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What Foods Have Fibre in them and Why SHOULD I eat fibre?

what foods have fibre

Fibre can help with everything from bloating to weight loss, but what foods have fibre in them? Fibre is a dieter’s best friend because it expands in your gut and makes you feel fuller for longer, and on less food, as it slows food breakdown.   It’s also fantastic for gut health, as your ‘good’ […]

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SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells Review

Bowflex SelectTech adjustable Dumbbells Review

While dumbbells are useful and versatile workout equipment small enough to have at home, adjustable dumbbells mean you can change the weights without having to buy loads of pairs which take up too much space.   While most adjustable dumbbells are essentially a mini barbell in that you add or remove weight plates as needed, […]

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Thriva Personalised Home Health Test Review

thriva home health test review

Ever had an inkling something is wrong but your GP won’t listen? Take control of your own health and do a personalised home health test from Thriva. Thriva offer various easy to do blood tests for all aspects of your health but I tried out their personalised testing service created around my personal health needs. […]

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Secrets of your Supermarket Food on C5, an honest rant

Secrets of your Supermarket Food Diet TV Show Review

It’s been brought to my attention there’s a new food show, C5’s ‘Secrets of Your Supermarket Food’, that’s spouting nonsense, so cue rant.   Shows like this make me really cross because I’m trying my best to help people become healthier and fitter through real evidence based nutritional science and I spend so much time […]

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Are these popular diet trends worth the hype?

popular diet trends

With every year that goes by a new popular diet crops up, but is there any merit to these new diet trends or are they just silly fads? Protein snack company Seven Bars asked what I thought of 7 of the most popular diet trends; read it on their website here or my thoughts are […]

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Me, where are you? On finding yourself after Motherhood

life after motherhood

It was one dark cosy evening in November when I sobbed and screamed on the sofa while my husband sat there utterly bewildered. Why had this caring selfless wife and mother suddenly changed her mind?    Let’s go back to 1997, with the body of an 18-year-old. An early developer, put me in a mini […]

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Are tomatoes why you look pregnant?

tomatoes look pregnant

If you look pregnant after eating certain foods chances are you have IBS. But while most people look to common culprits like dairy or gluten, nightshade vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers can be a problem for some people. Yet ‘nightshades’ are very unknown. I should know, I have an intolerance and I have to […]

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When Your Child is Suddenly Admitted to Hospital

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It was a regular cough-cold followed by a regular tummy bug. But nothing could have prepared me as a parent for the trauma of my child being rushed to hospital with severe but undiagnosable symptoms that left her getting sicker by the minute. I originally wrote this for parenting website The Motherload here, but it’s […]

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Healthy Ready Meals Guide for Exhausted Busy Mums

healthy ready meals microwave

Cooking from scratch is overrated. Actually it’s not but then again some days we’re literally non stop going from school runs to jobs to kids’ clubs to running errands and a saucepan just won’t get a look in. Let this healthy ready meals guide help you pick the best you can when you don’t have […]

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Why when you eat too much it does NOT make you gain weight

eat too much

I know what you’re thinking is she crazy? But let me explain why when you eat too much it does absolutely not mean you’ve ruined your diet.   It takes 3500 calories to add 1lb of fat (1/2 a kilo ish).   Let’s say you’ve been super ‘good’ with your healthy eating, cutting out all […]

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