After experiencing early menopause, Clare found changing her nutrition and lifestyle helped her feel good again...
A mum's perspective on what it's like living with her daughter's eating disorder.
With Lunchbowl Network, 33p goes a long way… What can possibly be more fundamental to life than food on the table each day and clean water to drink? In the UK most of us take both of those for granted, and try to forget that in some parts of the world, there are children who […]
I am exercising so why am I not losing weight? Pounding the streets, but those pounds aren’t shifting? Read on for a few ideas of changes which might help. Maybe you are just eating too much of the ‘healthy stuff’? Nuts and wholemeal bread are great, so is whole wheat pasta (and lots of other […]
Healthy eating: five foods worth including in your diet… Quinoa Quinoa has all nine amino acids and lots of fibre in it and adds loads of protein to a meal. Use it instead of rice or couscous. It is also great cold in salads. In fact there are loads of things you can do with […]
I don’t know about you, but I have mixed feelings about Christmas. I love the Christian celebration part but struggle with the cost and the emotional turmoil. And there’s the calorie overload and the very thought of feeling ‘out of control’ of food, exercise, sleep, alcohol and myself! Perhaps, like me, you have two competing voices […]
Mindfulness can help your mind and your waist! Lots about ‘Mindfulness’ in the press recently – there is even an all-party parliamentary group on Mindfulness. It’s moved from New Age fad to mainstream according to Madeline Bunting in The Guardian. Well, what’s it about? Madeline says it’s about being in the moment. NICE recommend it […]
The Chief Medical Officer in her recent report tells us that most of us are now overweight. We eat too much fat and sugar and don’t do enough exercise – and I guess we knew that. But you and I don’t have to be in the majority – we can have a healthy body weight […]
Is the 5:2 diet another fad or a great eating pattern? It’s a simple concept, but if you already know how many calories you eat, on average, a day you might be amazed to be challenged to eat just 600 twice a week. If you don’t know how many you currently eat, you might well be […]
Christmas in France, like any country, is (excuse the pun) wrapped up in traditions. Some French people, especially in the east and northern parts of the country, celebrate St Nicolas on 6 December (like Holland and Nordic countries). In Alsace children put boots out overnight to find them filled the next morning with fresh clementines, […]
Cologne, Germany’s fourth most populous city, is particularly attractive to the budget-aware visitor as the centre can be explored on foot and the whole city is easily accessible by bike. An extensive network of cycle paths and an all-round bike-friendly mentality mean that this really is an enjoyable place to cycle. So, if you feel […]