Entries by Nick

Feed 4 for £5!

Try these weekday meals to feed four people for £5 – they’re easy to make, too… Spicy pasta Cook 300g wholewheat pasta to the pack instructions, then drain. Meanwhile, drain the oil from a 50g can anchovies into a large pan, add 1 finely chopped large onion and cook for 5 min. Add 1tsp dried oregano, a […]

Low-fat vs high-fat… THE TRUTH

Here we go again on the merry-go-round of endless contradictory dietary advice. The National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration have called for a ‘major overhaul’ of current dietary guidelines, saying that focusing on eating a low-fat diet is making people fat.

5 Steps to Overcoming Weight Loss Failure

Do you feel like it’s impossible to motivate yourself to lose weight? Or when you do you quickly lose that motivation and quit? What if there was a way to get that motivation and keep it; a few simple steps to follow in order to put yourself on the right track and stay there. Would it be worth giving it a go?

Secrets to getting more fibre into your diet to stop constipation

So why do we need fibre? Fibre is an important component of a healthy balanced diet. We get fibre from plant-based foods, but it’s not something the body can absorb. This means fibre is not a nutrient and contains no calories or vitamins. Fibre helps your digestive system to process food and absorb nutrients. Fibre can help to lower blood cholesterol. Fibre makes you feel fuller and so helps to control your appetite.

Would you Adam or Eve it?

Apples have been tempting us since the garden of Eden.  Fat free and fibre rich, they are handy sized packs of energy for tucking into lunch boxes, conveniently packaged in their own silky skin, and satisfyingly crunchy and sweet.  They have a low glycaemic index, which means they release glucose into the bloodstream slowly and […]

Do you drink enough water?

We all know water is good for us but do you know why? Water is our body’s main component, making up on average 60% of our body’s weight, hence every system in our body is dependent on water. If we don’t drink enough it can lead to dehydration and even mild dehydration can drain our energy, make us feel tired and hinder weight loss.

Which exercise might suit you?

There’s no doubt that keeping active makes us feel more energetic. But there are other more specific benefits, including helping to: manage high blood pressure and angina keep you at a healthy weight maintain regular bowel movements stimulate a poor appetite strengthen muscles and bones, reducing the risk of falls and fractures ease discomfort if […]

Common Sense Weight Loss Tips (Part 2)

Research shows that a person can lose weight just by practising some common sense weight-loss ideas. Changing how you think about dieting and your health will help you to lose weight sensibly and keep it off. Here are the next five of our top-ten common senses tips for losing weight.