Author: Nicole Taylor

Calories vs Carbs: what’s the difference?

If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s easy to get confused when faced with the various ways to diet. There is, after all, a range of diet plans and weight-loss methods out there. Some are fads that come and go and some can be more restrictive than others, but most have the same promise: to help you lose pounds, and fast. Counting calories and managing your carb intake are two of the most popular methods for helping you to eat less – but how do they work? Calorie counting You’ve probably heard the saying ‘calories in, calories out’. And...

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Lowering cholesterol with a healthy diet

LloydsPharmacy Pharmacist and Heart Health expert recommends a healthy diet to help achieve healthy cholesterol levels: Cut down on saturated fat. It’s important to know that the cholesterol we get from food (found in prawns, eggs, liver and kidneys) has very little influence on cholesterol levels in the blood. In fact, it’s eating too much saturated fat that has a much bigger impact. Saturated fat which is found in fatty meats and meat products such as sausages and pies, high fat dairy foods like cheese, cream, butter, cakes, biscuits and pastries. Even worse are trans fats (in hydrogenated vegetable...

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New Year diet leaving you peckish?

The January blues have officially started and to top it all off you’re hungry. It’s back to work and everyone around you is trying to ‘be good’, whatever that means. But all we want to do is have a nice cup of tea and that all important biscuit! With this is mind, we have put together some healthy treats that will help you stay on track with the new year new you mission. Blueberry smoothie  A fruit smoothie offers a scrumptious way to get in some extra calcium and antioxidants during your day. Some shop-bought varieties come close to...

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Why you’re doing New Year’s resolutions all wrong!

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, if you’ve managed to hold out for over a fortnight into January, you’re doing very well! However, we’ve reached the crunch point as 17th January is the most common date to give up on a resolution and it’s marked by Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day. To help you avoid becoming a member of the quitters club, the health and well-being experts at LloydsPharmacy have the low-down on how to do resolutions right. Here’s how to avoid being the person who ditches their resolutions: Set realistic goals LloydsPharmacy Pharmacist Alison Freemantle says “Set realistic...

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Is Your Drinking Out of Control?

According to the Men’s Health Forum, men are more likely to drink alcohol and drink at hazardous levels than women. Here’s our advice on how to drink in moderation. While many people in this country enjoy an occasional drink, some may find it difficult to moderate their alcohol intake, especially over the festive season. Alcohol affects your physical coordination and blurs your vision, so it’s no surprise that drinking heavily in the short term can make you more susceptible to having an accident or injury. If you drink too much in the long term, it can increase your risk of...

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