Our bodies fight to gain back weight after weight loss by lowering our Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)? Obesity and The Biggest Loser On May the 2nd a paper published in the journal “Obesity” caused uproar across the international press, social networks like twitter and Facebook (link above to the actual paper). This paper did a studyContinue reading »
Welcome to the 2nd in our Speed-dating Series. B is for….. Butternut Squash My History Butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata), also known in Australia and New Zealand as butternut pumpkin, and “Batana” in Sri Lanka is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It getsContinue reading »
I have done a comparison between our Cottage Pie and three others on the market. The results are actually astounding!
When you investigate the saturated fat aspect and do a comparison based on per gram of meat basis our Cottage Pie is the lowest. The sugars are all naturally coming from the 3 of your 5-a-day in the meal. Again no other meal offers that.
Anyway here is a graphic to show you. Let me know what you think?
I was going through our ingredients list today as I worked on the nutrition of our new meals. It was then I realised that maybe not everybody knows about the different vegetables, fruits or protein sources and believe it or not every ingredient has a story to tell. So I decided to do a SpeedContinue reading »
There are two separate weight loss strategies that are getting a lot of coverage in the media at the moment. Today I want to talk a little about them and the science behind them. Coconut Oil– is being reported as one of the best weight loss quick fixes for the last two years. It isContinue reading »
Math? To plan dinner? Isn’t there a better way? Yes there is. Just take a look at your hand. Use your fist, palm, cupped hand, and thumb to practice calorie control – while avoiding the hassle of counting calories. The Infographic below shows how you can use your hand to prepare your meals ratherContinue reading »
Adjusting your eating habits as you get older is one of the mot important things you can do to help you live a longer, fuller life. 50+ers often report a renewed sense of purpose as they let go of earlier self-images and look ahead to the next phase. They’re “over themselves” and don’t feel soContinue reading »
There is currently a population shift occurring. Those born between 1946 and 1965, commonly known as “baby-boomers” are becoming the seniors in the population. The baby boomer generation are well educated, have worked hard all their lives to provide for their families and convenience is a major driver for this group, unlike the previous seniorContinue reading »
The TILDA Report is a fascinating report into the challenges of an aging population. Here is a link to an interview outlining some of those challenges particularly around mobility and falling, weight and alcohol consumption. Its an interesting watch so I thought you would like to see it!Continue reading »
New research as part of the TILDA (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing in Trinity College Dublin) shows that 10% of adults aged 50 and over in Ireland, the equivalent to 120,000 older adults, have type 2 diabetes, rising to 16% in those aged 80 and over. The study from the Irish Longitudinal Study onContinue reading »