To snack or not to snack? That is the ‘high protein, low carb’ question

If you’re anything like me snacks are an unavoidable part of your life, something you can not live without, as you dart between meetings, clients or errands. You may have heard contrasting views and opinions on the value of snacking but snacks need not be a bad thing... To snack or not to snack? There is much research exploring the positive and negative effects of snacking throughout the day, between meals. Some studies deliver evidence for and some are against; which doesn't help.

Start your day the right way with these healthy, lower sugar breakfast swaps

You’ve probably heard it said a hundred times before, ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, but how many of us actually give our breakfast choices much thought at all? There are a number of experts out there who proclaim that consuming a large breakfast is vital for good health, for better concentration throughout the day and to ‘kick start’ your metabolism. There’s an equal number of experts who would argue the complete opposite; that missing breakfast will not only do you no harm, it may actually be beneficial for your overall health and weight management. I’m not going to go into the varied and contrasting arguments about the issue of breaking fast in the morning. What I am going to do, however, is present to you some healthy alternatives that will keep you fuller for longer and will support a healthier lifestyle. Here are a range of healthier, lower sugar breakfast swaps for anyone looking to make some changes; from the 'cereal muncher' to the 'grab-n-goer'.