“Breakfast makes you slim!” Or does it?

One of the most cited reasons for eating breakfast is that it kick starts your metabolism…. well guys, I’m sorry to say it doesn’t. A couple of big studies in the last couple of years led by Bath Uni (called the Bath Breakfast Project) found that there was no change in metabolic rate between when people ate … Continue reading “Breakfast makes you slim!” Or does it?

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)

5 effective habits for weight loss

As a dietitian, one of the most popular topics I get asked about is weight loss. Forget fads and quick fixes - having researched, written and advised on weight loss for around 8 years I can promise you they don't work. Instead I wanted to share five tried and tested habits that really do work. They're simple, they're effective and you can … Continue reading 5 effective habits for weight loss

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

What’s the word on intermittent fasting?

Last week I attended a symposium on popular diets including intermittent fasting and high protein-low carb.I thought I'd summarise the evidence because anyone trying to lose weight (or help others lose weight) can benefit from the information.Although the diets have been criticised, the truth is that there is some credible research behind them. Neverthless this … Continue reading What’s the word on intermittent fasting?