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The 6 secrets to maintaining a new habit
Reading Time: 4 minutes When something is a habit you do it almost automatically and without thinking, but sometimes things we want to become a habit can seem a bit of a chore. Why is this? We all set ourselves goals and it’s great to do this, but with the best will in the world, much of the time […]
Breathing exercises for weight loss
Reading Time: 3 minutes How and which breathing exercises can help you lose weight When we’re considering how best to lose weight, more often than not our thoughts will probably be centred around what we eat, and whether we regularly take part in a movement workout. That makes sense. These are, after all, two major factors that influence our […]
The importance of nutritional education
Reading Time: 3 minutes What constitutes ‘good’ nutrition can sometimes get a little confusing, particularly when the words ‘nutrition’ and ‘diet’ can be closely linked. Nutrition education is the process of teaching the science of nutrition – what your body needs, why you need it, and where you can get it.1 A ‘good’ diet, for example, is going to […]
Snacking as part of a healthy living diet
Reading Time: 3 minutes How to enjoy snacking without weight gain as part of a healthy living diet Snacking gets a lot of bad press as it’s typically thought of as simply eating high-calorie foods between meals when you don’t really need them. But when done mindfully, snacking can actually be a great way to boost your diet with […]
The importance of finding a balance in your diet
Reading Time: 3 minutes The number of diet plans out there is vast and they cover a range of principles depending on your goals and lifestyle choices. Vegetarian, Vegan, Keto, Paleo, intermittent fasting… no wonder it’s confusing. What can make it even more confusing, is that often these diets will focus on one of the three main macronutrients (carbohydrates, […]
James Ellington’s insight into nutrition for athletes
Reading Time: 4 minutes An athlete’s nutritional approach to optimal performance Whether you’re exercising to improve your mental and physical health or at more of a professional athlete level, sports nutrition plays an important role in optimising the beneficial effects of physical activity, no matter what type of movement workout you do. Making the right choices with your nutrition […]
Berries – a super tasty, superfood
Reading Time: 3 minutes The humble berry may be small but it is certainly powerful! Berries not only taste delicious, but are packed full of nutrients and antioxidants, making them incredibly good for you too. You may not have thought of berries as a superfood before but this is exactly what they are. Superfoods are foods that can offer […]
It’s all about balance – managing your weight with the 80/20 rule
Reading Time: 4 minutes There are many different diets that promote great results but the key is to find the one that works best for you. This will partly come down to your lifestyle – how much time you have to prepare meals, whether you have others to cook for in your household, and whether you have any particular […]
How to progress from a healthy diet to a lifestyle change
Reading Time: 3 minutes A healthy diet and a lifestyle change can be similar but they are not the same thing. If you confuse the two, it can leave you feeling uncertain about what your actual goal is. Switching to a healthy diet is something you would usually do if you had a specific goal, such as weight loss. […]
Hydration, hydration, hydration – the importance of water!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Water is essential to life. Our bodies are made up of around 60% water so if we don’t keep this topped up, we run the risk of dehydration and illness. You literally cannot survive without water. Your body loses water regularly, through excreting it as waste but also through breathing, sweating and digestion. This is […]
What’s intuitive eating?
Reading Time: 4 minutes What’s intuitive eating and how is it different to eating mindfully? Intuitive eating is the antithesis of dieting, calorie counting, food obsession and body shaming. The idea was first written about on a mainstream level about twenty years ago by Evelyn Tribole and Elise Resch. They wrote a book that among other things highlighted some […]
What are superfoods and what makes them so special?
Reading Time: 4 minutes We’ve all got our own ideas of what a superfood is – many would argue that chocolate, for example, is a ‘super’ food, thanks to its delicious, morish flavour. But superfoods did not get their name because of the way they taste (although they do taste delicious!) but because of their very high nutritional density […]
The relationship between sport and correct nutrition
Reading Time: 5 minutes How to achieve your sporting goals Reducing fat or building muscles – the targeting of sports nutrition is versatile and can have different effects on the body. Sports nutrition that includes a balanced combination of minerals, vitamins, and essential nutrients offers the most benefits. The individual composition of the diet in sport not only depends […]
What is protein?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Everything you thought you knew but didn’t. Most of us know what protein is. Along with carbohydrates and fats, it makes up the three most important macronutrients of our diet. Research has shown why it’s so beneficial as part of a balanced and healthy diet, as it plays a key role in the creation and […]
Inflammation and weight gain
Reading Time: 4 minutes Is there a link between inflammation and weight gain? Inflammation is a natural and healthy bodily reaction when the body is fighting off an infection or responding to some other injury. But there is another aspect to inflammation we need to be aware of – it’s potential to cause weight gain. There is nothing quite […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes The macros: carbohydrate, protein and fat Macronutrients, or macros for short, include carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Almost everything we eat contains a certain amount of macronutrients. Our body needs the nutrients for various important functions such as growth, development and energy supply.1 Learn more about what macronutrients can do in our body. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Healthy living as a vegetarian More and more people are opting for a vegetarian diet. Vegetarians don’t eat meat and fish — and in some cases, they avoid other animal products as well. Many vegetarians want to make their diet healthy and balanced. The issue of animal welfare also often plays a role in the […]
What does diet really mean?
Reading Time: 2 minutes We are what we eat, goes the saying. Certainly food plays a major part in our life, punctuating every day, often determining how we organise our time – and having a significant impact on the way we feel, mentally, physically and emotionally. As part of our attitude to food, we often talk about being on […]
Don’t Overanalyse What You Eat
Reading Time: 3 minutes When sitting down for a meal, what do you see? Something delicious? Something necessary to get you through to the next meal? Something to enjoy? A mixture of numbers or a scientific breakdown? For the health conscious, one of the great benefits of the modern age is that we can enjoy limitless access to information […]
Guarana as a natural energizer
Reading Time: 3 minutes What is guarana and how does it work? Guarana, also known by its scientific name of Paullinia cupana, is popular as a natural energy booster and can be added to drinks as an alternative to drinking tea or coffee. Guarana extract naturally contains caffeine, but studies have shown that it can also have a positive […]
Balanced eating habits
Reading Time: 4 minutes We asked ourselves, why is it that so many people take a more pronounced perspective at different times of the year, only to realise that reality doesn’t catch up with expectations and the gap between what should happen and what really happens remains considerable? Scientists from the University of California looked at the effectiveness of […]
Is your diet fit for purpose?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Making well-intended resolutions, aimed at positive lifestyle changes, is not uncommon and especially after moments of indulgence. At such times it’s only natural to give some serious thought to a sensible diet and maybe doing a bit more in the way of exercise. However, it’s important to understand how “healthy eating” differs from diets aimed […]
Maintaining healthy habits
Reading Time: 2 minutes When we’re on holiday some of us struggle to maintain a healthy relationship with food.1 The temptation of treats is extremely enticing and while some people diet before to allow themselves room to indulge others just resign themselves to being frugal afterwards. The truth is that neither way is good for your overall health and […]
How not to overeat
Reading Time: 3 minutes For millennia humans had barely enough to eat. Yet these days many people find it difficult to keep their eating in check. Knowing the health consequences isn’t enough. So here are some ideas we’ve found on how not to overeat from experts around the world 1. Change your crockery Using a smaller plate can offer […]
Food quality counts for weight management!
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why is quality more important than quantity when it comes to your eating habits? When it comes to managing your weight, we all know there is a link between calories and weight, and most of us accept that there is a mathematical formula of ‘calories in Vs calories out.’ Theoretically though, this would mean that […]