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Celebrity Diets Scrutinised – fab or fad?

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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

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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!)

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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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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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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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Are tomatoes why you look pregnant?

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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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Healthy Ready Meals Guide for Exhausted Busy Mums

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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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