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Is There More To “Blast” Than Just Shaping Up?

Is There More To “Blast” Than Just Shaping Up?

One of the wonderful things about running the 21 Day Blast Plan is hearing people’s discoveries about their own body. As they get to grips with the Blast eating plan and embrace its wholesomeness, the changes to their daily lives take them by surprise.

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Why Are Almonds So Good For You?

Why Are Almonds So Good For You?

“Why are almonds so good for you?”, I hear you ask. Well, almonds are one of the most nutritious nuts you can eat, brimming with benefits for your health, skin and heart. I know, I know… 20 almonds doesn’t look much, but they fill a gap in no time and provide vitamins and minerals for energy and give your weight-loss efforts a boost too.

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“Clean” Eating and Nigella

“Clean” Eating and Nigella

My blood was slightly boiling. Did anyone see the Daily Mail yesterday? I was drawn to an article quoting Nigella Lawson as having a dim view of ‘clean eating’, alleging it is just “another fad diet” used to disguise eating disorders. My beef, readers, is more with the journalism than with Nigella.

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The 1st Of September… Does That Herald Something New For You?

The 1st Of September… Does That Herald Something New For You?

I’ve just spent a week on the south coast. Well, I say ON the south coast. I lurked nearby in the misty shadows, sporting my cagoul which (luckily) said ‘100% waterproof’ on the label. It poured for five days out of seven. But, you don’t go to West Wittering expecting Barcelona, do you?

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10 High Protein Ready-To-Eat Snacks Straight Off The High Street

10 High Protein Ready-To-Eat Snacks Straight Off The High Street

After hours of skulking in the aisles of M&S Foods, hovering in hope in Waitrose and cruising the shelves of Pret A Manger, below, dear readers, is a list of high protein ready to eat snacks that you can purchase, rip open and munch straight away whilst still adhering to the strict criteria I set myself.

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10 Strategies For Avoiding The Post-Holiday “Body Blues”

10 Strategies For Avoiding The Post-Holiday “Body Blues”

You’ve worked hard all year. 6am bootcamps, evening sprint-ervals, days without sugar, weekends at the gym, nights spent watching your partner devour bags of Belgian chocolate covered peanuts whilst you sit as far away as possible with a cup of green tea and 15 almonds. The start of the holiday is almost here. And you’re sort of… well… scared.

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Broccoli – Packing A Punch Against Cancer

Broccoli – Packing A Punch Against Cancer

You know when there’s nothing on the telly, so you scroll through all that stuff you blindly recorded in a whim, hoping for a little gem. Well, my gem last week was this programme about Superfoods on BBC2. The channels were full of either cricket or Corrie so I pressed play and settled down. It was a piece about broccoli.

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Guilt Isn’t Necessarily A Negative Emotion

Guilt Isn’t Necessarily A Negative Emotion

I would have made, according to my great friend Karen, a fantastic Catholic. Permanently clothed in a hair shirt (although I feel camisole is more apt), the word ‘guilt’ trips off my tongue far too readily.

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