Emma’s foolproof weight loss tips
Nutracheck nutritionist Emma Brown explains how to tip your energy balance to lose weight.
Tipping the balance
Sports and energy drinks: do we need them?
Nutritionist Emma – herself a gym lover – looks behind the hype of energy drinks.
Why ‘posh popcorn’ is worth its weight in gold
Fuelled by consumers’ belief in the health benefits over more traditional snacks, popcorn is on the up.
A spoonful of sugar…?
Just how much sugar lurks beneath the shaped and sugared grains which are still a big part of our morning routine.
Sam’s 6 super sauce recipes
Sam has turned her back on packets and jars and created her 6 top super sauces.
Sam’s sauce recipes
The 68 calorie pancake
Here’s a low-cal pancake recipe which tastes great and is only 68 calories per serving.
Don’t fall into the Lent ‘diet trap!’
Nutritionist Emma’s advice: “Before you decide to give up all your treats, let’s pause and think rationally about this?”
Hotting up breakfast time
Breakfast should gently welcome your body awake – check out our warming brekkie recipes.
Italian eats: Our expert’s pick of the best
Italian food can be a healthy food choice when you’re eating out if you’re smart about what you order.
7 days: Our dark chocolate ‘diet’
If you think that dark chocolate is only for desserts, think again – here’s something for every day of the week.
Dark choc ‘diet’
Emma’s tips on the diets to AVOID in 2018
New Year, new diet? Nutritionist Emma gives her verdict on some of the diets to avoid this year.
Diets to avoid
30 day Challenge to Change!
Here’s how making one small lifestyle change – and sticking to it for 30 days – can make a real difference to your health.
30 day change
Is the rise of vegan a fashionable fad?
If you’re vegan, this is your moment: Emma looks at the rise and rise of vegan in the supermarkets.
A vegan trend
Time to make peace with your ‘trigger foods’
Do you believe certain foods should be off limits? Think again – and make peace with your trigger foods.
Comfort food recipes
When there’s a chill in the air, you need bowls of comfort food. Check out our healthy favourites.
Nutritionist Emma on how to stay slim – forever!
Nutritionist Emma, our weight loss expert, has this advice to kick start 2018.
7 ways to stay slim
Beat the booze blues
Modern medicine has no cure for a hangover – but there are a few foods that might reduce the symptoms.
Pigging out: How to avoid ‘buffet binge’
The lure of the buffet can wreak havoc with your diet – here’s how to keep your distance.
5 buffet tips
Stay fuller with soups and slow foods
Soups and stews are high in water and great for weight loss – here’s a few we really like.
Soups & slow foods
Meet Donna: 5 stone lighter – and still counting down!
“I’ve gone from a snug size 18 to a comfortable size 12.” Read how she did it.
6 stress reducing foods
Nutrients found in some foods can help us cope with stress – here are 6 to include in your diet.
6 foods to eat before bed
Some foods can help bring on sleep – here’s a few to help you settle down for quality rest.
5 fuller food fixes
Don’t let snack attacks sabotage your diet – shift to a fibre-rich diet with lean protein to feel fuller for longer.
Fuller food fixes
Is your fridge full of USOs*?
(*unidentified shrivelled objects) If you’ve got a fridge full of forgotten foods, it’s time to get organised!
Be fridge fresh
Nachos & all things Mexican
Mexican cooking is fresh and easy: mix ‘n’ match and share ‘em out and let the fiesta begin.
“7 1/2 stone weight loss cured my sleep apnoea”
Not naturally sporty, and with an office based job, Darren knew he had to lose weight for the sake of his health.
Why New Year is no time to diet
Kick weight loss fads into touch this New Year and ask our nutritionist Emma about sensible weight loss tips and advice, meal plans, recipes and anything food and nutrition related.
Coffee shop upselling
How ‘extending the spend’ can double calorie intake. Skip the add-ons!
The price of extras
5 easy curries for less cals
Curries can be healthy, if you pick the right one – here’s how.
Yummy Hallowe’en and bonfire night recipes
Easy, warming recipes for Hallowe’en and autumn nights.
Banshees & bonfires
Tim Talks: Tech insights into weight loss
Tech entrepreneur shares insights into how high tech could change how we diet in the future.
69% of us put weight on in cold weather
We look at why autumn can be a bleak time for dieters.
Check out Nutracheck for pets: video
Teach your pets to count calories easily in their very own online food diary
Christmas is coming…
We know you need to plan ahead – so ask us for Christmas food ideas & nutrition tips, reader give-aways and advice from nutritionist Emma.
All things Christmas
Super spud knockout
White potatoes v sweet potatoes: each packs a powerful nutritional punch. Can you guess which is the champ?
Same but different
Afternoon Tea calorie splurge
It’s a magical world of finery and excess – just keep on top of the calorie count.
Anyone for tea?
5 burger bun calorie swaps
From sushi rice to sliced avocado – how many calories will you save if you swap your bread bun?
Hold the bun!
5 easy ways to earn your wine
A 175ml glass of wine – red or white – contains around 140 cals – here’s how to earn that glass!
“My life after weight loss” – by Carolyn
Carolyn – aka Sprog – talks about life after weight loss with easy tips to keep the weight off.
Maintain, don’t gain
Easy, exotic Caribbean cuisine
Caribbean recipes so delicious, all that’s missing is a beach and a drink with a tiny umbrella.
7 behaviours to beat excess (body) baggage
If you’re watching your weight, going on holiday can pose a major challenge. Here’s how to rethink how you eat.
7 holiday habits
Cocktail calorie bombs
Cocktails are a tipple of choice – but how many calories lurk within…? Find out here.
Chips: not always a nutritional sin
We’re a nation of chip lovers – and it’s OK to include chips in your diet when you know you the friendliest fat choices.
Don’t splurge – swap!
Nutritionist Emma’s quick and easy holiday food swaps – no need to feel deprived when you’re away.
5 simple swaps
Game, set & stats
Wimbledon fever’s in full swing as the tournament kicks off today. We take a look at some of the numbers.
“I can fit in 1 leg of my old gym trousers!”
When Maria could no longer squeeze into the seats in her local cafe, she knew something had to change.
Maria’s 13 stone loss
Put some fish on your dish
For an island nation, we don’t always go overboard about eating fish – so try our simple fish dishes.
12 foods to help mix up your protein choices
Getting protein into your diet isn’t all about eating meat – here are some simple food swaps to boost your protein intake.
National Beer Day
It’s the tipple of choice for millions. We take a light hearted look at beer around the globe.
Cheers to beer
Milk: which one is right for you?
Goats? Soya? Nut? Around 40% of British households now use milk alternatives – which one’s right for you?
5 easy ways with lentils
We’re told to eat more pulses but for many of us, they’re not an everyday ingredient. Try our easy lentil recipes.
Lentils 6 ways
“I went from a size 22 to a 12″
When Lorraine couldn’t fit into an XXL T-shirt she knew it was time to do something about it.
How hidden bugs can harm your health
Sometimes it’s hard to tell when food isn’t safe to eat, so check out our quick tips on what to look out for.
Bugs in hiding
60 years of diet fads
Stop looking for ‘the next big thing’. All diets are just ways of eating fewer calories.
Diet myths debunked
How one BBQ can cost you 3,000 calories
Be BBQ savvy and save calories without really trying.
Bin the BBQ bun
Is low(er) fat always a better option?
Houmous Taste Test: full fat v reduced fat. Which came out on top?
6 tomato teasers
On or off the vine? Store in fridge or fruit bowl? Things to know about the tomato.
Red, ripe & raw
“A role model for my son”
Why Jo’s son was her motivation for losing weight.