Happy Halloween! - pumpkins are not just for laterns

Pumpkin
This gives me the perfect opportunity to big up the nutritional benefits of the pumpkin. My local supermarket has been totally cleared out of all pumpkins large and small, and I guess most of them will end up being carved and used as lanterns. However, this delicious vegetable offers lots of potential on the nutrition front, so great to use them in cooking as well. Read More...

5 simple swaps for a healthier lunch

 Lunchtime sandwiches
Check out my nutrition tips for 5 swaps to get a healthier lunch..... Read More...

Are you dehydrated?

Rehydrate with water
In this heat it is important that you consider your hydration levels. this doesn't necessarily have to be about drinking gallons of water (although that obviously helps) - you can eat to hydrate too........... Read More...

Five reasons to avoid "fat free"

Butter image
”Fat-free”, “low-fat” and “light”
, more weasel words from the marketing men. We have had years of worrying about the fat content in our foods and have seen the ever increasing rise of the “low fat”,“light” and “fat-free” foods.......and yet average waistbands have also kept growing at an alarming rate. Here are five reasons why the fat-free option is not necessarily the best choice: Read More...

Feeling hangry?

Feeling hangry?
Are you one of those people who loses it when you are hungry? Research shows us that as your blood sugar level drop so does your ability to control anger. This has even been linked to increased marital strife, which mean that the route to domestic harmony maybe in the kitchen. Here are Lisa’s top tips on how to reduce hunger and cravings to help you feel more balanced and in control of your eating. Read More...

"No added sugar" - weasel words

Donut
How many times do you see the words "no added sugar" or "unsweetened" on a food packet or a label? - this is usually in big letters somewhere on the front of the box. If you see this you might be forgiven for thinking that the product is a healthy one. However, these are often used as weasel words from the marketing men to make the product seem more healthy than it actually is, I find amongst my clients that this is an endless source of confusion and causes people to make poor food choices. Read More...

Why you shouldn't eat 'low calorie' foods

Nutrition label
What are you actually eating when you choose low calorie food? Many people base their diet around counting calories. If you take this approach it's easy to resort to readymade foods that are marketed as low calorie, but just what are you eating and is it ‘healthy’? Time to do a little investigation...
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