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To Supplement or Not To Supplement

The dietary supplements industry is worth $68 billion worldwide. That’s a lot of pills. Shouldn’t  we be able to get all the nutrients our bodies need from food? In an ideal world that’s exactly what we’d do. Unfortunately we don’t live in an ideal world. You can get tested to assess the nutrient levels in […]

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Chain Restaurants – Pick Of The Menus

Why is it that as soon as people leave the comforts of home and eat anywhere else, all sense of health, nutrition and portion control go out of the window? It is the ‘treat factor’? I get that, but these days we eat out so often that these ‘treats’ are actually having an impact on […]

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Why You Should Cheat On Your Diet

Yes you heard right – CHEAT on your diet! You might have heard the phrase ‘cheat meal’ or ‘cheat day’ circulating recently; it’s quite a hot topic in the fitness world, though the concept is nothing new. Other terms used are ‘refeeding’ and ‘cycling’, ‘carb-up days’ and ‘high kcal days’.   Let’s say that as […]

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Protein Power

We all know protein is a necessary part of our diet, and increasingly people are turning to it to help them lose weight and burn fat, so what exactly IS protein and where can we find it? Most people know meat is a good source, but that is a very simplistic answer, when in fact […]

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What food is in Season Now? Spring Vegetables

The baby-freshness that Spring brings is smelt and tasted in the little gifts that poke through along with the blossom that adorns the trees and bushes around us.   We’re all ready for it too after months of hearty root vegetables and meaty stews. I prefer baby leeks, carrots, peas and any other miniature to […]

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The Perfect Diet

What’s the perfect diet? Is it low carb? Vegetarian? Low sugar? Vegan? Paleo? Low fat? High fat? High fibre? How many calories do we need? How many of these calories should be protein/carbohydrates/fat?   IS there such thing as the perfect diet? What exactly should I be eating? I get asked these sorts of questions […]

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Cottage Cheese Quick Lunches

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As a self-induced crazily busy Mum to two young children, I am often in need of a satisfying, nutrient, energy giving, preferably cheap, and most importantly super quick and easy lunch. Lunchtime is (obviously) in the middle of the day, and by that I mean in the middle of feeding and settling the baby for […]

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Only Fat People Use Raspberry Ketones

  Raspberry Ketones; all over the news, but what exactly are they? A new confectionary? This season’s must have shoe colour? A type of birth mark? Actually, Ketones are compounds found in various berries, and are commonly used in perfumery, cosmetics, and foods to impart a fruity odour. Extraction can be done using a variety […]

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Why Alcohol Hinders Fat Loss

It’s old news that alcohol contains calories (seven per gram, the most calorific substance after fat), and therefore can cause weight gain. We all know that, it’s common sense. So, why, specifically, does it interfere with fat loss? Why does it cause fat gain? How come some foods will make you build muscle, especially if […]

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What Is a Carb?

What are carbohydrates? What are starches? What are sugars? And what is the difference?   Wisdom (or rather current Government nutritional guidelines) would have you believe that the ‘carbohydrate’ food group consists of starchy foods such as bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and the like. And they’d be right. However carbohydrates, like proteins, fats, vitamins and […]

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