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Berry Oat Bars

Having pre-made, ready to grab snacks to hand is a huge help when it comes to regulating your calorie intake. As an alternative to chocolate bars and biscuits there are many healthy looking cereal an granola bars on offer. Some of these are a pretty good option but, be sure to read the label as […]

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The Facts About Sugar

From the NHS website, for more up to date information on diet click here http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/Goodfoodhome.aspx Most adults and children in the UK eat too much sugar. Cut down by eating fewer sugary foods, such as sweets, cakes and biscuits, and drinking fewer sugary soft drinks. How much sugar is good for me? Sugars occur naturally […]

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What are the health risks of obesity?

What are the health risks of obesity? The number of people with obesity in the UK has more than trebled since 1980. Experts now say that the condition is reaching ‘epidemic’ proportions. A person is considered obese if they are very overweight with a high degree of body fat. Some experts believe obesity is responsible […]

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IT’S JUST SIMPLE MATHS

IT’S JUST SIMPLE MATHS If your serious about losing weight then the basic rule is simple; The calories you use must be greater than the calories you consume So if you consume 1800 calories in a day but only do enough activity to burn 1600 calories you wont lose any weight and may even put […]

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Avoiding Fast Food and Takeaways

NO WAY I PUTTING THAT IN ME! Our local high street if full of takeaways, sometimes it seems that every second shop is offering unhealthy fast food and now we have new chain sellers opening up on the outskirts of town as well. All of this temptation around us makes it difficult to resist the […]

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How Long Do I Need To Exercise To burn 1,000 Calories?

DON’T HAVE A GADGET TO MEASURE CALORIE BURN? READ THIS.   This link will take you to a site that will help you calculate how long you need to run in order to burn 1,000 calories. It will be useful to have some idea of the speed (MPH) at which you run a 10km. http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc

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CEREAL BARS (EASY AS CAN BE)

CEREAL BARS (EASY AS CAN BE) These make great snacks to keep you going throughout the week. INGREDIENTS. Oats Water everything else is optional. Use any dried fruit, nuts and seeds you have. Pre heat the oven to 180c Line a flat baking tin with baking paper (parchment) Put a cup of oats in to […]

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SUGAR FREE MANGO AND PINEAPPLE CEREAL BARS

SUGAR FREE MANGO AND PINEAPPLE CEREAL BARS Mango and Pineapple Cereal Bars Ingredients: ·         400g rolled oats ·         100g dried pineapple ·         100g dried mango ·         40g desiccated coconut ·         40g chopped nuts ·         3/4cup of boiling water ·         2tsp honey Preheat the oven to 180⁰. Place the rolled oats in a large mixing bowl. Put the mango and pineapple in a […]

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HEALTHY CHICKEN AND FRUIT CURRY

CHICKEN AND FRUIT CURRY   Preparation and cooking time 15 minutes Ingredients: ·         4x skinless chicken breasts, cubed ·         Ix tin of coconut milk ·         2x firm bananas cut into 2” pieces ·         12x Lychees, skinned and stoned ·         2x small oranges, peeled and sliced thinly ·         1x onion, course chopped ·         3tbsp medium curry powder ·         Salt to taste Heat a little […]

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CALCULATE YOUR DAILY CALORIE REQUIREMENT

CALCULATE YOUR DAILY CALORIE REQUIREMENT How many calories should I be eating to loose weight? Before you can start counting calories you first need to know what your target amount is. Too many and you could gain weight, too few and you could sabotage your efforts for reasons I wont explain here but suffice to […]

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