We did a nutritional analysis of Elle's 'typical day' on her plant-based reboot. Although the foods included are of course nutritious, and there are definitely benefits to including more plant-based foods in your diet (lookin' at you fibre!), Elle's plan is extremely low in overall calories
I've been pretty vocal about how diets don't work, even when they're dressed up in pretty language like 'balance' and 'healthy lifestyle' (still a die...
In other UK industries it is generally accepted that some products are higher quality and therefore cost more, without this being seen as 'hostility' - why not in farming? It really is time for non-organic farming in the UK to stop treating any description of quality in food production as a threat to the whole industry, rather than welcome diversity.
If you're looking for a toasty, non-alcoholic, low sugar alternative to enjoy at Christmas, this mulled spice syrup really opens up the options! It can be added to any drinks; to create mulled spirits, festive detox drinks or a warm spiced green tea.
As free childcare is extended, nurseries and pre-school settings provide an increasingly vital route to help get children off to the best start with food and nutrition. So what should hot meals and packed lunches be specifically based around, and which guidelines should parents and nurseries follow?
Yes, I just used those two words in the same sentence! I know... I'm as surprised as the next person! In fact, I am the last person I ever would have thought would be asked to write a blog about veganism and Christmas; A year ago, neither of these things were important in my life.
Schools are breaking up and the last of the nativity plays are upon us. We are now bang in the season of jingle bells and gin, cake, cocktails and exc...
Although many of us may know that sugar in the diet isn't good for us, for those of you that have tried to give it up may know how hard it is to do. Under normal conditions, we have systems in our body that are meant to regulate the amount of food that we ingest. However, when it comes to sugar and other junk food, it seems like this system is not properly at play.
To sustain the status of your body composition, the number of calories ingested must be equal to those expended. This is an irrefutable truism in nutritional science. Your metabolic rate relates directly to how you expend calories, and this comprises three key drivers:
Using a crockpot, or slow cooker to cook your food helps save on total meal preparation. It's easy and healthier option that can help you and your family to eat delicious, homemade meals.
As we run up to Christmas every man and his dog will be talking about what they're 'going to do' in 2017, so I've thrown together some of my favourite hacks for creating change but more importantly, for making it stick! Hopefully some of them will be new to you, and remember that although they're mainly focused on changing your health for the better, these can be applied to all areas of your life.
Photo Credit: Food@1 I love coconut oil and I am crazy about coconuts! There, I said it! Recently, I've been delving a little deeper into this wondr...
As the UK weather sees a major drop in temperature, the chance of individuals catching a cold or flu increases. People are urged to get the flu vaccination at their local GP surgery or local pharmacy to keep the winter virus at bay
In Part 1 of my blog on Vitamin D, I explained that there aren't many great dietary sources of vitamin D and it's really difficult to get all you need from food. In part 2 I'm laying down how to guarantee you get enough D and clearing up why it's so important that you get the right amount.
There's only so much disappointment mere mortals can take, so if you've been eating natural wholefoods for weeks and still hate every single mouthful, no-one would blame you for throwing in the towel and finding comfort in a double cheeseburger with fries.
Italy is a Mediterranean country where obesity and overweight are rare despite an abundance of pizza, pasta, and many other delectable meals. So, the question is there Italian diet secret we can learn from, too?