Nutrition

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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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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Damage Limitation: 9 Weight Loss Tips for the Festive Season

By Zoe | November 29, 2014

Buffets, nibbles, the large ‘entertaining’ plates for the Christmas meal, glasses of seasonal cheer, chocolates, mince pies, Christmas pudding, trifle, Christmas cake. Stop feeling hungry, or panicking, here’s a plan.   1. Skip It I don’t mean fast and miss a meal. I mean are there one or two parties you don’t really fancy. Some…

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Bloating? 7 Tips To Help You Go Wheat-Free

By Zoe | August 28, 2014

A client sent me photos of their tummy the other day, to prove how bloated they were. That was a first, but bloating is the symptom I hear clients complain about most. I encourage all clients to consult their doctor to rule out other causes but I usually suggest a low fermentable carbohydrate (low FODMAP)…

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4 Tips from Spain for Weight Loss

By Zoe | July 30, 2014

I’m on my holidays in Spain at the moment and have been slipping into the local way of life. I’ve been contemplating their lifestyle and whilst it isn’t always the perfect Mediterranean diet there are some really useful habits they have that help with weight loss. 1. Menu del dia Many local restaurants have cheap…

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4 Ways to Nudge Yourself to Weight Loss

By Zoe | June 30, 2014

I’ve been having lots of discussions with clients recently about temptation at home, work and when out socially. It is harder to protect yourself from the outside environment but you can make small changes at home that encourage you to be healthy. There is current thinking about using your unconscious to ‘nudge’ you into making…

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An Hour a Day – Exercise for Weight Management

By Zoe | May 30, 2014

A potential client asked me if I could help them lose weight while working long hours in a sedentary job with no time for exercise.  I said I could help them lose weight but it would not stay off.   The Real Guidelines Did you know that the physical activity recommendations, of 30 minutes at…

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10 foods I buy that are organic & why

By Zoe | April 30, 2014

One argument for eating organic foods is to reduce chemicals that get into the body.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report last year stating that endocrine (hormonal) disruption from harmful chemicals is more extensive than was thought 10 years ago.  Buying organic is more expensive so I buy those organic foods that make…

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