Picture of a laden Christmas feast

Celebrations, parties and eating with friends

The Good Life Part 06: Eating with friends. Does a celebration have to mean excess? PROGRAMME How to survive  celebrations and parties ‘Tis the season to be jolly.   So now you’ve read through the four basics of healthy eating – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks – it is time to think about how these basics …

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Elegant sufficiency - a coffee pot, brown toast and jam.

Learn the art of smart snacking

The Good Life Part 05: What is a snack, why do we snack, should we snack? PROGRAMME Elegant sufficiency Public Health England’s recent advertising Change4Life might imply that snacking is a dangerous thing to do [i]. But those campaigns are aimed at children.   Despite what many pundits will tell you, there is nothing wrong with …

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Table setting ideas for a simple dinner

Dinner? Healthy evening recipes for busy women

What is the difference between dinner and lunch?  Not much really.  A healthy woman should see both dinner and lunch as equivalent. I don’t think it really matters whether you have dinner at lunch time, supper at night or are inviting friends to a formal dinner party.  In every case the evening meal should contain …

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Go dotty!

Go to The Good Life Week 01 for the start of this series Here is a simple, yet effective, method for recording your food and drink. Combine this with making notes of your weight, your wellbeing and how active you are.  If you start today,by this time next month  you will have regained some balance and …

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The Good Life

10 TIPS FOR HEALTHY EATING I’m amazed by the number of friends, family and clients who come to me because they’ve lost their way along the path to good health.  But I’m scandalised by the number of doctors, medics and professionally trained chefs who don’t seem to know either.  So, if you are a busy …

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HOPE FOR SUFFERERS OF DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2

To celebrate #worlddiabetesday I’ve written an article to provide hope to anyone who might have been recently diagnosed. Being told that your blood sugars are too high is about as sobering as missing the last bus after a New Year’s party.  I know; it happened to me.  But the good news is that diabetes type …

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Protein

How much protein should I eat? In the UK public health advisors suggest that we eat about 0.75g/protein/kg weight/day.  That means for a 65kg woman, of normal build and average height, you would need about 50g of protein per day.  For a long time, we thought that everyone was eating loads more than this amount, …

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