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5 Healthy Options When You Need Comfort Food

Healthy and comfort food aren’t usually paired together in the same sentence. Comfort food suggests unhealthy, calorific, giant sized plates of fat and sugar designed to trigger dopamine in the brain (the feel good hormone) and warm our bellies into a satisfied slumber when you’re feeling tired and grumpy.     There’s nothing wrong with […]

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The Best Healthy Take Away Food Choices

Is there really such thing as healthy take away food? You’ve been told take away food is unhealthy junk food and to be avoided when on a diet, trying to lose weight, or just trying to eat more healthily. But the best ‘diet’ is the one you stick to for life, so that must include […]

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Protein Quest Bars – a Nutritionist’s Review

Quest Bars – A Nutritionist’s Review I always recommend homemade food where possible, but if you need to keep a stock of things to grab & go, Quest bars might be the next best thing. Sometimes we don’t have time, are out and about, in a hurry, and what does the convenience store have to […]

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Five Cinema Style Healthy Snacks For Movie Nights

Friday night at the Movies… with loads of tasty munchies! What could be more fun than a relaxed afternoon or evening out with friends while you sit back and be entertained. Or maybe you prefer to shut the curtains, put on your onesie, and invite your besties over for a laughter filled evening reminiscent of […]

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Chocolate Orange Truffles

So once I’d made all that Chocolate Orange Marmalade, I had to eat it, obviously. Waste not want not and all that. Thing is I had quite a bit, so came up with the idea that maybe, just maybe, I could turn them into bars or truffles or something using Protein Pow Cooking Mixes. I chickened […]

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Oppo Healthy Ice Cream Review

What is OPPO? In 2011 brothers Harry and Charlie decided to travel 1000km along the North East coast of Brazil using only kite buggies, raising money for charity and breaking an unofficial World Record whilst at it. The trip was exciting but physically tough, and Charlie lost a stone in two weeks. No wonder since […]

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CHOCNUT BARS

If you like the combination of nuts and chocolate you’re going to love these, yet they’re so healthy you could eat them for breakfast! (Sshh don’t tell the kids I said that!) INGREDIENTS Many of the ingredients can be found on buywholefoodsonline here, use code POLLY-IMZB to get 5% off all orders!   140g ground […]

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Wheyhey Ice Cream Review

When I first decided to cut back on sugars and starch, as much as I was looking forward to having more energy, better overall health, and being stronger and more toned, I was slightly (ok very) daunted as to how on earth I was going to enjoy life without sweet treats. I have a serious […]

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Why You Should Cheat On Your Diet

Yes you heard right – CHEAT on your diet! You might have heard the phrase ‘cheat meal’ or ‘cheat day’ circulating recently; it’s quite a hot topic in the fitness world, though the concept is nothing new. Other terms used are ‘refeeding’ and ‘cycling’, ‘carb-up days’ and ‘high kcal days’.   Let’s say that as […]

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