Leftover’s tomato soup

Often, I find there are a few veg in the fridge looking a bit past it but not really past it enough to throw away. These are perfect for soup making! Soups don’t need to be a precise science. I find onion and garlic is a great base, some stock and then whatever...

5 ways to lose weight before Christmas

This is a sneak preview of the webinar I’ll be delivering next week. If you would like to register for it, you can do so by clicking here. Most people gain weight during the winter and there are a variety of reasons why but that doesn’t have to be the...

Does red and processed meat really cause cancer?

Yesterday saw an explosion of posts all over facebook from supposed experts on the latest research on cancer and red/processed meat. Many of these people are not qualified in anyway shape or form to dish out dietary advice and have only added to the scaremongering...

What did I learn on a CPD day?

On Friday, I went to Cheltenham for a CPD (Continuous Professional Development) day put on by Cytoplan. They are the supplement company I recommend  to clients because they are one of the only food state supplement companies around in the UK. Aside from the fact the...

Sleep and health

The past few weeks have been a bit busy which is why there’s a lack of blog posts recently! One of the first things that tends to go when we’re busy is sleep and self care. Really, they’re the last things that go as they’re two of the most...

How to solve the diabetes crisis?

It’s been reported this week that diabetes cases have risen 60% in the past decade (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33932930). That hardly comes as a surprise to me when I walk down the street and see the junk that people are constantly eating and drinking....

What is the best way to lose weight?

The papers are full of reports again about weight loss and health. The BBC are reporting that cutting fat from your diet is more beneficial for health than cutting carbs (article here). Science Daily and the Daily Mail are reporting that avoiding trans fats is the...

Are you looking after your hormones?

It’s very easy to put yourself at the bottom of the priority list especially when life is busy and you have children, a partner, a career or other demands such as parents who need more looking after. For a while, your body will cope with the stress, just like...

Is juicing really the best thing for you?

At the weekend, I had visitors for breakfast. I was told that one wouldn’t be eating breakfast as she was juicing in preparation for her wedding later this year. Assuming she would bring her own juice with her, I prepared a cooked breakfast for the rest of us....

Should fizzy drinks be taxed?

This week, I pre recorded a short interview for Radio Sheffield to discuss the latest proposals for taxing fizzy drinks. I was asked if I thought they should be and would it work? Yes, I do think they should be but I don’t think it will work. If someone wants to...