Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

“Eat More, Weigh Less, Live Longer.” Yes Really.

Eat More, Weigh Less, Live Longer. I love the internet. It’s no exaggeration to say that without it I would be dead. Three years ago, when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, the practical and mental support I needed was limited. This is no criticism of the treatment I received, but doctors and nurses…

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Summer Fruits

Summer fruits Last week I was busy in the kitchen making jam with my nana. I know it’s probably not the healthiest thing but I got given bags of lovely summer fruits so I couldn’t let it go to waste. One of my friends has an allotment and grows all sorts of fruits and vegetables,…

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Kickstart your healthy eating

Organisation tips to kickstart your healthy eating Watching what you eat and eating healthily can sometimes be a struggle, especially if you have a busy life. Things always seem to get in the way, work, family, looking after the kids – grandkids. It’s so easy to say oh I will start eating better tomorrow but…

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Smoky paprika coleslaw

This is a lovely twist on a great classic. It’s a great accompaniment for grilled meat, topping a homemade burger and to have at bbq’s. This makes enough for four generous helping so you can adjust the recipe to suit. Ingredients Half of a red cabbage 1 small red onion (you can use spring onion…

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What happened when I went Plant Based

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I SWITCHED TO A WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET? Short answer: I lost 28 pounds in 2 months! Long answer: Let me wind the clock back 35 years when I didn’t really care what I ate and would happily munch on any food. Meat pies were a favourite until that fateful day…

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Create your own Blue Zone

Blue Zone? – What’s that? Two years ago I was obese, a type 2 diabetic and on the road to an early grave. Deciding on whether I wanted to be dropped into a hole or, alternatively, being roasted to a crisp was not something I wanted to occupy my thoughts with. There were much better…

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SUGAR. FAT. FIBRE.

A True Story of Weight Loss. Yes – I was obese. Yes – I didn’t like it. Yes – It made me ill. Yes – It was the cause of my diabetes. Yes – I was ashamed. Yes – I was scared. Yes – I didn’t know what to do. That’s how I felt 2…

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