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After a long and busy day, it can feel like there is nothing better than a glass of wine, beer or other alcoholic drink to help you unwind. It's one of the go-to ‘rewards’ for grown up girls to relax, celebrate, commiserate, and so on. But are there times when a bit might be a bit much? If you've ever wondered "should I try cutting back?", this blog is for you...
Socially, drinking is one of the main ways we enjoy being with friends and trying to cut back can be difficult and often meets with disapproval from others. The trouble is it’s easy for those units to mount up and over time this can have a really detrimental effect on your health, mood, energy levels and weight.
The recommended guidelines for alcohol are no more than 14 units a week, with at least 2 alcohol-free days per week.
A typical bottle of wine will contain 10 units. It’s easy to get through a bottle with three generous glasses in a night!...
Celebrations are often filled with sweet, boozy drinks that can lead to weight gain and unbalance your blood sugar levels. It’s not always easy to know what to drink instead without feeling deprived. I’ve got a few delicious and refreshing alternatives for you to try.
2 litres water
8 lemons, squeezed (around 280 ml)
1/2 -3/4 tsp liquid stevia (try NuNaturals)
250g strawberries, sliced
In a large jug combine water, lemon juice and stevia. Simply stir in sliced strawberries and serve over ice.
Cucumber, mint + lemon fizz
1.5ltr sparkling water
half a cucumber, sliced
10 mint leaves
1 lemon, sliced
Put all the ingredients in a large jug, chill and serve.
4tbsp Cherry Active
500ml sparkling water
Add sparkling water to the Cherry Active and serve with ice.
Sparkling lime water
Exactly as it sounds … Sparkling water with a good squeeze of fresh lime juice over...
It took me a long time to fall in love with coffee. 46 years, to be precise. But, a few weeks ago, I accepted a wee cup of espresso from my cousin. It was like little drops of nectar from heaven. Why did I not know this before? I had long loved the smell of coffee but, for some reason, just didn't fancy actually drinking it. And now, I'm sold!
Coffee is a much-maligned drink, with the downside more frequently talked about than the many positives. In this article, you’ll find all the ammunition you need to drink coffee without the guilt. It really CAN be a good thing but, like all good things, you need to know when to stop. Here you’ll also find info on how much is safe to drink and why it’s not a good thing if you’re trying to get pregnant.
Caffeine is found in almost every fat loss supplement because it’s one of a very small number of substances proven to help with fat burning. Research shows that it can boost your...
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