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When we think of high-carb foods, the usual suspects like bread & pasta tend to spring to mind but many other foods pack just as many carbs without us even knowing. We've put together 9 of the most surprising carb-a-licious things so watch out for these. 1. FRUIT JUICE Most juices can be seriously high in fast absorbing carbohydrates. Just one cup of orange juice could contain around 35 grams of carbs, yikes. 2. QUINOA Now don’t get us wrong, it’s a good source of protein & fibre making it a better option than bread but know this, one cup...

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7 Ways to Build Healthy Habits into a Busy Lifestyle It’s easy to treat each day the same, trying to be a super productive machine but trust me when I say you need to stop. A stressful lifestyle will ultimately cause a reduced life expectancy so enough is enough. We've put together 7 ways to build healthy habits into your lifestyle no matter how busy you are. 1. BE POSITIVE Starting every day with a positive thought can have a big impact on your life. Reading a positive affirmation works because it creates positive thoughts & feelings in your mind....

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ONE:  DON'T RUSH Don’t try to lose too much weight over a short period of time. A healthy goal is to reduce your weight by around 1 – 2 pounds a week, anymore could lead to problems such as unhealthy hair, headaches, tiredness & loose skin. TWO:  REALISTIC Don’t just think “low fat” – research into Diabetes found that a diet rich in monounsaturated fats can help reduce belly fat. Switch unhealthy saturated fat for Trans-fat foods like avocados, nuts, seeds and olive oil. THREE: SUPPORT Research found that people who went to Weight Watchers groups for three months lost an...

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Hypertension (High Blood pressure) is rather boring in itself and it's easy to just continue on with life without worry too much about the effects it might have on your body. High blood pressure is rather sneaky if you ask me and it has a tendency of sneaking up on you giving no clue of the potential devastating consequences. Severe scenarios include heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure, yikes, I know. As many as 1 in 3 of us in the UK suffer from hypertension but this is partially caused by the natural ageing & stiffening of our arteries which increases the...

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It’s easy to start thinking that “hitting it harder this time around” is going mean you’re finally going to lose the weight rather than another failed weight loss regime, but I’m afraid you’re probably wrong. The key to success & weight loss, this time around is all in the planning, if you get that right then it’ll be hard to not see results. Get your mind right with a back-up plan in place for those “cake” moments or biscuits treats & you’ll be paving the way for a new slimmer you. 1. PAST ATTEMPTS It’s really important to look back...

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