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How to exercise for an apple shaped body

apple shaped body

An apple shaped body is one that’s rounder at the middle, with fat stored mostly around the waist.   This is most commonly seen in men as women’s hormones tend to make us girls store fat on our hips, bum and thighs.   Some women are still apple shapes though, especially after menopause when hormones […]

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Truth Origins Curcumin Drops Review

curcumin drops

Aching muscles after exercise, joint pain or IBS symptoms giving you grief? I gave Truth Origins curcumin drops a try, as the supplement has a lot of evidence to support it helps with inflammation. Curcumin is a substance found in turmeric, a root that’s in the same family as ginger. It’s often used in Indian […]

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How can you cut down on sugar?

cut down on sugar

We keep being told to cut back on sugar because it’s ‘bad for us’, but just how can you cut down on sugar?   Here’s a few key facts do set the record straight:   Sugar will only cause weight gain if it contributes to a calorie excess, but it’s still damaging to teeth and […]

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Why Should You Use Coffee As Pre-Workout Drink?

coffee as pre workout

Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts need an extra dose of motivation to reach their goals. This boost often comes in the form of caffeine, which is ideal for coffee drinkers who need extra energy when hitting the gym.   But, should you use coffee as a pre-workout drink? Here are some of the pros and […]

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Recovery Nutrition for Runners

nutrition for runners

While good food is important for everyone, nutrition for runners is especially important to help recovery, fuel performance, and limit injury. Trail Running Magazine asked what I’d recommend for a runner’s recovery, but actually it’s not that different to recovery for other sports.   Here’s the article PDF from the magazine   The difference in […]

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What a Nutritionist Eats in a Day

what a nutritionist eats

When you ask what a Nutritionist eats in a day you’d expect the answers to be healthy, but are they realistic diets for you to follow too?   Skincare & Supplement company LumityLife asked me and two other Nutritionists what a typical day’s food looks like and one thing stood out quite profoundly.   As […]

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Is it ok to eat a vegan raw food diet?

raw food diet

Is it ok to eat a vegan raw food diet or only fruit, aka a fruitarian? As a nutritionist I’d be very concerned about these two diets but they’re different so I’ll differentiate them.   Fruitarian Diet Fruit contains vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and carbohydrates and is really good for you, but it’s missing protein and […]

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Nutrition for Shift Workers (and tired Mums)

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Nutrition for shift workers and emergency workers is extra important because without enough or regular sleep every effort has to be made to stay healthy. For every stress added (not enough sleep, irregular sleep, not enough daylight hours, stressful emergency situations), more effort has to be put into things you can control, such as eating […]

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Emma’s Diary Podcast – Mummy Body Image

Emma's Diary Podcast - How your body changes after pregnancy and learning to love it

Emma’s Diary is something you may remember from during and after pregnancy, and they now have a podcast I was invited to speak on! This episode is about body confidence, how our bodies change when we have babies, and how to stay healthy and love your body, stretchmarks and all!   Here’s a link to […]

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Is Intermittent Fasting good for you?

is intermittent fasting good for you

It’s definitely trendy and many people are reporting great weight loss results, but is Intermittent Fasting good for you?   Intermittent Fasting (IF) involves going for a period of time without eating, though water and sometimes coffee and supplement are used to maintain energy and basic vitamin intake.   There are various schedules IF can […]

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