Alcohol has a two-fold negative effect on our ability to lose fat: 1. Alcohol is highly calorific and easily over-consumed. Compare its calorific value with the other components of our diet: Alcohol is 7kcal/g, fat is 9 kcal/g, both protein and carbohydrate are roughly 4kcal/g). 2. The simple presence of alcohol in your system has […]
Many people are concerned about Alzheimer’s dementia and are looking for strategies to avoid this degenerative process. It is reported that fish and coconut oil prevent brain decline …….but are these really active and worth eating on a regular basis? Or will the mercury and pollutants in fish and the saturated fat in coconut oil kill […]
As my client base is all female a significant part of my work is with mums with DIASTASIS RECTI. This is the technical term for that gap that can appear down the mid line of the abdominal wall after having babies. It can be scary to be ‘diagnosed’ with this condition but in fact it […]
Cold Temperatures Help Brown Fat (The Good Fat) Grow; which Stimulates Metabolic Balance and Lowers Blood Sugar Levels A study known as the ICEMAN study, found that brown fat helps to burn off excess calories and control sugar levels. It sounds crazy, but it’s now well-documented: Subjecting your body to cold temperatures may actually help […]
Today I want to talk about caffeine and belly fat. You may think that if you drink more caffeine you will have a faster metabolism and therefore be slimmer, but please take a look at this….
We went skiing in Austria over Easter. It was lots of fun. The first time for the boys, and I haven’t been for 18 years. Skiing made me think about the importance of strength, coordination and being able to move well, both for sport and for everyday life.
Why do you go to the gym? I asked this in my newsletter this week? . I would say that my top 4 answers would be: 1. To lose weight/fat/tone up 2. To burn off extra calories 3. Because it makes me feel good when I am on an exercise program 4. To get stronger/increase […]
Spices are widely used for increased health and well-being; health benefits of spices include boosting brain power, reducing inflammation in the body and assisting recovery. Young adults, the elderly and anyone who is looking to find a healthier way of living can benefit from using spices when they cook meals. Just adding a few tasty […]
This spicy Dhal recipe is one of my mum’s favourites. So what better way for me to illustrate my post on the health benefits of spices, than by sharing this gorgeous dhal with you.
Following my post yesterday about indoor circuit training ideas, when the weather is too cold, wet or both to venture out, here is a lovely recipe that fits nicely with one of those days too. This Shepherds Pie will warm you from the inside out!