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Let’s lose some inches now the holidays are over

11th September 2017

THE holiday season is over so let’s get motivated and lose some inches! For many people, holidays really mess up daily routines so now’s the chance to get back in the groove and get motivated to shift some inches!  I’m going to help you with

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Finding the positive meaning

8th March 2017

PEOPLE in our private Facebook group, Slimpod Club, are always asking the greatest questions about their weight loss journey. I thought I’d share this one with you in case you missed it – plus the answer from Trevor Silvester, who creates and voices the Slimpods.

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Proof that stress makes you eat more

5th February 2017

IT’S estimated that 75 per cent of people suffer from moderate to high levels of stress – and stress is very much linked to yo-yo dieting.  So my Week Five Boot Camp blog is dedicated to discussing the causes of stress and what you can

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Teach kids about healthy eating

9th November 2016

FRANKLY I’m worried. A new survey reveals that our children don’t really have a clue about healthy eating or the dangers of sugar. And that’s one of the reasons for the shocking rise in child obesity. I was amazed to read many children can’t identify

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I quit sugar and lost 11lbs in 17 days

18th October 2016

IF you want to lose weight and quit sugar by giving up chocolate then you’ll be inspired by what Lauren Goodchild achieved with a Slimpod. “Yes, I was a chocolate addict,” confesses mum-of-two Lauren. “I’d put my children to bed and then leave the baby

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Lose baby fat with ease using Slimpod

18th October 2016

WANT to lose baby fat with ease? You’ll be inspired by Suzanne Trisk’s Slimpod success. As a young mother of two, Suzanne barely had a moment to call her own. Before she started listening to a Slimpod she had no time to think about what

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Slimpodders become Spartans!

10th October 2016

  LOVE this picture! Two happy women pose with the medals they won for completing the super-tough Spartan Sprint race in Windsor Great Park. Over more than three miles they had to do wall climbs, tunnel crawls, log lifts, sand bag carry, wading through water and

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Boot Camp: Your Week 3 update

3rd October 2016

WOW!  You’ve completed three weeks of the Slimpod Club Boot Camp! So it’s time for a little reflection about the past 21 days. How’s it been for you? I’m not sure about you, but I’m guilty of galloping through life. Every day is so busy with the demands of

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Week 2: Developing good habits daily

19th September 2016

WHAT a fabulous start we had to our six week boot camp.  Over 100 of you joined up and Slimpod Club live chat was buzzing on Wednesday evening. I’m loving the chat in the teams and I can see that most of you have posted

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Slimpod Club Boot Camp briefing

13th September 2016

LET’S get motivated and shift some inches! The Slimpod Club Boot Camp this Autumn is about losing weight and having fun along the way.  You’ll learn how to set effective goals and achieve them with the help of the group (and me!) keeping you accountable. It’s really

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Healthy meals inspiration for you

6th September 2016

HEALTHY nutritious meals all the family will enjoy are always a favourite. So we fired up the Slimpod Kitchen and with the help of our masterchef Charlotte we’ve come up with six ideas you might find useful.

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Choose healthier food, feel good like Kate

28th June 2016

CHOOSE healthier food and you’ll lose weight! The basis of our Slimpod is that it re-educates years of unconscious behaviours around food and this enables you to choose healthier and eat the appropriate amount to satisfy you. Food has evolved to mean so much more than merely

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Save 45% with MuTu special offer

6th May 2016

HERE’S a MuTu special offer that will save you money! My good friend Wendy Powell is 45 today (July 6) and she’s celebrating by offering YOU 45 per cent off her globally successful, multiple award-winning solution to “mummy tummy” – the MuTu system. Happy birthday, Wendy!

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Vloggers! This video is specially for you

25th April 2016

ARE you a vlogger or a blogger who enjoys a bit of vlogging? Would you like to lose some weight for the summer – without dieting, without cravings and without willpower? Yes, it can be done, vloggers! This blog tells you how.

