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5 Effective Ways To Reduce Stretch Marks

reduce stretch marks

Dealing with stretch marks is an issue that many women deal with. These scars are a side effect of weight fluctuations and growth. Many people with stretch marks are continuously struggling to diminish their appearance and frustrated when they don’t get results.    Fortunately, there are a few things you can do at home to […]

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Body Type Exercises – what suits your shape?

body type exercises

Everyone wants to have the ‘ideal’ body shape, which for women is usually the typical hourglass, but what body type exercises should you be doing?   Body types typically fall into three categories; slim and straight (ectomorph), athletic and easily builds muscle (mesomorph), and endomorphs who are curvier or rounder. But in reality most people […]

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How to exercise for an apple shaped body

apple shaped body

An apple shaped body is one that’s rounder at the middle, with fat stored mostly around the waist.   This is most commonly seen in men as women’s hormones tend to make us girls store fat on our hips, bum and thighs.   Some women are still apple shapes though, especially after menopause when hormones […]

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How can you cut down on sugar?

cut down on sugar

We keep being told to cut back on sugar because it’s ‘bad for us’, but just how can you cut down on sugar?   Here’s a few key facts do set the record straight:   Sugar will only cause weight gain if it contributes to a calorie excess, but it’s still damaging to teeth and […]

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Recovery Nutrition for Runners

nutrition for runners

While good food is important for everyone, nutrition for runners is especially important to help recovery, fuel performance, and limit injury. Trail Running Magazine asked what I’d recommend for a runner’s recovery, but actually it’s not that different to recovery for other sports.   Here’s the article PDF from the magazine   The difference in […]

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Tips for getting started on vegan eating

getting started on vegan

It’s shown that eating less meat and animal products could be good for the environment as well as encouraging us to eat a mite varied, plant rich diet. This article will help you with getting started on vegan eating without boredom or overwhelm.   However going completely vegan has its downsides as meat, fish, eggs […]

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What a Nutritionist Eats in a Day

what a nutritionist eats

When you ask what a Nutritionist eats in a day you’d expect the answers to be healthy, but are they realistic diets for you to follow too?   Skincare & Supplement company LumityLife asked me and two other Nutritionists what a typical day’s food looks like and one thing stood out quite profoundly.   As […]

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Is it ok to eat a vegan raw food diet?

raw food diet

Is it ok to eat a vegan raw food diet or only fruit, aka a fruitarian? As a nutritionist I’d be very concerned about these two diets but they’re different so I’ll differentiate them.   Fruitarian Diet Fruit contains vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and carbohydrates and is really good for you, but it’s missing protein and […]

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How to Stay Fit In Isolation

stay fit in isolation

This BBC Wales interview was aired in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and gives you some tips on how to stay fit in isolation.   I’ll be honest, I’ve been very concerned myself, no not about keeping fit! That’s actually easy as I explain in the interview.   But for now life has been […]

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Nutrition for Shift Workers (and tired Mums)

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Nutrition for shift workers and emergency workers is extra important because without enough or regular sleep every effort has to be made to stay healthy. For every stress added (not enough sleep, irregular sleep, not enough daylight hours, stressful emergency situations), more effort has to be put into things you can control, such as eating […]

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