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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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Are Alcohol-Free Drinks Really Healthier?

Tis the season to be jolly and due to an initial lockdown splurge, a number of people are telling me that they are opting for more of the alcohol-free variety of drinks this year. But are alcohol-free drinks really healthier for you – other than the fact that you don’t get drunk, don’t have a […]

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The Truth About Water and Dehydration

Ahh the joys of life – creaky knees, stiff back, the can’t quite touch your toes mornings, the I can’t quite get out of bed days.  It’s a tangible forest of aches, pains and fatigue. Did you know that this could be helped without a miracle cure? That’s right – this blog will bring you […]

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Coconut Chickpea Curry

This week is National Curry Week, but to be honest the team here at motive8 don’t need this as a reason to enjoy a good curry! Curries often get a bit of bad press for not being very healthy, but a homemade curry can be very healthy and often a great way of getting in […]

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Back To School! Nutrition For Children

School is back! But, like everything at the moment, due to Covid-19, there will be a lot of changes that are put in place and in some schools this involves the shutting of canteens for children! So that being said, I guess it’s time we put our thinking caps on, become a little more organised […]

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Know Your Fat(s)!

Fat… the word many fear, the word hugely understood and slammed in the media! But it’s about time we get to know the truth about FAT! It’s a topic which I often discuss with my personal training clients as fat isn’t all that bad….you just need to know which types you should be eating and […]

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Pre Workout Nutrition – What Should I Eat Before A Workout?

Now that gyms are back up and running and we are slowly finding ourway with the new processes implemented to keep us safe whilst we train, here is a blog about what to consume BEFORE a workout to ensure you are achieving your maximal potential during your workouts. It’s great easing back into the gym, […]

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Nutrition and Mental Health

When it comes to nutrition, we are all aware of the effects it may have on us physically. If that’s aiding or hindering performance in the gym, our energy levels throughout the day and so on. But it’s not very often or not at all that we think of nutrition and mental health and the […]

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Brain Foods – Food To Boost Your Brain

Have you ever wondered how you can have moments reminiscing with friend, talking about all of the vivid memories from previous years, but then some days find yourself staring into an empty room wondering why you went in there in the first place?! I don’t know about you, but I do. Or, how I can […]

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Is It Important To Eat Breakfast?

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Right? When it comes to dietary and weight loss advice, being told to eat breakfast is probably one of the most common we get. Usually, with little reasoning too, apart from ‘it kickstarts your metabolism’ but we want to know the truth behind it and why it […]

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Earlier in the week, as part of National Diabetes Week, we blogged about diabetes and looked at what diabetes is. We thought we would use this blog to look at Type 2 Diabetes in more detail and how you can prevent getting Type 2 Diabetes. Physical activity and diet adjustments are two main approaches known […]

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Black Bean Peanut Butter Brownies

You will not believe that the secret ingredient in this healthier version of brownies are black beans!! Yes, that’s right, black beans!!! Honestly, trust me on this….they taste amazing. These black bean peanut butter brownies are lower in sugar than normal brownies, have no butter (ok apart from the peanut butter!) and the black beans […]

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