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Angela Dowden has worked in the food industry for eight years as a nutritionist since graduating with a degree in Food Science from Nottingham University. For the last 15 years she has also worked as a journalist, writing for everybody from the World Cancer Research Fund to Closer magazine, covering everything from energy density and the fat content of minced beef to the latest celebrity diet. In 2012 she was awarded Nutrition and Health Writer/Broadcaster of the Year. Her nutrition philosophy is fad-free and pragmatic; she loves food and doesn't do lectures on lentils (although she thinks they're lovely!).
Everyone's talking about sugar - and how we can eat less of it. Low sugar diets have been everywhere in January 2014, but this time it's about more than 'new year, new you' fad diets - the danger of this ubiquitous food have been confirmed by extensive scientific research which links high sugar consumption to a whole range of serious health problems including diabetes and heart disease. The good news is that we can easily protect ourselves and our families from this threat by simply moving our dietary focus away from sugar and towards the kind of foods our bodies really need to function well - whole grains and high-fibre foods. However, as food companies use sugar as a cheap way to 'bulk out' a whole range of foods, this isn't as simple as avoiding the confectionery aisle in the supermarket. With the Sugar Counter, you can now check what's really in the food you put in your trolley as you walk around the shop or do your online order for the week. With over 1000 everyday foods covered, both branded and unbranded, and daily food planners to give an idea of a healthy level of sugar consumption, you can control your sugar intake, rather than the other way around.
The 5:2 diet is now firmly established as a highly effective and popular way to lose weight. It allows you to change your life for the better by dieting for just 2 days a week. You will live longer, lose weight and feel great by reducing your calorie intake for a limited period each week. The rest of the time you can eat normally, dine out and even have treats. New research now suggests that sticking to 800 calories a day - rather than the 500-600 calories previously recommended - can help people lose weight successfully. But what to eat on a fasting day? Bored with omelettes or ham salads? Want something quick and easy but don't know what? Look no further. With over 100 calorie-counted recipes specially designed for anyone who is fasting, it couldn't be easier to put the 5:2 diet into practice. All the recipes are delicious, so fasting need not be a chore. Includes: 4-week fast day meal planner; calorie counter; 15 ideas for 150 calorie snacks; 50 ideas for 100 calorie snacks; 50 ideas for 50 calorie snacks; 10 ideas for guilt-free snacks, plus tips and techniques on mastering portion control, good nutrition, and keeping up your 5:2 eating plan for life.
Dieting doesn't have to mean giving up the things you love, thanks to the Hamlyn All Colour: Light series. When you fancy a fruity or chocolatey treat or are entertaining friends, look no further than our collection of treats, which all clock in at under 300, 400 or 500 calories. From comforting puddings for a cold winter's night to lighter treats for summer evenings, and from the luscious taste of chocolate to the tang of seasonal fruit, we show you that by using healthier ingredients and cooking methods, you can still savour the taste of a delicious dessert.
Whether you're new to the 5:2 diet and you're thinking about giving it a go, or you're already a convert and are looking for recipes to improve your fasting days, this is the book for you. Choose from a delicious range of satisfying light meals from a variety of world cuisines, all organised by mealtime so that you can quickly select a recipe. Get your fasting day off to a good start with a breakfast of fragrant Moroccan baked eggs or chunky Maple-glazed granola. Opt for a light lunch of Chicken burgers with tomato salsa, Chilli & coriander fish parcels or Smoky bacon & white bean soup to see you through the afternoon. End the day with a serving of Lamb & flageolet bean stew, Chicken & spinach curry or a special meal of Lobster with shallots & vermouth. You can even include sweet treats without breaking your diet - this selection includes Brulee vanilla cheesecake, Chocolate & chestnut roulade and Cherry & nectarine pavlova. Make the 5:2 diet a life choice with this indispensable recipe collection. Check out some of the other titles in the series: 200 Cakes & Bakes (ISBN 978-0-600-63329-7) 200 Family Slow Cooker Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63057-9) 200 Halogen Oven Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63344-0) 200 One Pot Meals (ISBN 978-0-600-63339-6) 200 Pasta Dishes (ISBN 978-0-600-63334-1) 200 Super Soups (ISBN 978-0-600-63343-3) 200 Veggie Feasts (ISBN 978-0-600-63337-2)
Millions of people either suffer from gluten intolerance or choose to reduce their intake of gluten as part of a healthy lifestyle. With stunning photographs and clear step-by-step instructions, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Light Gluten-Free Recipes offers a range of tasty, low-calorie dishes that are free from gluten and simple to make.
