Archive of: Nutrition

  • Salad Season!

    Salad Season!

    What’s in a Salad? The whole appeal of salad however is the idea that it’s fresh, light, healthy, nutritious and tasty. Summer weather often makes us think of lighter foods and salad. I know we also associate salad with weight loss. The problem is that unless we put the right stuff in the salad they can end up either completely bereft of nutritional value or completely loaded with the unnecessary fats!

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  • Stay healthy in the warm weather

    Stay healthy in the warm weather

    This weather is fabulous, it’s certainly the time to be outside for so many reasons, a few tips to bear in mind for staying healthy

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  • Did you eat your breakfast?

    Did you eat your breakfast?

    As a working parent it can be very difficult to find time to focus on your needs. I often find it difficult to prioritise my nutrition as I worry about everyone else first. I also know if I don’t eat a sensible breakfast the rest of the day can be a struggle in a nutritional sense, I end up feeling like I could eat anything and everything (the contents of the fridge between two slices of bread sounds about right!). However making sure I eat breakfast has been a struggle lately. It was when I was speaking to a friend I realised the glaringly obvious - why wasn’t I taking my own advise? It always comes down to organisation at some level, so I sat down and thought about what I needed to make my morning routine work more smoothly … Time is always a factor, as is general brain function (as I really am not a morning person). So I need to make this all as simple as possible, and find a way to make a better start to my day.

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  • Feeling Hungry?

    Feeling Hungry?

    You shouldn’t be hungry all the time, health is about eating right rather than eating less, but do you feel hungry all the time? Do you feel hungry again not long after you’ve eaten? They’re quite a regular problems, and things we hear quite often. Here’s a few things to think about if you don’t think you’re getting it right. Why are you hungry?

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  • What's all the fuss about Water?

    What's all the fuss about Water?

    As more and more research is being conducted into the benefits of hydration, and the damaging effects of dehydration we’re all hearing more and more about how we should drink more water!  My Grandmother used to ask why we should be more concerned about drinking so much water when previous generations didn’t. 

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