Will this be your last New Year diet ever?

Dec 26 2014
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So, it’s New Year resolution time again!  How many people begin the year with the same old weight-loss resolution and say to themselves  ‘This will be the last time’.

An estimated 25 million people will start dieting again on January 1 in the hope that this time it will somehow, be different, that they’ll lose weight and keep it off for good.  Sadly, all the evidence proves that for the vast majority of people dieting is doomed to fail.

One of the hardest concepts for many people to grasp is that losing weight is really all about what goes on in your head, not what’s happening to your waistline.

Here are the six things we think people really ought to know before they start another diet in the New Year. 

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Pregnancy cravings – what do they really mean?

Dec 23 2014
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As soon as you fall pregnant, apart from questions about morning sickness and whether you’re going to find out ‘what you’re having’, have you had any cravings yet?, is one of the top questions that people ask.

As a nutritionist and mum of two, I have come across many different pregnancy cravings, but it’s not necessarily the flavour combinations or feeling like you need something sweet that is worth paying attention to. Our bodies are very clever and signalling with cravings is its way of making sure that you and your baby are getting the nutrients you need.

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Asthma and Diet tips: Six Foods That Can Relieve Asthma Naturally

Dec 16 2014

Could that peanut butter and jelly sandwich you pack in your child’s lunch box be contributing to his asthma? Or maybe it’s the high fructose corn syrup in her fruit juice that’s making her wheezing problem worse? Most people are unaware of the powerful role that diet and nutrition play in controlling and preventing asthma, even though just by incorporating certain foods into our lifestyle, can not only ease asthma symptoms naturally, but can also reap long term health benefits.

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