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Can't lose weight despite spending hours at the gym?

You can’t out exercise a rubbish diet Have you ever eaten a whole pizza, family size chocolate bar or bottle of wine and justified it by saying you will go to the gym, run, walk it off the next day? The truth is that whilst it’s easy to eat or drink a large number of calories in a short time, it’s a damn sight harder to burn them off. We always underestimate the number of calories we eat especially when we consume highly processed foods which offer little or no nutritional va

You don’t have to go hungry to lose weight

Many people believe that weight loss is a painful thing. To shift those stubborn pounds you must go hungry all the time. Many are afraid to even set a weight loss goal because they can’t stand the thought of going hungry and the frustrations that it brings. For a lot of people it's just better to be overweight than to suffer hunger pangs. Well who can blame them? Our body is a marvellous device. It is truly amazing! Its natural rhythm and internal workings tell us when we are

Lose Weight For A Healthier Heart

Obesity Is on The Rise Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the UK. Over 2/3 of adults are either overweight or obese. The other worrying fact is that one in 5 children aged between 3-4 are already overweight and this rises in children to one in three for children aged between 10-11. Whilst the UK government has set out their goals for reducing obesity for both adults and children, the current Covid-19 crisis has put, like so many health plans, the focus on the back bu

Stop calling it a diet!

The word “diet” has now become associate with going on a restrictive diet for weight loss or medical reasons. This isn’t the case as the word means the kinds of food that a person, animal or community habitually eats. As soon as someone mentions they are going on a diet, my heart sinks. Often, they speak about cutting out foods, swapping full fat for low fat, or meal replacement drinks. For me we should stop going on “diets” and look at “healthy eating” as this is more sustai

Impact of behaviour on health

What is the impact of behaviour on health? The recent Covid 19 situation has highlighted the impact of underlying health problems when people became ill with the virus. 66% of the UK adult population do not reach the recommended levels of activity. 70% don’t eat the recommended 5 a day portions of fruit and veg a day. 26% are obese, 21% smoke and 27% of men and 18% of women drink more than the 14 units of alcohol each week. Sounds pretty depressing doesn’t it? Some people thi

Vitamin D - the "sunshine vitamin". Are you getting enough?

Are you getting enough Vitamin D? It’s also known as the “sunshine vitamin” as it is produced by the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight and once you get a suntan the body stops producing vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that controls calcium absorption, which affects bone development and is essential for blood clotting. Found in mainly animal products, often vegans and vegetarians may need supplements. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and teeth, es