World Cup Pea Soup

This outstanding soup recipe was born out of a dinner party I hosted last Sunday night – an accidental clash with the football World Cup Final, I must add, but one which was swiftly forgiven by all the fans attending due to the evening’s roaring success.

Whilst I absolutely …

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Living La Dolce Vita Part 2 – Staying Slim Whilst Enjoying Your Pasta: Recipes


This recipe post is a follow on from my last post: “Living La Dolce Vita: Staying Slim Whilst Enjoying Your Pasta”.  For those of you that haven’t read it yet, click here to read how and why you CAN, and SHOULD enjoy pasta as a healthy meal, without piling …

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Living La Dolce Vita - Staying Slim Whilst Enjoying Your Pasta!

Pasta has long had a bad rep amongst “dieters” and those purporting to advise on weight loss.  Therefore my aim here is to bust a few myths!  Pasta is NOT the weight loss enemy it’s often made out to be.  There is every reason why you CAN eat this versatile …

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Makes 8-10 medium-sized muffins

These incredibly delicious Zucchini Muffins are full of natural fibre and whole-grain goodness.  Zucchinis are an excellent “weight friendly” food, as they are extremely low in calories, with only 14 calories per 100 grams. They also provide a fair amount of potassium (good for muscle and nerve cell …

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Corporate Health & Well-Being

Last Friday 9th May, I was honored to have been asked to run a stand at Investec Bank’s “Health & Well-being Day”. The event was the first of its kind – a unique initiative coordinated by Investec’s fantastic HR team, with the aim of improving the health, well-being and …

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Why Am I Not Losing Weight?? – 7 common mistakes when trying to lose weight & how to fix them!

You seem to be doing everything “right” – cutting out junk food, eating salad all day, snacking on nuts or celery sticks, exercising more, but just don’t seem to be seeing the results you want or ever reaching your “goal weight”. Here are some common dieting mistakes that could be …

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Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Energy!!

Here are two super snacks that I encourage my clients to keep on hand – they are decadent, filling, delicious and best of all super-healthy, good for you and all natural too!
They’re packed with protein, fibre and heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fats. This combination promotes optimum satiety and blood sugar level …

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Nuts about NUTS

Nuts have been long feared as the enemy of weight loss due to their high calorie count – but thankfully, the truth has now largely won out and people are finally coming to their senses about these glorious little wonders, realising that eating nuts does not make you fat!  In fact …

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The Food Effect Blog Coming Soon

Welcome to The Food Effect’s new and updated website.  The blog will be starting soon, as a place where I look forward to sharing nutrition news, advice and tips; healthy recipes, product reviews and MORE!

In the meantime, have a browse ambien around and read …

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