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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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Eating Seasonally – Winter

Far from being a cold empty plain, British soils and seas are full of delights over the winter months, as well as there being numerous imported (Fair Trade if possible) goods that are in season in their native countries. Food tends to be naturally heartier and richer to sustain us through the cold weather, but […]

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TFMF Eating Out Guide

The trouble with restrictive meal replacement diets (milkshakes, bowls of cereal), strict instructions (grapefruit at every meal, specific recipes to follow) and calorie/point/syn etc. counting methods is that they’re not very compatible with eating socially. Even when you can check your food choices against that book or app they’ve given you, wouldn’t you rather be […]

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Eating Seasonally – Autumn

You probably know by now what TFMF recommends you eat to optimise your metabolism – lots of lean protein, low starch and sugar vegetables and fruit, some healthy fats and regulated starch intake. But we also feel strongly that food should be ethically and environmentally sourced where possible – Free Range, Organic, Local, Seasonal – […]

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What Is That White Powder You Are Taking?

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In this weeks blog, we take a look at the ingredients that are used in Protein Powders…why these ingredients and drinks can be so important in the fatloss lifestyle approach, and basically clearing up a few misconceptions! What makes a good protein powder? AMINO ACID CONTENT A complete protein includes at least 20 different naturally […]

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What is Body Fat Percentage?

Body Fat percentage is, quite literally, the percentage of your body that is made up of fat. The remaining percentage includes water, bones, organs, and muscle tissue etc. It is not the same as BMI which measures height versus weight. Two people with the same BMI can have a different body fat percentage. The higher […]

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Weight Loss V Fat Loss

Weight Loss v Fat Loss So you have lost weight, fab! Or is it? What did you lose? Fat? Fantastic. Water? Ok, if you had excess. Muscle? Uh Oh. You see, what we really mean when we want to lose weight is that we want to be smaller, go down a dress size, and tone […]

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