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Share the magic of our Slimpod Club

20th April 2016

THOUGHT I’d share with everyone a little glimpse into our private Slimpod Club group on Facebook because it’s a source of constant inspiration for our Slimpod members and me, too! I just love the group and the magical changes that people experience to their eating habits

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Learning to relax with a Chillpod

15th March 2016

By Mollie Millington, The Happiness Personal Trainer and running coach It is funny to admit I had to learn to relax.  My family always gives me grief for being ‘too busy’ and over-committed.  I tend to either be running at 100mph or stuck on the

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Depriving yourself makes you eat more

9th March 2016

DEPRIVING yourself by trying to use willpower to make yourself eat less, won’t work! Scientists have discovered that women who were making a conscious decision to deprive themselves of calories – which is just a long-winded way of saying dieting! – ate 40 per cent more

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Sugar in porridge has become personal

30th November 2015

HIDDEN sugar in porridge has really got me angry! I’m always trying to make people aware of the dangers of hidden sugar so I consider myself to be quite astute as far as the deadly white stuff goes!  But here’s something that happened the other

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Hypnotherapy for losing weight is so easy

24th November 2015

Hypnotherapy for losing weight is probably the easiest way to lose weight because unlike dieting it requires no willpower – in fact, no conscious effort at all! Imagine being able to lose weight without even thinking about it. That’s the huge appeal of hypnotherapy for losing

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Weight loss recipes for healthy eating

24th November 2015

WEIGHT loss recipes are an important tool for anyone who’s serious about losing weight and keeping it off by changing their lifestyle. Knowing what foods to eat and making full use of the art of sugar-free cooking is vital for health and wellbeing

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World Diabetes Day: Beware fruit juice

13th November 2015

TODAY is World Diabetes Day and Thinking Slimmer is proud to give its support to this worldwide campaign to raise awareness of what causes diabetes and what we can all do to help prevent it. The current theme of World Diabetes Day is healthy living

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Jamie Oliver sugar in food shock video

5th November 2015

FEW people realise just how much sugar we consume in everyday food. So I was really excited when I came across this Jamie Oliver sugar in food video the other day because it explains precisely how many unnecessary calories we’re putting into our bodies

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We’re looking for our Slimpod Stars 2015

3rd November 2015

At Thinking Slimmer we love celebrating and acknowledging the achievement of people who’ve been empowered by Slimpods and each year we have special awards for inspirational people within our community. In the past we’ve had people who’ve

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Sugary drinks: Jamie wants clearer label

2nd November 2015

Jamie Oliver’s latest idea in his crusade against added sugar is to change the labelling system on sugary drinks. He thinks the bottles should show very clearly how much added sweet stuff is in sugary drinks. The idea behind this new labelling system for sugary

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SAD syndrome and sugar’s part in it

2nd November 2015

Dark nights getting you down? You may be suffering from SAD syndrome – Seasonal Affective Disorder. An estimated two million people in the UK are hit by SAD syndrome from November to March – symptoms are grumpiness, fatigue and feeling down. 

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Cutting sugar improves health in 9 days

27th October 2015

CUTTING down sugar can lower blood pressure and cholesterol in only nine days, says a new study reported on in the Telegraph. Children taking part were given a meal plan with the same amount of calories that they were eating before the trial, but with a

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Sugar in ready meals: More than in Coke

26th October 2015

MANY people never even think about the amount of sugar in ready meals. So a study just out will shock them – because it found that some supermarket ready meals contain almost twice as much sugar as a can of Coca-Cola. I’ve been saying for years

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Drink water to lose weight, experts say

12th October 2015

DRINK water to lose weight. That’s what a study carried out at the University of Birmingham appears to show – that drinking up to a pint of water before meals could help obese adults with weight loss. The study will now be followed up with

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Sugar in drinks kills 184,000 a year

10th October 2015

Scientists are advising people across the globe to reduce their intake of sugar in drinks. A study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation suggests that up to one in 100 deaths from obesity-related diseases can be directly attributed

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Sugary sweets banned at the checkout

22nd September 2015

SUGARY sweets at the checkout are being removed by Morrisons, I’m delighted to report. The supermarket chain joins Tesco and Lidl in banning sugar-filled temptations by the queues so that will make it a lot easier for everyone. Sainsbury’s have also taken sugary

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Creating healthy habits the easy way

25th August 2015

CREATING a habit is easy – especially a bad one! An overweight person will tell you how simple it was to fall into bad eating habits and put on weight.  They didn’t even have to think about it! But they’ll also tell you how difficult

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Willpower: The science of why it fails

25th August 2015

IF you’ve been on a diet and decided to use willpower to cut out cakes, biscuits, sugary foods – in fact, most of the things you really love – then I’m sure you’ll remember how difficult supermarket shopping became. Willpower was probably enough to get you

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Sugar tax? We need health warnings

11th June 2015

IF YOU ask what’s most effective, the carrot or the stick, most people will unhesitatingly say it’s the carrot. We instinctively understand that persuasion not punishment is the way to influence people and change their behaviour. So I’m puzzled how doctors and academics

