Author Archives: Catherine Connolly

Catherine Connolly

Catherine Connolly for Diet, Health, NewsJuly 5, 2016

Is Your Child Eating Too Much Food?

As a parent, you want to make sure your child is eating enough, but a new report has shown that parents may be taking things a step too far. With the ever-growing worry of childhood obesity, The Infant and Toddler […]

Should Junk Food Commercials Be Banned?

When you see a junk food commercial on the television, whether it’s for a burger and fries or even just a chocolate bar, it’s hard not to start craving it. As an adult however, you know that this food will […]

Blueberries Are The Fruit You Need To Add To Your Diet

You know fruit and veg is good for you, so obviously a wide variety of fruits should feature in your diet, including blueberries. Not only can they improve your brain and heart health, as well as prevent premature ageing, they […]

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bites

After a good workout at the gym, you need something to replenish some of those calories you’ve burned, something to fill you up and something full of protein to help repair your muscles. Shakes can end up getting pretty boring and […]

4th July Cocktails Perfect For Celebrating

You’ve got the food sorted, your invite list finished your outfit planned, now you just need to figure out what to do for drinks. With the 4th July just around the corner, you’ve got no time to lose, so we’ve […]

Dessert Hummus Is Now A Thing

Hummus is the perfect companion for pitta bread and falafel, carrot and cucumber sticks, it even goes well with chips, so when dessert hummus popped up on the internet, we were a little shocked. It’s a savoury delight and we […]

A-List Weight Loss Techniques To Get A Bikini Body

Ok, lets be honest, in order to get a bikini body you just need to put on a bikini.  It’s as simple as that. The summer season shouldn’t pressure you to go to extreme lengths to lose weight or tone […]

10 Things That Could Be Causing Your Stomach To Bloat

Bloating affects everyone at some point in life, leaving you looking six months pregnant and totally ruining your outfit. For some people it can happen so often and so easily that it will end up dictating what they wear on […]

Skittles Have Lost Their Rainbow Colours

Last weekend, the annual gay pride festival known as London Pride took place which celebrates the LGBT community. Attracting thousands of visitors every year and founded in 1972,  it is the longest running pride in the country and is the […]

How Healthy Is Your Breakfast?

It is debated that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – but the critics are out on that and they have yet to come to a final answer. Whether it is or isn’t, what is important is to […]

10 Ways Your Body Will Change After You Ditch Coffee

It is hard to imagine a life in which coffee isn’t an absolute necessity in the morning. It’s what gets us out of the bed in the morning. It makes that journey to work just that little bit more bearable. […]

Is Working In An Office To Blame For Your Weight Gain?

As if being sat down at a desk all day wasn’t bad enough for our waistlines, office food is now adding on the inches and pounds. If you work in an office, you will be no stranger to sweet treats appearing […]

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven and while Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are pretty tasty, they also contain an alarming about of ingredients. For a simple snack, you would imagine there wouldn’t be any need for more […]

11 Things In Your Kitchen It’s Time To Get Rid Of

We are all guilty of keeping things that have no use, or that we know we’re never actually going to use, but for whatever reason we just can’t bring ourselves to part with them. We spring clean the rest of […]

12 Reasons Why You Always Feel Hungry

Do you ever find yourself taking multiple trips to the fridge or kitchen cupboard between meals? Picking up a chocolate bar for the journey home from work? Ordering multiple sides with your meal? Even with those extra snacks and bigger […]

12 Foods That Prove You’ve Finally Grown Up

As a child you were no doubt quite a fussy eater. Chicken nuggets, chip and jelly were staples in your diet and you out-right refused to believe you would ever like coffee or porridge. But as you get older, your […]

Top 25 Skin Clearing Foods

Throughout our lives, the condition of our skin will change. We all have to deal the dreaded teenage years that are filled with worry over the spots cropping up at an alarming rate. After we finally get through that time, we […]

Is Being Overweight Actually Better For You?

