Saturday, 12 April 2014

Guest Post: Easter Egg Weigh Up - Save Your Money and Your Wasitline

Image Credit: Cherry PR
With Easter looming, the lure of chocolate treats can be a dietary nightmare
for many people looking to keep the pounds off. In the UK we spend a massive £4 billion a year on chocolate. This averages at £65 per person and 53,000 extra calories – enough to help us gain 15lb in a year, according to Jason Vale, author of Chocolate Busters.

However, according to Laurence Beeken, Food Information Executive at
Weight Loss Resources, the fancier brands are usually the worst offenders. 
The luxury eggs are the ones that contain more chocolate, thicker chocolate in the actual eggs and are usually much bigger. So whilst you think you are treating your loved one, you are actually not doing them any favours in the health department.

Weight Loss Resources have come up with a very useful advice guide to help us all decide how much we can indulge this Easter. When it comes to buying Easter eggs, which are the best type to buy or indulge in?

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Beauty Buzz: All-in-one primer, moisturiser and anti-ageing product

Save time and money by swapping three products from your skincare routine for one. There's been a lot of fuss recently over serums and with good reason! Serums are more liquid-like and are therefore absorbed by the skin quicker than creams and deliver a higher concentrated dose of active ingredients. 

Harley Street's laser treatment clinic had developed a luxury skincare range made with marine and botanical extracts. The skincare range is free from toxic chemicals such as parabens, sillicones and synthetic fragrances. The range features a cleanser, toner and moisturising serums and creams tailored to different skin types. 

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Food News: High protein yogurt, Danio comes in 3 new flavours

Danone has introduced three new flavours to it's popular range of high protein yogurts, Danio. The new Mango, Honey and Plain additions contain 0% fat, with Mango and Honey averaging 122kcal per pot, whilst the Plain version contains just 81kcal. The Danio yogurts each have around 12g of protein and contain no artificial sweeteners or flavourings and are available in generously sized single serve pots. 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Turkey, Onion & Herb Burgers

These burgers a really easy and quick to make and perfect for freezing and cooking later in the week for a speedy dinner after a busy day.

To make 8 you'll need:

  • 450g fresh turkey mince
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4tsp of spicy Italian seasoning 
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, shredded.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

101 Things To Do Before You Diet (Book Review)

101 Things To Before You Diet is written by 40 year old lifestyle journalist, Mimi Spencer. This book is a practical and funny guide to the little changes you can make in our life to make you healthier, more confident with your body and even lose weight without resorting to a diet. 

Mimi draws on her experience of writing for fashion magazines to give you tips on dressing for your body type (instead of the clothing that only looks good on the unrealistic shop mannequins) and beauty tips for the art of illusion in addition to fixing unhealthy eating habits, fitting in exercise  and finally, how to silence that for ever critical voice inside your head.  

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Easy to Make Fish Cakes

This fish cakes are really filling and only have 125 calories each.

To make 6 of them you will need:

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 fresh fish fillets, I've used haddock but this will work with any fish.
  • One packet of parsley sauce
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 packet of breadcrumbs

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Just Dance 2014 Review

I've become completed addicted to this game since it was bought for me at Christmas. Like the previous versions of Just Dance, you can expect the latest catchy songs, bright colours and energetic moves. This version does come with a few exciting extras!

It's available on both Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, has a multi-player option, a 'Sweat' mode and also an Xbox live online mode so that you can dance with players from all over the world (don't worry they can't see you, just your score!).  

Friday, 28 February 2014

Winter Skin Hero: OilArganic

I like my beauty products to be as nourishing for my body as my food is. They need to be natural and containing lots of vitamins. OilArganic fits the bill, made up of 8 plant oils and no synthetic chemicals, this beauty product has multiple uses and is perfect for healing your skin.

OilArganic is an blend of Argain, Borage, Rosehip, Macadamia, Orange Peel, Avacado, Jojoba seed, hemp send and Sweet Almond. The result is a gorgeously unique combination of citrus and floral scents.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

What's Your Excuse For Not Eating Healthily? (Book Review)

Joanne Henson has published a follow up book to her straight-talking, no-nonsense book 'What's Your Excuse... For Not getting Fit?'. Her second book follows the same style but focuses on the matter of healthy eating. 'What's Your Excuse for Not Eating Healthily?' is a concise answer for a wide range of popular excuses for eating junk and avoiding your five-a-day like its the plague. Both of these books are ideal for them moments when you hear yourself making a crappy excuse and need a your butt kicked to get you back on track!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Teapigs Organic Super Power Matcha Tea Review

I've never been one to drink tea (or any hot drink, strangely) I've just never found hot drinks thirst quenching or refreshing. This has meant that until now I'd never tried any kind of green tea, despite its many health benefits.

Matcha tea powder is made from the ground down green tea leaves grown in Japan. Matcha leaves differ from regular green tea as the plants are grown in the shade to in order to increase the tea plant's chlorophyll production. As a result it has far higher levels of nutrients.

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