Investing in Your Health

It's all about the protein

Breakfast - the most important meal of the day right? Well yes, eating breakfast is important (especially if you want to lose weight as if you skip it your body immediately registers famine so then holds on tight to your stores of fat). However just as important is lunch - if you eat the wrong foods for lunch you will find your energy tank running low very quickly. So if you experience mid-afternoon dips in energy or crave an afternoon cat nap then you need to look at what you're eating for lunch and whether it contains enough protein. A protein rich lunch will keep your physical energy topped up through to the evening, which will also help to stop any unhealthy snacking. Here are some great

Seasonal berries!

Well here we are into August and the midst of summer, perhaps someone needs to tell the weather that though! We're all about berries this month as they are in season and in abundance - blackberries, gooseberries, loganberries, raspberries, redcurrants, strawberries, tayberries - take your pick, but go British. The less they've travelled, the fresher they'll be! No sugar summer fruit compote 1.3 kg mixed summer berries 75ml water 1tsp vanilla extract 1 finely grated pear 4tsps ground chia seeds (for thickening) Place the mixed berries into a saucepan on a medium heat (reserve 175g for later) with the chia seeds and grated pear and start to cook down. Add the water and continue to heat for a