53 Weight Loss Actions from the University of Oxford

By Zoe | August 4, 2021

The University of Oxford PREVAIL trial was picked up in the media last month. People took part in daily weighing for 8 weeks using a weight tracking app.  Half chose from a menu of 53 weight loss actions and used these for action planning, reflecting & evaluating and lost 3kg more than the other half…

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9 Easy Ways to 5-a-day for Healthy Eating

By Zoe | August 31, 2015

You know you should eat more vegetables and fruit as part of healthy eating, but it’s easy to forget and then come the end of the day you have had maybe 2 or 3 portions.  If you start the day right, and have a look at these ideas you will be able to clock up…

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High Fibre Diet for Weight Loss

By Zoe | July 31, 2015

Will this be the next weight loss diet?  Move over 5:2 diet, here comes the High Fibre Diet.  A recent study (*) found that a high fibre diet could be easier to follow and more effective than a traditional calorie controlled diet for weight loss. It’s focused and it’s simple.  You just eat more high…

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Are you doing enough exercise for health and weight loss?

By Zoe | June 30, 2015

Jane is a customer service manager on the shop floor at her local Marks & Spencer store. She cycles 30 minutes to work every day and does the evening dog walk with an energetic spaniel for an hour after dinner. Jack is a computer analyst sat at his desk all day. He goes to the…

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Food Intolerance – think Lactose Intolerance

By Zoe | May 31, 2015

Do you have digestive symptoms like bloating, discomfort and diarrhoea and think food intolerance may be causing it? Have you had norovirus, travellers’ tummy, food poisoning, or suffered another nasty digestive bug? Or you may have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If yes, then the food intolerance could be lactose intolerance, intolerance to…

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Calories and Alcohol – Could alcohol be making you fat?

By Zoe | April 30, 2015

Calories and alcohol – do you know how many calories there are in your favourite drink? Did you know that as a drinker, on average, 10% of daily calories are from alcohol? Yesterday, MEPs voted for calorie labels to be put on all alcoholic drinks in a vote at the European Parliament to help with…

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Overweight Child – Would you know?

By Zoe | March 31, 2015

Would you know if you had an overweight child? According to a new British study (*), of almost 3000 children, 31% of parents underestimated whether their child was classified as very overweight (obese), overweight, healthy weight, or underweight. Also only 4 parents described their child as being very overweight despite 369 children being classified as…

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Healthy Eating and Weight Loss – Can You Eat Too Much Fruit?

By Zoe | February 28, 2015

A client asked me recently ‘can you eat too much fruit?’ Colleagues at work had been telling her that there is a lot of sugar in fruit and she shouldn’t eat so much. Here’s my view on fruit for healthy eating and weight loss. Eating Fruit Reduces the Risk of Disease Fruit contains fibre, vitamins,…

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A Healthy Recipe for Success – Get Up, and Eat Vegetables

By Zoe | January 30, 2015

Have you stopped going to the gym already? Relieved dry January is over and about to celebrate this weekend? Well don’t worry, here’s a healthy recipe for small changes everyone can make now. Get Up Sitting for long periods of time, even if you exercise regularly, could increase your chance of dying from any cause.…

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3 Great Ideas for Healthy New Year Resolutions

By Zoe | December 30, 2014

I saw on the front of today’s Daily Mail a headline for 25 health resolutions. I didn’t read the article but if you are looking for some suggestions here are 3 great ideas for New Year resolutions to help you be healthier in 2015. Healthy New Year Resolution 1. Go Gluten-free If you have irritable…

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