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Lorna started the New Year with a goal in mind to become healther and fitter and that’s exactly what she is doing! Lorna had been attending Pilates classes in Northaw.

Just over halfway through the Revitalise Silver programme and Lorna has lost a stone!

To increase her fitness Lorna has taken on new exercise classes and now attends the Revitalise workout class on a Tuesday at 7pm in Goffs Oak.

Lorna’s words:

I am really pleased with everything so far, the meals and the weight loss. Loving some of the recipes and I’ve not really been one for cooking either but I’m enjoying experimenting with food. I can certainly seeiing the benefits and it is working really well for me.

I would recommend it to anyone, like any healthy lifestyle programme you HAVE to be really disciplined and focused with it to make it work with the outcome you want.

I have to admit I do find the Revitalise class more challenging than the Pilates classes I attend, however I know that I am going to feel better afterwards.  I feel that I am becoming more flexible from doing the exercises and toning up, plus it is helping with my weight loss.  Again you have to plan this into the week and know that on certain nights you need to be committed to it for it to work effectively.

For my family life,  everyone has their own agenda, however when I cook my meals I do it in bulk, everyone else is keen to try them so they are also participating in the new healthier meals I am using for myself. They have enjoyed all the dishes I have prepared which means I can continue to make them, then it will be easier for all of us.  Everyone in my family has been really supportive and I am showing them how they can also improve their lifestyle.

Being part of the online Revitalise community you feel like you have got more support. The recipes are really useful and also I have learnt a lot from the research information offered. Davina has been giving weekly feedback and suggestions all the way through the programme with a huge amount of praise and encouragement which keeps the motivation and willpower going.  

I will stick to the liquid chlorophyll plus investigate some other options to help with my new healthy lifestyle. I feel this has become a new lifestyle for me and I will definitely continue with the program during the week days as it helps with my working day.  

The Revitalise programm has helped me get into a much better routine than before. I would also like lose a little more weight say another half a stone, if possible. I think until you have personally tried something yourself you cannot assume or speculate. For the best results you have to be 100% committed to the plan for it to work.

If you would like to know more about the Revitalise programme then do not hesitate to contact Davina.






Start your morning off with a Revitalise Berry and Seed Salad.

Gaining some anti-oxidants from the berries and healthy fats from the seeds, you can also add some pro-biotic by adding some natural greek yoghurt for a more filing breakfast.

Also a combination of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats.

And according to the Daily Mail, Berries are very good for you 


This is just one of the healthy, delicious breakfasts you can have on my Revitalise programme.







Are you fed up of counting calories and counting points only to find you lose a few pounds then pile it all back on again?

Hi Davina,

This has taught me a better way of eating. I have much more energy than before I even get up before the alarm now instead of snoozing a few times. Great menus and the flavouring on my food now is very tasty making you want to cook healthy food, plan your week so when you are busy you can still eat healthy which is when you need more energy too. Everyone should do this course look how fit and healthy Davina is you don’t even have to diet just eat healthy and the weight will naturally come off great start to 2013 . Thank you Davina xx

This could be you….

Learn how to choose the right foods to eat for fat loss and without leaving you feeling hungry?

Ditch that sugar craving?  Feel less bloated and more energised?

It’s easy….with my Revitalise programme

There are tons of easy recipes to choose from suitable for the whole family.  I understand with the busy lifestyles we lead we haven’t always got time to spend ages cooking.

I will help you become more organised with your weekly food diaries and exercise plans.

Although this is an online programme you are not on your own.  You will have my unlimited support and there is also a secret facebook page where you can share your own recipe ideas and experiences and also find lots of recipe ideas.

All you need to do is give it 100% commitment

By completing a weekly food crib sheet I can guide you in the right direction to a healthier lifestyle.

By the end of the 6 weeks you should have learned new lifestyle habits.

What have you got to lose?  Get yourself signed up for the next programme.


Eat Good Fats and Avoid Bad Fats

Essential Fatty Acids or EFA’s boost fatburning! So why have we become fat phobic?

When we eat saturated fat we either burn it for energy or store it as fat.  On the other hand, when we eat essential unsaturated fats from seeds, their oils and oily fish, the brain and nerves use them, they boost immunity, balance hormones, reduce inflamation and promote healthy skin.  Only if there are any left we use the EFA’s for energy or store it as fat.

Essential fats reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, allergies, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, eczema, depression, fatigue, infections, PMS etc…If you are fat phobic you are depriving yourself of essential health-giving nutrients.

Unless you go out of your way to eat the right kinds of fat-rich foods, such as seeds, nuts and fish, the chances are that you are not getting enough fat. Most people eat too much saturated fat, the kind that kills, and too little off essential fats, the kinds that heal.

Have you ever wondered why you crave fatty food, e.g. crisps, chips, cakes, buscuits?  We naturally crave fat in the same we as we crave protein or water.  However only when you eat the right fat – the essential kind – does your body stop craving.


Too much saturated fat can lead to obesity, heart disease, cancer and diabetes and puts extra stress on the body’s metabolism.

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Not all saturated fats are the same.  Research indicates that coconut oil is likely to reduce your risk of heart disease, lower your cholesterol. help you to lose weight and rejuvenate your skin.

The worst fats are those you find in processed and junk food or in deep-fried foods.  These are called transf fats and hydrogenated fats.


Refining and processing vegetable oils can change the nature of the polyunsaturated oil.  A process called hydrogenation.  Most margerines contain hydrogenated polyunsaturated oils so are best avoided.   Although the fat is technically polyunsaturated, the body cannot make use of it  and even worse, blocks the body’s ability to use healthy polyunsaturated oils.

Frying is another way to damage otherwise healthy oils.  Frying or heating can also make these oils rancid or oxidised – another reason to cook with coconut oil.  Coconut oil can be heated without turning rancid.

Some manufactured foods contain trans fats so check the ingredients carefully!

Anyone Can Benefit From A Detox

dieting-vs-detoxing Further to my previous blog on ‘Why Detox‘.

Did you discover that you are suffering from several of the symptons listed?

If so you will really benefit from a detox but the principals of detoxing are also good for anyone who just wants to feel great.


The benefits of detoxing are:-

Better energy

A clearer mind Waking up elert and refreshed

No more bloating

A clear nose – not blocked up

No more bags or dark circles under the eyes

Easier weight loss

Better digestion

Better and more ‘alive’ skin

No more water retention

No more PMT

Fewer aches and pains

No more infections

How toxic are you? Our bodies are permanently under assault toxins either those outside our bodies that come from the environment and those that our own bodies make and, of course, those that we put into our bodies ourselves. The liver is the clearing house for toxins but when it can’t process toxins fast enough because of overload, the toxins are stored in our fat cells!

After detoxing and the liver is ready to cope with additional toxins they are released from the fat cells.  This makes it easier for your body to lose weight through healthy eating and exercise. When toxins stay in the body the whole system becomes intoxicated. Any form of detoxification can help to reform your lifestyle addictions for substances such as sugar, salt, high glycemic carbohydrates, alcohol, junk foods, nicotine, etc. And improved energy levels!

Why don’t you treat your body with my Revitalise programme.  You will be amazed at how different you feel and I will teach you how to continue a new healthier lifestyle.