Why you’re not losing weight

It’s that time of year where everyone is trying to lose weight and get healthier, so what might be holding you back from achieving your goals?   You have unrealistic expectations: healthy weight loss is 1-3 lbs a week. Too much too quickly is not sustainable. You have an unresolved health condition: Niggling ongoing health …

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New Year New You Packages

New Year New You Packages What’s on offer? I’ve teamed up with Adele Murrell PT to help you reach your New Year Goals. Whether you want to lose weight, feel better or reinvigorate your lifestyle, there’s a package to suit everyone. What’s included? Personal Training with Adele Murrell PT featuring: Body Composition Analysis: body fat, …

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To Snack or Not to Snack?

Snacking, such a popular subject and something that’s become a bit of a business in that there is such choice for snacks from energy balls, to sweet potato brownies and healthy flapjacks etc. Whilst I’m thrilled that the Snack market is focusing on healthier offerings, do we really need to be snacking so much? Snacking …

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The Menopause: Nutritional Tips to ease the symptoms

The menopause can often be an uncomfortable time for women, viewed as something to be embarrassed about or ignored, we often try to suppress symptoms and hide them from others rather than embrace the change as a natural part of life. In many cultures, the menopause is seen as a time of wisdom where women …

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How to go Dairy Free and What you can eat Instead

What is the problem with dairy? The sugar found in dairy items is called lactose. Some people lack the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose. This can result in gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, flatulence and abdominal discomfort. This is usually an instant response and people who are lactose intolerant are usually aware. The protein …

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Sports Nutrition: Food for Playing and Non-Playing Days.

There’s a lot of focus on supplements and protein when it comes to sports performance but diet and the right nutrition are essential. This is not just limited to playing days, it is just as important to eat well on non-playing days so for a great start, always ensure an adequate balanced breakfast such as: …

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How to Prepare lentils so they can be easily digested

For some people, consuming lentils can cause a lot of flatulence and bloating. Often, this isn’t because of the lentils but because of how they’ve been prepared. Lentils should be soaked overnight to make them easier to digest and less gas forming, particularly if they are dried. Lentils contain phytic acid, an anti nutrient which binds …

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How to keep Healthy when travelling abroad

With the summer holiday season approaching, my thoughts always turn to keeping healthy abroad. I am no stranger to a ‘traveller’s tummy’ and over the years have developed strategies and tips to keep bugs at bay which I’m sharing with you so you can avoid any upset. 1. Take a probiotic before and during your …

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