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Celebrity Diets Scrutinised – fab or fad?

celebrity diets

Magazines are awash with celebrity diets and exercise regimes that are as far from ‘normal eating’ as you can get, but are these diets a load of rubbish or is there actually some merit to the crazy fads celebrities embark on?   Personally I couldn’t stand the thought of being world famous, my photo in […]

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Healthier Millionaire Shortbread

healthier millionaire shortbread

Millionaire’s Shortbread has been my husband’s favourite afternoon tea treat (or any time!) for as long as I can remember, and he can’t order a coffee from a coffee shop without adding one to his purchases. So with good intentions to keep the family healthy as far as possible I set out to create a […]

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Here’s What Happened 6 Years After The Biggest Loser

after the biggest loser

The Biggest Loser Participants Appear To Lose Weight Initially But 6 Year Follow-Up Tells Different Story   In 2010, 6 men and 8 women gave their consent to scientists to measure long-term weight loss before they began The Biggest Loser. These 14 individuals were in a unique position. First they had been accepted onto The […]

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40 OK Cheat Foods, for Men’s Health (and women too!)

cheat foods

When you’re on a diet cheat foods appeal even more, because they’re the forbidden fruit. Or are they?   While I normally work with women, Men’s Health Magazine contacted me for advice on how and why so called ‘cheat foods’ are fine to include in your diet.   The reason you can ‘have your cake […]

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23 Life Lessons from 36 Years

23 Life Lessons from 36 Years

I’ve just finished reading ’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’ by Yuval Noah Harari and it got me wondering what I’d put on my own list of life lessons. I may only be nearly 36 at the time of writing but between moving home several times, parental divorces and remarriages, stints in mental health hospitals […]

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Why are some people naturally skinny?

naturally skinny

Do you have a friend who’s naturally skinny? So unfair isn’t it! But maybe there’s more to their slim physiques that just a super fast metabolism after all. 

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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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