Porridge Inspiration

We all know that porridge is good for us. Its a wholegrain, and we’re advised to eat 3 portions 19805888_sof wholegrains a day, so porridge in the morning is one ticked off the list! I’d go so far as to say its a superbreakfast! Its a great source of slow releasing energy, it can help lower our cholesterol, maintain blood sugar levels and decrease blood pressure to name but a few health benefits. It also keeps us fuller for longer, compared to several other breakfast cereals so, a great tool if you’re trying to watch your waistline.

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Physical Activity – what’s the big deal?

 We all know that physical activity is important but the majority of us don’t understand  exactly 18083975_swhy. Does the thought of going to a gym leave you in a cold sweat? Does finding the time to exercise seem unachievable? Where do you start and how much should you aim to do? Read on for EVIDENCE BASED recommendations and information.

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Ammunition to stay motivated12152536_s

Has your weight yo-yo’d over the years? Would it take a degree in math to calculate how much you’ve lost and gained? Do your scales fluctuate like the stock market? Has your weight hit a brick wall and your craving every naughty food you can think of? Well, you’re certainly not alone. Its all motivation and you need it by the bucketful.

 You’re already on to a winner by making the decision to change your diet and/or lifestyle – congratulations. It takes a strong and determined person to maintain changes – temptation is only around the corner but, I want to share some ideas with you to beat it.

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” William James

A positive attitude is key to achieving your goals. Its pretty easy to maintain your motivation for the first few weeks but, it can slip away so easily as the novelty wears out and reality hits. I work on the theory that temptation and self doubt will happen, but, its easier to deal with if you have the ammunition. Here are some tips to keep your mojo:

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Are you in a food rut?

Are you in a food rut?
4410744_sDoes every lunch look the same? Not feeling excited about your meals? Is hubby complaining about eating chicken again? Do you have food envy?
Does this sound like you? Well these are typical symptoms of being in a food rut and, if you’ve just self-diagnosed the rut, read on……………………………………………………………….
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