of yesteryear?
Why My Clients Don’t Need More Will Power
Why My Clients Don’t Need More Will Power
If you think will power is the only way to stop overeating then you need to keep reading. Will power is the control exerted to do something or restrain impulses.
It’s Possible for You to Finally Get Your Pre Baby Body Back When You Give up Hope…
It’s Possible for You to Finally Get Your Pre Baby Body Back When You Give up Hope…
It might feel hopeless right now. You might feel stuck. Stuck at your current weight. Wishing that you didn’t worry about your health. Wishing you could finally get back your pre baby body so you could feel, healthier, sexier and more confident.
Why Mums Can’t Stop Hiding in the Pantry
Why Mums Can't Stop Hiding in the Pantry
I’m going to teach you yet another reason why you turn to food. Why am I teaching you this? Because knowledge is power! We live in a world where we are surrounded by extreme pleasure.
What the Hormone is Going ON? Discover Why You Can’t Lose Weight
What the Hormone is Going ON? Discover Why You Can't Lose Weight
Have you tried to lose weight before? Maybe you’ve tried many times. Did you know that one of the main reasons you are overweight is because of over hunger? Overhunger is caused by hormone imbalance, cravings and withdrawal.
How I Finally Got My Pre Baby Body Back
How I Finally Got My Pre Baby Body Back
I was sitting at work, opening my drawer to find my stash of chocolate. “Just one more won’t hurt. I’ve worked so hard. I deserve it.” Sound familiar?
When I Drink Wine, Check Facebook, Eat Chocolate,  Binge on Netflix… Why Do I Feel Out of Control?
When I Drink Wine, Check Facebook, Eat Chocolate, Binge on Netflix… Why Do I Feel Out of Control?
Oh ho ho. If you don’t partake in any of these activities and sometimes feel out of control, you are a far more evolved human being than I am. I call all of these activities “buffering”.
The Secret to Body Confidence
The Secret to Body Confidence
Do you wish you had a different body? Do you think that if your body was a certain way – slimmer waistline, smaller thighs, tighter butt – then you would feel confident?
People With Amazing Lives Still Feel Emotional Pain
People With Amazing Lives Still Feel Emotional Pain
Do you have an amazing life, so amazing that people you meet comment on your life, how lucky you are and yet you feel empty or aching inside?
The Sneaky Thing Our Brain Does to Keep us Eating Chocolate
The Sneaky Thing Our Brain Does to Keep us Eating Chocolate
Are you the kind of mum who hides in the cupboard pretending to look for something, but you are really stuffing chocolate into you mouth?
A Common Cause of Procrastination, Overeating, Overworking and Over Drinking
A Common Cause of Procrastination, Overeating, Overworking and Over Drinking
When we don’t want to experience a feeling we distract ourselves. I call it buffering. It results in procrastination. And overeating. And overworking. And over drinking. And over Facebooking.
Do You Want to Teach Your Husband How to Take out The Garbage?
Do You Want to Teach Your Husband How to Take out The Garbage?
Does your hubby take out the garbage for you? When he doesn’t… do you feel annoyed/angry/frustrated? Whether or not you husband takes out the garbage does not make you feel happy or annoyed. We think it does.
The Dangers of Thinking “I just want my kids to be happy”
The Dangers of Thinking “I just want my kids to be happy”
How many of us mums think this innocent sounding thought? (My hand is high in the air.) “I just want my kids to be happy”. It is fuelled by love. I don’t deny it’s well meaning but it wreaks havoc in our lives.
When You are Just a Stay at Home Mum
When You are Just a Stay at Home Mum
I used to be a SAHM. When my kids first arrived I couldn’t imagine doing anything different. I didn’t have to rush back to work. I loved becoming a mum, for me it represented a milestone that thrust me into the adult world.
Tall Poppy Sydnrome
Tall Poppy Sydnrome
In Australia there is a concept called “Tall Poppy Syndrome”. It basically refers to the culture where Australians cut down people who are seen as being too successful and prominent. We cut tall poppies down to size.
