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While increasing fruit and vegetable consumption remains a national priority, a new international survey has revealed the extent to which people are not meeting government guidelines on diet and nutrition in the UK.

Current recommendations are that everyone should eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day to reduce the risks of cancer, coronary heart disease and many other chronic diseases. The reality in the UK is that only 11% believe they actually achieve their 5 a day in a week.

The 2010 survey for Herbalife, revealed that 60% claimed their job or lifestyle made it too difficult to eat their 5 a day, despite accepting the benefits of balanced nutrition, while only 24% took nutritional supplements just in case.

While the most recent trends data suggest that women achieve more portions per day than men, this latest survey actually shows that women find it more difficult than men to include the recommended number of portions a day into their diet.

Women are notoriously more prone to stress eating than men and are more likely to develop unhealthy habits such as snacking on high sugar, high fat snacks when they juggle life or work long hours. More women than men blamed the expense of budgeting for 5 a day even though 93% of all women respondents considered the associated health benefits to be important.

But then there was still some confusion about what the government’s recommendations actually constituted. Over 75% incorrectly believed that eating 5 pieces of fruit would qualify. Dinner was considered to be the meal of least importance to both men and women in achieving 5 a day. Snacking was considered to be the most important with over one third seeing it as the most important way of getting their 5 portions a day.

Says Gavin Aley at Herbalife, “It’s clear that with today’s busy lifestyles most people still struggle to achieve their 5-a-day through fruit and vegetables. Real life demands a fast, simple, convenient alternative and that’s where nutritional supplements can help to support a healthy, balanced diet”.

Source – Herbalife

Article from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/182669.php

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There’s an interesting article in the Times today by a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist who talks about the need to think like a thin person for your new healthy diet to be successful.

If you’re following our Herbalife Weight Management programme, or will be starting it on Monday, you’ll already have great nutritional support to help you achieve your goals, and a clear eating plan incorporating adequate snacks and protein levels to keep your body functioning at its optimum (and ideally including regular exercise) but having the right mind-set will certainly help you get and stay on track! Here’s an extract…

Do you ever find yourself thinking, “I know I shouldn’t eat this, but I don’t care?” Or maybe, “I’ve had such a bad day, I deserve to eat this”. Or, “I’ve eaten something I shouldn’t. I may as well blow my diet for the rest of the day”. Having worked as a cognitive therapist with dieters for the past 20 years, I know that these are some of the most common “sabotaging thoughts” that get in the way of successful weight loss. For many people the reason diets don’t succeed is that they don’t know how to diet, or to lose weight permanently. The good news is that by applying the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to any healthy, well-balanced diet of your choosing, you can learn how to continually follow a diet, avoid cheating, resist tempting food and cope with hunger, cravings, stress and negative emotions. You’ll do all this by changing the way you think.

You can read the full article here: Nine ways to think yourself thin – Times Online.

For more information on the Weight Management, Nutrition and Energy & Fitness programmes we offer – all complete with a personal coach/ mentoring and weekly follow-up – visit our site

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I found an interesting story on the Daily Mail website and BBC Health News today that I wanted to share, as many of my clients originally started taking the Herbalife products as part of a healthy lifestyle in preparation for pregnancy (we have several babies on the way in the next few months!!) For all current clients who are intending to get pregnant, and have some fertility issues, this may be of interest:

Just four cups of coffee a day could significantly reduce a woman’s chances of having a baby, research suggests. A study of hundreds of women revealed that those who drank four or more cups of coffee a day were 26 per cent less likely to have a baby. (more…)

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Q: What are the specific nutritional requirements of people aged 50 or above, and how can Herbalife’s core products help fulfil these requirements?

A: When it comes to getting older, our bodies change and that affects our physical and nutritional requirements. (more…)

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Sandra before using buffing lotion and contouring cream.

The threat of a summer holiday, and baring your body after months of comfort food and woolly layers is often enough to spur people into improving their eating habits and taking up some exercise. If this applies to you, there are a few things that you can start doing right now to help you kick-start a wellness plan in time for Summer so you can feel more confident in your bikini/trunks. (more…)

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Following on from my recent post of skin facts from the Herbalife’s Worldwide Outer Nutrition Trainer – Jacquie Carter, I’d like to share more information with you about the importance of looking after your skin, your body’s largest living organ.

All change …

Your skin will be subject to change throughout your life – as with your other major organs, there are a number of internal and external factors that will affect it’s health; (more…)

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The week 9 results from our bride-and-groom-to-be are in.

Paul and Emma continue to exercise, eat healthily (mostly) and follow their Herbalife nutrition programmes. Like everyone, they’ve had good days and bad, and do find it more of a challenge when they are eating out a lot or tempted by hot cross buns and birthday cake (!) but it really is worth while.

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