April 2009

garbage-canIt may seem like a strange question to ask, but when I think about the rubbish foods and drinks we shove into our mouths day after day I’m completely baffled.

It seems to me many of us treat our bodies more like a skip, than a finely tuned working engine.

It’s simply where we dump our rubbish food, and forget all about it!

How can you expect your body to function properly on food like that?

Think about it, over the course of a week what kind of food do you eat regularly? Click to read more…

sadnessSince stumbling upon the brilliant Sustain website back in 2005 I’ve been more and more convinced of how important a healthy diet is for good mental health.

So, when I clicked onto the BDA’s website earlier this week I was really impressed to see they are now promoting the important role dietitians can play in helping to improve mental health.

And, while diet may not be a cure for depression, research is pointing to evidence that making dietary changes could be extremely beneficial in keeping mild to moderate depression under control. Click to read more…

I’m always interested when chatting to people to find out their personal approach to weight loss.

And, while you may not always see eye-to-eye (I know I don’t!!), if you listen hard enough there’s always something you can learn from them!

Today I’ve put together some of the best tips from around the web to help you on your weight loss journey. Check out the links to each post for the complete article.

#1 Are you looking for a quick-fix?
“Many people don’t want to hear this message because it’s too fundamental and obvious. And it requires real effort, sacrifice, work and self-control. “Whatever you do Craig, don’t mention the ‘D’ word (discipline), and please don’t talk to me about self-control again.” Click to read more…

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Something people struggle with when trying losing weight is how to overcome a weight loss plateau.

It can be one of the most frustrating things. You feel like you’re doing everything right – you’re eating well, you’re exercising, and yet you seem to be hitting a brick wall week in, week out!

A weight loss plateau is when you’ve been exercising and cutting calories for several weeks, then suddenly your progress comes to a standstill. You’re not necessarily moving backwards, but you don’t seem to be making any gains either.

Weight loss plateaus are however a common occurrence, and something you simply have to sit out until it passes! Click to read more…

Gallstones DietGallstones are no joke. No joke at all.

If you’ve come here looking for information, there’s a chance you’re in pain right now. Thus, I’m not going to bombard with everything about Gallstones.

What you’re after is advice which may prevent this pain ever returning, right?

We’ll get to that in just a moment.

If your gallbladder becomes inflamed, causing upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever symptoms, then you may need to go on a gallstones diet.

While these episodes are usually brief, they typically follow a fatty meal, which causes the gall bladder to contract.

So, what are gallstones?

Gallstones are made from cholesterol, bile pigments, calcium, or a mixture of these.

They are normally caused when the chemical balance of your bile contains too much cholesterol. This causes bile to form into small particles which may grow into gallstones. Click to read more…

Faces of DiabetesResearch tells us that type 2 diabetes is strongly linked to age and obesity, and no-one can deny that these are factors on the increase in our ageing, well fed and sedentary society.

Diabetes is in fact one of the leading causes of premature death, with many in the population having the disease without even knowing it.

So, how can you reduce your chances of getting diabetes? Let’s take a look at some of the facts. Click to read more…

Do you often find your energy hitting rock bottom by mid-afternoon?

This is something many people struggle with, and frankly it ain’t much fun! You’ve deadlines to meet, and meetings to attend, and you’ve  certainly no time to crawl into bed for an afternoon snooze!

So, what’s the secret to boundless energy?

Unfortunately, there really is no secret. But, following a healthy diet and taking regular exercise will certainly be a huge help. Click to read more…

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