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Exercise is all about the feelgood factor

11th June 2015

By Trevor Silvester WHEN we think about doing something like exercise, our brain has a choice of going in one of three directions. It can head into the past and look at what exercise has felt like for you, and use that to either

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Nuts are healthy and make you live longer

11th June 2015

UNLESS you’re a squirrel with an allergy, here’s some great news: eating nuts every day can help you live longer! Just a handful every day could substantially lower the risk of early death, according to research in Holland. It’s been known for a while that eating nuts

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Smaller portion sizes thanks to Slimpod

11th June 2015

BLOGGER Erin Ek Rush is noticing remarkable differences in her smaller portion sizes and her relationship with food as she enjoys her  Slimpod programme. “One of the first things I noticed about the Slimpod was that my portion size shrunk instantly and effortlessly,” she says. “I

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Bloggers hold clues to winning a Slimpod

17th May 2015

WE’RE getting to that time of year again… summer! The first hot days – and some rain! – have appeared and it’s starting to feel a bit like summer.  The children are nearly on half term again, and that means it really is only a couple

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Food Revolution Day: Join Jamie Oliver

15th May 2015

FOR the second year running, Thinking Slimmer’s backing Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day today. Around the world there are a staggering 42 million children who are either overweight or obese and Jamie says: “With diet-related diseases rising at an alarming rate

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Inspiring! That’s the only word for Darin

15th May 2015

SOME people are so inspiring! And Darin McCloud is right at the top of the list of people I admire. He’s one of our greatest Slimpodders, having transformed himself from a 20-stone couch potato into an athlete and cyclist. Having lost almost 70lbs with his Slimpod

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Sugar makes brain prefer treat to money

11th May 2015

I’M going to tell you something that might surprise you: people who consume lots of sugar packed foods would rather have an immediate sweet treat than be rewarded with money later. How weird is that? Well, it’s not weird at all – it’s actually very common!

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8 great ways to Get Set For Summer

29th April 2015

TWITTER and the web went a bit crazy over the advertising for a weight loss product which features a slender model in a bikini with the slogan Are You Beach Body Ready? I can understand why a lot of people were upset because summer can be

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Spicy lentil soup created Linda’s way

15th April 2015

Slimpodder Linda Warner has come up with a great way to prepare a big batch of lunches all at once, and save herself time in the kitchen. Here is her recipe for Spicy Lentil Soup – this quantity is for batch cooking. I’d be really excited

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Brain power: Plan ahead for weight loss

14th April 2015

By Trevor Silvester WE have amazing brains. We’re probably the only species which can forward plan to the degree that we can – useful if you’ve got a big event some months in the future that you want to look your best for. It means

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DECHOX: Give up chocolate for a month!

26th February 2015

DECHOX is here! Can you give up chocolate for a month like Corrie star Kym Marsh? Chocolate’s one of those guilty pleasures that’s actually easy to give up if you have the right help – our Chocoholic Cure Slimpod. So here’s your chance to put it

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Eating disorders: Blame diets, not food

24th February 2015

WE all know what the problem is: The western world is full of overweight people, an estimated two billion according to the World Health Organisation. Many people claim to know the answer: Put them on a diet so they eat less. Eating disorders problem solved. Except

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Why do we keep eating fructose?

10th February 2015

RESEARCH into fructose proves the old saying “a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.” Fructose – a cheap yet powerful sweetener added to so much of our food – makes us put on fat round our waists and many experts consider it is

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Official: Butter isn’t bad for you after all

10th February 2015

BUTTER has got the health all-clear at last. There’s some things we just know are bad for us: smoking, drinking too much, breathing in traffic fumes. But eating butter? Is that rich creamy delight really a killer? The medical profession has been telling us for 30 years

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Feeling hungry? You might need water

30th January 2015

WATER has a big part to play in weight loss. It’s an amazing fact that our bodies are made up of roughly 75 per cent water – in our brains it’s even higher at 85 per cent. You’ll be surprised where we keep all this liquid: muscles are

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Guardian angel and my 70lbs weight loss

18th January 2015

IN just 12 months, mum of two Karen Christmas has lost five stone listening to her Slimpod – and her weight loss is continuing! Her achievement is an inspiration for anyone who’s tried every diet going and given up hope that anything will ever work. Every day, mum of

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Walking 20 minutes a day to live longer

15th January 2015

I WANT you to promise me something: Once you’ve read this article, you’ll go out and spend a brisk 20 minutes walking. Because walking daily can add years to your life, scientists have discovered. Research at Cambridge University reveals that lack of exercise kills twice as

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Are you up for the Slimpod Challenge 10?

