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What’s The Best Time To Exercise?

What is the best time to exercise? Earlier or later in the day? Is it ok to do a ‘fasted workout’ i.e. before food or should you eat before? What about pre-workout supplements containing Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and caffeine? In the video below I answer this and show you how to decided what […]

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8 Reasons No Sleep Is Ruining Your Diet (and 8 Solutions)

No sleep or not enough of it is a killer for weight loss. Studies show people who get less sleep are more likely to be overweight or obese than people who get at least 7 hrs sleep a night. It’s day 3 of Bella (age 3 1/2) having a temperature. She’s coming into my bed every […]

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Should You Exercise When Sick?

Should you make yourself exercise when sick?   Is it ok to exercise when you’re just a little bit poorly as opposed to really unwell? How do you know when you are too ill to exercise and should rest instead? For more help on getting in shape, losing weight and improving your energy and health get your […]

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Have You Designed Your Perfect Day?

My husband tells me there’s no point in doing more to help around the house, because as soon as I have more time, I fill it with more stuff. He is correct. I really do try and relax, but like most modern women you’ll probably empathise with our ‘need’ to be constantly busy, doing more, […]

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7 Habits of Highly Stylish People

7 Habits of Highly Stylish People A guest post from Catherine Colgrave. Visit Catherine’s blog at www.discoveryourstyle.co.uk   We’re not born with style . . .  style is something we develop, nourish and nurture, it’s a journey, and a fun one if we can learn to embrace and enjoy it.  The trick is to find your […]

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Heart Healthy Valentines Menu for Two

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If you’re looking for a Valentines Menu that doesn’t add more love handles then try this heart healthy home cooked menu for two. The relationship between food and love is an intimate one, if you’ll excuse the pun.   Newly loved up couples are experiencing an abundance of ‘reward’ hormones that give them that can’t […]

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I take it back, I will NOT grow old gracefully

Last week I reached that day. I found my first grey hair. Oh you might role your eyes and have no sympathy because maybe you had that day long ago and aren’t we all tragic with our third world problems, but… Please, you remember that day right? It sneaks up on you like a hailstorm in any […]

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Do Supermarkets Promote Unhealthy Eating?

At this time of year we’re all feeling the pinch, both in our belts and our purses. We’ve eaten lots of yummy food over Christmas, spent loads of money on presents, and now January is here it’s time to get back into a healthier way of eating and being more careful of what we spend. […]

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Unrefined vs. Refined Foods: What is the Difference?

Unrefined vs. Refined Foods: What is the Difference?   If you look up a definition of unrefined, you will be presented with something that roughly says “not processed to remove impurities”. In essence, that is what unrefined food refers to. However, this could lead to some confusion. In general parlance, we tend to think of […]

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Is Canned Food as Healthy as Fresh Food?

Is Canned Food as Healthy as Fresh Food?   While canned food used to be limited to simple vegetables, fishes and beans, the increase in modern demand for long lasting preserved foods has resulted in all manner of food types ending up in canned forms. Canned potatoes, canned burgers and canned whole chickens are just […]

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