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Is there a link between relaxation and weight loss?

 

Due to the fast pace of life that many of us lead, one day in August has been set aside to celebrate International Relaxation Day, which aims to remind us that one of the most important elements of a healthy life is to live in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This means learning to manage our emotions and achieving the necessary relaxation at the right moments. For that reason, it is very necessary to review our daily habits and make those alterations that can alleviate the physical and mental impact that we may suffer, including weight gain.

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Roast Chicken & Pumpkin Traybake

A traybake always makes an easy, healthy, and delicious supper. Just put everything in the roasting pan, pop it in the oven and forget about it until you’re ready to eat. And, even better, there’s hardly any washing up afterwards. What’s not to like? 

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Cheat’s Courgette Lasagne

 

This delicious vegetarian lasagne is made without any pasta or the usual creamy white sauce. It’s easy to make and uses the sort of ingredients you keep in your kitchen cupboards and fridge.

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Fibre in the Diet, the More, the Better – Not Necessarily!

One of the biggest developments in health these days is ‘personalised nutrition’. This concept embraces the fact that each of us is unique and will react differently to a variety of nutrients in our diets. It’s become clear that ‘one-size-fits-all’ does not work with nutrition advice. Of course, at The 1:1 Diet, we’ve been following this principle for decades (over 35 years to be more precise!) and each dieter gets their own unique diet Plan.

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 Date Night Takeaway Style Salt and Pepper Chicken

This is our low-fat take on a popular Chinese dish. Instead of ordering a take-out, you can make your own really tasty version from scratch at home. It’s quick, easy and you don’t have to worry about counting calories. We’ve stir-fried our spicy chicken with healthy vegetables rather than deep-frying it.

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Marina Mew Weight Loss Story with The 1:1 Diet

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When I met my consultant, Mel Lay, I was feeling desperate. I’ve always struggled with my weight, so much so that in 2014 I had bariatric surgery. I thought that was going to be the answer to all of my prayers. Over the years I’d tried so many times to shift the weight - hypnotherapy, Weight Watchers, Atkins, 5-2 and so on - but it was always the same story. I managed to lose some weight but eventually I put it all back on and more.

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Pumpkin and Sage Risotto

Pumpkin makes a delicious flavouring for an Italian risotto. It’s inexpensive and in season from later summer onwards right through the autumn and into the cold winter months.

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What could a week on Plan look like for you?

What could a week on Plan look like for you?

Thinking of starting on Plan but want to know what your day might look like? Well look no further. Looking at our menu of meal replacement products, we’ve put together some scrummy examples to showcase how a day on Plan will never get boring!

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How to improve your fitness in 2021

After a month of excess and too much time on the sofa, you can often feel sluggish and will probably have piled on the pounds too. The best way to start feeling and looking better in the New Year is to get active. While it’s hard to start, once you start exercising, you’ll love how it makes you feel, your energy will increase and you’ll lose fat and improve your body shape and definition.

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Tips for maintaining your weight loss over the festive period

Hello December! For most of us December is a great month, with excitement building towards Christmas, lights and decorations everywhere and lots of parties to enjoy. However, when you’re on a diet, this holiday can be a struggle. Every party and celebration seems to revolve around rich, high calorie food and alcohol and temptation is there at every turn.

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Tips for getting party ready by December

The countdown to the Christmas party season is on, and for many people struggling with their weight it can be a tough time. We are all expected to glam up and enjoy the party with our friends and colleagues, but if nothing fits, or you don’t like the way you look then it can feel hard.

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Tips for feeling and looking great on the beach this summer

Summer in Spain is fantastic with hot days, balmy nights and lots going on. Long days spent on the beach, by the pool, or at the waterpark are incredible – unless you’re self-conscious about your weight. If you lack body confidence and don’t like your shape, then these wonderful summer activities can feel like torture and you probably just want to hide away until winter rolls around again.

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Weight-Loss Plateaus - What are they and how to tackle them!

 

Unless you go on a fairly brief diet, at some point in the journey, you will almost certainly hit a plateau, a period, during which you stop losing weight, despite still sticking to your diet. This is a very common topic that I get asked about all the time and I wasn’t satisfied with most of the articles I could find on the subject, so the following is an overview of why and how plateaus occur and what we can do to persevere.

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Can you influence your metabolism?

