Author Archives: Emma Brown Nutracheck Nutritionist

10 Easy Ways to Get Your 5-A-Day

It’s recommended we all eat AT LEAST 5 portions of fruits and vegetables each day. This is to make sure we’re consuming a wide variety of nutrients, as our body needs a daily supply of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy and function at its best. However the most recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey […]

10 day starter plan

Download 10 day plan Download 10 day vegetarian plan Follow the 1300-1400 calorie daily plan Emma, Nutracheck Nutritionist has put together to kick start your weight loss after summer. The plan is nutritionally balanced ensuring you get all the nutrients necessary for a healthy diet. It’s controlled for fat, sat fat, carbs, sugar, protein and […]

14 clever ways to get your step count

Dance like no-one’s looking Every morning I dance around the house for 30 mins – 3000 steps Click & Collect Make every brew count! I pace round the table while the kettle boils. Not allowed to stop walking till the little ping says its done. Ana1 Maximise the dog walk! When I take the dog […]

Avoid holiday calorie meltdown

SWAP Full English (1 fried egg, 1 bacon, 1 sausage, 2 tbsp of baked beans, fried mushrooms, 1 hash brown, grilled tomato, slice of toast buttered) and a Pain au Chocolat – 1270 kcals & 76.8g fat FOR FOR 2 poached eggs and 3 heaped tbsp of beans on 2 slices of toast with a […]

Salad slip ups – don’t get caught out!

We’ve all been there – in the restaurant wondering what on earth to choose. While everyone else chooses calorie-laden pizza or pasta, you go for a delicious low calorie salad… or so you thought! But do you really know what you’re getting? Is the virtuous salad choice always the best one when you’re trying to […]

Underactive thyroid – how much does diet matter?

Our thyroid gland is important for secreting hormones involved in maintaining a healthy metabolism. Thyroxine is a hormone which is produced naturally in the body by the thyroid gland. Having too little thyroxine or too much thyroxine can cause health problems. Hyperthyroidism means your thyroid gland is overactive –this can lead to a faster metabolism […]

7 every day foods that could make you sick

Sometimes it is obvious when we shouldn’t eat our food for example a really bad smell or visible mould. But other times, foods can be silently harbouring some nasty bugs that can make us really sick – and we wouldn’t know to look at them at all. Here’s a few everyday items to look out […]

6 common dieting pitfalls to avoid

Losing weight comes down to eating fewer calories than you burn. Keeping a food diary is a proven way to help you do this, but if not used correctly, you may not get the results you are hoping for. Avoid some classic calorie counting mistakes by following our essential tips on how to achieve weight […]