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NHS 800 Calorie Diet: The end of Type 2 Diabetes?

NHS 800 Calorie Diet: The end of Type 2 Diabetes?

Featured, Health, Lifestyle
The NHS is now offering a special low-calorie diet to approximately 5000 patients with type 2 diabetes. Participants in the programme will be restricted to consume only 800 calories a day in liquid forms, such as soups and shakes for a three months period in a bid to reverse their condition. Anna Green shared her concerns to Voice of London: "I am 38 years old, I've been ill for almost all my life. I really want to take this opportunity, but I am afraid that it will be really unhealthy to only intake a very low amount of calories and only in drinks. Three months is a very long time!" Jo Travers, a registered dietitian with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and a spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association, told Voice of London: "The answer is someti...
What the freak is wrong with FreakShakes?

What the freak is wrong with FreakShakes?

Food, Lifestyle
We may lose freak shakes this Sugar Awareness week (12th-18th November).  During the week charity 'Action on Sugar' discussed the future of sugar and calorie reduction. As this year’s theme is ‘Eating out’, their first call is to propose a ban on Freakshakes. Especially in cafes and restaurants because of the excessive calorie content. "I've worked as a nutritionist for a couple of years. Obviously, this news didn't surprise me at all" -Martha Johnson, told Voice of London. "People have a right to know about nutrition information and they need to be aware of what they consume. However, I don't think that the idea of banning these products is quite right. Personally, I would rather call for writing information on sugars, calories and norms clearly in every menu. Strong restrict
Insta-spiration works: why you should follow these UK fitness Instagrammers for 2018

Insta-spiration works: why you should follow these UK fitness Instagrammers for 2018

Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Writing | Stephany Malcolm Subbing | Kate Reichardt 2018 is fast approaching us, and although it’s not quite the time to reach for the sun cream… well-being is a major focus this year for Londoners. Gone are the days of fast food on work breaks; this year sees more avocados, protein shakes, and fitness apps than ever. Ironic as it seems, behind the screen seems to be a great starting point for get-goers who seek daily inspiration, and who spend the little free time they have on Instagram. If you are trying to avoid cheesy fitness DVD’s and dangerous dieting plans this year. Here are some Instagram accounts to follow for inspiration and tips. We’ve covered influencers from London who can tell you  everything there is to know about nutrition, cardio, muscle growth, fitness gear and

I get food but, does food get me?

Featured, Food
Food is a big part of everyone’s lives (especially mine)… pretty much ever since anyone can remember. It helps us grow, helps us get energy and has made us all “strong boys”. Queue the Pinocchio imagery, please. Food is all people think about when say, stressed, happy or sad. Many people say that after a breakup, one should buy a large tub of ice cream (and cry their heart out) or, when feeling happy should order a takeout pizza. Aside from the gratification one gets when opening the pizza box to reveal its contents or, carefully peeling the lid off the ice cream; Milica Cosic set out to find out why food has the effect on us that it does? Milica spoke to three nutritionists, all with different backgrounds, who answered her questions and queries about the link between emotion and foo
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