EatWright Blog

Welcome to the EatWright blog where I share my recipes and tips on how to lose weight, get fit and stay healthy – without diets or spending hours at the gym!

Are you eating the Queen of vegetables?

We are currently in the middle of the asparagus season.  Some people love them and could eat them every day and others don’t like them at all. In our household asparagus are regularly on the menu. We love them in all kind of different ways. They are a superfood and...

This fruit helps you to lose weight.

Avocados, 9 reasons to eat it more often. Avocados are one of the most versatile fruits. You can use it in lots of different ways: in a salad or salmon quiche, to make guacamole or chocolate mousse, the possibilities are endless. I could write a whole recipe book...

We’re going oaty…

Oats, did you know it's a fantastic product that falls into the category of superfoods? Superfoods, it’s very on trend and you think of foods like chia seeds, hemp seed, goji berries, spirulina and so on. But also the well-known and widely used oats is a superfood...

Why you should eat this seed regularly.

One of the first cultivated “superfoods” that have been consumed for over 6000 years are flaxseeds. Why is it one of the most popular “superfoods” and what does it do for you? Flaxseeds contain anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids (although not the same type that...

What if there is a far better solution.

Have you ever been on a diet? Where you successful or do you belong to the 95% of people for which diets fail in the long term. Yes, of course initially you will lose weight but are you able to maintain the regime of eating differently or using meal placements. Before...

Please do not fall into this trap

The end of January is approaching and I am just wondering how many people will have started 2016 with trying out, yet again, another diet. Many of them will be successful in losing weight in the short term but their chances of keeping it off for five years or more is...

Just Egging You On

If you think I am talking about chocolate eggs well then you have got it wrong. I want to restore the bad name that eggs have had in the past. It was believed eggs could lead to high cholesterol and heart disease and therefor would be bad for your health. Nothing is...

This helps with flu

Right at the start of this year I got the flu. Something I have not experienced for 10 years. It was a bit of a shock to the system. It made me realise how valuable it is to be healthy and able to do all the things you want to do. Health really is your number one...

More than 20 reasons why you should have this spice regularly.

More than 20 reasons why you should have this spice regularly. C innamon is one of the most used spices in the world because it has a pleasant flavour and warm smell which has made it popular in cooking, particularly in baking and curries. Did you know it is extremely...

Let’s Go bananas

Let’s go bananas. B ananas are known to contribute to weight gain. When they get over-ripe they become soft and smelly and could possibly cause constipation. So why would you eat a banana? Because bananas are healthy. Let me explain why. Do bananas cause...

7 Reasons why you should drink this

7 Reasons why you should drink this. G Green tea, white tea, black tea… Drinking tea is known to be an English thing especially the cream tea. Tea is supposed to be super healthy; we won’t talk about the scones, cream and jam…. Apparently tea keeps your...

100 years young 9 secrets blue zones

Who wouldn’t want to be 100 years old? Someone who says this is not his or her wish probably says this as they think about quivering people walking behind a stroller,  old people that can hardly move forwards or backwards,  people who can no longer take care of...

Indulge festive season without feeling guilty 10 tips

It is a known fact that if you place food in front of most people, they tend to eat it all, even if they are not hungry. This is especially the case during the festive season when there is plenty of food and drink around to tempt us. It is just the way we are wired....

Routine discipline Christmas

What is your biggest challenge over the Christmas period? Is it keeping the family happy? Is it entertaining your guests? Is it organising different activities? Or is it getting that much needed break from your demanding and hectic life? Guest Blog by Dr Mariette...

Probiotics

Have you heard of probiotics? Maybe not but I am sure you  have heard of antibiotics. Literally translated  antibiotics mean:  against life. Antibiotics are prescribed when people have inflammations, extremely high fevers or when they need an operation. Sometimes...

Warning worst ever winter flu not 8 tips can avoid getting

Hospitals are ordered to clear wards amid warnings that they can expect twice the usual number of cases. Hospitals have been given six week to empty their beds, amid fears that the NHS may be about to face the worst flu season in its history. The head of the NHS,...

Hair in your bread

Do you know what bread consists off?  There is quite a discussion about this. As always there are advocates and opponents and lots of contradictory information. And to be honest … what could be the problem; generations have grown up with it? True but … also many...

Obesity crisis among children 12 tips turning around

Unfortunately more and more children are overweight or obese. The latest research shows that more than 1 in 5 children are overweight or obese when they begin school. Almost 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. And obesity...

Worried waistline holiday dont 8 tips help

At the beginning of this month my husband and I went on holiday to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. It was in one word: fantastic. Beautiful scenery, lovely people and delicious food. We had a fabulous time although it was very hot: around 30 degrees most days but I wore my...

Gluten free not fuss

Before 1996 not many people were aware that feeling bloated or tired, dizziness, swelling of your joints or mood issues could be caused by gluten. What is it and should you avoid it? Gluten is a sticky protein found in wheat, rye and barley. The prevalence of wheat...

Simple elixir better health

65% of your body consists of water and your brain is made up of about 75% of water. That is why it is very important to keep yourself well hydrated. And I am afraid smoothies, fruit juices and coffee simply won’t do. In this blog I will explain what dehydration is,...

Body achieves mind believes

Why you should stick to a healthier lifestyle after January. As we have fully immersed ourselves into the cold, blistery depths of the New Year, it is more than likely that most of us started our annual habitual health kick in January. After December’s over...

New Years resolutions 7 Tips make work

New Year’s resolutions; who doesn’t make them each New Year?  A lot is written about it. Advice is given and opinions are divided. What I notice is that often the focus is on the reasons why, by the second week of the New Year, many good intentions have gone out of...

The danger of diets

Two out of three women, and more men than ever before, have tried to lose weight in the past year.  With an estimated 29 million Britons looking for ways to shed those excess pounds, it is no wonder that Britain’s diet industry is worth a staggering £2bn.   But here’s...

7 tips survive Christmas without putting pounds

Does this sound familiar? Christmas is approaching and you are having one party after the other; the office Christmas party, a dinner with friends you have not seen for a while, an invite to a charity ball and so on. You bought some nice dresses and managed to lose...

It is here

One of the major contributing factors to the deterioration in our health is the high amounts of sugar in the food and drink we consume. Alternatives to sugar exist. But unfortunately, artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharine and sucralose are potentially more...

Set point match

With a title like this you might think this is a blog about tennis, the sport where these terms are used. But that is not the case. This story has nothing to do with tennis.  It is a story about a young girl who went from diet to diet and by finding her “set point”...

Time is of the essence

Growing up in Holland we had specific times when we ate. Breakfast was just before we went to school at around 8 am. A snack or coffee with a biscuit (when you were a bit older) at about 10.30 in the morning, followed by lunch at 12.00-12.30. Another snack or piece of...

Am I Angry?

No I am not. You will most certainly be wondering what I am talking about? Well the Government’s decision to water down the obesity strategy. Theresa May has abandoned plans to tackle childhood obesity. Plans are dropped to ban advertisement for unhealthy foods before...