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The good, the bad and the ugly of carbohydrates

Over recent years, carbohydrates have been going
out of favour amongst anyone wanting to shift a few pounds, but have we gone
too far?

In our society, we have been brought up on a diet
of bread and spuds, with plenty of us feeling no meal is complete without a portion of starchy carbohydrates on the side.

In terms of basic nutrition, remember that
carbohydrates are our primary source of energy. Using carbs as energy spares precious protein and fat for other functions, like hormone balance, repair and
balancing immune support, but apart from giving us a ready source of energy, carbs don’t do anything else.

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Weight loss – what works?

Weight loss diets and trends come and go. From low fat diets, to calorie counting and low carb to high protein, it seems that every passing fad is a short term fix. Over the years, I have noticed a few trends that have stood the test of time. If you want to change your diet to […]

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How healthy are you and can eating affect that?

How would it feel to be 100 per cent super duper healthy? When I ask that question in the workshops that I run, the first thing people usually say is “to feel energised”, closely followed by “happiness”. Sunday April 7 was World Health Day. According to the WHO (The World Health Organisation), the definition of health […]

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Eating for exercise – what, when and how much

When it comes to looking after yourself, diet and exercise go hand in hand. Whether you are exercising for health and wellbeing or for competitions and performance, what you eat before, during and after training can affect recovery, fat burning and stamina. Some smart choices will help you get maximum results. If you are trying […]

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