Author: Zoe Bingley-Pullin

  1. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to combat stress with good nutrition

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to combat stress with good nutrition

    Do your eating habits change when you’re feeling stressed?  Perhaps, like many, you reach for the wrong foods or maybe you eat virtually nothing at all?  A well balanced diet is actually a powerful stress management tool.  Conversely, when we eat poorly the symptoms of stress can be intensified.

    In this article, I’ll outline the differences between healthy and unhealthy stress and what symptoms you should look out for.  I’ll then cover the key nutrients your body needs to best handle stress and give you my top tips for eating well to stay on top of stress.

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  2. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: High Cholesterol – Symptoms, Tests & How to Improve

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: High Cholesterol – Symptoms, Tests & How to Improve

    Advice about cholesterol has been controversial and subject to change over the past few decades so understandingly, it can be quite confusing!  In this article I’ll cover the cholesterol basics, testing and lifestyle modifications you can make to improve your health outlook and reduce your cardiovascular disease risk.

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  3. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Kick start weight loss for your Summer body

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Kick start weight loss for your Summer body

    Have you heard the expression ‘Summer bodies are made in Winter’?  With Spring in the air and Summer not too far away, now is definitely the time to get your act together if you have health and weight loss goals to achieve!

    In this article, I will take you through a few strategies to get you on track for Summer. Firstly, I focus on salads, why they make top weight loss meals and tips for creating a great salad.  For those that are looking for more support with weight loss (and less cooking!), I’ll explore some of the options available that can help you achieve results before Summer arrives.

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  4. Zoe Bingley Pullin: Simple Health and Fitness Tips

    Zoe Bingley Pullin: Simple Health and Fitness Tips

    Interestingly, the two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle are a lack of time, and lack of priority.  This week, why not start to make some positive changes that can last a lifetime.

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  5. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to beat the afternoon slump

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to beat the afternoon slump

    Tick, tock….are you getting sleepy, very sleepy?  It’s an hour or so past your lunchtime and your eyes are becoming droopy, your attention is wandering and you just want to curl up under your desk for a quick kip.  You may fight the urge to snooze and win, but still, your ability to concentrate has been undermined, affecting your productivity and performance.

    Feeling a little sluggish in the afternoon is actually pretty normal.  Luckily there are some things you can do to boost your afternoon energy levels and prevent (or at least minimise) the slump.

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  6. 7 Top Tips for Healthy Nutrition during Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

    7 Top Tips for Healthy Nutrition during Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

    Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Although I’ve experienced pregnancy just the once, like everyone else, I too encountered the many ups and downs that tend to arise when you’re expecting. During the first trimester I felt quite nauseous, which is common and is linked to increasing levels of hCG and oestrogen. During my second trimester, I was much better and more at ease from a safety perspective and so I finally began to enjoy being pregnant!

    Over the next nine months you are probably going to realise that there’s some things you can control and many things you can’t. Most women I know, myself included, have felt empowered and committed to optimising their pregnancy nutrition, knowing that they were helping to give their unborn child the best start to life.

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  7. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Top 8 Tips to the Healthiest Products in the Supermarket

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Top 8 Tips to the Healthiest Products in the Supermarket

     Recommended Pre-Reading:

    Supermarket Swindles: How to read food labels & make healthier choices

     

    Marketers do a great job making products more appealing to consumers, especially on the shelves of your local supermarket.  Thankfully it’s my job as a nutritionist to help you cut through the hype and sort fact from fiction.

    These days, choosing healthy options is a minefield of competing product claims, making it virtually impossible for anyone without a Food Science degree to make sense of it all.  But not anymore.

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  8. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Meal Planning Made Simple – Just 5 Minutes Per Week

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Meal Planning Made Simple – Just 5 Minutes Per Week

    There are so many benefits to meal planning, it’s a wonder that more people don’t do it.  I have found that some are reluctant to give it a go as they think it’s too hard or they doubt themselves in the kitchen.  Others find excuses like “I don’t know what I’ll feel like eating on Thursday” or they try it but don’t keep it going long term.  In this article I want to show you just how easy it can be.  Once you’ve got the hang of it, I promise, you will be confidently meal planning in just 5 minutes per week!

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  9. Benefits of Broccoli

    Health Benefits of Broccoli

    Benefits of Broccoli

    Over the years we’ve been continually impressed with the versatility of broccoli, so thought we’d share a few interesting facts about this tasty green ….

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