Wednesday, 28 January 2015

WIN a De'Longhi Multifry Extra worth £199.99!

Cake, creamy risotto, fried fish and chips… so much for lighter eating, right? Well, actually, yes – made in a De'Longhi Multifry Extra and traditionally high-fat dishes such as these could receive the healthy seal of approval. That’s because this innovative cooking appliance can bake, stew and air-fry with the minimum amount of oil – in fact, just 1tbsp oil (equivalent to only 2.3% fat) is needed for the Multifry to turn 1kg potatoes into crispy, healthier chips. But here’s the best bit – WE’VE TWO TO GIVE AWAY!

WIN a Sophie Michell cookbook and a month’s supply of Total Greek Yoghurt!

Dark, dreary days and unrealistic weight loss resolutions getting you down? We’ve got a competition prize that’s sure to brighten your mood – and you might even shed a few pounds, too…

Friday, 23 January 2015

Can you get healthy fish and chips?

By Juliette Kellow

It’s not the obvious event for a dietitian to attend, but on Tuesday I went to The National Fish & Chip Awards 2015. Living by the seaside and being a firm supporter of the fishing industry (as well as working as a nutrition consultant for Seafish, who organised the event), I wanted to fly the flag.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

How to get healthy this weekend

Every January people resolve to join the healthy brigade, and those of us who are already longstanding members vow to maintain the balance between eating well, exercising regularly – and having fun while we’re at it. But sometimes we all need a little live-well inspiration, and this weekend’s Fare Healthy event is an ideal place to find it…

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

A weighty question

With one in four adults in the UK considered obese, we’re delighted to support this initiative in helping tackle the problem of being overweight. Last week (12-18 January), saw National Obesity Awareness Week, a well-planned programme of events to help children and adults understand more about obesity and how to tackle it. Whether it’s by cooking more healthily, or being more active, the idea is to encourage a positive approach to the problem.

Monday, 19 January 2015

How to get results from your new year’s resolutions

By Laura Day

Six years ago, Australian Joe Cross made a radical change to his diet by giving his system a reboot. He started drinking green juice and eating a mostly plant-based diet. He not only lost weight but reversed a rare autoimmune disease, chronic uticaria. Joe documented the changes in the film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. In his new film, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2, he explores how to maintain a healthy lifestyle – and how much of his sensible approach can work for us.

Friday, 16 January 2015

How to get the best from a fitness tracker

By David Stalker, CEO ukactive

Did you get a shiny new activity tracker for Christmas? As well as measuring distance and pace, they’re vital for monitoring your heart rate. You need to understand what they can do for your health so they don’t end up in the back of your drawer with the loose batteries and old phone

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Super bakes!

By Laura Day

Childhood friends – now time-short, food-loving parents – Philippa Askham and Tanya Mitchell, launched nutritious baking brand Sweetpea Pantry last year. They won Richard Branson’s Foodpreneurs Award in 2014, and are on a mission to make nutritious food for kids easy

Friday, 9 January 2015

How to get your fitness on track

Physical activity is a huge part of a healthy lifestyle, says David Stalker, CEO of ukactive. And, whether you’re active by habit or not, it’s easy to go astray. Here are some tips to help you stay on the go

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Healthy eating advice for the year ahead

Healthy Food Guide’s experts share their tips for important diet tweaks that could make a difference to your health in 2015

Monday, 5 January 2015

Should you have a dry January?

’Tis the season to cut back or stop drinking alcohol – and, if you’re in any doubt about whether you’re having one too many or are unaware of the risks excess alcohol poses, GP Dawn Harper presents the facts