Delicious and aromatic as they are, many curries contain a lot of oil, butter and cream - bad news for dieters and the health conscious.The recipes in this book will show you how to coook delicious healthy curries without compromising on flavour or taste, by substituting healthy options, such as groundnut oil and low-fat natural yoghurt in place of full-fat alternatives. There is nothing more satisfying than producing a rich, aromatic curry to share with family and friends - whether it be Indian, Southeast Asian or even Japanese, with these low-calorie options, you can try a new delicious curry recipe every night.
Cutting down on red meat is a great way to avoid eating too much saturated fat, as well as keeping your cholesterol low. Now that the quality of fruit and vegetables that we can buy is so good, more and more people are opting to eat meat-free meals in order to save money and calories. This book can help you start up a meat-free regime, or if you are a already a committed vegetarian, it can boost your repertoire with its inventive low-fat meals that come in under either 500, 400 or 300 calories. A delicious range of salads, soups, main courses and desserts for low-calorie meat-free meals at any time of day.
For many, cooking in the week is a bore; it's a 'must-do' rather than a 'want to' activity in their busy schedule, and when energy levels are low, it's all too easy to reach for a take away menu and break the diet. However, thanks to this simple recipe collection, cooking can be a creative, therapeutic and above all, a brief process! These recipes will kick-start your enthusiasm and tantalise your tastebuds, and to top it all off, they're all between just 300 and 500 calories!
Chicken is the most widely-consumed meat on the planet. It is inexpensive, quick to cook and hugely versatile, and its mild flavour makes it a favourite with people of every age, making it a great choice for a family meal. Chicken is a great choice for dieters because it contains a lot of protein and very little fat - steamed or grilled chicken breast is one of the leanest and healthiest meats available. Not only that, but its mild flavour means it can be adapated to an infinite number of different ingredients, from the delicate tastes of Mediterranean foods, such as basil and olives, right through to the rich and heady spicy stews and curries of India. Think of chicken as a deliciously light and low-fat blank canvas to which you can add all your favourite flavours, and be inspired by the global influences of this recipe collection.
We all know that a good diet full of vital vitamins and minerals is key to staying fit and healthy. But with busy schedules, processed foods and entrenched diet and lifestyle habits, can you be sure your body is getting enough essential nutrients? Even the smallest deficiency can result in fatigue, joint pain, a weakened immune system and problematic skin. Vitamin supplements are a simple and easy way to ensure you get the right nutrients, every day. Written by nutritionist Angela Dowden, The Pocket Guide to Vitamins offers sound, sensible advice on the uses vitamins, minerals, herbs and other supplements and helps you choose the right ones for your needs. Covering key products such as fish oils, probiotics and popular herbs, it also offers advice on supplements for specific health concerns. The Pocket Guide to Vitamins is a handy, accessible guide based on the latest research to help you decide whether you are getting all the nutrients you need, whether a supplement might help, and how to choose the right product for you.
The 5:2 lifestyle diet is sweeping the nation. It allows you to change your life for the better by dieting just 2 days a week. You will live longer, lose weight and feel great by reducing your calorie intake to 500/600 calories for just 2 days a week. The rest of the week you can eat normally, eat out and even have treats. But what to eat on a fasting day? Bored with omelette and ham salad? Want something quick and easy but don't know what? Look no further: with over 100 calorie-counted recipes specially designed for fasting, it couldn't be easier to put the 5:2 diet into practice. All the recipes are quick and easy to make and taste delicious, so fasting need not be a chore. Includes: 100 calorie-counted recipes, 1 month meal planner, calorie counter, 50 ideas for 100-calorie snacks, 50 ideas for 50-calorie snacks, 50 ideas for guilt-free snacks, plus tips and techniques on mastering portion control, good nutrition, and keeping it up for life.
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