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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 …

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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.

We Reveal How to Defeat Boredom the Diet Destroyer

Boredom is the diet destroyer. Boredom with lifestyle, boredom with food, meals and cooking – all very common reasons why your weight loss plan can fail. So what can you do to beat the boredom beast?

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 …

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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.

Welcome to the September Issue

What an amazing month this is going to be! We seem to have been thrown out of Summer and we are now hurtling into Autumn.  I just love September, everyone I seem to meet is refreshed from their holidays, and has an extra bit of motivation to shape up for Christmas – which may seem …

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