Posts Tagged carbs

Telegraph feature: Do carbs make you fat?

Check out our feature in the Telegraph: “Do carbs make you fat?” http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/news-features/TMG11133302/Fitness-Truths-do-carbs-make-you-fat.html Low carbohydrate diets are still hugely popular, with many of us considering a low carb approach as almost essential if we want to lose weight and stay healthy. There are various reasons for this, such as the current trend of avoiding all grains and grain based products, […]

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Healthy working lunch options

Most of us have read the W10 food stages system, and we know what we’re supposed to be eating. Check out the W10 food stages and W10 traffic lights nutrition systems or see the posters at the gym if you haven’t read them! The fact is that preparing a healthy lunch in tupperware boxes for the working week is not […]

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Team Carb!

OK, I’ll admit it, I was a Dukan dieter. On one hand, it did deliver quick results. My mistake was thinking that it was some kind of long term strategy. For those unfamiliar with the Dukan diet, there are four phases, where carbohydrates are completely cut out to start with and then steadily reintroduced. The problem was, like many Dukan […]

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Can I eat Porridge?

It’s not sensible to make recommendations on foods in isolation. You can only do so when looked at in the context of the broader diet. So, it depends. Porridge was a staple breakfast in my very Scottish Gran’s house. Made with whole milk and served with eggs if she was feeling up for it. Although with twenty odd grandkids it […]

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Are Bananas bad for you?

I actually got asked this question this week. Are you kidding me? How on earth did we get to the stage when people are questioning the benefits of fruit? Another personal trainer apparently told a female in our gym that fruit is bad for you and that bananas in particular were to be avoided. “Sugar is bad for you after […]

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Should I Eat Carbs At Night?

The idea of avoiding carbs at night, much like many other weight loss diets (low carb, low fat etc), serves merely as a simple calorie reduction tool.  Now this isn’t necessarily bad but it certainly isn’t a must for fat loss and you may be missing out on some benefits that carbs bring to the table (no pun intended). According […]

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Good carbs v bad carbs

There is quite a lot of misconception around the topic of Carbohydrate. We hear sentences such as “good carbs” “complex carbs” “no carbs” and it can all become quite confusing. Put simply, what is the difference between a “good” carb and a “bad” one and should we be cutting out all carbs in order to be slim and healthy? The […]

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