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Bread: is it healthy? What types?

Bread: is it healthy? What types?

on Saturday, 21 January 2017.

We all love a slice of bread, but with so many types and a whole lot of nutritional myths out there, I thought I would put this together- including some tips, health benefits and what types are better for you. 

Calculate YOUR Total Daily Energy Expenditure

Calculate YOUR Total Daily Energy Expenditure

on Monday, 21 March 2016.

Once you know the amount of calories you need per day to maintain your current weight (your total daily energy expenditure), you can then be aware of the amount of food you can eat to maintain, lose or gain weight.  

FLEXIBLE DIETING FOR LONG TERM, SUSTAINABLE RESULTS

FLEXIBLE DIETING FOR LONG TERM, SUSTAINABLE RESULTS

on Thursday, 17 March 2016.

I have had a few questions about 'Macros' aka Flexible Dieting, which is a way of counting macronutirents (carbs, protein & fat) so you have complete control over your diet in order to lose weight, maintain weight or gain lean muscle. While counting macros is not for everyone, it is an effective method if done sensibly and correctly, and is also a great way to learn about nutrition and what is in the foods we eat. Danny Kennedy is an expert in the field of Flexible Dieting for body composition, and has been helping people master it for years. 

Water Challenge

Water Challenge

on Sunday, 28 February 2016.

It is nearly March.. Are you up for a health challenge that can also help others? Choose one of these water challenges! Improve your health, and help provide lifesaving safe water to others. I'm going to give both a go!

Oil Types & Fried Foods

Oil Types & Fried Foods

on Wednesday, 09 December 2015.

Olive oil, seed oils, coconut oil.. Which type of oil should I eat and cook with? And how much is too much? Plus some tips on reducing the amount of oils and hidden fats you consume. 

HERBS & SPICES

HERBS & SPICES

on Wednesday, 07 October 2015.

Fresh Herbs and spices are a healthy way to flavour your meals, and can turn boring, bland food into a delicious dish! Salt, sugar and flavour boosters are often found in our foods to enhance taste, which can often cause us to over eat. Here I talk about some different herbs and spices so you can start to use them in your cooking for natural, healthy flavour enhancement 

Q&A with Alex

Q&A with Alex

on Tuesday, 07 July 2015.

A Q&A with Alex by TwoSixMag | On health, wellbeing, life, my pantry, and some things to remember when it comes to social media 

CARBS AND PROTEIN

CARBS AND PROTEIN

on Wednesday, 13 May 2015.

Carbs VS Protein? I'll take both! With all the extreme diets around (some which cut out healthy food groups) I want to talk about why protein and carbs are both equally important and about why a balanced diet, containing all of the macronutrients is the most healthy and sustainable diet.

10 Healthy Snack Ideas

10 Healthy Snack Ideas

on Monday, 30 March 2015.

With all the attention on reducing sugar and processed foods in our diets, I feel like there is a lot of talk but less solutions! So here is a list of 10 great snack foods and ideas which have: no added sugars, minimal processing and are healthy and fulfilling. Plus 2 swap ‘this for this’ ideas.  

Sugary Drinks

Sugary Drinks

on Thursday, 29 January 2015.

Soft drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, iced teas, vitamin waters .. The list goes on! There are so many sugary drinks for sale out there, all full of empty calories. Meaning they contain high calories – but little to no nutrients. 

 

Why sugar is not toxic

Why sugar is not toxic

on Wednesday, 10 December 2014.

Sugar in excess is not great for your health, and I personally don’t eat a lot of added sugars in my day. But does this mean I buy into the ‘sugar is toxic’ saga? No!

I get asked about this topic a lot, and I think it is important to understand that yes, we could all do with eating less sugar, but we can’t blame just one nutrient for our obesity problem. So thought I would share some knowledge with you.

The Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet

on Friday, 21 November 2014.

The Mediterranean diet is more a way of life. It is not a restrictive diet and does not have strict guidelines to follow. It is simply how people in the Mediterranean choose to eat, and it has them healthy, fit and living long - as some of the healthiest people in the world.

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