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Does focusing on obesity in a health campaign have a negative side?

Have you seen the OB_S_TY campaign by Cancer UK? It caused quite a stir in nutrition circles when it was launched.  I wrote most of this back when it launched but didn’t hit publish button.  The focus on weight and health in isolation still bothers me so this is post remains very relevant.  I know… Continue reading Does focusing on obesity in a health campaign have a negative side?

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Mindful eating could help your waistline

Mindfulness is a big thing at the moment and this concept applied to eating is gaining traction amongst nutritionists and dietitians particularly challenging the clean eating and other eating styles that can upset our relationship with food. There isn’t a whole load of evidence on weight management and mindful eating although there is a lot… Continue reading Mindful eating could help your waistline

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Eating Well 2 – Fruit and veg

It’s been a while since Eating Well 1.  It’s about time I did the next installment.  I think most people have heard the 5-a-day mantra yet many of us struggle to get 5 portions. What is so good about fruit and veg?  How do they positively affect our health?  In reality there is no one… Continue reading Eating Well 2 – Fruit and veg

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Some tips to eat less sugar.

In keeping with the sugar theme, I thought some practical information is called for.  There is merit to reducing refined and added sugars.  It isn’t just beneficial for your teeth but can reduce you overall calorie intake which in turn helps with weight management.  The jury is still out on whether sugary foods and foods with… Continue reading Some tips to eat less sugar.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – PCOS

Can the way PCOS sufferers eat help to manage the symptoms and effects of the syndrome?  Before exploring the answer, a quick summary of PCOS.  The symptoms vary from woman to woman and can change over time.  The most common ones are:  weight gain particularly around the middle; increased hairiness on the face and other areas; thinning hair: oily… Continue reading Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – PCOS

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Eating well – the basic nutrition rules

Eating better or losing weight is often on people’s New Year’s Resolution list.  Often that health kick doesn’t last long and there is a sense that good nutrition is complicated – you have read about it in loads of magazines, newspaper articles and internet pages.  There are loads of adverts for expensive ‘nutritionally good’ foods… Continue reading Eating well – the basic nutrition rules