The psychology behind cheat meals

Cheat meals – can they actually set you up for failure? What is a ‘cheat meal’ really? We asked trainer and founder of Result Based Training gyms, Travis ‘TJ’ Jones to give an insight into cheat meals. He writes. Psychologically, you’re saying you are cheating on your diet – but does that mean you don’t […]
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Easy Oats

Nutritionist Lisa McLean explains the benefits of oats and helps you to choose the right ones for you! photolibrary Oats are a great addition to every diet ANATOMY OF AN OAT:You know that they’re good for you, but what gives them their superstar status? Dietary fibre: Dietary fibre is generally made up of plant components such […]
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What’s your fat trap?

When it comes to the crunch, none of us want to be full-fat, we want to be 98 per cent fat-free, so it makes sense to pick foods that wear our slim hopes on their packets – right? Just because it’s low-fat doesn’t mean it’s good for you. We reveal everyday foods that can pile […]
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Food blowouts busted

Even those of us with the best food intentions will overdo it during festive season, but the proof of the pudding needn’t be in the weighing, writes David Goding Thinkstock Thinkstock Many of us seem to get confused between the last supper and Christmas day. You know the scene – you’ve had a champers or […]
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The wonder of whole grains

They’re always present on lists of foods we should be eating, but what is it about whole grains that make them so good for us? David Goding explores the nutritional properties of whole grains and shows you how to make the most of them for optimal health We know that whole grains are good for […]
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3 easy-to-access supplements to add to your regime

The topic of supplements can be overwhelming. Here, trainer and founder of Result Based Training gyms Travis ‘TJ’ Jones shares his insight into supplementation.    With so many options available, it can be tough to separate the useful products from the snake oil supplements – or downright harmful ones. And the sad truth is, most supplements on the market […]
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Top tips to get your digestive system back on track

Uncomfortable, gurgly, bloated. David Goding explores ways to get your digestive system back on track because digestive discomfort is no fun.   Contemporary foodie culture’s lascivious quest for the new, exotic and tantalising ignores a whole other side of food – what happens to it once you’ve chewed 20 times, made some groany noises and […]
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What is mindful eating?

So what is mindful eating, exactly? Studies show people who eat mindfully have reduced anxiety, more stable blood sugar levels, exercise greater control over food and experience mood improvements. Here’s how to eat mindfully. Know your hunger  It’s easy to confuse boredom or thirst for hunger. Before you head for the pantry, ask whether you’re hungry, says […]
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Eating for two – New mums

Contrary to popular belief, there’s no need to drastically restrict your diet during pregnancy and cut out all the foods you love. In fact, as David Goding discovers, it’s important to eat a wide variety of foods to meet the nutritional demands of you and your baby   For first-time expectant mums it can be […]
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