Real Food Awareness

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Author Nina Evans, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/20 June 2019 ‘Real Food’ seems to be a bit of a buzz word at the moment, whether it’s in a café slogan, a section in a supermarket or popping up in the news. One of our…

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The importance of exercise progression

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Author: Matt Whitaker, Digital Health Lead/6 June 2019 Previously I have written two blogs on exercise, one introducing the basics and one on the significance of resistance training. I would recommend giving them a read before this one as this is tailored towards those who are already physically…

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American Diabetes Association Nutrition Recommendations: One Size Doesn’t Fit All (and Low Carb is One of the Sizes that Might Fit)!

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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Science and Research Lead/10 May 2019   The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently published a report providing an outline of their dietary guidance for people with prediabetes or diabetes. Although these guidelines are not the official recommendations for people here in…

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Fat Loss Plateaus and Troubleshooting

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Author Paul Hollinrake, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/10 May 2019 The issues and debates around energy balance, that is calories in vs calories out (CICO) still remains a hot topic and has been discussed in some of our earlier blogs on energy balance and counting calories. This blog…

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Carb to Fibre Ratio

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Author Nina Evans, Research & Trainer in Public Health/25 April 2019 Independently both low carbohydrate and higher fibre diets have been shown to be beneficial for patients with Type 2 diabetes. Therefore it can be assumed that dietary intake with a combination of these two…

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Why should you preserve muscle when losing weight?

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Author: Matt Whitaker, Digital Health Lead/11 April 2019 Body composition at the most base level is analysed by identifying contributing quantities of different elements. This however offers little in the way of practical use, so instead the focus of this blog will be on body…

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Acute and chronic inflammation

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Author Paul Hollinrake, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/14 March 2019 Acute and chronic inflammation Whilst most people often discuss inflammation in a negative light it should be pointed out from the start that acute inflammation is a normal, short-lived response and is, in fact,…

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Glycaemic Index & Glycaemic Load

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Author Nina Evans, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/28 February 2019 After consuming a meal, the available carbohydrates are absorbed into the blood stream, increasing blood glucose levels. However, not all carbohydrates are equal in the way they are digested, absorbed and metabolised and because of this, they impact…

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Can we be addicted to food?

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Author: Matt Whitaker, Digital Health Lead/14 February 2019 The word addiction can be defined as being physically and/or mentally dependant on a particular substance. Notorious substances that can infamously cause addictions include: gambling, alcohol, drugs, sex and smoking. One arguably controversial substance that many add…

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Quality over quantity? Why the need for nutrients might trump the need for energy when it comes to what causes hunger

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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Science and Research Lead/31 January 2019  Why is this topic important? For many people managing health and weight is a priority, but it can also be a struggle. Understanding what causes hunger is key, because it is all but impossible…

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