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!

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...

10 tips enjoy guilt free holiday

As you prepare for your summer holiday, you probably have had a really stressful time getting all those last minute tasks completed. Many of us go away feeling exhausted. Of course once you get to your destination you soon perk up and it is only natural to want to...

A fat lie

Since the 1970s, fat consumption has come down by 16% but obesity has doubled. Eating fat, we were told, raises your cholesterol levels, and high levels of cholesterol are strongly linked to heart disease. Many of us gave up butter, cheese, full-fat milk and turned to...

Eat Way lower stress

It is that time of year- exam stress is upon us. Not just the children but their parents too. We all know from experience that this is a difficult time of the year with a lot riding on getting the best results. A high level of stress does not improve performance but...

A national tragedy

Obesity rates have dramatically increased over the last 40 years. In the largest investigation into obesity around the world it was found that for the first time in history obese people now outnumber those that are underweight. In this study they found that: 641...

Really is this it

No doubt you will have heard that George Osborne, the current chancellor, has decided that there will be a sugar tax on sugary drinks from 2018 onwards. This means that every drink that contains more than 5g of sugar per 100ml will increase in price by 6-8 pence per...

Would you like a drink

Lent, like January, is typically the time of the year that many people decide not to have any alcohol. Fantastic decision. The problem arises when you are asked at a social event if you would like a drink and you ask for a glass of water. Often the response will be,...