Category Archives: Health

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 […]

The health benefits of the most popular herbal teas


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. The most popular herbal teas and their health benefits. Drinking plenty of water can be relatively easy when it is warm outside – you naturally reach for more ice cold water when it is hot; we notice ourselves sweating more and outdoor socialising lends […]

Why we should all fast once a week


Why we should all fast once a week Of all the areas of diet and nutrition that have emerged in recent years, fasting would be one of the most topical, and potentially most effective we have seen in some time. While fasting is not a new invention – many religious and cultural groups have been […]

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 […]

5 signs you are not eating enough carbs


Are your carbs too low? Carbs – some people hate them, most of us love them but they do not necessarily love us back. While many of us eat too many carbs, in some cases we are not eating enough. If your carb intake reaches a level that is not low enough to see you […]

Is it ok to cheat on your diet?


Should you ‘cheat’ on your diet? If you have ever been in fitness or body building circles, you will be very familiar with the idea of a ‘cheat’ – the meal or even day where you ditch your strict diet and literally eat whatever you like. So do cheats actually work, how do you cheat […]

When you will be dehydrated


The times you are most likely to be dehydrated. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. In busy lives there can be a big difference between knowing that we need to drink more water, and actually achieving this goal every day.  So if one of your goals is to focus on […]