How to Ask for Help
How to Ask for Help
This is a topic I have coached many of my clients on – and myself. Many of us don’t like to ask for help. It feels uncomfortable to ask and accept help from others. Have you ever asked yourself why?
Why You Overeat
Why You Overeat
I am a certified Weight Coach. I’ve used the tools I teach to quit chocolate (I’m a recovered chocoholic), flatten my stomach and maintain a weight that I love.
Ewwww, Self help
Ewwww, Self help
I’m a life coach who was pretty recently REPULSED by self help. There I said it. If you had said to me some glib and mushy quote like “Love is always an option” (which by the way I recently published on Instagram), I would have wanted to Taser you!
When Perfectionism Steals Our Dreams
When Perfectionism Steals Our Dreams
Perfectionism is crippling. I should know I’m a recovering perfectionist. It stops you from showing up in the world. And if you are too afraid of taking action you are just failing ahead of time.
How to Fast Track Your Confidence in Public Speaking
How to Fast Track Your Confidence in Public Speaking
Public Speaking takes practice. It’s an art form, you can hone the skills, you can increase your knowledge and abilities but at the end of the day you need to have confidence to deliver with aplomb.
How to Calmly Get Out the Door in the Morning – With Kids
How to Calmly Get Out the Door in the Morning - With Kids
Are your morning filled with frustration and sometimes anger? Do you wish that you could learn how to be more patient and get the kids moving? Oh I’ve been there, many times.
3 Step Process of Dealing with Loneliness
3 Step Process of Dealing with Loneliness
Loneliness is a feeling that is uncomfortable. Here is a definition I found of loneliness I found on the internet: Loneliness is a feeling of sadness or distress about being by yourself or feeling disconnected from the world around you.
Being Present for our Kids
Being Present for our Kids
Do you wish that you could be more present for your kids? How is that even possible? Here are some ideas for you that I have learned through my coaching.
How To Be an Amazing Mum – It Has Less to do With Your Kids Than You Think
How To Be an Amazing Mum – It Has Less to do With Your Kids Than You Think
What is Your Job as a Mum? Have you ever pondered this question? It’s powerful to consciously decide. If you don’t, you are taking action from your default and that’s not optimal.
The Life Coach School in Australia
The Life Coach School in Australia
Hey there, have you heard of The Life Coach School? You might be looking at this blog post because you listen to a podcast by the amazing Brooke Castillo, or you might follow me and be interested in where I certified to become a life coach.
How to Say Goodbye to Your Inner Mean Mummy
How to Say Goodbye to Your Inner Mean Mummy
Do you ever feel like there is a mean mum inside your head. I’ve been there! It’s not fun. We lose our confidence. It’s time to say goodbye to that part of you. Let it go. How?
How to Limit the Effects of Bullying
How to Limit the Effects of Bullying
Our kids are living in a modern world where cyber bullies and online trolls are rife. I hear mums lamenting this Internet age where our children are so susceptible to other people’s opinions.
Sometimes We Just Feel Bad.
Sometimes We Just Feel Bad.
This morning my son was feeling shitty. He said “I don’t want to go to school today, I just want to eat chocolate cake.” Oh, we know those days, right?
How to Let Go of Obligation
How to Let Go of Obligation
As a mum do you feel a huge sense of obligation? An obligation to look after your child. To feed them nourishing food, cloth them, educate them, entertain them, help them become polite, grateful, moral, caring and kind individuals.
When You are Yearning for Something Else or Something More
When You are Yearning for Something Else or Something More
I just listened to an amazing podcast. My teacher Brooke Castillo interviewed a woman by the name of Dr Sasha Heinz. She is a fellow The Life Coach School Certified coach, and also a doctor of psychology.
How to Become a Schedule Lover
How to Become a Schedule Lover
I love a good To Do List. It feels so good making a list of all the things that need to get done. And then ticking them off feels AMAZING! Are you with me so far? Then how about plugging all those things that need to get done into your diary.
