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Should we change our diet coming out of lockdown?

Most of us embark on a diet when we notice our jeans are a bit tighter than they used to be, or if there is a big event like a holiday to look forward to. In these strange times of lockdown we have less incentive, as hanging out in loungewear with added lycra creates more space for the muffin top. From low fat to low carb, it seems everyone has an opinion on how best to lose weight. So let’s get back to basics and, as the politicians keep saying, be ‘led by science’.

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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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Why I’ll still be cracking into eggs for breakfast

Is there another food that has had such a hard time from headlines and more health scares than eggs? The original ‘Go to work on an egg’ headlines encouraged us to swap our cornflakes for a boiled egg as a nourishing way to start the day. Then along came the fear of high cholesterol and the […]

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A quick guide on eating for the good of our planet

You can’t have missed the recent paper published by The Lancet that looks at the impact of the food we eat on the health of our planet. With the snappy title ‘Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diet from sustainable food systems’, this paper suggests changes in food production and the dietary […]

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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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Nutrition is about much more than the sum of calories in food

Recent news reports have been all over the idea that there should be a calorie count on menus in cafes, restaurants and your favourite takeaway in a bid to help control the obesity epidemic. While I am all for helping people to make healthier choices, I am not entirely in agreement that calorie counting is a […]

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Eggs are not just for Easter

If you were off chocolate for lent, I’m sure you were eagerly anticipating munching your way through at least one chocolate Easter egg at the weekend.Whether chocolate, painted, rolled or hunted, eggs are synonymous with Easter celebrations as a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth. The tradition of painting eggs pre-dates Christianity as a […]

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