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Presenting the Fast-Track Diet Plan!

Thursday 25th April 2019
Natalie Capaldi

Summer's on the way (hurrah!) and as much as I value making gradual changes I also understand that some people are extremely busy and eager to get started, with as much effective information as possible. For this reason, and in response to demand, I've put together a fast-track service, in which we spend a 90 minute extended session considering your tastes and lifestyle to build a nutritious and…

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Recipe Of The Week - Roasted Cauliflower & Hazelnut Carbonara

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Stir roasted cauliflower, hazelnuts, eggs, double cream and thyme into penne pasta for a vegetarian version of the classic carbonara Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 large cauliflower (about 700g), cut…

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Spring into Spring!!

Thursday 18th April 2019
BCA

Spring brings a whole raft of garden tasks; time to tidy up, start planting and get ready for the year ahead. Our bodies are very well adapted to a variety of tasks and it's great to be out in the fresh air getting exercise, but it is sensible to follow some simple advice points. Clothes - Don't wear clothes that are tight or could constrict…

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Easter Egg Chocolate Bark

Thursday 18th April 2019
Natalie Capaldi

Have you ever heard of the 'nut paradox'? Research suggests that regardless of their high calories, a daily portion of nuts helps to achieve weight-loss goals in most people. This is definitely a benefit I've observed in the weight-loss clinic, and there are several…

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Recipe of the Week - Cauliflower Croquettes

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Upgrade a comfort classic into a modern snack to nibble during drinks with friends. These delicious deep-fried cauliflower croquettes are seriously addictive Prep: 25 mins Cook: 20 mins plus chilling Makes 12 Ingredients ½ cauliflower, chopped into florets 200ml milk 6 tbsp plain flour 25g butter 50g strong cheddar, grated 50g dried breadcrumbs (see tip) 25g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated 1 egg, beaten oil, for deep frying and brushing Method 1. Put the cauliflower florets into a large saucepan and cover with boiling…

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Gut Healthy Choc-Avo Mousse

Thursday 11th April 2019
Natalie Capaldi

With Easter just around the corner it's hard to avoid the abundance of chocolate and treats adorning the supermarket shelves. But…

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Recipe of the Week - Cauliflower Tempura

Wednesday 10th April 2019

A healthy Japanese style snack that is ready in 30minuets! Its healthy and sure to please the kids after a long day! Ingredients 1 small cauliflower, cut into medium-size florets 100g plain flour 2 eggs, separated 2 tbsp vegetable oil vegetable oil for deep frying Method 1. Cook the cauliflower in boiling water for 2 mins. Tip into a colander, rinse under the cold tap, drain well and set aside. 2. Put the flour in a…

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7 Reasons Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

Saturday 6th April 2019
Natalie Capaldi

If you feel like you're putting lots of effort into your diet but the scales just aren't moving, then read on to identify the likely culprits and get back…

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VW Reveals UK’S £21 Billion ‘Builder’s Back’ Bill

Friday 5th April 2019
British Chiropractic Assocation

Posted on 2nd Apr 2019 by BCA (British Chiropractic Association) • Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles reveals 70% of van drivers suffer from back pain • Van drivers take an average of three weeks off work a year due to 'Builder's Back' • Downtime caused by bad backs costs UK economy an estimated £21 billion per year* • Brand partners with British…

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Homemade Body Scrubs for Smooth Skin

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Body scrubs are a fantastic, feel-good way to keep your skin smooth and beautiful through exfoliation. They always include some type of oil (this makes your body super soft), and an exfoliating agent - which can range from sugar, salt, coffee, baking soda, or anything else that can…

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Recipe of the Week - Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Whiz up cauliflower and ground almonds in a food processor to make this gluten-free pizza base - top with tomatoes, aubergine and cheese For the base 1 cauliflower (about 750g/1lb 10oz) 100g ground almonds 2 eggs, beaten 1 tbsp dried oregano For the topping 227g can chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato purée 1 garlic clove, crushed ½ large…

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Aprils Best - Cauliflower

Monday 1st April 2019
Nicola Bowen

Memories of smelly school dinners all too much? Look again. One of the few vegetables that is in season in Britain almost all year round, the versatile cauliflower is having a comeback. This month we will be finding you the most delicious recipes suitable for all occasions, meal times and tastes! Whether you want a quick 5 minute meal or a…

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How to Avoid Neck Pain on a Flight

Thursday 28th March 2019
Spine Health

Airplane travel can expose you to uncomfortable positions and prolonged periods of stationary sitting, causing neck pain. Try these 7 tips to avoid neck pain next time you fly. 1. Pack over-the-counter medication Over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen (e.g., Advil, Motrin) and naproxen…

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5 Essential Oils for Sleeping

Thursday 28th March 2019
Spine Health

If you need better sleep, a calming scent might help. Essential oils, derived from natural sources such as flowers and trees, can be used for their relaxing, sedative effects. While conclusive research is limited, many…

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Recipe of the Week: Rhubarb and ricotta bread & butter pudding

Wednesday 27th March 2019

This indulgent spring bread and butter pudding is full of seasonal rhubarb and rich ricotta, perfect for entertaining a crowd with a sweet tooth Prep: 25 mins Cook: 50 mins Ingredients 400g rhubarb 150g golden caster sugar 300ml whole milk 300ml double cream ½ tsp vanilla extract 3 large eggs, plus 1 egg yolk about 250g bread (soft white rolls, sliced bread, or brioche) 35g butter 200g ricotta 25g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting 1 lemon , zested 1 orange , zested crème fraîche, or cream and Greek yogurt, to serve Method 1. Trim…

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Healthy Weight-loss for Mums (Plus a Special Mother’s Day Offer!)

Thursday 21st March 2019
Natalie Capaldi

We love them dearly of course, but my word aren't they exhausting sometimes?! As a mum of two cheeky boys I know how hard it can be to consistently make time for yourself and your health. The moment we become a parent we tend to meet everyone else's needs before our own. This can make a healthy…

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Hunger VS Cravings – What’s the Difference?

Thursday 21st March 2019
Natalie Capaldi

An unfortunate side effect of dieting is that people often find themselves craving specific foods and suddenly feeling out of control. This is the result of a combination of several factors, some physical and others psychological, but both can be managed when we learn the differences between real hunger and cravings. Cravings will often appear urgently…

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Recipe of the Week: Sweet Chicken Surprise With vermouth & tarragon

Wednesday 20th March 2019
Jamie Oliver

Ingredients 2 x 200 g free-range chicken legs 1 bulb of garlic 250 g mixed-colour seedless grapes 100 ml red vermouth 4 sprigs of fresh tarragon Method Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Put a non-stick ovenproof frying pan…

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Is Your Environment Ruining Your Diet?

Thursday 14th March 2019
Natalie Capaldi

We are incredibly lucky to have an abundance of tasty food options all around us, but not so lucky in how our brain processes all these delicious choices. Humans are conditioned to seek out the fastest & densest sources of energy in our close surroundings, which from an evolutionary standpoint makes perfect sense. Obviously reaching for the energy-rich and sweet honey would have kept our ancestors alive much longer than trekking for miles,…

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Sugar-free carrot cake with orange cream cheese icing

Wednesday 13th March 2019

A sugar-free take on the traditional carrot cake. Top with a zingy orange cream-cheese frosting for a tasty treat. This cake when served as 12 portions provides 277 kcal, 7g protein, 14.5g carbohydrate (of which 5.5g sugars), 22g fat (of which 6g saturates), 1.5g fibre and 0.5g salt per slice. Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 1 to 2…

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