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Weight Loss

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10 Ways to Do Just a Little More Exercise

We are often told that to feel good and keep healthy, we need to do more exercise but in January the gyms are full of well-intentioned people who go for one or two weeks then give up. (Even when they’ve paid for a year’s membership!).  Somehow life just seems to take over and other priorities intervene.  Here are ten ways to make sure you are doing just a little more, no matter what your current level of fitness: Use the facilities at home!  Go up and down the stairs twice instead of once whenever you need to.  You could try arm curls with a can of tomatoes whilst watching your favourite TV show Get up 20 minutes earlier in the morning to walk, run or...


Getting Back your Zest4Life!

Are you burned out, stressed out, exhausted and overweight? Have you tried dieting before, but somehow the weight always seems to come back again? I work with people who are fed up with being over-weight and who would love to look in the mirror and love what they see. Some of these people know the clock is ticking and they must do something different after a diagnosis of type II diabetes or pre-diabetes from their doctor – especially after the shock of seeing the recent Panorama programme on ‘Diabetes: the hidden killer’ showing graphic images of amputations and other serious complications, all as a result of type 2 Diabetes. When I came across Patrick Holford’s Zest4Life approach to weightloss and health, I was immediately struck by the common...


Do Diets Like the 5:2 Work?

There is always some new diet or other in the news and when you know something needs to change, it’s easy to hop onto the latest one. The so-called 5:2 diet has been gaining popularity: this is 5 days of normal eating and 2 days of extreme calorie-restriction. There is some scientific basis to this because during limited starvation, the gut has time to repair and heal when it is not being bombarded with food. However, we are actually experiencing fasting every night and without too much difficulty, we can usually extend this period from say, 7pm after the last meal of the day until a late-ish breakfast at 10am. (But note – that doesn’t mean skip breakfast either, it means eat the right breakfast so you...