Read Our Advice About How to Manage Sugar Cravings Grazia Daily

grazia daily sugar cravingsRead advice from My London Nutritionist in Grazia Daily. Find out how to manage sugar cravings. From the article:

Even those of us with the strongest will power can struggle to give up the sweet stuff – which makes sense when you consider that your body is quite literally programmed to want more and more of it for energy.

Interestingly a recent study by Washington University found that even new-born babies prefer sweet to savoury flavours, which is an evolutionary trait that dates back caveman times when seeking out foods with higher calories meant more energy to survive. Except nowadays we don’t need to search high and low over land and sea to forage for berries, but our sweet tooth’s still remain.

And bags of penny sweets aren’t the only culprits – sugar hides in lots of everyday foods and drinks, and not just sweet-tasting ones. Read on to see what swaps you can make to cut down on sugar and curb cravings…

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Read Our Advice About Almond Milk in Grazia Daily

grazia-daily-logoRead advice from My London Nutritionist in Grazia Daily. Find out whether Almond milk is really good for your diet. From the article:

First we reported that kale isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Now almond milk’s in the firing line. What’s next, white bread and sausage sandwiches being declared a superfood?…

Nutrionist Kamilla Schaffner of My London Nutritionist, told us, “It’s not uncommon for producers to claim their products have health benefits, when the product only contains minimal amounts of the advertised ingredient. The legislation in this area is still very ambiguous

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Read Our Vegan Diet Advice in Grazia Daily

grazia-daily-logoFind out how a vegan diet can impact your health. Read the advice from My London Nutritionist in Grazia Daily. From the article:

Thinking of going vegan? Making the switch from omnivore to vegan is quite the lifestyle shift.

Being vegan means complete abstention from eating or drinking any animal-based foods or animal by-products, and for some, it means avoiding them in other everyday products, like clothes and makeup.

There’s lots of advice out there on going vegan, and trying to navigate so many different points of view and theories can turn into quite the headache. So to put the record straight, we grilled Eve Kalinik and Kamilla Schaffner, two leading clinical nutritionists, on what you need to know if you want to go vegan.

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Bikini Body Tips , Part 1

Summer season is upon us and it can only mean one thing: exposing some parts of your body that normally don’t see day light for approximately 7-9 months per year. Well, at least in the UK. It’s daunting and anxiety inducing for many people as majority simply don’t know where to start their ‘diet’, whatever that may mean. Weight loss is never sustainable if you are not aware of what’s going on in your body: you can have all generic advice from well-wishing health magazines, but truth to be told it is just that…generic.

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Raise Your Glass

Everyone knows about importance of drinking water. However, just like with most healthy foods and drinks a lot of people miss the point. In my practice I see a lot of health enthusiasts going over 3L per day in hope of achieving their ‘cleansing’ goals. Why? Drinking extremely excessive amounts of water especially whilst on calorie restricted detox can be very damaging:

  • drinking too much water puts a massive strain on kidneys which in some people can lead to water retention
  • excess water washes out electrolytes from the body – vital salts and glucose compounds that help maintaining nutrients balance in the body
  • too much water dilutes blood – this can lead to feeling dizzy and faint particularly if its done during severe caloric restriction (detox)

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Green Tea

Let’s talk about the drink of the moment- green tea. Green tea is an amazing health drink but it’s largely misunderstood by health advocates. Yes it’s brimful of anti-oxidants, catechins and potent anti-cancer polyphenols. What I see over and over again is that health conscious people are drinking it first thing in the morning. If you are one of them – stop.

Green tea has a very astringent energy. In people with weak stomach acid or digestive problems it may cause a vomiting reflex. If you must drink it first thing in the morning then always put a sweetener of some sort in it. That is not a license to use white sugar either. Honey, maple syrup or molasses are great options.

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