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Artificial Sweeteners: Friend or Foe? Aug 15, 2023

Sweeteners have long-been refered to as a healthy alternative to sugar; being advocated as better for diabetes as it avoids a glucose spike in the blood. However, 50 yrs from when the first sweetener was discovered the research shows a darker side to these ‘calorie-free’ chemicals. In...

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The Power of Connection: The Benefits of Group Health Coaching Aug 01, 2023

While individual health coaching offers remarkable benefits, the emergence of group health coaching has brought a new dimension to the field. We have adopted this method since the start of the clinic and continue to see the power of collective support, shared experiences, and peer accountability...

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Why is it hard to lose weight after the menopause? Jul 17, 2023

This is a question we get asked a lot. So many women find that they gain weight after the menopause and find it harder than ever before to lose that weight. In this article we'll explore the reasons behind that shift and what can be done about it.

Menopause, a natural phase in a woman's life,...

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Can the bacteria that live in our bowel help us lose weight? Jul 06, 2023

When it comes to weight loss, many factors come into play, including diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices. However, there's a hidden player that lives within us that we are only now starting to understand. Tiny little bacteria that can significantly impact our weight and overall...

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5 ways to stay low carb on holiday Jun 30, 2023

Following a low-carb diet while on holiday can be challenging, but with some preparation and smart choices, it is definitely achievable. Here are five ways to follow a low-carb diet while on holiday:

  1. Plan ahead: Before you embark on your holiday, do some research on the destination you'll be...
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Counting carbs & reading labels Jun 26, 2023

In this article we forget all about counting calories and focus on carbohydrates. We therefore focus on the exact foods that impact the blood sugars. I get asked about this frequently because once you start delving in to detail; it can get confusing!

The first step is to know how many...

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3 Common Mistakes Whilst Following a Low Carb Diet May 21, 2023

There are so many health benefits from lowering the carbohydrate intake, we have seen a huge amount of success with treating prediabetes, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Having followed the highs and lows of our course participants, here are the most common pitfalls that we see:

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Diabetes FAQ’s May 08, 2023

What causes Diabetes?

With type 1 Diabetes the body has attacked the pancreas causing such damage that the pancreas is unable to produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that moves Glucose (or sugar) from the blood and into the cells in the body. Often, the exact trigger as to why this occurs is...

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Could I have a sugar addiction? Apr 22, 2023

Many of us crave sweet treats and cutting down on these can be the single hardest thing we have to do to lose weight. With sugar addiction a growing problem in the UK, could you be affected?

Effects of sugar on the brain

People often laugh if you say that you are addicted to sugar. It is common...

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Weight Loss Plateau Apr 15, 2023

A weight loss plateau occurs when you've been successfully losing weight but then suddenly hit a point where the weight loss stalls, despite continuing with the same diet and exercise routine.

Experiencing this is very common. The human body is adapted over millennia to resist losing weight, and...

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Change the time you eat to lose weight Apr 04, 2023

Is it really possible that changing when we eat might be as impactful as changing what we’re eating?

We are living busy lifestyles, many of us eating on the go, by our desks or even skipping meals altogether. Current lifestyle often leads to us eating our biggest meal in the evening.

In...

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Does Prediabetes always lead on to Diabetes? Mar 14, 2023

Having a diagnosis of Prediabetes is a scary moment for many people. The prospect of going on to develop Type 2 Diabetes can feel overwhelming and frightening. But with 1 in 10 of us set to develop Type 2 Diabetes in the next 10 years, I see Prediabetes as a great opportunity to get control of...

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