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Try these weekday meals to feed four people for £5 – they’re easy to make, too… Spicy pasta Cook 300g wholewheat pasta to the pack instructions, then drain. Meanwhile, drain the oil from a 50g can anchovies into a large pan, add 1 finely chopped large onion and cook for 5 min. Add 1tsp dried oregano, a good pinch chilli flakes and …
Here we go again on the merry-go-round of endless contradictory dietary advice. The National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration have called for a ‘major overhaul’ of current dietary guidelines, saying that focusing on eating a low-fat diet is making people fat.
Do you feel like it’s impossible to motivate yourself to lose weight? Or when you do you quickly lose that motivation and quit? What if there was a way to get that motivation and keep it; a few simple steps to follow in order to put yourself on the right track and stay there. Would it be worth giving it a go?
Boredom is the diet destroyer. Boredom with lifestyle, boredom with food, meals and cooking – all very common reasons why your weight loss plan can fail. So what can you do to beat the boredom beast?
So why do we need fibre? Fibre is an important component of a healthy balanced diet. We get fibre from plant-based foods, but it’s not something the body can absorb. This means fibre is not a nutrient and contains no calories or vitamins. Fibre helps your digestive system to process food and absorb nutrients. Fibre can help to lower blood cholesterol. Fibre makes you feel fuller and so helps to control your appetite.
Apples have been tempting us since the garden of Eden. Fat free and fibre rich, they are handy sized packs of energy for tucking into lunch boxes, conveniently packaged in their own silky skin, and satisfyingly crunchy and sweet. They have a low glycaemic index, which means they release glucose into the bloodstream slowly and so keep hunger pangs at …
We all know water is good for us but do you know why? Water is our body’s main component, making up on average 60% of our body’s weight, hence every system in our body is dependent on water. If we don’t drink enough it can lead to dehydration and even mild dehydration can drain our energy, make us feel tired and hinder weight loss.
The nights are drawing in and you may already be feeling a little blue with less of that lovely sunlight. Here’s our top 10 foods that will lighten your mood and help kerb to blues.
There’s no doubt that keeping active makes us feel more energetic. But there are other more specific benefits, including helping to: manage high blood pressure and angina keep you at a healthy weight maintain regular bowel movements stimulate a poor appetite strengthen muscles and bones, reducing the risk of falls and fractures ease discomfort if you have arthritis or Parkinson’s …
Though you may have some idea of what’s in store for you as you head toward menopause, the stage of life when the ovaries stop producing eggs and menstrual cycles dwindle, you may not quite know what to expect when your periods are officially over.