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.
6 foods you can eat to lower your stress levels
Next time you feel het up, opt for these 6 foods to help keep you calm and boost your mood.
Calories in your favourite Easter eggs
With 100′s of Easter treats in our database – which should you choose?
6 ways to manage IBS
Managing the unpleasant condition affecting the digestive system.
Digging deep: your garden workout calorie burn
66% of adult Brits choose to exercise more to lose weight – pick gardening and burn 250 calories an hour.
The Clothes Diet
“Fattening” clothes to avoid: look half a stone thinner just by changing what you wear.
Clothes to ditch
Hazel’s happy ever after
How Hazel lost 5 stone.
How cereal serving sizes really measure up – and why bowl size can matter most!
How much is 40g?
Going meat free this March?
Proteins can help you feel fuller for longer and on fewer calories – great if you’re trying to lose weight. Try some meat free options for Veggie month.
9 meat free proteins
Making your own lunch can save money and calories. Nutritionist Emma shares her lunch box tips. #PackYourLunchDay
Emma’s pack up
Less than 6g a day is the goal. See how easily it adds up. Time to try some salt swaps?
Shockers & swaps
Mum’s day out?
Mums trump sweethearts when it comes to eating out. If you’re taking mum out on March 26, check out our calorie counts for 50 popular eateries.
From Ask to Zizzi
Coffee: friend or foe?
Lots of us rely on a cup of coffee to kick start our day, but if you’ve ever wondered whether coffee is doing you more harm than good, you’re not alone.
When ‘traffic lights’ confuse
18% of us use the front of pack ‘traffic lights’ to figure out what we’re eating. But interpreting food labels can be tricky.
Valentine’s ‘Dine in’ deals hit the supermarkets this week – ask us to calorie count the (un)healthiest combos.
‘Dine in’ here
Celebrating heart month
Some small changes can help everyone stay ‘heart healthy’.
10 ticker tips
“Effortless yet powerful”
Hear from Chris how counting calories and tracking nutrients has changed his life.
Hotting up breakfast time
“What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?” – Anthony Bourdain.
Tinned food under the spotlight
Everyday nutrition – and very much part of your 5 a day: how cans can get you cooking.
6 Canny facts
From Aldi’s antipasti to Zizzi’s zucca pizzas
Get nutrition data for 200,000 UK foods – and counting – including supermarket meal deals.
Check your calories
Dieting is out – food insight is in
Nutracheck now tracks 6 key nutrients plus calories. Change the way you eat forever.
“Really helps to know for certain that I am eating a good healthy balanced diet. Before I could only hope!”
The magnificent 7
Sugar – public enemy #1
We’re eating twice as much as we should be – and it’s hidden in foods you wouldn’t expect. Tracking can be a real eye opener.
Hiding in plain sight
Carbs – dieters’ favourite obsession
Carbs get bad press – but it’s the type you eat that matters. Track your diet to get the right amount.
7 top carb tips
Protein – more is great, right?
Protein is being added to unlikely food products – from chocolate bars to ice cream. So what’s the big deal?
How much is good?
Fat – still a 4 letter word?
The ‘bad boy’ of nutrients – but is saturated fat really bad? New research has raised eyebrows…
Think fats – not fat!
Salt – the silent killer
Sodium v salt still confuses. Levels in food have reduced – but what about in your diet?
Steps to less salt
Festive indulgence: worth the burn time?
See how long it takes to burn off your Christmas food favourites.
Burn off Christmas
Quick poll: what’s the hottest nutrient?
Carbs, sugar, protein, fat, sat fats and salt: Which nutrient is on your hit list?
Life changing weight loss
Fabulous at 40: Fiona after 5.5 stone weight loss.
Paying the price of ‘over-blinged’ party food
Fancy twists and luxurious extras can be costly to our waistlines and wallets.
Savvy food swaps
A 5,000 calorie Christmas Day
How will your day stack up? It’s surprisingly easy how the calories tot up.
Coffee shop Christmas drink extraganzas
We’ve got the nutrition data for 200,000 foods and counting… including High Street coffee shop Christmas specials.
Check your calories
Christmas party recipes
Our easy entertaining recipes will make sure your party goes with a bang.