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Do we really want to know ‘The Truth About Sugar’?

Carrots have a higher GI than chocolate cake. White and brown sugar have the same nutritional value. These are just a couple of the many intriguing facts that I learnt watching Channel 4’s ‘Food Unwrapped’ special ‘The Truth about Sugar’.  I’ve been fascinated with sugar as the latest focus of the food/health world and wrote a previous… Continue reading Do we really want to know ‘The Truth About Sugar’?

Recipe

Cherry Bakewell Baked Oats

I started making these as I was looking for a tasty and filling breakfast and I’ve always loved Cherry Bakewells!  They’re really quick and easy to make and you can bake them the night before and re-heat them in the microwave for a minute. Yield:  1 portion/4 cake cases WW SmartPoints:  6 WW No Count:  Free Preparation time:… Continue reading Cherry Bakewell Baked Oats

Tv Show Review

Tv Show Review – Joe Wicks: The Body Coach Ch4

Joe Wicks: The Body Coach Available on All 4 This is a review of the new show from one of the latest fitness ‘icons’.  As a long-term Weight Watcher I am fascinated by these health and fitness shows and have watched everything from ‘Secret Eaters’ to ‘Losing weight for love’.  Joe Wicks has become famous… Continue reading Tv Show Review – Joe Wicks: The Body Coach Ch4

snacks

A Cautionary Tale – Big points come in small packages

‘Treated’ myself to a packet of delicious peanut butter M&Ms for a flight yesterday. Assumed they wouldn’t be many points as it was only a 43g packet….. Big Mistake!!! When I got back on the Internet I scanned the barcode and to my absolute horror they were a whopping 12 Smartpoints! The best thing about… Continue reading A Cautionary Tale – Big points come in small packages

GBBO

#GBBO – Can you watch your cake and eat it?

It’s finally back – I didn’t realise I had missed it until it was on again!  I’m talking, of course, about ‘The Great British Bake Off’ which was back on our screens last night for the first episode of the 7th series.  According to the BBC, last night’s programme was watched by over 10 million… Continue reading #GBBO – Can you watch your cake and eat it?

Yoga

I tried yoga… And didn’t hate it!

Last week I went to my first ever yoga class.  I was completely dreading it, envisioning lots of stick thin people bending into contortionist poses whilst I fell on my face.  The reality was a lot nicer… I had signed up to a class for beginners at a local yoga studio.  The studio was very modern and both… Continue reading I tried yoga… And didn’t hate it!

snacking

Snack Experimentation – Grenade Carb Killa -White Chocolate Cookie Bar

After a short hiatus whilst moving countries I am back on my quest to find a tasty low smartpoint alternative to chocolate bars! Grenade Carb Killa -White Chocolate Cookie Bought from:  Holland & Barrett Cost:  £2.49! WW Smartpoints: 6 Looks:  Like a tasty white chocolate treat, when you cut it up the top is white with brown cookie chunks… Continue reading Snack Experimentation – Grenade Carb Killa -White Chocolate Cookie Bar