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Weight Loss

benefits of MCT oil, what is MCT oil? 15/10/2020
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What is MCT Oil?

You may have heard of MCT oil, particularly in relation to the keto diet. But what is MCT oil exactly, and what are its benefits? Today I will try and present the low-down and give you all you need to know about MCT oil and the role it plays in ketosis. MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides – it is a type of fat which is low in our diets, and which has had a lot of interest in recent years.  MCT oil can be produced from coconuts or palm... Read More

29/05/2020
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Glucomannan to support weight loss

In my last blog post I had a look at the 5:2 diet – a program I suggest to many of my clients who are looking for a safe and effective way to lose weight. When following the 5:2 diet you eat normally for 5 days of the week. However – for the other 2 days you restrict your calories, for women you restrict to 500 and for men 600. Whilst this diet can be incredibly successful and you don’t even have to THINK about being on a diet for... Read More

27/05/2020
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How could ‘Mindful Eating’ help me to achieve my weight loss goals?

WHAT IS MINDFUL EATING? The idea behind mindful eating techniques is to become more aware of what you are eating, and to get in touch with what your body really needs. The theory is that eating mindfully will help us become more aware of what we are eating and when we are full. It should also help to prevent us from over-eating. EATING MINDFULLY Most of us eat “mindlessly” at the mealtimes we are expected to follow – simply consuming the calories we are told we need for that meal.... Read More

27/05/2020
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How could MCT Oil help me achieve my weight loss goals?

Previously, I have looked at small changes which could help to support weight loss. I have also challenged the concept that weight loss is all about calories in vs calories out – stating that the most important consideration is what our body will do with the calories. Continuing along that theme I am now going to explore some of the other, maybe unexpected, ways you can help to support your weight loss goals – starting with MCT oil, a fat which could help increase fat burning and weight loss! MCT OIL MCT... Read More

27/05/2020
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Summer Weight Loss and the 5:2 Diet

June seems to have got off to its usual wet start! However, Summer is now clearly on the horizon and thoughts are starting to turn to the summer holidays. Working as a nutritional therapist, this then, is the time of year when most of my clients want to look at an effective way of losing weight and supplements which will support that. Therefore, in my next few blog posts I will be looking at what I believe to be some of the best diets to support weight loss and the... Read More

27/05/2020
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What is the Intermittent Fasting Diet Plan?

According to Google data, intermittent fasting was the most searched for diet trend in 2019. So, what exactly is it? Just another fad diet, or something more? DOES FASTING MEAN NO FOOD? The short answer here is no. The longer answer, as ever, is slightly more complex. There are two main versions of intermittent fasting: One is the 5:2 regime, made popular by Dr Michael Mosely; The other is called 16:8. Each balance their ‘fasting’ slightly differently. WHAT IS THE 5:2 DIET? The 5:2 diet plan is a regime where... Read More

24/12/2019
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A Quick Guide to Keto

Fans of the keto diet plan claim that it leads to effective and long-term weight loss, without any loss of muscle mass.  It is also said to provide sustained and reliable energy levels. WHAT IS A KETO DIET? Keto is short for ketosis; a state where the body is burning fat for energy instead of sugar.  The goal of the keto diet is to keep the body in a state of ketosis, so that fat is burned effectively. HOW DOES KETO WORK? The body has two main sources of energy:... Read More