7th January 2015

SO who fancies starting the New Year with a fabulously healthy goal? How would you like to become part of a virtual team whose aim is to run 10 miles in 10 months? We’ve teamed up with Slimpodder Kirsty Taylor-Gallop, who last October started a great project

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Goals: Make them really count this time

6th January 2015

LET’S start the New Year with some really meaningful goals! Most successful people are goals orientated. They take time to identify what it is they want and they build up a really clear and detailed picture of what achieving the goals will look and feel like.

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Six reasons why a diet doesn’t work

6th January 2015

ARE you wondering why your diet doesn’t work? Maybe you began the year with the same old weight-loss resolution and said to yourself: “This will be the last time.” Surprise surprise, the diet doesn’t work in the long term. An estimated 25 million start dieting again

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Weight loss targets: how to hit them!

21st October 2014

WEIGHT loss targets are important and so is keeping your success log. I’m frequently being asked why we suggest that people write down the three “positives” in their success log each night, so I thought I’d explain a little more. This will be especially beneficial to people

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Slimpod made my perfect wedding look

2nd October 2014

Many congratulations to Laura Pettit, who used one of our Slimpod downloads to help make her wedding dress fit perfectly for her big day. Laura, a 28-year-old blogger from Cheltenham, started listening to her Slimpod in March and by the time of her wedding

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Slight Edge gives your weight loss a boost

28th September 2014

THE Slight Edge is a way of forming good habits by using simple daily disciplines which you repeat consistently over time. Slimpod Club regular Sarah Woods has used it and has an inspiring story for all of you who want to boost your weight loss. At her

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Obesity: At last, a new NHS approach

18th September 2014

OBESITY is like a slow-motion car crash that could cripple the NHS, says its new chief executive, Simon Stevens. Well, we can’t say we haven’t been warned. Mr Stevens considers that obesity is a bigger threat to health and public finances than smoking. 

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Social media study: Testers wanted

18th September 2014

Wanted:  Fanatical Facebook, Twitter or Google + users to take part in a habit changing challenge using the power of social media…Are you fanatical on Facebook, talkative on Twitter or like a good gossip on Google+?  Are you looking to do any of the following?

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Pauline Quirke: My personal letter to her

17th September 2014

Actress Pauline Quirke is in the news again – apparently she has regained some of the weight she lost two years ago.  This is what I would like to say to her… Dear Pauline Quirke, I hope you will excuse me writing to you personally like this

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Lose weight, live longer by standing up

11th September 2014

LOSE weight in a way that’s a guaranteed,  costs nothing, requires virtually no effort and can be done almost anywhere. How good does that sound? It’s called standing up. Do you know that if you stand up for five minutes every half hour of an eighthour

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Inspiration at the Games from ‘fat bloke’

26th July 2014

IMAGINE a 16-stone, chain-smoking chocoholic with high blood pressure deciding to run the marathon. That’s what Steve Way did at the Commonwealth Games, when he finished an amazing tenth. He is an inspiration and proof that if you want something 

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Family activities: 10 ideas to keep moving

24th July 2014

FAMILY activities are important once school’s out for summer so how can you resist the call of the sofa, get your daily quota of exercise and keep the children amused at the same time? Here’s 10 fun ideas for you. For many parents the holidays mean a bit

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I can’t control eating when she’s at school

21st July 2014

By Debbie O’Connor of Motivating Mum MY daughter came running out of her new school and spoke words to strike fear into my heart.  “Mum, the canteen is awesome! I can eat whatever I like in there!” Like many mums, I am going through one of

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Motivation: How can you rediscover it?

9th July 2014

MOTIVATION is so important and being in a group can help. However, one way in which Slimpod differs from other weight loss programmes is you do it alone at home and you don’t have to go to any classes, weigh-ins or clubs. Some people find that a

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Dehydration and its effect on the brain

23rd June 2014

DEHYDRATION is much more common in the summer, so it’s good to remember the importance of beating dehydration by drinking with good old fashioned WATER!! While most of us understand that dehydration can have medical complications studies

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Exercise: Check you do it hard enough

16th June 2014

EXERCISE is good for us but how many of us know how much we need to do to make a real difference?  I read some research reported in the New York Times the other day which made me think. It seems most of us seriously

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Win a copy of the 12 week MuTu system

11th June 2014

When people are losing weight with a Slimpod, they find themselves instinctively wanting to combine healthy eating  with some regular  exercise, starting gently and building up as they get fitter.  The Mutu System is the perfect partner…

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Sugar: Killing the world but who cares?

