USE BY/SELL BY/BEST BEFORE

Whilst world famine is a huge problem, particularly in developing countries, use by and sell by dates in the western world are causing vast amounts of unnecessary food waste.  This surely is a problem that needs to be addressed. Whilst we can't change the worlds famine problem overnight, we can have a conscience and make … Continue reading USE BY/SELL BY/BEST BEFORE

SCALE OBSSESED

I get a lot of stick from so many of friends because of my obsession with kitchen gadgets, especially my indispensable kitchen scales.  Yes I do weigh my food, but really it's through habit and my OCD/perfectionist tendencies. Portion size does matter!  However, research has shown that often its illusion based, big plates, which are … Continue reading SCALE OBSSESED

FLEXIBLE DIETING

No doubt, if you are into fitness, you will have heard this term from time to time.  What is it and what does it mean?  Also often referred to IIFYM - if it fits your macros.  Remember macros are macronutrients  i.e PROTEIN, CARBOHYDRATES AND FATS. In regular "diets" you will be encouraged to count calories … Continue reading FLEXIBLE DIETING

SNEAKY VEG

With government guidelines now recommending we consume ten portions of fruit and veg a day, we need to work out ways of getting them into our food in lots of ingenious and sneaky ways, especially  when it comes to kids.  I know it sounds like a huge amount to consume daily but it really isn't.  … Continue reading SNEAKY VEG

EATING FOR YOUR GOALS

When embarking on a fitness journey it's really important to establish your goals.  For some this will mean losing weight, for some it's maintenance and for others, like me, the goal is looking to build muscle. Once your goals have been determined, it's time to look at your nutrition, the key to reaching goals and … Continue reading EATING FOR YOUR GOALS

FOOD PREP

It's not just a buzz word or a new diet craze, it's fact.  Having your food prepped and ready to eat keeps you completely on track.  Allow yourself two nights a week to prep 3 days meals in advance and keep a day as a social day to enjoy meals with friends and family. Make … Continue reading FOOD PREP

PORTION DISTORTION

One of the biggest mistakes we make is getting our portion sizes wrong when we are consuming food.   Let's be honest ladies, when you plate up your meals how many of you eat the same size portion as your male partners???  Now look at the size of him and look at yourself, do you really … Continue reading PORTION DISTORTION

CREATIVE IN THE KITCHEN

At the risk of sounding utterly boring, I just wanted to reiterate that "dieting" doesn't need to mean BBT (boring bland or tasteless).  With a little imagination and creativity you will look forward to meal times. I am on a one woman mission to re educate, reboot and challenge your tastebuds making healthy nutrition easy … Continue reading CREATIVE IN THE KITCHEN

VISCERAL FAT

When we talk about body fat it's really important that you understand that there are two types of fat, one is subcutaneous which makes up about 80% of the fat and the other is visceral., the fat around our organs. The subcutaneous fat is the visible fat, like baby rolls, the fat you can pinch … Continue reading VISCERAL FAT

Veg shortage, let’s get creative…

My name is Lina and I am a courgette addict.  There you go, I said it.... So, Courgette Eaters Anonymous have helped me through this rather dark period in my life.  It's been three weeks since I have been able to find any courgettes in my local farmers markets or supermarkets.  I know, I know, … Continue reading Veg shortage, let’s get creative…