Category Archives: Health & Nutrition

5 Tips to Maintain Energy Throughout the Day

Do you find yourself almost nodding off at your desk midafternoon or during meetings? Are these slumps turning into an all-day slump? If this is an all too common occurrence, there are things you can do to help sustain your energy levels throughout the day! It’s vital to make sure your energy levels are maintained […]

How to Protect and Improve Your Body Image

Body image is something everyone has, whether positive, negative, or neutral. Thanks to diet culture, we as a nation become aware of our bodies from a very young age. The UK Government, specifically The Women and Equalities Committee, conducted a survey in July of 2020 to investigate this.  It was found that 61% of adults […]

How Much Water Should You Drink?

As with many areas of nutrition, there is a great deal of information available online when it comes to how much water you should drink. However, who knows what to believe and are there different considerations for different circumstances? Why is water intake important? Water is the most abundant component of the human body, comprising […]

How To Stop Food Cravings When On A Diet

Food is primarily a fuel for your body, but it has become so much more than that. It’s a celebratory meal for your best friend’s birthday, a ‘thank you’ to your neighbour for cat-sitting while you were away, an ‘I’m thinking of you’ to a loved one who is grieving. Food serves a much greater […]

How Many Meals Should You Eat In A Day?

A question we are frequently asked here at FFF is how many meals should you eat in a day? This is largely due to the fact that there’s a vast range of information out there, most of which is fairly contradictory. The most common view is that our daily food intake should be split into […]

Why Do We Crave Sugar and How to Manage It

Lead us not into temptation, just tell us where it is. We’ll find it  – Sam Levenson, comedian Cravings, what causes them? Cravings, we (almost) all have them. Research indicates 100% of women and almost 70% of men experience cravings at some point (2), though I am not sure I believe the remaining 30% of […]

Should Calorie Count be Shown on Menus?

The government has formally announced that restaurants with more than 250 employees are now be required to display the calorie content of each meal on their menu in an attempt to tackle obesity. As with most government legislation, this has been met with a dichotomy of views, but arguably a flare-up of passion too. For […]

Gluten Free? Diet Fad or Something to Consider?

Gluten free is one of the most popular diet trends around the world. Though slowly losing popularity, there is still a lingering stigma that “gluten-free” means healthier food options. What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in certain grains like wheat, barley and rye. Who should avoid gluten?  There are some medical conditions where […]