Soy And It’s Link To Health

What is soy?  The soybean is a legume which is naturally high in protein. It also contains fibre and other vitamins and minerals. Soy milk and tofu are both made from soybeans.  Soybeans and soy products contain naturally occurring plant components called isoflavones or phytoestrogens. These have a similar structure to oestrogen but are not identical. They are able to […]

Hormones And Weight Loss

Hormones are chemical messengers in our body and they control an array of different processes including metabolism and reproduction.  Sometimes hormonal imbalances can occur in certain circumstances leading to too much or too little of important hormones and in some cases this can lead to weight gain or weight loss.  On the other hand the actual gain or loss of […]

Medication and Weight Gain

Medications, also known as medicines, pharmaceuticals or prescription drugs are an extremely  important part of modern medicine as they can help manage, cure or treat specific conditions and can be life-saving. Alongside the beneficial effects also comes side effects or ‘adverse reactions’. Side effects can range from mild to life threatening conditions, although these thankfully are rare. Unfortunately one side […]

Weight And Heart Health

What is heart health? Our heart is a muscle that continually pumps oxygenated blood to our organs and tissues keeping our bodies alive, protecting its health is imperative for our quality of life and longevity.   Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the general term for when our heart and its associated blood vessels become unhealthy, and encompasses many types of conditions (1). […]

Diabetes And Weight

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that is characterised by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Having high blood glucose levels over a long period of time can cause a variety of health problems to include eye, kidney and nerve issues in addition to increasing risk of conditions like heart disease. Risk factors for having this condition […]

Links Between Weight and Joint Pain

Link between weight and joint pain What is joint pain? Joint pain such as in the knee, is a very common problem. It can happen in just one joint or in many such as the hands, feet, knees, hips and wrists.  There can be many causes of joint pain however it is strongly associated with weight. Weight can affect our […]

Exercise And The New You Plan

On The New You Plan, your body will typically be receiving approximately 800 calories per day and by doing this you will start to lose weight quite rapidly. This may be quite a change to the norm for you and so it is not recommended to undertake any new strenuous high intensity exercise regimes at this time as your body […]

Introduction: A big hello to all New You Plan members.

A big hello to all New You Plan members. I’m delighted to have been appointed the Clinical Dietitian and Nutritionist for the New You Plan where I will be supporting Julie-Ann and her team, and New You Plan members to help create very low-calorie diets. To tell you a little bit about me I’m a UK-registered dietitian, living in London, […]

You Are Enough – Week 2 of our Journey to Self Love

Join our Mind Coach, Pascale, for the second instalment of our self-love series this Sunday night at 5pm! If you’re starting on The New You Plan or struggling to keep motivated, then don’t miss our self-love themed live session with our Mind Coach Pascale Giordano this Sunday 7th February at 5pm.  The session is the second of five, focussed around self […]

Self Love – Why is it important and where to start?

Join our Mind Coach, Pascale, and learn about self-love this Sunday night at 5pm! If you’re starting on The New You Plan or struggling to keep motivated, then don’t miss our self-love themed live session with our Mind Coach Pascale Giordano this Sunday 31st January at 5pm.  The session is the first of five, focussed around self love taking place over […]

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