Fit and healthy bodies are built in the kitchen, as well as in the gym. Finding the right nutritional balance for your body is important for fitness, weight loss and muscle-building, so we’ve gathered advice and opinions from nutritionists, dietitians and healthy foodies to bring you the best recipes and eating plans to help you reach your health goals.
We all need ammo against the winter blues. Fresh air and exercise are a good start. A healthy diet is even better. It’s time to bring on the complex carbs!
Looking for an easy, delicious vegan dish to prepare in advance and enjoy throughout the week? Look no further! This meal is packed with flavour and health.
Time to over indulge and spend the rest of the year paying for it. You’ll have to run two marathons to burn off the calories you consume during Christmas dinner
Eat more veg, we’re told. Good idea – vitamins, fibre, antioxidant properties and lots of other good stuff. Trouble is, it is winter, no-one wants to spend ages shopping and fresh veg in season is limited.
Everyone likes a treat. But who needs the guilt? This chocolate cake is only 2.5 net carbs per slice, sugar and gluten free. Perfect for low-carb, keto diets
It's Christmas! Save the calories and control your weight this festive season by swapping these 7 traditional Christmas drinks for lower calorie alternatives.
These no-booze mocktails taste amazing, use easily available ingredients and don't need mixology skills! Rest your liver with alcohol free Christmas drinks.
This healthy (ish) muffin recipe is super simple. These aren't sugar free, but they contain tasty fruit and are flavoured with lemon and vanilla | Hussle
Vegans and paleo-lovers believe dairy causes harm to health and harm to the planet. Does the idea of giving up milk, cheese and butter have you in a panic?
It can be a minefield negotiating which foods work for us, and which work against us. Here's Hussle's ideas how to best to improve your diet with minimal effort
Fat burning food is too good to be true but food can help you torch fat in several ways. From revving your metabolism to helping you feel fuller for longer.
We all need fat to live, and we all need sugar to live. What we don’t need is too much of either. What happens with fat and sugar excess? | Hussle | food |
Not all carbs are bad. They’re an important part of a healthy diet. They fuel your brain. Give nutrition. Help your Hussle. But empty carbs spike blood sugar.
Here are five snack options you can keep right at your desk. They all contain a solid amount of fibre and protein to keep you satisfied until your next meal.
Too much sugar is bad for waistline, teeth and general health. So we need to look for alternatives. Keep it real with these alternatives to the sweets and choc.
Want to eat vegan but short on time? Spend time prepping food in bulk for healthy packed lunches, post-Hussle snacks and leftovers for the rest of the week.
good point about the ready wrapped sandwiches - I don't know why it is so, but they always have a massive calorie count!
A small amount of the real thing is exactly right. I would rather have a little butter on my toast than a pile of cheap margarine. We need to support the farmers with their natural products, especially now.
many people are doing a lot more baking now - that combined with reduced exercise isn't going to do us any good! I know we all want comfort food but go easy on the cake.
I would say if you want to lose weight then definitely stay off the carbs. Even wholemeal bread and pasta can raise your blood sugar more than you'd think, so really reduce all carbs and the weight will melt off in my experience.
Come on people, just eat lots of veg and natural food, leave out the sugar and processed rubbish, exercise a lot and you will balance out to be the weight you're meant to be.
The trick is to make your own sweet treats and reduce the sugar, such as scones and fruit cake. At least you know it's all real ingredients then too, nothing ultra-processed.
SO many older people who want to lose weight still seem to turn to low fat processed stuff and avoid butter etc. They just don't get that actually natural fats will help them lose weight and fake alternatives are probably even worse for their health.
every cloud - sad to see a lot of cafes and snack stops closing but it is doing my waistline quite a lot of good with lower cake availability. I will try to keep this up when normality returns.
I do find a nice glass of wine every other night or so keeps me sane. So I'd rather forgo the processed rubbish but keep my large glass of red!
the low processed stuff is more easily available in the current panic buying, too - people don't seem to realise that apples, bananas, spuds, onions and many other staples last quite a long time if you are stocking up.
Sugar makes my partner happy. A box of chocolates or a decent bar of quality chocolate is a treat I can get her to make her feel happy. I don't think there's anything wrong with that if it's not too often.
When will people not get it - just avoid processed foods and you will automatically cut back on your sugar anyway.
yes, you read on forums about women who can't stop eating at one biscuit and eat the whole packet. I'd be sick!!
I think sugar is more of a problem for women than men. I love sugar, and could never train myself out of it. But nor would I want to. Everything in moderation, that's the key to real good health. Nowt wrong with a biscuit with your tea. Now the whole packet, that's a different matter.
back in the day I couldn't drink tea without sugar - now I can't stand it like that! However I am quite happy with biscuits and cakes so the training still has a way to go...
Thinking about giving up sugar in terms of 'training' yourself out of the habit is a great approach. Like physical workouts, it might not be easy, but the more you do it the easier it will be. Now where's that biscuit?
Eat an unprocessed diet as much as possible (80%) then don't worry about the rest. I don't think any of us can claim to be perfect eaters as it's so difficult to avoid the extra stuff in convenience food which is, well, very convenient!
sorry to be unfashionably non-vegan, but I agree that when a busy day is coming up, it has to be eggs. Really does keep hunger away for hours.
label reading on cereals is an eye opening - lots of stuff labelled 'healthy' is more sugary than a bar of chocolate. Certainly an exercise in caution, and portion control.
Looking at how many grams of sugar per 100g has been very useful to me during times when I cut back on sugar. It makes it easy to see which cereals raise my blood sugar the least and can be quite suprising. For example, healthy muesli packed with natural fruit is actually high in sugar. Only the label could tell me this.
I'm sorry but on these cold mornings I can't wake up to anything except hot eggs on toast. Avocados on their own just don't seem satisfying, and I don't like fish. So I'm going to eat my eggs without guilt!
I made homemade baked beans years ago and they were nice, but took ages. This recipe looks easy and quick - but I am suspicious of how nice they'll be. Anyone tried them yet?
eggs are really filling - yogurt and fruit is tasty but I find that I am hungry again two hours later! I will also try those beans as those are definite 'rib-stickers'.