Women’s Health Magazine

Each month, I look into a nutrition question for Women’s Health Magazine, delving into the evidence behind the headlines. The column, entitled ‘food for thought’ aims to get to the bottom of some popular questions around nutrition and health. Over…

How alcohol messes with weight loss…

If you’re trying to lose weight it’s well worth taking a look at your weekly wine (beer/vodka etc) intake, because when it comes to fat loss, alcohol is a cheeky little saboteur. Here’s why… 1. Yep, it’s the calories You know…

Can mindfulness help you lose weight?

Described as “bringing attention to the present moment without judgement”  mindfulness is a practice that can help to reduce stress and improve the way we make decisions. But interestingly, mindfulness is also emerging as a helpful tool for weight loss, and for anyone wanting…

5 effective habits for weight loss

As a dietitian, one of the most popular questions I get asked is… “what’s the best way to lose weight?” Having researched, written and advised on weight loss for around 8 years I can promise that quick fixes and fads don’t…