Category: Wellbeing

Confidence, self-esteem and weight loss

5th December 2018

HERE at Slimpod HQ we’re often talking about empowerment, confidence and choices and in this video I discuss the importance of having that inner confidence DURING the journey to lasting weight loss  – and not just when you stand on the scales. There’s also a

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Catalan Omelette

23rd June 2017

Simon Smith,  the amazing Head Chef from Tameside NHS Trust in Manchester, is helping you to lose weight by creating a lovely healthy recipe each week.  This week he has a lovely variation on an omelette for us. Eggs represent one of nature greatest nutritionally

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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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Why a good soak works wonders

14th December 2013

TREAT yourself to a good soak in the bath and use a few drops of oil to help you to relax.Many of us have nice smelly oils in the bathroom (maybe a gift at Christmas) but do we all know the benefits they can bring?

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Fitness and wellbeing: The vital questions

21st November 2013

FITNESS and wellbeing always throw up lots of questions, so here’s the answers to a lot of them. When top London health and wellness coach Mollie Millington – aka @PTMollie – was a guest in our Facebook Slimpod Club she offered loads of great advice on fitness.

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Sunshine – soak it up for winter wellness

13th November 2013

SUNLIGHT is so magical. The only trouble is, there’s hardly nine hours of daylight in the UK in mid-winter.  Here’s why our bodies need sunlight – because it helps produce vitamin D, which keeps up our immune system so we can fight off germs.

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Fatty liver: What you can eat and drink

11th November 2013

A LADY emailed me today to tell me she’s just been diagnosed with a fatty liver and wanted to know what she should and shouldn’t eat. This problem is becoming more and more common, largely because of our modern-day diet, so I was happy to give her

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Pre-menstrual? Beat monthly munchies

15th October 2013

DO you get what I call the monthly munchies? Many women crave chocolate in particular when they’re pre-menstrual, which suggests there can be a hormonal basis for it. When we eat sweet and high-fat foods, including chocolate, serotonin is released

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Junk food: Fix what it does to your heart

15th October 2013

JUNK food damages your heart, so thank goodness for the pomegranate. It’s an amazing fruit because not only does it taste good, it does you good as well. Heart specialists have discovered it could undo some of the damage done by junk food

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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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Sugar peril turning us into binge eaters

25th September 2013

I HELP a lot of people who have eating disorders and so many of them have addictions to sugar which started in childhood or at university and then lead to binge behaviours in adult life. I follow the work of Dr Robert Lustig, from a charity I

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Together we can tackle diabetes

25th September 2013

I SAW comedian Joe Pasquale on Daybreak with Lorraine talking about his daughter’s diabetes condition. The interview was part of Diabetes Awareness Week, aimed at helping people understand the scale of the diabetes problem

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Great news: Eating less can stop ageing!

24th September 2013

I READ some interesting research this morning – and it made me realise just how important a Slimpod can be in helping people live a healthier, longer life! A study by University College London has concluded that we really are all eating too much

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Don’t exercise yourself fat!

24th September 2013

IF you’re having a lie-down in a darkened room you won’t need me to tell you how awful stress can feel. Trouble is, when we’re stressed our bodies are less resistant to infection. So it’s important to keep calm and carry on. If you drink more than

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Shocking facts about global obesity

22nd September 2013

OBESITY is a global epidemic. So much so that we now call it GLOBESITY. Today, at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London, I’ll be joining other experts to discuss how we can tackle this enormous challenge. The facts we’ll be discussing about global obesity

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