Can we be addicted to food?

14th February 2019

Some perceive the word addiction as too strong when considering eating habits and routines, yet if you dive into the biology and psychology behind an addiction and the intakes of certain foods you may see justification for the use of the term 'food addiction'.

14 February 2019/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (106)
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Are you really hungry when you eat?

13th December 2018

True physiological hunger is only one reason why we eat, arguably the main drivers are emotions, habit and addiction. identifying these and their triggers will help you take more control over your eating!

13 December 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (374)
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Micronutrients are no small topic

18th October 2018

This blog will briefly introduce different micronutrients, their function and foods they are commonly found in.

18 October 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (374)
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X-PERT Blog 50: Don’t weight to start resistance training

13th September 2018

Resistance training’s health benefits exceed above and beyond increasing muscle size and strength. This type of exercise has a role to play in the prevention and management of many long-term metabolic and cardiovascular complications.

13 September 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (634)
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X-PERT Blog 47: Food labelling, what to really look for

17th August 2018

Reading food labels can be confusing, especially when adopting a new dietary approach. This blog highlights which pieces of information may be more useful than others!

17 August 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (468)
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X-PERT Blog 42: Does stress impact hair colour? It’s a bit of a grey area…

12th July 2018

Many may blame their grey hair on the stress in their lives, but is there any evidense that supports this accusation?

12 July 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (779)
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X-PERT Blog 38: The many myths of intermittent fasting…

14th June 2018

Intermittent fasting is a dietary approach that many dismiss due to misunderstandings. This blog aims to dispel some of these as myths, that shoud not be worried about!

14 June 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (694)
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X-PERT Blog 34: Exercise and weight loss – the basics

20th March 2018

This blog will introduce the basics about different types of exercise, associated benefits and practical recommendations.

20 March 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (1182)
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X-PERT Blog 27: Eat less, move more, gain weight

1st November 2017

The 'Biggest Loser' focused on eat less, move more. Six years on did it work?

01 November 2017/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (1655)
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X-PERT Blog 26: Body weight set point – The key to sustainable weight loss?

11th August 2017

Sustainable weight loss can only be achieved when you reduce your body's set point. This weeks blog explains how you may achieve this.

11 August 2017/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (2465)
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