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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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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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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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Why are some people naturally skinny?

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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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Thriva Personalised Home Health Test Review

thriva home health test review

Ever had an inkling something is wrong but your GP won’t listen? Take control of your own health and do a personalised home health test from Thriva. Thriva offer various easy to do blood tests for all aspects of your health but I tried out their personalised testing service created around my personal health needs. […]

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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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Me, where are you? On finding yourself after Motherhood

life after motherhood

It was one dark cosy evening in November when I sobbed and screamed on the sofa while my husband sat there utterly bewildered. Why had this caring selfless wife and mother suddenly changed her mind?    Let’s go back to 1997, with the body of an 18-year-old. An early developer, put me in a mini […]

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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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When Your Child is Suddenly Admitted to Hospital

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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

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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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