Category: Healthy eating

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Three ways to keep the pounds at bay this Christmas

Christmas is now only a couple of weeks away and it’s the season of mulled wine, mince pies, chocolates, big meals and party food.  It’s easy to overeat so it’s no wonder that December – and in particular the last 10 days of the year – is when lots of people gain weight.  Being on

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Losing the desire for sugar is all about freedom of choice

I WAS so proud and excited to appear on the ITV Tonight programme Giving Up Sugar For Good last Friday. It was all about the crucial role Slimpod has played in transforming the health and well-being of staff at Tameside hospital, Manchester, and how we changed the restaurant into a sugar-free zone. My dream is

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Fish curry coconut treat

WE’LL all be sick of the sight of turkey, chicken, beef, lamb and pork once Christmas is here – so in the run-up to the holiday why not try an ultra-healthy coconut fish curry? Now that the cold, dark nights are well and truly here they can be a trigger for the bad habits of

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3 tips to beat Xmas stress and keep your weight loss on track

SORRY to remind you, but in barely four weeks it will be Christmas Eve. Can you believe that?!  I’m in a state of shock!  I’ve already been asked when the decorations and the tree are going up! Then I need to get the cards written and posted, the shopping done, the food and drink in,

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Stop eating sugar right now and feel the amazing benefits

SUGAR:  Do you cut down or go cold turkey? The benefits of either are amazing!  Slimpodder Ava Brodie used her sugar pod, which comes as part of the Slimpod Gold programme, then decided she needed to take more drastic action. I hope her video story will inspire you to realise that sugar doesn’t have to be the

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Slimpod helps first sugar-free hospital to win coveted NHS award

THE annual NHS Sustainability Awards are highly prized and that’s why I’m delighted and proud that one hospital I’ve been working with for the past three years has been awarded first place in the food category and was shortlisted for a second recognising staff engagement. The judges said Tameside Hospital’s innovative approach to meals and menus and its

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Beware of the winter weight gain season – mini-series, Part 4

CHRISTMAS is supposed to be a fun time of year, full of cheer. But it can also be full of stress! So many people find Christmas challenging for all sorts of reasons. It’s a time when the best eating and exercise habits can fall by the wayside because there’s wall to wall food, parties and

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One little task will help stop emotional eating – mini-series, part 3

Last time in my mini-series on how to stop emotional eating we learned how many people trying to change their eating habits have actually lost touch with real hunger as opposed to emotional hunger. I explained how important it is to practise connecting with our body’s signals that tell us when we’re genuinely full or

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Food addiction expert
Member of All-Party Parliamentary Obesity Group
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Ease the stress of emotional eating

STRESS and emotional eating have an extraordinary effect on our food habits, and emotional eating brought on by anxiety is a major reason why more and more people are overweight. The more pressurised life becomes, the more people turn to food in a vain attempt

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Achieve and believe, great things happen

I’M bursting to show you the most remarkable pictures I’ve ever seen that show the power of Slimpods to help you believe and achieve. This is Darin with double Olympic champion Kelly Holmes at the weekend as they competed together in the Portsmouth Duathlon – that’s 5k running, 15k cycling, then 5k running to the finish.

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Breaking out of the failing diet cycle

IF you’ve ever been on a diet and felt trapped in a cycle of doing well and then ruining it again and again, then you’re not alone! I speak to clients all the time who say they’ve “failed” at every diet they’ve tried, sometimes for as long as 40 or 50 years. It’s heart-breaking

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