The BMI chart was first devised in the 1830’s, but it has been in more recent years that some people have become more aware of it and the risks it can identify. It simply takes your height and weight which […]

Avocado Thieves Hit New Zealand Farms

Avocados are popular and for good reason. Not only do they taste great, but they provide us with healthy fats and calories. However, the combination of their popularity and a bad harvest, has led to an avocado theft throughout New […]

15 Overnight Oats Recipes That Are The Perfect Breakfast

There is no doubt that there has been plenty of times when you’ve woke up late and had to skip breakfast in order to make it to work on time. This has probably resulted in forgoing breakfast altogether or munching […]

The Plate That Could Make You Slim

We can’t deny that we love greasy food, whether it’s an early morning kebab after a late night out or a Friday night takeaway in front of the television – we can’t get enough of the stuff. Sadly for us […]

20 Delicious And Symmetrical Meals

Mark van Beek is one lucky guy. His boyfriend Michael Zee has been whipping up breakfast for him, as well as for himself everyday for over a year. We’re not talking about a bowl of cereal or beans on toast, we’re […]

15 Surprising Signs That You’re Dehydrated

On average an adult should consume about 2 litres of water a day –  the amount you need does however vary, depending on your height, weight and activity level. If you don’t drink enough, you could end up dehydrated. Dehydration […]

14 Benefits Of A Meat Free Day

Meat accounts for 10 percent of Americans’’ food spending. Eating vegetables, grains and fruits in place of the 200 pounds of beef, chicken and fish each nonvegetarian eats annually would cut individual food bills by an average of $4,000 a […]

Sweet Potato Toast Is Now A Thing, Apparently

Toast is pretty great, whether you grab a slice just before you run out of the door or you sit down for brunch to enjoy a couple of perfectly toasted slices of bread topped with an elaborate mix of ingredients. […]

10 Reasons To Eat Less Sugar That Aren’t Weight Related

Sugar crops up in the most unlikely of places. We all know that chocolate and sweets have a lot of sugar, but did you know that your breakfast cereal and even the ketchup you dip your chips into contain it? A […]

At What Age Will Your Metabolism Start To Slow Down?

This may not be the most pleasant piece of news you will read today, but it’s an important one. It turns out the whole ‘metabolism slowing down’ is true, so if you want to stay a healthy weight then you […]

8 Tips To Survive The Day When You’ve Barely Slept

Sleep is incredibly important – it gives our bodies a chance to rest and recuperate and without it we will struggle through the next day. While we sleep, our bodies are busy repairing muscles, releasing hormones for growth and our […]

9 Vegetarian Sources Of Protein

There is no doubt that every vegetarian/vegan has at least once in their life been asked ‘but where do you get your protein?’ Some people seem to think that protein only comes from meat, but that couldn’t be further from the […]

Easy Gym Free Workouts That You’ll Love

The gym isn’t for everyone. Some people simply can’t afford it or there isn’t a gym close by that they can get to, while others couldn’t think of anything worse that stepping into a room full of people exercising, feeling […]

Chocolate Might Actually Be Good For You?

Chocoholics rejoice, because a new study has found that chocolate can be good for you. Yes, you read that right, time to celebrate with a huge slab of chocolate, right? Wrong. Sorry to have got your hopes up, but while chocolate […]

13 Poisonous Foods That May Be Lurking In Your Kitchen

Everyday we sit down to eat probably three meals a day and some snacks if we’re lucky, but have you ever really thought about what you’re eating and whether it could be poisonous or even fatal? Lucky for us, the […]

The New Food Trend Taking The Internet By Storm

Before now, you’d happily sit at home eating your dinner that had been thrown together and equally thrown on to your plate, because as long as it tastes good, who cares and who has the time to make it look […]

The New Caffeine Alternative Everyone Is Loving

Move over avocado, coconut water and green smoothies, there is a new food trend in town. From the title you may think the foodies of Instagram are all over a new coffee drink or some gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, fat-free liquid, […]