 

Metabolism could be defined as the collection of all the chemical reactions that take place in our body, it is a process that has an impact on your energy level, body weight and overall health and is rarely the cause of excessive weight gain. In fact, the phrase "my problem is that I have a slow metabolism" is often heard very often these days.

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Ways to Help with Menopausal Weight Gain

 

During the menopause or perimenopause (pre- or post-menopause), most women experience changes in sleep and mood, and face other effects such as hot flashes, heart palpitations, and gain weight. In fact, according to surveys, about half of women gain 10 or more pounds during this time in their lives. All of this is caused primarily by a drop in the hormone oestrogen, which can plummet by 50 to 90 percent, sometimes over a very short timeframe.

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Key tips for managing the menopause

 

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In Spain, more than 2.6 million women suffer from menopause related symptoms. It is estimated that only four out of ten women treat these symptoms, which in many cases directly affect their quality of life.

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You can make endless delights with our water mix flavours

Think about how you hydrate, and you'll see that you can do better. 

Staying hydrated is very important and we usually drink the same type of drinks, when in fact, if you take a few minutes, you can enjoy delicious drinks, slushies, lollies, and jellies with virtually no calories, with a delicious taste and providing those liquids so necessary for the proper functioning of our health.  

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Anne Marshall Weight Loss Story with The 1:1 Diet

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I have always carried weight – deliciously plump, as my parents would say! Of course we do know that is a euphemism for fat! I have diet previously and lost weight but in the most recent times, I found my job really stressful and my reward every evening was to have a long drink. As I

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Mrs. G. Weight Loss Story with The 1:1 Diet

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I had been struggling with a way to manage my weight without support here in Spain for some time, I had some success with meal replacement plans, healthy eating and exercise, also tried a local nutritionist, but I never really got to where I wanted to be weight wise, the progress was too slow, I found myself yo yo ing and dissatisfied with my progress.

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Your diet plays an important role in your physical and mental health

Healthy people, with strong mental and physical health usually have one important thing in common - good nutrition. We all know we should care for our physical health through proper diet and exercise, however, on many occasions this can be a real challenge. Our stressful and busy lifestyle makes our good intention of cooking a well-balanced, home-cooked meal every night hard to keep. Lack of time means that many days all we can manage is a ready meal, fast food or greasy takeaway.   

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Understanding the role of Meal Replacement Products in our society

Meal replacement products are an effective way to help people who are obese or overweight to lose weight more rapidly and more easily than by following a conventional calorie-controlled diet. As the issue of obesity grows ever more dominant in our society, meal replacement products play an important role in tackling this problem and have been shown to be significantly more effective than the traditional tools and methods.

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Slimmer of the Year 2020 Competition of Cambridge Weight Plan Spain

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Cambridge Weight Plan Spain celebrates this month the Slimmer of the Year 2020 competition and we have 6 participants whose stories and weight losses have inspired us. Vote for your favorite by ticking the corresponding box below.

Every vote counts towards crowning the winner of the Slimmer of the Year Competition. The voting period will end on November 20. Thank you so much.

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What is a meal replacement product and why does it help you lose weight?

What is a meal replacement product and why does it help you lose weight

What is a meal replacement product and why does it help you lose weight?

We all know how to lose weight – eat less and move more, and yet it is much harder than it seems! There are so many hidden calories in the things we eat and drink, even those so-called healthy foods can have much more fat, sugar or calories than we realise.

Portion control is also an issue. We tend to underestimate the amount we’re eating. This means that without weighing and measuring everything we consume, we could be significantly under valuing the calories we’re eating each day.

Last but not least we are short on time and often on the go, so cooking nutritious food from fresh three times a day is not always realistic.

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Have a Happy and Healthy Halloween with The 1:1 Diet

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More than ghosts and ghouls, Halloween is known for the sweet treats and sugar filled goodies. Whether you are a parent who is watching their weight, your kid responds badly to sugar, or you just want to teach healthy eating and nutritious alternatives to junk food, this article is for you.

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Healthy habits for families

It’s back to school time! Mums around Spain are getting books, backpacks and lunch boxes, checking shoes and uniforms and getting ready to return to the routine of the school year. This is a great time to establish healthy new routines and eating habits to ensure that the whole family are fit, healthy and eating the right food to provide the nutrition you all need. 

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