Category Archives: Food

Can you eat as much fruit as you like?


How much fruit is too much? Mixed messages about sugar in recent years has caused some confusion about where fruit fits as part of a healthy diet. Some diets ban it altogether, while others remind us that naturally occurring sugars such as fructose (found naturally in fruit) and lactose (found naturally in dairy foods) are […]

Is sushi really healthy?


Is sushi really healthy? One of the most common lunches my clients enjoy is sushi – now the description of ‘sushi’ can mean anything from a few California rolls to a full sashimi plate or even a Bento box. Just as all these foods are different so too is their nutritional profiles and while some […]

The most common foods we overeat


The foods we overeat Over many years of talking to clients and discussing their daily food habits it becomes apparent that there are is a small group of foods that many of us overeat regularly. While we may enjoy pizza or hot chips or a pasta meal occasionally these are not the foods we overeat […]

What we can learn from the Italians


What we can learn from the Italians A week spent in Italy recently was a stark reminder of how much we can still learn from the Italian when it comes to food and nutrition. No, I am not talking about the amazing pasta, gelato and pizza which we already do pretty well but rather the […]

Why am I not losing body fat?


Why am I not losing body fat? For any regular exerciser, the balance of exercise and diet required to support weight loss is generally well understood – eat fewer carbs and calories, get enough movement and cardio and add in some weights to change body composition and increase metabolic rate. An interesting scenario arises when […]

The best breakfast for weight loss


What is the best breakfast for weight loss? The benefits of eating breakfast are well documented – improved concentration, fewer cravings and fewer calories consumed for the remainder of the day. Which is the best breakfast options has not been so clear. For some time we have known that a protein rich breakfast helps to […]

The best foods to beat the bloat and those that add to it.


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. Beat the bloat Bloating – that uncomfortable feeling that seems to worsen as the day goes on yet you cannot necessarily link it to one particular type of food or drink. Not only is it uncomfortable, but a range of abdominal symptoms ranging from gas […]

My top supermarket soups for this Winter


With a sudden drop in temperature there is also means that it is soup season. Not only are soups relatively low in calories but adding a soup to your day helps to lower your overall calorie intake whist boosting your nutritional intake. And if you simply do not have the time to make your own […]

6 superfoods to embrace this Autumn


Now that temperatures have started to drop, there are plenty of people out there battling with a running nose and chesty cough – welcome to Autumn – finally! Hence the reason we have focused this months Kickstart on all things ‘superfoods’. Superfoods are simply nutrient rich foods that offer extra bang for our buck when […]