I’m often asked which is the best oil for cooking? With so many oils available on the supermarket shelves, it can be very confusing knowing which one to choose to cook with. Should you be using butter or should you choose a vegetable-based oil, such as sunflower oil, instead? How about Ghee, coconut oil or […]
If I ask you how much water you should be drinking, I’m betting that most of you will be able to quote “8 glasses a day”! That’s roughly around 2 litres a day and for the sake of clarify, that’s water not wine…. or beer…. or cocktails! We know that staying hydrated is important but […]
One question I get asked over and over again…Do I need to eat breakfast? We’ve grown up with the notion that we should eat a hearty breakfast, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and you should “Breakfast like a king” are common sayings we’ve become accustomed to.
There was a time that I would begin each year with a list of plans and goals, which I would kid myself would be achieved over the coming year, simply because I had taken the time to think them through and note them. Experience has shown me that these were long forgotten once the year […]
Have you ever considered that losing weight doesn’t have to be difficult or tortuous and can be surprisingly easy? I believe it can simply be a case of making small changes to your daily routines, that are healthier and more rewarding, inspiring you to continue for longer until you do eventually achieve your goal. The […]
Finding a diet plan that works is not always an easy task at any time but particularly at this time of year, when you may have gained a few extra pounds over the festive period and you’ve struggling to get back on track with your healthy choices. You may find yourself swayed by the inflated […]
Many people who value a healthy lifestyle will also include alcohol but ideally they will also be looking at how they can ensure they’re “drinking smart” over the festive period. However, all too often, cosy evenings in are accompanied by a “relaxing” glass of wine and social nights out wouldn’t be complete without indulging in […]
You’ve embarked on a healthy eating plan and you’re consumed with guilt because you’re out with friends and haven’t managed to overcome the temptation of a delicious dessert or late night take out. Is it ok to have a cheat day or even just a cheat meal?
With the rise of vegan diets, protein is a hot topic in the health and nutrition press. Whether it’s a focus on how to avoid it or conversely how to ensure even more or indeed whether you should or shouldn’t be avoiding it, many find themselves on a rollercoaster of changing opinions and it’s easy to see how protein myths can embed.