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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Is Veganuary good for your health?

January is the time when most of us take a look at our habits and lifestyle and try to make some changes to better ourselves a little. This year, Veganuary is the buzzword of the season, as plenty of us turn to a vegan diet for January in a quest to feel healthier, fitter, and […]

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A healthy body isn’t made of New Year resolutions

Now that most of us are back at work and 2018 is becoming a distant memory, you might be starting to reflect on how you can make 2019 the year that you become a newer, faster, fitter, slimmer, better version of yourself. However well-intentioned our New Year’s Resolutions, often we set the bar too high. January […]

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Feeling Sad? Tips for beating the winter blues

For many of us, the darker nights and limited daylight hours can make us feel a little more sluggish, but for some people the change of season can trigger the onset of more severe symptoms of low mood or depression, fatigue and anxiety. Seasonal Affective Disorder (Sad) is thought to affect one in 15 of […]

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Eat with the seasons, for your health and to enjoy autumn’s flavour palette

The darker days creep up on us slowly but there is no denying the fact that we are well in the grip of autumn now. How does the change of season affect your health? Do you embrace the ritual of making seasonal and nourishing soups and stews, or do you find yourself eating more comforting […]

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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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A quick guide to curbing your sugar cravings

Do you need a sugar fix? If your sweet tooth is leading you into the temptation of chocolate, biscuits and sweets more often than is healthy, it could be more than just a matter of lack of willpower. We all know the dangers of too much sugar in our diet – from obesity and type […]

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Chewing the fat!

For far too many years, the diet industry has been encouraging us to limit our intake of calories in a quest to lose weight. A low calorie diet inevitably means a low fat diet, as gram for gram fat contains more calories than the other macros in our diet, providing 9kcals per gram compared to […]

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Time restricted eating – a beginner’s guide

In modern life we are surrounded by food, all of the time. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready in an instant at any time of the day or night for when we feel a bit peckish. We have become a society of grazers. For the vast majority of us, […]

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Don’t forget that there’s a knack to snacking

Are you a snacker? Sometimes there are so many conflicting rules and contrasting regulations about healthy eating, that it can end up getting totally confusing. Take snacking as an example. One rule says we should eat little and often, and then something else tells us not to snack between meals. So how so we know what […]

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Tips for a healthier barbecue

Summertime salads, grilled meat and fish, gathering with friends and family – you can’t beat a barbecue. But wait a minute… isn’t our penchant for barbecue meant to be a health risk, associated with everything from obesity to heart disease and cancers, not to mention food poisoning? Before you throw out the charcoal, here’s how […]

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Here’s my menu to help you survive your exams

AS EXAM season starts and GCSE and A-level exams get under way, good nutrition could be the key to helping students cope a little better with stress, as well as having an impact on memory and concentration. Here are my top tips for eating to survive exam season: :: Keep well hydrated. The first sign […]

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Porridge for breakfast? There’s porridge and there’s porridge…

Take a walk down the cereal aisle of any supermarket and you are sure to be bombarded with promises of health and wellbeing. For most people, breakfast is a quick meal eaten to fuel our morning. Sometimes cereal packages are not what they seem, and with hidden sugars and incomprehensible food labelling, simply choosing a […]

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What’s in your shopping basket?

Most of us have the same route around the supermarket week after week, filling the shopping basket with the same sort of stuff we know our families will eat. Changing just one or two things in our weekly shop has the potential to change the food we eat for the good of our health, and eth chances are your […]

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