Increasing the amount of coffee may reduce the risk of diabetes

Increasing the amount of coffee may reduce the risk of diabetes Studies suggest increasing the amount of coffee people drink is linked to a reduced risk of developing diabetes. Also, people who reduce their coffee intake may see an increase in their risk of getting type 2 diabetes. However, it is not all great news…

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Guilt Free Pizza

Low Calorie Pizza For the base; 1 sachet of instant mash and a small amount of boiling water. Preheat oven to 200c, mix instant mash with water until it forms a very doughy ball. Spray a cake tin with fry light and press the mash into the tin to form a nice round base. Bake…

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Christmas banana and berry smoothie

Seasonal banana and berry slow release smoothie. What’s in it? 200g frozen berries 1 large banana 2-3 fresh mint leaves 200ml unsweetened apple juice Why it works Berries are low in fat and low GI for steady energy release, rich in phytochemicals that quash cell-damaging free radicals. Bananas and apples are stuffed with vitamin C,…

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To Whey or not?

Whey protein has long been considered the “Gold Standard” of protein for serious athletes who work hard to develop and sustain a lean, strong and well defined physique.  Research studies support this belief.  Athletes need more protein in their diet, often as much as twice the recommended daily allowance.

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Fat Loss Smoothie

Why it works… Watermelon is fat free but filling. It has lycopene to destroy free radicals, the damaging by-proucts of exercise. Seeds contain omega 3 fatty acids, which have an anti-inflammatory effect, promote fat burning and fill you up. Soya (what tofu is made from) contains high quality protein and fibre. It’s also rich in…

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Ten common sense weight loss tips

A weight loss programme is all about common sense and a healthy balanced diet. We want you to lose weight sensibly and keep it off by changing how you think about your diet and health. As a little bit of extra motivation we have put together these ten top tips to help you reach your…

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Healthy Turkey, bean and vegetable chilli

Turkey, Bean and Vegetable Chilli   This chilli is packed with turkey, vegetables and two different types of beans. It’s got great flavour with a pleasant, not overwhelming, amount of heat.   2 spray(s) cooking spray 1 pound(s) Turkey, ground,  1 medium onion(s), chopped 2 clove(s) (medium) garlic cloves 2 large carrot(s), chopped 2 stalk(s)…

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Winter warmer

Beef and potato energy stew Serves 4 Per portion: 552 calories, 55.1g protein, 13.1g fat, 48.4g carbohydrate, 0.7g salt You will need 900g lean beef steak, diced 6 shallots, peeled 3 large carrots, diced  2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced  3 parsnips, diced  Fresh thyme 500ml cider 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce 200g can butterbeans Salt and…

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Blueberry pancake

Ingredients 1/2 a cup of wholewheat flour,  1 cup of oats, 250ml of full-fat milk, 2 scoops of whey protein powder, 2 tablespoons of baking powder, 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and a handful of blueberries. How to make it Blend all the ingredients together to make a creamy batter,…

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