Author Archives: Susie Burrell

How much sugar is in your alcohol?


With the festive season well and truly upon us, chances are that your alcohol intake has been on the rise. While it is commonly thought that alcoholic drinks including beer and wine are packed full of sugars this is not quite true. Rather it is the sugars found in fruits or various alcoholic bases that […]

Why you need to include cheat meals


When it comes to dieting and weight loss there are two kinds of people – there are those who follow their diet so rigidly that they rarely if ever allow themselves to eat a little more, or treat themselves and then there are those who cannot follow any kind of diet for any extended period […]

Intermittent fasting, how to do it.


How to fast the right way We have heard about intermittent fasting for some time now – and since the original approach which suggested dieters have 2 days in which in which their calorie intake was particularly low (500-600cal) there has been a number of different versions of intermittent fasting to support weight loss. We […]

How to make great tasting water


This is a sponsored post. With summer just a few weeks away, we can almost smell the end of the year. The return of longer days and warmer temperatures means there are plenty of social occasions on the horizon to celebrate the end of another year. Warm weather also means that our fluid requirements increase, […]

The non diet approach to weight loss


Non diet weight loss? It’s possible! On a daily basis we hear so much about the foods we should eat and the diets we should follow for weight loss that it all gets a little boring.  Imagine if you could lose weight via strategies that do not involve calorie counting, label reading or spending hours […]

Salmon vs tuna. Which is healthier?


Why salmon is a better choice than tuna Whether it is enjoyed on a sandwich; with brown rice or in a salad, tuna is a popular lunch choice. Known for being high in protein and relatively low in fat, tuna is a popular choice for fitness professionals and those wanting to lose weight and it […]

Healthy halloween recipes to make with the kids.


Mummy Pizzas Recipe makes 8 Ingredients Packet of 8 mini wholemeal pita pockets 140g tub of Leggo’s pizza sauce (1.5g sugar per tablespoon) 3 tomatoes, thinly sliced 8 button mushrooms, thinly sliced 16 thin slices of unprocessed ham 8 slices of light tasty cheese 1 jar of sliced kalamata olives Method 1. Preheat oven to […]

5 foods we think are healthy but aren’t.


The healthy options that are not so healthy Generally speaking we do know healthy foods when we see them – we know that fruit and veges are healthy; we know that wholegrains are healthy and we know that fried food, biscuits and cakes are foods that we should not be consuming every day. Then there […]

Keeping a food diary


Why you should keep a diet diary Some people love them while others can think of nothing worse than having to write down every single think they eat and drink in a day. Diet or food diaries are effective though and as such can play a powerful role in weight control. So if you are […]

5 key nutrients you need if you are busy


This is a sponsored post. Key nutrients busy people need. Busy people need a strong nutritional platform to ensure they are performing at their best on a daily basis. Despite the best of intentions, sometimes our nutrition can take a back seat when things are frantic, and as a result our intake of key nutrients […]