20th May 2014

THERE are no punches pulled about sugar in the film Fed Up, which is causing a storm in America, the land of the free and the land of the obese. “This film unearths the dirty secret of the American food industry,” the trailer states boldly. “Junk food

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From couch potato to cycling across Cuba

16th May 2014

HE was a couch potato but now the amazing Darin McCloud is a wonderful inspiration to anyone who thinks their weight problem can never be beaten. In just over two years, Darin’s Slimpod has helped him turn his life around completely and achieve

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Eat healthy veg – your mother was right!

15th May 2014

By Mollie Millington, guest blogger. EAT healthy veg! Remember how your mum always told you to eat your vegetables? She was right! In a day and age where so many foods are easily accessible in a shop (but come in a wrapper as a processed food)

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Healthy lifestyle for a family: 5 top tips

15th May 2014

By Nichola Whitehead, guest blogger. HEALTHY lifestyle for all the family stems from healthy eating. So how do you achieve this for all your family members? In my video I’ve outlined five of the most important factors for a healthy lifestyle which will leave you feeling more energised

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Butter or margarine to spread the love?

14th May 2014

By Lyndon Gee, guest blogger. BUTTER or margarine? As a health and food writer I’m often asked which I prefer. That’s a good question with healthy eating for children on the agenda for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day. Where did the controversy about butter v margarine

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Imagine yourself in Jenni Falconer gear

21st January 2014

MY favourite fitness gear by miles is by Jenni Falconer, so I thought I’d give two people the chance to win a fab outfit plus a Slimpod of their choice. Total value of each of the two prizes is over £100. January and February are traditionally the

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Goals: Look what mine achieved for me

1st January 2014

IT’S that time of year again when everyone talks about setting goals. So as I’m always extolling the virtues of good goal-setting I thought I would write about how my 2013 goals worked for me and what my plans are for 2014. When goals are set properly

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Hangovers: Food and drink that will help

18th December 2013

I’VE been asking a few experts about hangover cures – what to eat and drink and what to avoid. The trick, it seems isto restock your body with fluids and essential nutrients like fructose, vitamins, animo acids and minerals. They can help break down toxins

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What our Slimpod Stars want for Xmas

28th November 2013

WHEN I had some of our Slimpod Stars gathered together in a studio for a photoshoot in Debenhams’ fabulous Oxford Street store, I switched on the video camera and asked them what they wanted for Christmas. It put them on the spot and their

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Making the best use of your pumpkin!

29th October 2013

THERE is nothing better than eating seasonal fruit and veg – and pumpkins, and other members of the squash family, are at their best in late autumn. Not only is a Hallowe’en pumpkin super tasty, it also has incredible health benefits – so when you’re pumpkin carving

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Is your doctor turning you into an addict?

2nd October 2013

FOUR out of five doctors routinely prescribe drugs to patients even though they believe they are addicted to them. That is the alarming finding of a survey by the Family Doctors Association. Official statistics estimate that about 1.5 million NHS patients may

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Tragedy as diet pills kill girl student

25th September 2013

MY advice to anyone considering diet pills is simple: Don’t do it. You could be risking your health and you’ll be kidding yourself if you think any weight loss will be lasting. I felt so sad this week when I read about Sarah Houston, from Leeds

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Samantha, world’s unkindest woman?

25th September 2013

I HOPE I never meet Samantha Brick because I think I’d find it hard to resist the temptation to slap her and bring her to her senses. Her regular columns in a national newspaper are insulting, condescending and in my view downright dangerous.

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Great Slimpod tip: Hang up your dress

24th September 2013

I PICKED up a great weight loss tip from a Slimpodder on our Slimpod Club forum tonight and just had to share it. I often advise people to hang up on the front of their wardrobe the dress, skirt or pair of jeans they want to

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Three things women do better than men

24th September 2013

SOMETIMES it’s really fun to look through some of the quirky research out there that isn’t to do with weight loss and wellbeing. Now there are loads of things that we women just know we’re better at than men; for example I’m able to multitask

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Will ‘fat tax’ just clobber the poor?

24th September 2013

I WAS on the radio this morning reviewing the papers for LBC and as luck would have it, one of the news items was this continuing debate on whether certain items of food and drink should be taxed because of their high fat or sugar content. My

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