December 18, 2015

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Oh Sugar, You Ain’t that Sweet!

Let's face it, sugar is having a rough year. Documentaries such as Fed Up and Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Rush have sought to shed light on the role sugar has played in our rising obesity crisis. There is a lot of evidence to show that the causes of obesity are multifactorial. However, what we do know is that excessive sugar consumption is related to weight gain, obesity, insulin resistance and poor dental health. Furthermore, obesity and insulin resistance put us at risk…

The Value of Eating Whole Fruit and Vegetables

Personally, I love a good green juice (that’s it, roll your eyes!). I don’t know why I am so easily persuaded to imbibe a liquid the colour of pond sludge in the name of good health, but I am. I suppose it is the power of clever marketing. This idea of giving the body a quick “hit” of nutrition seems like a rather healthy thing to do. But is juicing as healthy as it is made out to be? I’m…

Productivity for Beginners

If you’re anything like me, you find yourself continually struggling with that ‘to do’ list. Perhaps there isn’t enough time in the day or maybe you are simply searching for that surge of inspiration to make a start. One thing is certain - productivity can be a difficult thing to achieve. While I do not claim to hold all of the answers, I have spent years exploring how to become a more productive person. I am an undeniable procrastinator it’s…

5 Tips for a Mindful and Merry Christmas

Christmas can be a difficult time of year. Excitement and high expectations can come crashing down when compared to the reality. I’ll be honest - I had a difficult Christmas last year which left me starting the New Year tucked up in bed feeling sorry for myself with a bad back and a swollen face (my personal stress reaction!) I have spent a lot of time this year reflecting on what went wrong and while these things are very personal and…

If I Could Only Choose One: Shampoo Edition (Fran)

Following on from Laura's choice, I debated this one for a while (it's a difficult decision, right?!). I'll be honest with you, my shampoo choice usually involves walking into Boots/Superdrug/Tesco and seeing which one is half price. This is how many shameful, but honest, consultations with hairdressers begin and then end with them looking at me like some kind of hair pauper that should be pitied. Don't get me wrong, I see the value of buying good beauty products. But…

Food (and Symptom) Diary

DOWNLOAD THE FOOD (AND SYMPTOM) DIARY Use our food diary to record what you are eating throughout the day. You can also use it to write down any symptoms you may be experiencing after eating - this will help your dietitian to isolate any allergies or intolerances you may have. Just download and print!

Top 5 Tips for Weight Management

We are all different in terms of our eating behaviour and lifestyle. That age-old advice of “eat less and exercise more” certainly has its evidence base. However, although we are all aware of what we are supposed to do in order to manage our weight, many of us struggle to put this knowledge into action. Truth be told, there is no single weight management plan that will work for everyone. This is because we all have unique preferences, obligations and…