FREE SUGARS! (Not really, they’re the ones we should be eating less of)

With the arrival of #sugarfreefeb it's a good time to talk about sugar, because it seems like we're still a bit confused. Why talk about sugar? The government wants us to eat fewer free sugars. The latest guidelines say no more than 5% of our daily calories should come from free sugars. But what on earth is a free sugar? … Continue reading FREE SUGARS! (Not really, they’re the ones we should be eating less of)

Sleep more, weigh less

We all know that a lack of sleep can make us snappy - but what if it's also playing havoc with our waistlines?  Studies show a lack of sleep increases the risk of being overweight or obese.  Reducing sleep time also promotes weight gain... but why? 1. You eat more when you're tired Feeling ravenous after a bad night’s sleep isn’t your imagination. … Continue reading Sleep more, weigh less

Why swapping cereal for eggs might stop you snacking

If your breakfast of choice is cereal, here's why you might want to upgrade to eggs... To breakfast, or not to breakfast? There's always a lot of debate about breakfast. Some studies have shown a link between skipping breakfast and an increased risk of being overweight; other studies have found no effect of eating breakfast on weight loss. Despite what you may have … Continue reading Why swapping cereal for eggs might stop you snacking