6 Foods That Your Diet Really Doesn’t Need

Whether you’re on a diet or just a perpetual snacker, choosing the ‘light’ or ‘fat-free’ option of your favourite foods may seem like the sensible and healthy thing to do. It is far too easy to get sucked into the […]

Pret Have Opened Their First Veggie Only Store

There is no denying that more and more people are becoming vegetarian and vegan, with approximately 12% of the UK’s population now adopting the lifestyles. One chain restaurant that has noticed this trend is Pret. While they have for a long […]

15 Vegan Breakfasts You Will Love

When you think of vegan breakfasts, porridge and smoothies may be the first things that spring to mind and having them everyday would get pretty boring, however there are so many different breakfast meals you can have instead that you […]

Are You Eating Too Much Sugar?

The NHS recently issued guidelines, suggesting a child aged between four and six has a maximum of 19g of sugar a day, however research has found that these guidelines are regularly being exceeded by a shocking amount. Based on English school children’s diets, […]

The 5 Ingredient Granola Bars That You Need To Try

Snack bars have taken over the food market, advertised as a perfect mid-morning snack. From Nakd and Trek, to 9 Bar and Nature Valley the market is inundated with these superfood bars, offering an energy filled snack with none of […]

Are Fad Diets A Thing Of The Past?

We’ve all been there, all of a sudden we have an event, holiday or maybe even just summer coming up and we realise we haven’t been eating the best we probably could, which has resulted in our waist lines not […]

8 Migraine Triggering Foods

Migraines are awful. Simple as. They aren’t just ‘bad headaches’  they can leave you having to go to sleep in a very dark, silent room and affect your daily life. If you suffer from them, but they only last a few […]

Is Breakfast Really The Most Important Meal Of The Day?

For years there has been debate over whether we should all eat breakfast or not and it seemed that the conclusion ended up being that breakfast was actually the most important meal of the day. That is something that has […]

20 Accidentally Vegan Snacks That You Will Love

Snacking happens, we probably all wish we could snack a little less, but there is just something about that mid morning chocolate and late night cheese and crackers that we would miss too much. When looking for a vegan snack, you […]

8 Perfect Milk Alternatives You Should Try

Whether you’re vegan, dairy free or just fancy trying something a little different, there a loads of milk alternatives on the market these days. No longer will you have to venture out to a health food store to pick up carton […]

Vegan Baileys Is Here!

For years Baileys has been a popular drink, particularly in the colder months. Maybe that’s because it goes so well in Hot Chocolate? We’re not sure, but either way, Baileys have some exciting news for all you vegans and dairy-free […]

Have You Been Keeping The Wrong Foods In Your Fridge?

We’ve all been there, when you notice a friend putting something in the fridge you wouldn’t, whether that be bread, eggs, even biscuits and so the debate begins. You go through the different foods you keep in the fridge and […]

Are Low-Fat Products Actually Making You Fat?

When you’re trying to lose weight or even just eat a little healthier, it is often assumed that the best way to do that is to go for ‘low-fat’ options. For years we have been told to stay away from fatty […]

What 100 Calories Of Your 37 Favourite Foods Looks Like

Are you craving a snack by mid-morning to get you through to lunchtime? You’ll be surprised by how much, or how little of your favourite foods count are just 100 calories. So if you’re trying to watch your waistline or […]

Guilt Free Ice Cream?

Ice Cream is a summer staple, but sadly often contains a lot of fat and calories and just generally isn’t very good for you. So while it may taste delicious, indulging too much could completely ruin the Summer body you’ve work […]

Is Veganism The Fastest Growing Lifestyle Movement?

According to research commission by The Vegan Society in partnership with Vegan Life Magazine, there are now over half a million vegans in Britain. Just ten years ago the number of vegans was a mere 150,000, now there are over […]

5 Myths Of The Vegetarian Diet, Busted

As it’s National Vegetarian Week, 16th – 24th May for anyone who’s wondering, we’ve put together five of the most common myths about the vegetarian diet and dispelled them. According the NHS currently 2% of the population in the UK […]