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6 Tips To Boost Your Motivation During Lockdown

We all know that some of the best ways to look after our mental and physical health are to exercise, eat healthy food and keep our minds busy and purposeful. But in the same breath, spending more time indoors and finding ourselves emotionally drained by the daily news can impact how motivated we feel to actually do those things – especially when we still don’t know when a more normal daily life will return. The most important thing to keep in mind during any trying... Read more

19th January 2021

Enjoy Christmas Drinks Without Piling On The Pounds

This Christmas may be like no other, one element that remains easy to overdo is the festive tipples. Especially when get togethers are being held over Zoom eradicating the queue at the bar, making it even easier to overindulge during the festive season. But while a festive tipple may help you feel more relaxed, it won't do much to keep your waistline in shape. Follow these tips to choose sensibly and avoid sabotaging your weight loss goals: Celebrating Christmas with a glass of fizz rather... Read more

7th December 2020

Expert tips to survive Christmas

The 'go on, it's Christmas' message is pervasive, excess and seems to be encouraged everywhere you look. From TV adverts to supermarket banners, but we promise it is possible to get to January without total regret and the need for pure abstinence and shutting yourself away. Below are our experts’ tips on how to survive Christmas from our resident doctor, Dr Graham Brown. Timing is very important when dieting, keeping yourself ticking over will stop any gorging or temptation to grab something unhealthy to fill... Read more

17th November 2020

How To Stop Stress Eating

Stress can affect people in different ways, especially when it comes to diet. Some people find their appetite reduces when they’re feeling under strain, where others reach for comfort food and find themselves overeating. If you’re the latter and you’re struggling to meet your weight loss goals this year, stress eating could be one of the reasons – especially given that 2020 has been so much more stressful than usual.   So, how do you stop stress eating? Read our tips below to find out.   What is stress eating?  Sometimes known... Read more

16th November 2020

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Packed with essential nutrients that keep your body nourished all morning and into the afternoon, smoothies are a quick and easy breakfast for weight loss. There's hardly any no prep work required, and you’ll only need to clean the blender afterwards. They only need a handful of ingredients, there's no cooking, and the end result is a smoothie that will actually keep you full. We’ve put together a quick guide to our three favourite, tried-and-tested breakfast smoothies that you can enjoy too. Give them a... Read more

12th November 2020

How to Make Halloween Treats Healthier

Halloween is fast approaching and, although it may be a night famous for ghosts and ghouls, it is typically one of the sweetest and tastiest times of the year. If you’re trying to watch your waistline, it can be difficult to stick to your healthy eating with so many treats around you! To help you enjoy some Halloween treats without ruining your diet, we’ve created healthier recipes for some of the classics! Fruity Eyeballs Creepy eyeball shaped sweets and bakes are big business during Halloween... Read more

21st October 2020

The Top 5 Reasons Why Diets Fail

We’ve all been there. Day two of your new diet and you’re already tempted by bakery windows filled with cookies, donuts, and cakes. You enter a vicious cycle of feeling hungry, snacking on the wrong things then finding yourself back at square one. But by identifying the top reasons that diets fail, you can try to avoid the pitfalls of dieting and start a more permanent journey to weight loss. The hunger pangs The number one mistake people make when trying to lose weight is... Read more

19th October 2020

Healthy Bake Alternatives

Not only have we got Paul Hollywood and the gang back on our screens, but it’s also National Chocolate week – so there’s no better time to list our favourite healthy bakes (with some chocolate thrown in for good measure) that you can still enjoy whilst watching what you eat. Chocolate is definitely up there with the number one thing we miss when dieting, but by swapping milk chocolate for dark or substituting it with cocoa nibs, you can whip up some tasty recipes for... Read more

14th October 2020

Healthy Curry Alternatives

Sometimes referred to as the UK’s national dish, there are estimated to be 15,000 Indian restaurants across Britain. And where the crowning of the UK’s favourite takeaway is always a topic of much debate, it’s clear that as a nation, we love our curries!   This week (5th – 11th October) is the 22nd National Curry Week, a celebration of all things spicy and flavoursome. Simply talking of curry can get your tastebuds tingling and make it hard to keep your cravings under control. But there’s no need to break your diet with... Read more

7th October 2020

Losing Weight Whilst Going Through The Menopause

When we think of menopause, we think hot flushes and mood swings, but did you know weight gain is also a symptom of the change?  There are three different stages to the transition, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause. Here we look at what happens in each stage.  Perimenopause (or menopausal transition)  The first stage is categorised as the last few years leading up to your last period, this can range from two to eight years and there’s no way of knowing how long this will be... Read more

5th October 2020

The Top 10 Healthy Vegan Snacks

Setting off on your weight loss journey can be difficult enough; the cravings, getting up for your early morning run, or saying no to cake in the office. But for vegans, it can be that little bit harder to find healthy foods that don’t include animal products and are friendly to the planet too. That’s why we’ve put together some of the best snacks for vegans looking to slim down that are kind to animals but also taste delicious. Graze Spicy Sriracha Crunch  These nuts... Read more

28th September 2020

Does When You Eat Matter For Weight Loss?

