Posts in Habits
Three Tips To Avoid Weight Gain Over the Easter Holidays

Overeating at special occasions and times of the year like Easter is to be expected. But if you're overeating most of the time it's going to hinder your efforts to reduce the midlife weight gain around the middle. This blog gives three simple strategies to use straight away to avoid overeating and gaining weight over the holidays.. www.midlifemenu.com/blog/avoid-overeating-at-easter

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7 Easy Steps to Losing Weight (part II) - simple food swaps to beat afternoon cravings, without giving up wine or chocolate

Losing weight can feel like a never ending battle, especially during midlife. This blog looks at what foods can help with losing weight and what kind of foods can get in the way of losing weight. This is part 1 of a 2 part series on losing weight in a manageable way without giving up wine or chocolate! midlifemenu.com/blog/losing-weight-part-two

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7 Easy Steps to Losing Weight (part 1) - simple food swaps to beat afternoon cravings, without giving up wine or chocolate

Losing weight can feel like a never ending battle, especially during midlife. This blog looks at what foods can help with losing weight and what kind of foods can get in the way of losing weight. This is part 1 of a 2 part series on losing weight in a manageable way without giving up wine or chocolate! midlifemenu.com/blog/losing-weight

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Making cooking fun: 5 ways to try today to prevent a midweek food funk

Do you struggle with making cooking fun when you’re trying to come up with meals that are quick, tasty and relatively healthy? Like you, I can find myself in a food funk, struggling to know what to do with the random selection of items in the fridge. Try making cooking fun this week with one of these five ideas. midlifemenu.com/blog/making-cooking-fun

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Six simple food swaps to prevent long term health issues

Did you know heart and circulatory disease causes a quarter of all deaths in the UK,  1 in every 16 people in the UK have diabetes  and the thing they have in common? Inflammation! This week I look at six really easy food swaps which can help guard against the danger of this silent health risk. midlifemenu.com/blog/food-swaps


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Are Sugar Substitutes a Sweet Option?

Regular Midlife Menu followers will know I’m not a great fan of sugar. It’s addictive, causes weight gain and plays havoc with your midlife health by spiking your blood sugar levels. But today I’m making a slight exception because if there’s one ingredient worse than sugar for midlife health, it’s those sugar substitutes .... artificial sweeteners. Find out more about types of sweeteners, when sugar is actually the sweeter health option (!) and 3 ways you can cut down sugar without sweetener substitutes. midlifemenu.com/blog/sugar-substitutes

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Back on track after Christmas - 3 things to focus on

It can be hard to get back on track after a couple of weeks of indulgent eating, especially if there are goodies still around. You might feel you're on a sugar roller coaster with carb cravings kicking in. This blog details three areas to focus on along with easy tips to help you get back on track after Christmas. midlifemenu.com/blog/back-on-track-after-christmas

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How to read food labels to help you lose the weight around the middle

Food labels are supposed to help consumers make better nutritional choices. However, research suggests that while people can interpret the information they don't use it to inform purchases. This four step blog explains how midlifers can use food labels to help fight the weight around the middle. www.midlifemenu.com/blog/food-labels

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