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Kids Lunch Boxes – are we failing them? Live Sky News Feature

kids lunch boxes sky news

In a back to school special earlier this year, charity Action for Children set out to help parents improve their kids lunch boxes, and asked me to help.   As a parent myself it’s a cause I care about – kids need good nutrition to have energy, learn, grow and behave well. Yes the studies […]

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Daft Things We Do as First Time Parents (that never made life easier)

first time parents

Having a baby is a massive decision for anyone, but for first time parents? THE biggest overhaul life will ever take.   With constant pressure to keep up with those parents who are breezing through it getting everything perfectly right, combined with Mother Nature’s blessing in disguise that makes us mothers settle for no less […]

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When Food TV Shows lead to Poor Food Choices (podcast)

food tv healthy eating

Why, despite there being new food TV shows on healthy eating every week, do people continue to make poor food choices?   Information is everywhere. Granted not all of it is fantastic or totally accurate, but the basics are pretty common sense. Eat mostly natural whole foods, get a good variety, eat lots of vegetables […]

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Do you have a vitamin D deficiency? Here’s the signs

vitamin d deficiency awareness week

If you live in the UK there’s a high chance you’ve had a vitamin D deficiency at some point, and are possibly suffering from the same nasty symptoms year on year, every Winter, without realising. Most of the vitamin D in our body is produced through sun exposure, something we’re lacking in Britain for half […]

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What it’s really like living with Mental Illness, with Darko Botic (podcast)

living with mental illness podcast

You’ll never really understand what it’s like living with mental illness until you experience it yourself, with so many people struggling in one way or another, this podcast will hopefully help you understand better, or let you know that you’re not alone.   This podcast was with Darko Botic, a personal trainer and health coach […]

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How to Maintain Muscle on a Plant Based Diet

muscle plant based diet

Think you need to eat meat to build muscle? Wrong! As long as you’re eating and exercising right, you’ll maintain and even build muscle. But cutting out meat makes this more difficult. So here I’ll show you how to make sure you’re not protein deficient as a vegetarian or vegan.   To be healthy and […]

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Fun and Creative Ways to End Bedtime Battles

bedtime battles

Bedtime battles are a tedious and less pleasant part of parenting, but it doesn’t have to be that way!   Sleep is so important to our physical and mental health, but unlike child free adults, our broken or late nights aren’t always our fault!   So when I hear fitpro’s telling women that to have […]

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The Instafit Challenge – a Bournemouth Uni Diet Documentary

the instafit challenge

Could you eat like an ‘Instafit’ Instagram ‘wellness’ influencer?   That’s the challenge one Bournemouth University student took on when she decided to make a documentary about the different diets people follow in a bid to lose weight, be fitter and healthier and look, well, like an Instagram wellness Influencer!   I was asked to […]

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3 Super Easy Tips to Eat Healthier Today (no shopping required)

eat healthier

Most people could probably eat healthier than they’re currently doing; if you’re being honest, that’s you too!   But the biggest issue I see is people making it way more complicated than it has to be.   Instagram influencers show how us how beautiful we could make our food with a bit more effort. Chefs […]

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Pregnancy Book Review; Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan

pregnancy book review

It’s a right of passage to read a pregnancy book from cover to cover for every first time Mum. There’s no huger life and body change than becoming a mother and naturally we want to be as prepared as possible.   Aurora was born in 2009 and of course I read not 1 but three […]

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