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SIX of the Biggest Workout Mistakes!

By: | 2 Comments | On: April 21, 2013 | Category : Fitness, Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, diet really does matter most. And yes although exercise is important for burning off excess calories, stabilising blood glucose (sugar) levels and toning (helping us look good).. exercise is even more important when it comes to keeping the weight off. When we lose weight we...

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How to Choose a Healthy Cereal or Snack Bar

By: | 5 Comments | On: April 19, 2013 | Category : Nutrition & Health, Product Reviews, Weight Loss

I love a healthy snack bar, which is why I’ve come up with my top 5 tips on how to make sure it’s a healthy one! Do let me know what your favourite snack bars are in the comments section below – I always love finding new ones to try! 🙂 You can subscribe...

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The Truth about Sugar & Are Sweeteners Safe?

By: | 33 Comments | On: April 18, 2013 | Category : Nutrition & Health, Product Reviews, Weight Loss

With more and more people watching their weight and calorie intake, sugar can easily be ‘evilized’ with many people choosing to switch to other sources of sweetness. A small amount of sugar in the diet isn’t bad for us.. there are naturally occurring sugars such as fructose in fruit and lactose in...

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Top Tips for a Flat Stomach!

By: | 3 Comments | On: April 17, 2013 | Category : Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss

Want to know the secrets to a flatter tummy? A flat stomach can be achieved by doing two things.. 1) by reducing the amount of abdominal (stomach) fat above the muscle and 2) by avoiding stomach bloating. No matter how many crunches you do, if these two things aren’t happening...

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The Power of a Food Diary

By: | 5 Comments | On: April 15, 2013 | Category : Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss

Do you remember what you ate yesterday? Or even this morning?   The truth is we often forget about what we eat. We may even think that we remember what we ate but quite often those ‘unplanned snacks’ can get forgotten about – handy when we’re trying to justify that...

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All About Fibre

By: | 14 Comments | On: April 15, 2013 | Category : Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss

I was recently interviewed by Sainsbury’s Magazine (April 2012 edition page 117) for a piece entitled ‘All you need to know about.. Fibre’, and here it is in full!   What’s the difference between soluble and insoluble fibre – and why should we care? Fibre in the diet is extremely important!...

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The Healthy Portion Plate

By: | 3 Comments | On: April 14, 2013 | Category : Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss

The key to weight loss is portion control. Even a ‘healthy diet’ will cause weight gain if eaten in the wrong portions. A simple ‘trick’ of how to achieve portion control is to fill half of your lunch and dinner plates with vegetables or salad, just over a quarter with...

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A January Message about DIETS

By: | 1 Comment | On: April 11, 2013 | Category : Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss

SO, we’re coming up to that time of year when we start hearing ‘ooooh my holiday is booked and I’m starting my bikini body diet tomorrow… I am.. yep, definitely tomorrow’ .. and you can probably guess what comes next… either a biscuit is eaten the next day and the...

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What is HIIT ?!

By: | 5 Comments | On: April 11, 2013 | Category : Fitness, Lifestyle

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and I had heard it was ‘the only way’ to get the most out of a short work-out.. but what does it consist of? And why is it worth doing?! Here is what PT Mollie had to say on the matter.. WHAT EXACTLY...

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Why Exercise?

By: | 11 Comments | On: April 10, 2013 | Category : Fitness, Weight Loss

Exercise and activity (moving around more) is great for the following reasons: It helps to boost metabolic rate and burn calories It contributes to weight loss and more importantly, keeping weight off It can increase self-esteem (confidence levels) as well as mood (it boosts the feel good hormones) It improves muscle...

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