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What is PB2? Nutrition Facts & Recipe Ideas

By: | 19 Comments | On: April 28, 2013 | Category : Fat, Food, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, Snacking, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

PB2 Review

Do you love peanut butter? I discovered my love for peanut butter only a few months ago and have been hooked ever since. It’s not unusual for a jar to last me less than a week – which may be good for someone who’s trying to gain weight, but certainly is NOT...

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SIX of the Biggest Workout Mistakes!

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

Paul mumford

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 : Carbs, Food, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Reviews, Shopping Tips, Snacking, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

Snack Bars

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 : Carbs, Food, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Reviews, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

Sweeteners

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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The Power of a Food Diary

By: | 5 Comments | On: April 15, 2013 | Category : Lifestyle, Motivation, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

food-diary

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: | 13 Comments | On: April 15, 2013 | Category : Fibre, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

Sainsburys

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 : Carbs, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

Portion control

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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Why Exercise?

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

Exercise

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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Preparation is Everything.. The Key to Successful Weight Loss

By: | 5 Comments | On: April 10, 2013 | Category : Lifestyle, Motivation, Shopping Tips, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being

grocery-list

The key to achieving your nutritional goals is preparation. Have a think about which aspects of your diet you wish to change (write them down if needed) and when you feel ready, set about preparing to action your goals; here are my top tips on how to get started!  ...

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How to Choose a Healthy Coffee

By: | 4 Comments | On: April 10, 2013 | Category : Hydration, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Shopping Tips, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

Healthy Coffee

Coffee shops are everywhere, but what do you ask for if you are trying to ‘be healthy’? Black tea has zero calories and black fresh filter coffee only 4 calories.. but what about the more interesting drinks (the one we go to coffee shops to buy!).. here are my top...

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