Eating for Revision and Exams

May 12, 2022Blog Posts

Many young people, including my own kids, have been revising hard and will continue to do so over the coming weeks as they sit GCSE’s, A Levels and other end of year exams. Are they supporting their bodies and minds in the best way through diet and lifestyle to make this often stressful time a little easier???

What is the alternative to calorie counting?

March 11, 2022Blog Posts

Being in a calorie deficit is how we can lose weight Counting calories is the best way to manage weight Well scientifically the first one may be the case but anyone who knows me or has followed me will know I am not a fan of calorie counting AT ALL. There are several reasons for … Read More

A quick guide to cooking grains and pulses

January 5, 2022Blog Posts

So many of us have been seduced into the convenience of purchasing cooked beans, pulses and grains and I include myself in that! Whether it be due to perceived lack of time, skill or knowledge, with only a small amount of effort we could save ourselves money and help the environment by…

My Top Tips For Staying Healthy At Christmas

December 1, 2021Blog Posts

We are all hoping for a more ’normal’ Christmas this year! Let’s hope that within sensible parameters we will be able to socialise with family and friends. The danger is that after missing out last year we may feel the need to really let our hair down! And I think we deserve to but best not lose sight of our health in a haze of food and drink.

My Tips For Meal Planning In The Winter!

November 9, 2021Blog Posts

As the winter and colder weather kicks in here in the UK I find myself needing to change my eating choices from salads and cold breakfasts to warmer more comforting meals. I also find that this requires a little bit more thinking as I can’t just open the fridge and throw cold stuff on a plate as I often do in the summer months. Planning and preparing ahead is more important for the following reasons:

EAT LESS EXERCISE MORE – WEIGHT LOSS MANTRA OR MYTH

October 19, 2021Blog Posts

EAT LESS EXERCISE MORE  – WEIGHT LOSS MANTRA OR MYTH? Do you still believe this?? Even though you know it is not really that simple (because you have tried it), do you still find yourself relying on this when you want to lose weight? So why is it such a rubbish bit of advice?? …because … Read More

Nutrition: The Mind-Body Connection

September 15, 2021Blog Posts

Nutrition: The Mind-Body Connection How what we eat, when we eat and how we eat can impact our Sleep, our Mind, our Gut, how we Exercise and how we LIVE? Food is fuel, right? It gives us energy to go about our daily tasks and exercise to keep us fit. Yes, this is absolutely true, … Read More

Surviving the Self-catering Staycation – Be Prepared!

July 8, 2021Blog Posts

I suspect there will be many families taking self-catering holidays in the UK this summer due to travel restrictions to many countries we are still having to deal with due to Covid. We will be one of those families and although I like my trips abroad, I LOVE my UK self-catering holidays.  I was brought … Read More