It was Easter; Time For Chocolate!

Posted by Sarah Cox on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 In : nutrition 

To me, there is nothing better than chocolate.  It's rich, smooth and creamy and makes us feel good.... until we start to feel guilty for eating it. 
However, do we need to feel guilty?  Is it all bad? 
There's no getting around the fact that chocolate is high in fat and calories, but there is growing evidence that, in small quantities, some kinds of chocolate may actually be good for you.
 
Dark chocolate is much better for you than milk chocolate, due to the higher cocoa and lower sugar content...

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Sticking to New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Sarah Cox on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 In : Goal Setting 

According the NHS, around 7 million of us will have made a New Year's resolution to improve an aspect of our health this year. 

Some of the most common resolutions are:
  • Lose weight
  • Get fit
  • Stop smoking
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables.  
Keeping your resolution after Christmas can be a tough thing to do.  Richard Wiseman, a professor of psychology at Hertfordshire University, gives the following top 5 tips for boosting willpower and staying motivated:
  • Make only one resolution. Choosin...

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Guide to Maintaining Your Weight Over Christmas

Posted by Sarah Cox on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 In : nutrition 

Christmas is the main time when we get together with friends and family and there is a lot of food and drink around.  It is a fun and very sociable time so it can be easy to put on weight over Christmas, especially as we consume more calories than we normally do and a lot more than we need as well as generally being less active as we stay indoors.  The average person consumes around 7,000 calories on Christmas Day and according to the British Dietetic Association, puts on 2kg (5 lbs) over Chr...

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