Tag: eating

The fight back has begun

For many years, scientists were convinced that fat, especially saturated fat, was the biggest problem in our diets. ‘Fat-free’ and ‘low-fat’ products flooded the market, claiming a huge range of health benefits. The problem is, in order for manufacturers to

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How many portions a day?

Fruit and veg

Recent research has suggested that we should be eating as many as ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Yet only last November, Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, was claiming that GPs should sometimes

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Sugar, sugar everywhere!

Over the festive season, we’ve all over-indulged in sugar. Let’s face it, it’s hard not to with sugar in sweets, chocolates, biscuits, Christmas cake and Christmas pud, fizzy drinks, mixers and liqueurs, plus all those processed treats on Auntie Barbara’s

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Changing our relationship with food

In our last blog, we talked about eating mindfully and being aware of what we are putting in our mouths, instead of rushing our meals at our desks or in front of the TV. However, simply being aware of what

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Mindful Eating

One of the biggest aspects of self-care is what we eat, and it’s also one of the most complex. The diet industry is a multi-million pound business, and the food industry, particularly processed food, is tens if not hundreds of

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