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10 portions of fruit and veggies a day?

So today we woke up to the news that 10 portions of fruit and vegetables is the new 5 a day.  95 studies on fruit and vegetables have been analysed by researcher at the Imperial College of London. They found that the most benefit came from eating 800g per day, as 80g is a portion […]

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5 tips for recovery from an eating disorder.

1. Make recovery a priority: This may mean taking a break from normal life. A year out. Recovery takes a lot more energy and effort than you may originally think. It needs to be right up your priority list. Time off work, school, certain friendships, travelling, exercise. Whatever it takes, this is important for this […]

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What you CAN eat in pregnancy.

Pregnancy can feel like a time when you CAN’T do things. The food, the drinks, exercise, sleeping positions,  long haul flights…. this being my third pregnancy I wanted to focus on what you CAN do. Pregnancy is an important time to focus on yourself and also on the new baby. The affects of eating well […]

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Should I still be eating Bacon and Sausages?

Red meat and processed meat has been in the headlines a lot this week. There is likely to be more to come on this topic too. For those of you not in the know, the WHO released a report saying that processed meat is linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer. This has been […]

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Lentil and Date Chocolate Brownies. A revelation!

It’s not often I get inspired to make brownies. Don’t get me wrong, I love a brownie, but they generally aren’t the healthiest thing you can bake and once you make a batch you have to eat them, right? So it’s usually flapjack in my cake tin. However this week Miss K brought home a […]

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Chicken and Roasted Vegetable Quinoa (GF, WF)

I recently went to a conference where we were served the most delicious lunch. I’m always a bit dubious about lunches at these types of affairs, being wheat free means I get served all kinds of random thing. I now always travel with emergency oat cakes in my bag! Anyway, this conference had amazing, nutritious, […]

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Boosting your nutritional intake – the healthy way to weight gain.

I work in the topsy turvy world that is eating disorders. Most of the media focus, food manufacturers, shops and nutrition business is on how to lose weight…. whilst I work with people on how to gain or maintain their weight. Gaining weight may sound like it is easy to do… but it often isn’t. You […]

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Healthy Eating for Anorexia Nervosa

I’ve worked in the field of eating disorders for about 10 years. It’s an area that both frustrates me and brings me to life. I find it challenging work, emotional at times and I have to constantly remember to celebrate every small thing. Yet I absolutely LOVE this work. In a world where obesity is […]

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Summer Holiday Snacks

That time of year has come, the children are on summer holidays and there’s quite a few weeks of hearing those words “I’m hungry, can I have a snack?” In my house it’s not just small mouths to feed but the adults like to snack too, so here’s a few healthy, yet tasty snacks to […]

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