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Should You Eat Fruit If You’re Trying To Lose Weight?

20.10.2021
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Some of the most delicious things in the natural world belong to the fruit family. I’ve just received figs in my fruit and veg box, and next week I’m due for persimmons. Two of my favourites – I’m certainly not going to be missing out!

Fruit sometimes gets a bad rap when talking about weight loss.

Largely, I think this is unfair.

Even the most calorie dense fruits have less than 100 calories per 100g. Compared to most processed sweet […]

One Of The Biggest De-Railers For Your Diet

17.08.2021
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Feeling satisfied by what we’re eating is something we often don’t consider enough when thinking about a weight loss plan.

But, feeling hungry is one of the biggest reasons people quit on the changes they’d started to make to their diet.

Of course, there are lot of reasons for hunger from the obvious to the less obvious like hormones, poor sleep or stress. While we can influence many of the causes of hunger as part of a well-planned […]

Not Feeling Great Despite Doing Everything Right?

7.08.2021
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Sometimes, it can feel like we’re doing everything right yet we don’t feel as good as we feel we should given the effort we’re making.

There’s a massive array of things which can cause this, but to get you started, here are some things to look at:

Diet
Regardless of what the theory says, and regardless of how well an approach worked for your friend, sometimes the diet you’re eating just doesn’t suit you. If you […]

The Power Of Suggestion

30.06.2021
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How often have you found yourself going about your day minding your own business and then BAM. You walk past a delicious smelling bakery or you see or hear someone talk about something yummy they’ve just eaten – and now, that’s all you can think about until you’ve eaten it.

What is it with us humans! It’s like life is designed to make us go against our healthy eating aims!

But actually, it kind of is if you think […]

Nutrition May Be Complicated – But Eating Well Is Not.

5.05.2021
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The science of nutrition might be pretty complicated, but eating food is not.

Just eat real food.

Eat protein – at least 1g per kilo of your bodyweight every day.

Eat veggies – pretty much as many as you can cram in, of as many different types as you can manage.

Eat a portion of carbohydrates every day, especially if you’re active.

Allow most of your fat intake to come from whole food sources which also fit into another category.

Drink plenty of water.

Keep foods which don’t fall into any of the above categories (like processed food or alcohol […]

The Habit Of Over Eating

28.04.2021
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As you know, these email newsletters I send are written with the intention of giving you skills and information you can use to make real changes to your nutrition, fitness and health.

With this in mind, I’d like to know what you’re finding hard with respect to nutrition and exercise at the minute.

What can I send over the coming weeks which you would find helpful? 

Small things, big things – it doesn’t matter […]

All About Omega 3 & 6

5.03.2021
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Omega 3 and 6 are considered essential fats – i.e. fat that you need to eat because your body cannot make it itself. Yet, the focus is always on omega 3 – why is that?

Omega 6 intake needs to be considered less because it is found in things we tend to eat a lot of anyway.

Any type of ready made food is likely to be high in omega 6, since vegetable oils are both high in omega 6 and are in […]

On Eating Food You Didn’t Really Want To Eat

10.02.2021
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We’ve all been there. For whatever reason, some kind of off-track food catches your eye and you can think of nothing else until you’ve eaten it. It might not even be something you especially love, but still – we all know it’s only a matter of time before it has been eaten.

Then, the usual course of action follows: shame and guilt followed by laying out a new (probably stricter) set of rules that you should live by. Which […]

How Many Calories Do You Drink?

8.10.2020
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I always think it’s surprising just how many calories we can drink. Not because it really ought to be a surprise, but because drinks just don’t feel like they should be all that full of calories. I’m not even just talking about alcoholic drinks!

Let’s look at some not-water drinks you might have during the day:

Orange juice with breakfast – 100 calories for 250ml

Coffee shop coffees – a standard ‘tall’ latte is 181 calories, even if you […]

Keeping Your Immune System Healthy For Winter

22.09.2020
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As we start to hurtle towards the winter, and cold season, I thought it would be a good idea to write about boosting your immune system.

The two biggest areas to focus your attention on in order to boost your immune system are gut health, and stress management.

Over 70% of your immune system is located in your gut. So, keep your gut happy by keeping junky food or things which don’t agree with you to a minimum, and instead make […]