You can't out-exercise a bad diet and so I like to meal plan to keep me on track with healthy eating. However with temptations around every corner, it can be hard to stay on track with our meal plans sometimes so I thought I'd share my top tips on how to stick to a meal plan.
Seaweed is being described by some as a superfood, the new kale, but to date there is little evidence based research to support such a claim.This is because until recently seaweed, which is at the bottom of the food chain, has not been considered worthy of research funding.
The worst thing you can do is to act righteous and make others feel bad about their choices. Everyone is different and you don't want to be judged so it's not fair to make others feel like that. Treat others how you would want to be treated!
Asparagus tips should be tightly furled and perky, with shoots that are straight and firm. This quiche is great for a picnic with a side of fresh green salad, or take a slice for breakfast on the run, or wrap in cos or romaine lettuce with a dab of honey mustard, its filling without having to add any carbs.
Despite saving my wardrobe, there is one notable downside: veganism has apparently ruined my ability to think. I have had to accept that despite my age and experience, my friends and family think I can no longer read or speak English when it comes to ordering food.
The bottom line is that Vitamin D isn't found in enough foods that we eat regularly to meet our needs, and the UK is just too far North to allow most of us to make enough Vitamin D in our skin via sunlight.
Fibre comes in a range of foods like fruits and veg, pulses as well as nuts and seeds. But it's the fibre in grains like wheat, oats, barley and quinoa that so many of us are missing out on. Either because we don't eat enough of the grains full stop, or when we do eat them we choose refined versions.
Besides the delicious flesh, watermelon rinds are also edible and are used for making pickles. Watermelon seeds, which are high in protein are eaten in China and have a nutty flavor and can be dried and roasted, or ground into flour.
The point I want to make, is that a lack of pronunciation skills and understanding about chemistry isn't a rational argument for avoiding certain foods or ingredients. Everything is chemicals, and everything can kill you in high enough doses. Living a "chemical free lifestyle" sound great, but only if you want to have a lifespan of a few seconds.
As a public health professional I need to help change people's attitudes to sugar. Because if as a country we don't address our love of sweet food and drink, obesity levels will keep rising and the human and financial cost of ill health will also keep rising.
It's about incorporating fresh, natural food into your diet. It's not a diet in the true sense of the word, rather a lifestyle choice that will ensure you are eating wholesome and nourishing meals. These meals will be delicious and packed full of flavour and will not leave you feeling hungry or deprived.
When it comes to losing weight, there is no right perfect solution that is right for everyone. We are all different, we all have different tastes, dif...
This creamy, satisfying soup is perfect for any summers day, not only will it help you cool off and hydrate, you will also gain from the healthy oils from the avocado and almond milk.
Clean eating is simple. Rather than being yet another fad diet, it is about achieving a happy and healthy lifestyle. It can be adapted to fit any kind of routine; all you have to do is be mindful about the food you are eating and cook a little bit more from scratch.
We can all agree that life in the 21st Century is more than a little hectic and sometimes we feel we are running back on ourselves - it can feel somewhat overwhelming and we do not realise how much of a help (or in its absence, a hindrance) breakfast is in allowing our days to run that little bit smoother.
So much has been said recently about how food intolerance testing is causing massive hikes in people believing that they have a food allergy and thus eliminating foods out of their diet that they don't need to.