Our bustling lifestyles have contributed to the increasing prevalence of obesity and its associated medical problems. Sure, we appreciate the need for activity and healthy eating but in reality many of us prioritise convenience and speed. Among the plethora of modern conveniences we have cars (self-driving anyone?), microwaves, smartphones and fast foods including quick home…

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What do we mean by breakfast? The term breakfast in English literally refers to the breaking of the fasting period of the previous night. (1) But, in nutritional terms, breakfast is the first meal consumed within two hours after the longest sleep in any 24 hour period. (2)  It has been described as the most…

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L’s Simplyweight Story

These are the kind words of one of our recent clients, L, whose initials we will use in order to protect her privacy.  I joined Simplyweight when I weighed the heaviest in a very long time and this was having a negative impact on all aspects of my life. I have tried various diets and…

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During the holy month of Ramadan, it is important that you stick to a healthy meal plan. This means avoiding the consumption of fried foods such as samosas and pakoras and reducing your intake of salty foods. Drinks like fruit juices, smoothies and fizzy drinks not only increase your calorie intake but can also leave…

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In the first instance before you start reading this blog, you need to understand that fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan is not to be intended for weight loss. This Holy Month is intended to be a time for spiritual reflection and increasing devotion. However, if you follow the recommendations provided you will not…

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