weight loss

May 15, 2017

Have more energy and lose weight

Are you often struggling with your energy levels?  Do you have bursts of energy followed by slumps that leave you feeling tired and irritable?  Have coffee, tea and sweets become regular boosters that help you get through the day? The afternoon lows in particular seem to have become the norm for most of my clients.  I wonder if they are the reason the concept of the English afternoon tea was invented.  
March 21, 2016

What’s the fuss about breakfast?

What did you eat this morning?  Do you regularly skip breakfast, grab something on the go, or do you have the luxury of eating something at home before rushing off? So many people come to me complaining about lack of energy and feeling sleepy in the afternoons.  They tend to prop themselves up with a succession of teas and coffees, and snack on biscuits and sweets in attempt to boost their flagging energy levels.
August 27, 2015

Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata Recipe

This is a brilliant recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Save with Jamie book, especially if you (and hopefully your children) like sweet potatoes. It’s an easy week night supper, although the roasting of the sweet potatoes takes a bit of time. If you want, you can roast them in advance during the day so that you are ready to prepare the rest of the dish just before dinner time.
June 4, 2015

Salmon and Basmati Rice Bake Recipe

This is a recipe my mum used to make when I was a little girl. It’s a real comfort food, and one of my children’s favourites too. There are no hidden vegetables though, but you can’t win on every front every time! Instead it gives you good complex carbohydrates from the brown rice, some good fats from the salmon, and protein and more good fats from the eggs.
May 6, 2015

Spaghetti Bolognese with Hidden Vegetables Recipe

This is one of my favourite bulk recipes. By spending about an hour preparing this you’ll get at least three meals out of it, and you can even convert some of it to a Chilli con Carne or use it as a base for a Shepherd’s Pie. I’ve modified the dish from Annabel Karmel’s hidden vegetable sauce recipe and increased the quantities to suit bulk cooking.
May 15, 2017

Have more energy and lose weight

Are you often struggling with your energy levels?  Do you have bursts of energy followed by slumps that leave you feeling tired and irritable?  Have coffee, tea and sweets become regular boosters that help you get through the day? The afternoon lows in particular seem to have become the norm for most of my clients.  I wonder if they are the reason the concept of the English afternoon tea was invented.  
June 16, 2010

Metabolic Balance recipe – Wild Rice Risotto

Not everyone will have wild rice on their Metabolic Balance plans, but for those of you who do, here is a lovely recipe for a mushroom risotto! 30 grms or allowance of Wild rice 50 grms or allowance of Oyster Mushrooms 130 grms or allowance of vegetable mushrooms 1 tbs onions 1-2 cloves garlic Crushed spices i.e coriander; cumin; ginger Fresh herbs for garnish i.e. coriander/parsley/cilantro 1 tsp Marigold stock mixed ½ cup of water Slice of rye bread 1.    Cook wild rice for 30 mins or according to packet. 2.    Steam or light fry crushed spices followed by onions […]
June 16, 2010

Metabolic Balance Diet recipes

I thought it would be a great idea to start collating some recipe and meal ideas for the Metabolic Balance diet followers.  I hope you find some inspiration here! Prawn salad The quantities would vary slightly according to your personal details, and you may not have all of the items listed on your personal plan, but for those of you who are wondering what sorts of meals you might be having on the plan I hope this gives you some inspiration and ideas! Serves 1 Salad base 90g of baby spinach leaves 20g of cucumber, cubed into small pieces 20g […]
June 14, 2010

Metabolic Balance Diet

I believe dieting isn’t just about weight loss. It’s also about creating changes in your eating habits that increase your general wellbeing, both body and mind. Weight loss should lead to healthier improved physical and mental performance as well as emotional balance. To achieve this you need a weight loss programme that gives your body all the nutrients it needs. Metabolic Balance diet programme is exactly that. It’s a personalised nutrition programme created uniquely for you, using an extensive set of laboratory value from your blood analysis. The plan includes meals that contain foods that promote a regulated insulin response, […]