How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)

Welcome back to week 3. The 3rd thing I did was to try to have a good breakfast including one of my 5 a day. Evidence shows that having breakfast can help to regulate blood sugar levels which, because of hormones, can be a bit all over the place in pregnancy and just after. HavingContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)

I have had 3 children and after each of my pregnancies I have managed to lose the pregnancy weight. How? Dieting of course. NO NO and NO. No dieting. And it wasn’t because it was ‘all baby’ either. At my 6 week check after my first baby I was 70kg (I’m normally about 55-57kg) –Continue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)”

Red Lentil Pasta with chicken and chilli

Serves 1-2 Ready in about 10 minutes 100g Red lentil pasta 100g chicken breast (cooked) 1 tsp red chilli, finely chopped 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 35g spinach, washed Black pepper to taste Prepare the ingredients and set aside. Cook the red lentil pasta in boiling water for 4-5 minutes until al-dente and drain.Continue reading “Red Lentil Pasta with chicken and chilli”

Eating to reduce your risk of cancer

Today sees the launch of the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research. The report takes all the studies on cancer and brings them together to see what the evidence base is. It takes all the individual studies you see in the newspapers and many more and brings them together. The report is 2000Continue reading “Eating to reduce your risk of cancer”

Looking for a nursery – what to ask in terms of food

Looking for a nursery can be a daunting process. It is important you feel comfortable leaving your child there and yet you can only go on other people’s recommendations. Not only should we check Ofsted reports and find out other parents opinions but we also need to ask the right questions when we go toContinue reading “Looking for a nursery – what to ask in terms of food”

Arsenic in baby food products?

Having heard headlines about arsenic in baby food products (baby rice, rice cakes and rice based cereals) I have been asked by parents whether they should stop giving their children rice. Firstly when we think arsenic we think poison. Yes, arsenic is a carcinogen and we shouldn’t have too much of it but this isContinue reading “Arsenic in baby food products?”