We all know weight loss can be tricky. To stay on track, you need to find a diet plan that’s tailored to your lifestyle and your own body’s needs. Much of the current advice to dieters puts the most emphasis on the type of food you eat, restricting the number of calories per day and opting for low fat, low sugar foods. But there is also a growing school of thought that promotes the fact that when you eat could be just as important. It... Read more

21st September 2020

Four Healthy Habits To Boost Your Weight Loss

So you’ve decided to lose weight, you’ve set your target and you’re ready to embark on your weight loss journey. But one day in and you’re struggling to stay on the wagon, tempted by sugary drinks and calorie-laden treats. This is where habit-setting can really help. It’s said that if you commit to something every day for thirty days, you develop a habit that will stick. The same goes for dieting, we all need a nudge in the right direction and setting clear intentions will... Read more

14th September 2020

Setting SMART Weight Loss Goals

Weight loss isn’t always easy, and it can be demoralising stepping on the scales to see that your journey has slowed or worse, come to a halt. Setting yourself SMART goals is a great way of staying motivated and staying on track.  But what is a SMART goal?  Saying to yourself that you just want to “lose weight this year” is a goal that cannot be measured or technically achieved but setting yourself some guidelines that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time sensitive (SMART) makes it much more satisfying and motivating.  Specific   Try to... Read more

9th September 2020

Losing Weight On A Budget

How to lose pounds from your waist and not your pocket: Six hacks for weight loss on a budget As much as social media and magazines may lead you to believe, you don’t actually need an expensive gym membership or luxurious yoga pants to aid your weight loss journey. There are so many hacks that can help you slim down whilst saving money and most of them are extremely quick and easy tweaks to add to your everyday routine. Cancel your gym membership Let’s talk... Read more

1st September 2020

How to Keep Your Diet on Track this Bank Holiday Weekend

The August Bank holiday is just a few days away, cue weekend trips, barbeques and plenty of eating and drinking with friends and family. All that socialising is brilliant fun, but it could spell disaster for your diet, so we’ve put together our top tips for enjoying the weekend without derailing your diet. Stay active Bank holidays are great for relaxing but what if you swapped a few days of lounging around the house for trying some new, energetic activities that also burn calories. You... Read more

25th August 2020

Looking After Your Mental Health Post-Lockdown   

The gradual easing of lockdown rules has brought a mixed bag of emotions for many. Whilst it’s brilliant that we are slowly being allowed to do all the things that we love so much again, it can be daunting suddenly having to leave the house after being inside for so long.  Even the thought of being able to do all of the joyful things that we’ve longed to do for so many months can be a troubling thought for many people as it comes with anxieties and stress, which can put a huge strain... Read more

24th August 2020

How To Boost Your Immune System 

Your body’s immune system is a very complex network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infection. It keeps a record of every single microbial infection that you encounter in its white blood cells and cleverly remembers how to fight it off should you encounter it again.   Although the odd few germs may get through and make you sick, the immune system tends to do a pretty great job at keeping you safe from infection!   Some people’s immune systems are more effective than others. This could be down to a number... Read more

17th August 2020

Essential Nutrients

According to the World Health Organisation, essential nutrients must come from the food that we eat and are vital for growth, good health and disease prevention.   They can be broken up into two categories. Macronutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates and water) which should make up the biggest bulk of your diet and can be eaten in large amounts. And micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) where a small dose goes a long way.   But what are essential nutrients and how much of them should we be eating each day?  Protein  This is a nutrient that is often held highly... Read more

10th August 2020

What is Intermittent Fasting and How Does It Work?

Unlike many weight-loss programmes and diets, intermittent fasting doesn’t restrict the amount or type of food you eat. The only thing that matters is what time you eat.  Some people claim that it can be a quick and safe way to lose some weight, whilst others think its unsustainable and ineffective, but what does intermittent fasting really involve?  Intermittent fasting is basically a cycle of eating and fasting throughout the week, with mealtime being limited to only a few hours of the day. Typically, there’s a 16/8 ratio, with 16 hours of fasting... Read more

3rd August 2020

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