How to Let Go of the Mum Guilt?
How to Let Go of the Mum Guilt?
There is so much mum guilt in the world. Worrying doesn’t equal caring. Taking care of you, means that you can be the best version of you, including the best mum you can be.
Personal Mastery
Personal Mastery
I googled it and found this description: “Personal mastery is something that we all want to achieve, whether we know it or not. It is about our journey towards continuous improvement and seeing life from a different perspective.
When Your Heart is About To Explode
When Your Heart is About To Explode
Today I felt like my heart was going to explode. My two sons were sitting in the living room on top of a shelf, feet dangling and happily having some deep and meaningful conversation. They are five and six.
When Success Holds us Back
When Success Holds us Back
Sometimes when we are about to succeed we shrivel up and our brain would prefer us to fail. When we are about to succeed, or when we do succeed, we have stepped into the next version of ourselves.
How Not to Be a People Pleaser
How Not to Be a People Pleaser
Do you identify as a people pleaser? Do you find yourself making decisions because you are afraid of what other people might think? People pleasers believe they being kind but they are not being kind to themselves.
Parenthood – Fasten Your Seatbelt, it’s Going to be a Bumpy Flight
Parenthood – Fasten Your Seatbelt, it’s Going to be a Bumpy Flight
Parenting is a bit like going on an aeroplane – there is always going to be turbulence, but you can make a choice – you can be a passenger, you can be the flight attendant or you can even be the pilot.
Creating More Time For You
Creating More Time For You
Do you believe that time is your most valuable asset? I do. So how can we create more time for us? It’s totally possible! Time is a mental construct.
How to Rewrite Your Past
How to Rewrite Your Past
We think the past can cause us pain. That events and people in the past still have influence in our lives. But the past is over. The past only exists in our mind.
Learn The Antidote to Shame, From a Shame Expert
Learn The Antidote to Shame, From a Shame Expert
Shame is an insidious feeling. It is one of my least favourite emotions. Shame is when you feel unworthy of love and belonging. As a mum it’s the feeling of not being enough.
Finding Joy in Hard Things – Going All In
Finding Joy in Hard Things – Going All In
I’ve been invited to speak on a podcast called “Go All In” and one of the questions I was asked in the pre-interview questionnaire is give an example of where I have gone “all in”.
The Path To Finding Yourself Again When You Are a Stay at Home Mum
The Path To Finding Yourself Again When You Are a Stay at Home Mum
I work with mums. Stay at home mums. Mums who have been out of the working game for a while who have started to believe that they don’t have the ability to get back in the game. They lack confidence.
7 Reasons Why You Should Start Taking Action Today
7 Reasons Why You Should Start Taking Action Today
Our primitive brain doesn’t like us to take action. It wants to keep us safe. You might be familiar with thoughts like “I’m too old”, “I’m just not good at that”, “I’m too busy”, “what will others think of me?”
Practicing Thoughts
Practicing Thoughts
If you have done any coaching work with me, then this might be a timely reminder to PRACTICE YOUR INTENTIONAL THOUGHTS! (I’ll stop shouting).
When It’s Hard to Receive
When It’s Hard to Receive
Today I received a beautiful gift. It was a thank you gift in the form of a Lululemon top. Previously I might have felt awkward and embarrassed about receiving a gift.
Is anger contagious?
Is anger contagious?
Today I parked in a parking lot at the gym. As I approached my car, I realised that there was a car parked illegally, potentially blocking my car in. I wasn’t sure I couldn’t get out. I remained calm.
Goal Setting is Not What You Think It Is
Goal Setting is Not What You Think It Is
When most of us think about goals, the reason we think we want to achieve that goal is because of how we think we will feel when we get there. The truth is we have the ability to feel that feeling right now.
Why do We Feel Compelled to Criticise?
Why do We Feel Compelled to Criticise?
I am a viking. I admit it. Vikings are what Brene Brown (a shame expert) calls people who criticise others. I’ve done it for years and I never knew why.

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