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Are tomatoes why you look pregnant?

tomatoes look pregnant

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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When Your Child is Suddenly Admitted to Hospital

child hospital

It was a regular cough-cold followed by a regular tummy bug. But nothing could have prepared me as a parent for the trauma of my child being rushed to hospital with severe but undiagnosable symptoms that left her getting sicker by the minute. I originally wrote this for parenting website The Motherload here, but it’s […]

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Healthy Ready Meals Guide for Exhausted Busy Mums

healthy ready meals microwave

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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Why when you eat too much it does NOT make you gain weight

eat too much

I know what you’re thinking is she crazy? But let me explain why when you eat too much it does absolutely not mean you’ve ruined your diet.   It takes 3500 calories to add 1lb of fat (1/2 a kilo ish).   Let’s say you’ve been super ‘good’ with your healthy eating, cutting out all […]

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Treat Trunk Healthy Snack Box Review

reat Trunk Healthy Snack Box Review

If you’re like me then finding snacks for the family that are both healthy, but also are tasty and feel like a treat is a tricky balance. So the Treat Trunk healthy snack box range could be a good way of trying new products and introducing the kids to new snacking ideas.   Finding healthy […]

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10 Reasons Pole Dancing has made me feel like a woman again

pole dancing for mums

Who has time to feel sexy as a Mum? Stretchmarks, cellulite, jelly belly, greasy hair (where would we be without dry shampoo?!), post-breastfeeding boobs (read; low, saggy), and little people who zap all our energy before we even put our winceyette pyjamas on the right way around.   But I hadn’t forgotten what it was […]

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Healthy Meal Delivery – Equals Health Review

healthy meal delivery

Ever tried a healthy meal delivery company and been disappointed with the bland, over cooked tray of overpriced sludge? Equals Health are determined to change that, so I ordered myself some meals to review.   If you watched BBC’s ‘Apprentice’ with Lord Sugar in 2017 you’ll remember Harrison Jones, who was in his element when […]

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5 Day Habit Change Challenge

Do you have some unhealthy habits that need changing?​ Join this FREE 5 Day Habit Change Challenge and see how easy it is to swap bad habits for good ones, without feeling overwhelmed or confused with too much information. Strict diet plans with set meals and workouts are a great kick start for some, but […]

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Nutrition Basics with Mark Sleight (podcast)

Nutrition Basics with Mark Sleight

Chances are you’re making this whole healthy eating, diet and weight loss process way more complicated than it has to be, so in this podcast Mark and I cover all the nutrition basics, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear how simple it is. Mark and I share a lot of values when […]

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10 absolute must-do’s for staying mentally well and happy

10 tips for staying happy

My medical notes are piled high on the consultant’s desk. Complex, is a very mild way of putting my mental health history. In fact I was even used as a ‘demonstration’ at Southampton University, giving talks to psychology students about my experiences, to help them with their studies. I shouldn’t really be here at all, […]

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