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Why we should focus on health and happiness instead of weight loss

For several months earlier this year after watching the documentary Embrace, I was struggling a little to figure out where I fitted into the whole self-love/body confidence conversation as a personal trainer. Let’s face it, the fitness industry has a tendency to focus on looks above health. Even if it’s not said verbally or in …

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Expert Q&A: Can I eat chocolate and still lose weight?

Sugary foods laden with calories usually come with warning bells when it comes to weight loss and weight maintenance. But it can be frustrating when you feel deprived, and completely avoiding foods that you love may result in either a one-off binge (not so healthy) or even lead to unravelling the rest of the healthy …

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Sort out your snacks

For many women, when it comes to eating right, meals aren’t the main problem. It’s all those snacks in between breakfast, lunch and dinner that are difficult to resist… Registered dietician and Heart Foundation Tick programme nutrition manager Rhodi Smith says, “It’s about maintaining a healthier balance – treat foods, like pies and sweet biscuits …

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