New Year, New You…

Every year thousands of people make New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight/get fit/be more healthy or all of the above. Plenty of these New Year’s Resolutions fail and are forgotten until the next year begins and all the same resolutions are made yet again. However – if this year you…

Safe weight loss during breastfeeding…

Breastfeeding helps you use up fat stores placed down during pregnancy. However, you can try and lose a little extra weight when breastfeeding, if you do it sensibly! Losing weight too quickly can be dangerous, especially at this time when you need your energy and health in order to care…

Eating Well During Breastfeeding…

Did you know breastfeeding helps your body return to its pre-pregnancy weight? Just another one of its many great benefits. However, although this is an important time to support and protect your baby’s growth, it is also an important time to look after yourself and keep your own health in…

SR Nutrition’s cheap and easy pasta…

Ingredients: 1tsp oil1 onion chopped finely1 clove of garlic, chopped1 tin of chopped tomatoes1/2 tin of kidney beans (tinned in water)1 small tin of sweetcorn (tinned in water)2 tbsp tomato pureeMixed herbs (add to taste)Chilli powder (optional and to taste)350-400g Wholewheat spaghettiInstructions: 1.)    Heat the oil and add the onion…

Nutrition During Pregnancy…

Having a baby can be a rather overwhelming experience and above all else you want to make the right decisions that will allow healthy growth from bump to baby. Eating healthily is especially important when you are pregnant because the food you eat will provide the nutrients your baby needs….

Nutrition and dementia…

Anyone who has seen a relative with dementia will know of the detrimental effects that this illness can have – not just on the individual but also on family and friends alike. There has recently been a huge amount of press regarding the care of the elderly and improvements needed…

How big is your plate…

Could you reduce your plate size and reduce the amount of calories you are eating? Research shows that eating from smaller plates can “trick” our mind into thinking that we are eating a larger amount than we are and therefore lead us to eat less and still feel just as…

Craving chocolate..?

Try having a few squares of dark chocolate instead. This often will reduce or stop your cravings all together and dark chocolate has long been linked with potential health benefits due to the levels of flavonoids and catechins it contains. Additionally, dark chocolate contains less sugar and dairy fat than…

Pause for a fork…

Put down your knife and fork between mouthfulls at mealtimes. Giving yourself time to chew and allowing yourself more time for each forkfull can help make your dinner last longer, allowing more time for your brain to recognise those signs of fullness. Mindless eating has been shows to increase the…

Overweight Italian children…

The Institute for Auxology of Milan have released new figures that show that around 36% of Italian children are overweight by the age of eight. These are currently the worst figures seen anywhere in Europe. This is sad news as the Italian way has, for a long time, been hailed…