Do You Suffer With PCOS?

So first of all, for those of you that might not know what PCOS is, it stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  PCOS has become very common in women nowadays and is thought to be affecting anything between 1 in every 5-10 women, in the UK/Ireland anyway. So what is it? PCOS can have a few…

Yellow Chicken Curry Recipe

Yellow Chicken Curry (serves 4) Ingredients: 500g Chicken Breasts (4 medium) 1 Tbsp Yellow Curry Paste 1 tin coconut milk (can choose light option) 1 clove garlic 1 small onion

Added Sugar – What is it?!

Added sugar is different to the natural sugar found in foods such as fruit. But how much added sugar should we be having per day? Well, the American Heart Association now recommends men to have no more than 36g of added sugar and women no more than 25g of added sugar per day.

Charity Boxing Update

After my previous newsletter update in the lead up to the white collar boxing, I mentioned I had raised around 1,890 EURO, well exceeding my goal of €1,000. I am delighted to say that the total raised was a whopping €3,170. Incredible. I felt such a sense of achievement before I even stepped in that ring,…

Avocado Cream Dressing 

Ingredients: 1/2 avocado 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 1 garlic clove, crushed Salt & pepper 1 tsp Lime or lemon juice Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender & blitz until combined and smooth. Serve with a chicken based meal as above or use as a dip. Kcals: 111   Carbs: 7g   Fat: 7g  …

How To Increase Your Fibre Intake

Fibre is technically a complex carbohydrate and it can be split into 2 categories – both of which we need in our diet: Insoluble fibre – helps bulk up stool volume and get things moving in the intestines for digestion. Soluble fibre – which are fermentable and can help decrease blood cholesterol If you are…

What Does 20g Protein Look Like?

I am sure you hear enough about protein if you are in any way into exercise and nutrition. However, many people don’t realise the foods that are high in protein – it’s not just chicken believe it or not! As well as the foods that contain protein, it’s important we know roughly how much protein…

Top Tips After Overeating – ‘Tis The Season!

December is the month of festivities after all and that includes family, friends, food and drink . . .and more food! 😉 Therefore I’ve put together a few tips to help limit the damage after you’ve overdone it a little. Safe to Christmas Day will be the big one! 😛 Limiting the damage the days…

Vegetable Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Ingredients: 1-2 medium sweet potatoes 2 cups spinach 7-8 cherry tomatoes 1 large onion (extra veggies of choice) 5 eggs 2 egg whites 1/4 cup low fat milk 1/4 cup light mozzarella salt/pepper or seasoning of choice olive oil spray Method: Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees celsius. Grease a baking dish with olive oil spray…

Diet Soft Drinks – Are they really that bad?

You can call them fizzy drinks, pop, soda or soft drinks – but whatever you call them, we all know that they’re not exactly classed as ‘healthy’, right? Regular soft drinks have been linked with conditions such as obesity and diabetes to name just a few. (1)(2) The sugar content in a regular soft drink…