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Don’t make food your enemy – learn to love mealtimes

Are you one of those people who eats to live? Or lives to eat? . I love the way it looks on the plate, the way the smells work together, the first taste of something eagerly anticipated. I love watching people cook, I happily wander around food markets and shops. I write about food. I think about ingredients, meals, restaurants, all the time. And I eat. A lot.

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Start the Day Right

Breakfast literally means ‘breaking a fast’ as it’s the longest period between meals. But what did you have this morning? Was it the kind of day where you grab a coffee and race out the door? Or a more leisurely start with tea, toast and eggs?

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The London Triathlon: Nutrition.

When getting set for your Triathlon, it’s pretty important to know there are two elements to your nutrition. The first is your day-to-day routine, where you fuel and replenish your body for the exercise you’re doing. Second is your sports-specific stuff, which will enhance your performance during training and the big day itself.

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Chocolate - life's guilty pleasure?

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Chocolate - life's guilty pleasure

For years we've assumed chocolate is bad for us - but could there be more than meets the eye to this tasty treat?

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Are you eating right for exercise?

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Eat Right for Exercise

If you exercise at the crack of dawn before you rush off to work, you’re probably not giving breakfast much thought. If, on the other hand, you squeeze a gym visit in between work and heading home, we bet the last thing on your mind is preparing a balanced supper. Tricky stuff, we know. But with a few simple rules and a bit of planning, you can time your pre- and post-workout meals to work in tune with your body.

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Healthy eating habits - Virgin Active

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Healthy Eating Habits

You've heard about sustainable living? Well, we want you to think about sustainable dieting. That is, developing healthy eating habits that you can actually live with.

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Eat the right food to determin your mood

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Mood Food

Stressed out, anxious and generally feeling a bit grumpy? Eating the right foods can really boost your mood.

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Bowl of hearty porridge

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'Tis The Season To Stay Healthy

You don't have to put weight on over Christmas. There, we said it. Of course, there are more temptations around at this time of year but with a bit of careful planning and preparation, you can eat healthily and still enjoy yourself.

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Bowl of pasta: Healthy eating tips from the professionals

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Yo-yo's a no-no

Starvation diets are not the answer to long term healthy weight loss. So if we say no to yo-yo dieting what should we do instead? The answer from Virgin Active Health Clubs may not be a popular one.

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