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Nutritional Myths Busted

A couple of Friday’s ago, the personal training team got together for their first staff training session since the gym reopened. We like to use these sessions for open discussions about…well….anything fitness related really! On this occasion we looked at nutrition. Everything from recommended portion sizes, how much protein we should be eating, to food […]

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Kitchari

Kitchari, have you heard of it? Unless you’re into Ayurveda maybe not. Ayurveda is a whole-body healing approach developed over 3000 years ago in India. In Ayurveda they believe everything in the world is made up of the five elements of space, air, fire, water, earth. A combination of these elements in humans gives a […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Reading Food Labels

‘Don’t eat packaged foods’ is a common piece of advice, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Trying to remove packaged foods from your diet will put yourself under unnecessary stress by limiting the level of convenience in your diet. Trust me when I say this…long term diet success DEPENDS on convenience. Whilst it’s […]

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Eat Your Way To Hydration

With the recent heat wave, it is clear how easy it can be to become dehydrated pretty fast. Whilst staying hydrated is important, keeping up with your water requirements can be challenging! However, becoming dehydrated can result in severe adverse effects, after all it is the most important nutrient and one we cannot survive without. […]

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Bone Broth!

Happy Friday! And on Fridays we do food. Yum! I admit that I haven’t been that creative in the kitchen recently but thought I could share with you some of the things I have been eating. What might be a big surprise to you is that I have started eating meat again. It started with […]

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Collard Wraps

Have you ever used mushrooms instead of bread buns for a burger, or lettuce as a taco shell? If you haven’t, then you should give it a try – it’s tastier than you may think! And here is another bread alternative to add to your list….. collard greens as a sandwich wrap. If you’ve ever […]

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Black Bean Burrito

Here’s a super quick recipe for you. I tried these black bean burritos and they are mint! Vegetarian, full of protein and yummy – what’s not to like! What you will need… 1 tbsp Olive oil ½ onion 1 tin of drained black beans 1 tin of sweetcorn ½ tbsp ground cumin ½ tbsp paprika […]

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Vegan Banana Bread

It’s fair to say that in the first lockdown, banana bread became a thing. In fact, I’m not sure I know anyone who didn’t at least have a go at making it! Now I’m not a massive fan of bananas – unless they are in shakes or cake! So today’s recipe is a vegan banana […]

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Why It’s Important To Feel Satiated

“Eat less, move more.” We’ve all heard this before, and on the face of it, it sounds so simple. But, weight loss is a complicated process which is made 1000x more complicated by the infinite options, opinions and approaches that are so readily available these days. In an ideal world, our body would naturally regulate […]

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Getting a balanced diet being vegetarian.

Its national vegetarian week so why not take this time to try out new recipes and enjoy the change! National Vegetarian Week is a campaign organised by the Vegetarian Society to encourage vegetarianism and to show the world just how tasty and amazing the recipes can be. In this blog we look at the benefits […]

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Why You Should Eat a Rainbow

Has your food looked a little beige lately? Adding more colour to your meals not only makes your plate look more attractive, but it could help to ensure you get a range of nutrients. The British Heart Foundation suggests that the natural compounds (phytochemicals) that give fruit and vegetables their colour may also provide some […]

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Enjoy The Last Of The Winter Vegetables – Sweet Potato!

We have seen a number of seasonal recipes recently. We’ve had 2 ways with cabbage, 3 ways with sprouts, and we also posted a recipe for beetroot soup on social media. Well now’s the chance to enjoy the last of the winter vegetables as the season (and the weather!) is starting to change. Right now […]

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Eating Seasonal – Cabbage Recipes

I’m not quite sure why I did it, but when I ordered my food shop online, I bought not one, but 3 different types of cabbage! White, red and savoy. To be fair, in my head I was probably thinking “oooh I like cabbage” and “wow they’re cheap” – and both thoughts are true. The […]

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3 Ways With Sprouts!

Ahhh the marmite of vegetables. I personally LOVE brussel sprouts. And let’s face it, what’s not to love – these high in nutrients (they contain vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, fiber and phosphorus), low in calorie (around 28 calories in half a cup), mini cabbage look-a-likes really do pack a healthy punch. Whether you […]

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How to go more Plant-Based

Over lockdown (the first one!) I completed a Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition Diploma online. I appreciate that this may seem a strange choice given that we have many vegetarians in the team and I have been vegan for 26 years, but I’m always open to new learning! Not only did I learn new stuff about […]

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