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Is a Vegan Christmas more Ethical?

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Back in Spring I helped out some students with a radio interview about having a vegan Christmas and whether this would be a more ethical choice than the traditional turkey and brandy butter we know and love. Most people choose to eat a vegan diet for health or ethical reasons or both, but do these […]

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It’s definitely ok to not workout over Christmas

workout over christmas

Should you workout over Christmas? There’s no wrong answer and this article will help you decide what’s right for you. Exercise is good for us, there’s no doubting that. But you can have too much of a good thing and rest and relaxation are important too.   Christmas for many people is also a busy […]

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The 10 real reasons you can’t lose weight

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If you can’t lose weight it’s probably not because you don’t know what to eat. Based on real survey results  I’ll help you overcome the biggest challenges dieters face when it comes to sticking with your healthy eating goals.   ‘Just tell me what to eat!’ I’m asked regularly. And sure if you just want […]

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Aquafaba Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

vegan carrot cake muffins

These vegan carrot cake muffins are nutritious and have all the flavours of traditional carrot cake, but with none of the refined sugar, and no animal products at all.   If you’ve not heard of aquafaba, it’s the liquid left after soaking legumes (usually chickpea aquafaba is used), like when you buy a tin of […]

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Healthy Pumpkin Round-up: Recipes for Halloween and beyond!

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Want to reduce food waste and get creative this Autumn? These healthy pumpkin recipes will keep you busy while the kids carve out faces in their pumpkins.   Pumpkin is fairly neutral and some might say bland by itself, but that’s why it’s such a versatile ingredient, as it adds moisture, fibre, and vitamins to […]

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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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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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