Month: July 2016

Do you drink diet coke?

Do You know about Aspartame?

I urge you to read this and think

before you drink another diet or sports drink

Aspartame causes – Headaches, migraines,

dizziness, seizures, nausea, depression,

weight gain, tachycardia, depression,

rashes, anxiety attacks, fatigue and it is highly addictive.

The more you drink/eat.

The more you crave.


This truly is the bad guy of all ingredients.

As you are reading this what are you drinking?

A cup of tea or coffee with

sweetener instead of sugar?

Have you just eaten a low fat

yoghurt for breakfast?

Do you drink diet coke?

It really is worth pulling Aspartame products out of your diet for good.

Aspartame accounts for over 75% of adverse reactions to food additives reported to the US Food and drug administration (FDA),

Aspartame is an excitotoxin… what does that mean?

It over excites your brain cells to the point of death, as well as this excitotoxins have also been shown to stimulate the production of free radicals.

Aspartame is made up of Aspartic acid,

phenylalanine & methanol.

Aspartic acid and phenylalanine are amino

acids found naturally in the body, however the

aspartic acid within aspartame is not what is found naturally within the body, it is changed into a free form never found in nature.

So after you have drunk your diet or sports drink,

all hell is breaking loose within the brain,

your cells are being excited to death!

Phenylalanine can cross the blood brain barrier and just like aspartic acid can create an unhealthy balance when artificially increased within the brain.

Phenylalanine is a contributor to mental health problems, due to its ability to cross the blood brain barrier it can cause serotonin to be decreased, this in turn can lead to depression, and if you have ever been prescribed anti-depressants you will know their job is to increase serotonin within the brain.


Methanol is a wood alcohol poison.

When you drink aspartame, it breaks down above 85ºC amino acids and methanol.

Methanol then breaks down into formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), formic acid and Diketopiperazine (DKP) which is a brain tumour agent.


Is this really something we really want to be ingesting into the body?

Aspartame was given its licence to be added to our food in 1981, so that’s not that long ago, not long enough to see the true horrors it will produce.

If you are looking to lose body fat, improve your health and performance or suffer from any of the symptoms above cut it out of your diet and see amazing changes.

I would love to know your thoughts??Do you drink diet coke?? Have you experienced these side effects??

This week…Also The Clean Curry Night…

Kick Starters & SMarties

How was our weekend?

Well…my weekend was just amazing! Huge shout out and thanks to:

Michael Dale – Chef, poster design, technical expert
Geraldine Pinto – Chef, poster design, interior designer
Jan Splcer – Chef, raffle prize collector
Rachael Willson – Chef and KSFL Success Story!
David (Rachael’s Husband to be) – Chef and dishwaster challenger!
Shirley Matthews (Mum) – Chef
Mike Matthews (My Hubby) – For never walking out
Naomi Perkins – Bar
Roxy Colmer – Raffle tickets and just amazing supporter

If it wasn’t for these amazing souls – Saturday night wouldn’t have happened. We launched our very own KSFL Clean Curry Night to raise money for BYHP.

Everything ran beautifully and for our first event I believe this was just spot on.
No quarrel, no stress…the KSFL and SMart team just helped and supported each other and got the job done!

I would just like to express my gratitude to all of them. The food was gourmet! The guests LOVED the three courses and gave me some amazing feedback.

We are already in talks about our next KSFL event. Don’t worry if you missed this one (you did miss out on a real treat) we have so many other events in the pipeline.

This week – REMINDERS

Tuesday Spin 7pm National Herb Centre – please book on here 

Wednesday KSFL LIVE with Rachel Holmes 7pm Naomi’s Cafe : –

  • Free food
  • Talk from Rachel Holmes. international presenter, founder of KSFL and expert in health and wellbeing.
  • Please bring friends/family/colleagues especially if your goal is to feel healthier, have more energy and be more positive.

Spa Day Sunday 24th Bicester Golf Club and Spa – Only £55 (Still time to book)

  • 30 min treatment
  • Lunch
  • PIlates and meditation
  • Use of gym and spa between 10am and 6:30pm

Please respond to this email if you would like more info or to book on.

Eat clean and train SMart

Sind xxx
KSFL & SMart Health & Fitness Coach 

Clean Curry Night 16th July

On the 16th July I am putting on a clean curry night in aid of Banbury Young Homelessness Project. For £25 you will be treated to a clean three course meal cooked and served by a core team of Kick Start Fat Loss members, all experts in creating delicious clean food that you won’t believe is good for you! There are limited spaces to this fabulous charity event, so why not book yourself on and learn how delicious healthy food can be, and support a fantastic local charity. You can book on and pay here, or to register your interest email me! Spaces are limited and going fast, so don’t delay!

The meal starts at 7pm and will include popadoms and dips, starters, meat and vegetarian curries, and a selection of sweet treats for dessert! It is being held at BYHP, 2 Chandos Close, Banbury. To learn more about the great work BYHP do, click here. This is such an exciting event, as well as the food we will have a raffle with some fantastic prizes kindly donated by local business. I would love to see you there!


Fitness Pilates and Yoga Day Retreat

Well it is almost a week ago since our Fitness Pilates and Yoga Retreat. The week leading up to the day…it rained and rained and rained. My dear poor friend Roxy Colmer had arranged for a Marquee to be erected in her lovely Mum’s Children’s Nursery in Brackley. Roxy was running around all week, trying hard to ensure the grass was dry enough for the day to go ahead.

On the day before I popped over to see how water logged the grass was…Hey! It’s out of my control and I can’t worry about situations I cannot control. The worst case scenario would have been to re-arrange the event. Which, we didn’t need to do. The rain stopped hammering it down from 4 pm in Brackley and by morning most of the water had drained away into the nearby lake.

The show went on and it was a lovely warm sunny day. We started the day with herb and fruit teas, some mindfulness and mobility.

Ellen Hayward taught an amazing ab ladder. My amazing Mum made lots of KSFL food for the attendees to eat and try. Jo Badger gave an over view of Feng Shui, followed by her amazing Yoga. Last up was Tanya Collins who is an emotional coach and spectrum therapist. Tanya gave an insightful talk and an amazing meditation to close the day.

As we all said our goodbyes, it was time to take the Marquee down. All hands on deck! The rain held off till then thankfully.


I’m so grateful to everyone who was involved and made another one of our events possible. A lot of hard work and peoples time was given and I feel honored and blessed to have such amazing human beings in my life.

If you’d like to come along to our next Fitness Pilates and Yoga Day Retreat block out 11th September, The House at Pooh Corner, Hinton Road, Brackley.

We have 20 spaces and booking is now open. Only £43 10am till 4pm, food included and also a goodie back with recipes and some tasters for you to take home with you.

Spread the word and come take some time for you…

Eat clean and train SMart

Sind xxx