Sarcopenia – are you turning to fat?

Sarcopenia can be defined as the loss of muscle mass as a natural part of aging – as we get older we naturally lose muscle and this is partly responsible for age related frailty.  But loss of muscle is linked to more than just physical strength, it has a significant...

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Stop focusing on cutting calories and losing weight

When it comes to health a great deal of emphasis is put on Body Weight and Body Mass Index (BMI), when in actual fact these only make up a fraction the story.   What really counts is body composition, or more specifically how much of your weight is fat, muscle, bone...

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Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with veg

Government guidelines suggest a minimum of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, with some other organisations suggesting 7 plus, often with greater emphasis on vegetables as they tend to be lower in sugar. There are many very good reasons for this, but to put it...

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Breakfast: Chia Seed Pudding

It is often tempting to keep eating the same foods day in day out; toast for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, pasta for dinner.  These sorts of foods are familiar and often pretty easy to prepare, but you do run the risk of limiting yourself to a narrow range of...

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Apple and walnut pancakes

I had a really long day yesterday and ended up working really late last night as well, so I am very tired this morning and fancied something a bit special for breakfast. For this recipe you will need 1/3 cup walnuts (about 10 walnut halves), 1 large egg, 1 heaped...

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Quick and easy low carb lunch!

Having recently undertaken a genetic test which looks at genes relating to optimising diet, I discovered that I am very sensitive to carbohydrates; I absorb them really quickly and then get really hungry 2 hours later, which isn't great for energy or mood. With this...

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