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Dietitian Jo Travers Reveals What To Eat Over The Festive Season


Dietitian Jo Travers Reveals What To Eat Over The Festive Season To Beat Tummy Troubles, For Love Your Gut.

With an abundance of festive feasts and fizz-filled parties, the period through Christmas and New Year is when many of us indulge in larger portions and sweet and salty treats.

Dietitian Jo Travers Reveals What To Eat Over The Festive Season To Beat Tummy Troubles, For Love Your Gut

However, this can sometimes lead to stomach problems, especially for those with a sensitive gut or digestive issues.

To help beat tummy woes, dietitian Jo Travers has shared tips on what to eat over the festive season. So, follow Jo’s advice for a happy and healthy Christmas, New Year and beyond!

Ditch The Spirits:

Alcohol can affect the biodiversity of the gut microbiota, but if you do drink over the festive period, choose red wine over spirits.

Beneficial plant compounds in red wine may help to mitigate some of the problems by promoting the growth of useful bacteria.

Always drink within the recommended guidelines though!

Snack Healthily:

Nibbles are a common feature at drinks parties but try to go for unsalted nuts over crisps.

Nuts have good fats and fibre whereas crisps are pretty low on the fibre front in comparison.

The salt content of crisps can also deplete some types of beneficial bacteria in our gut.

Enjoy Fist and Palm Sized Portions:

It can be really tempting to eat large portions, it is a feast after all, but feeling bloated for half of December (and sometimes part of January!) is not fun.

Try to stick to fist-size portions of carbs and palm-size portions of proteins.

Make up the rest with veg and you will feel great all the way through and beyond the festive season.

Plant Based Over Pate:

Exchange the pate for houmous or babaganoush. 

Pate is really high in saturated fat which can have a negative impact on gut microbiota.
Plant-based pâtés and spreads not only don’t contain the saturated fat, they also contain fibre which actually improves the microbiota.

Dietitian Jo Travers Reveals What To Eat Over The Festive Season To Beat Tummy Troubles, For Love Your Gut

Guest Post:

Dietitian Jo Travers Reveals What To Eat Over The Festive Season To Beat Tummy Troubles, For Love Your Gut.

Love Your Gut is an initiative of Yakult UK Limited, in association with Guts UK, Bowel & Cancer Research, St Mark’s Hospital Foundation, The IBS Network, Bowel Disease Research Foundation and the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology.

A national campaign, Love Your Gut has been raising awareness of the importance of gut health for 21 years through expert tips, recipes, case studies, digestive health news and more.

For more advice and information including an online Digestive Health Assessment, Food & Symptoms Diary, Recipes and a Love Your Gut Information Pack, visit LoveYour Gut.

Follow them on Facebook @LoveYourGutOnline and Twitter: @loveyourgut and join the conversation with #LoveYourGut #GutTalk.

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A few hours later we arrived at St Pancras Internation Train Station.

What an amazing station this is too!


5 Simple Healthy New Year Resolutions with dietitian Sian Porter:

Hello friends, today I have a guest post to share with you on how to be a little bit healthier in the new year.

Many of us will make a resolution to be healthier in some way in the new year, but with most of us short on time, it can be tricky to keep them up. To keep us on track, dietitian Sian Porter has teamed up with California Walnuts to suggest five simple new year resolutions for a happier and healthier 2020.


I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home:

Happy Wayback Wednesday and today I'm listening to Maroon five ' I'm at a payphone' looking at fun photos from Wayback in July 2017.

These photos are of me and my Daughter having fun taking photos in Nottingham outside a red phone box!!

I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home.

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Wednesday

I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home


I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home.

I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home

Happy Wayback Wednesday and today I'm listening to Maroon five ' I'm at a payphone' looking at fun photos from Wayback in July 2017.

These photos are of me and my Daughter having fun taking photos in Nottingham outside a red phone box!!.

I’m at a payphone trying to call home.
All of my change I spent on you.
Where have the times gone, baby it’s all wrong.
Where are the plans we made for two ♯♭

{ Lyrics from song Maroon 5 – Payphone }

I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home.
I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home.
I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home.
I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home.
I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home.

This red phone box is outside Nottingham Castle in Nottingham and such a great spots for a selfie or two!!

Love the song payphone by maroon 5. Do you like this song too?

I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home.

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A few hours later we arrived at St Pancras Internation Train Station.

What an amazing station this is too!

Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London.

5 Simple Healthy New Year Resolutions with dietitian Sian Porter:

Hello friends, today I have a guest post to share with you on how to be a little bit healthier in the new year.

Many of us will make a resolution to be healthier in some way in the new year, but with most of us short on time, it can be tricky to keep them up. To keep us on track, dietitian Sian Porter has teamed up with California Walnuts to suggest five simple new year resolutions for a happier and healthier 2020.

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Monday

Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London


Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London.

Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London
OK, I never want to grow up. A trip to the Disney Store for a treat for me!! A Cheshire Cat teddy for my Alice in Wonderland themed dining room I am planning.

Hello friends.

A few weeks ago my daughter and I hopped on the train to London in search of some new clothes for my Daughter.

A few hours later we arrived at St Pancras Internation Train Station.

What an amazing station this is too!

St Pancras Internation Train Station:

They have some amazing shops and places to eat in here, I could spend hours here by myself.

Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London
Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London
Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London

London Is The Fashion Capital:

So what better place to shop?

My daughter needed some new clothes and what better place to find all the things in fashion than on Oxford Street in London?

Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London

London Fashion Haul:

She only spent about £60 but got everything she came for. A few pieces of Billy Eilish clothing range a new lightweight jacket and some gluten-free doughnuts from Selfridges.

Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London

Five Places To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London: 

Here are a few of her favourite fashion shops on Oxford Street in London because she always finds what she is looking for here:
  1. Bershka.
  2. Primark.
  3. Urban Outfitters
  4. H & M
  5. New Look

Selfridges for gluten-free cakes.

Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London
Over 40 Style In London On A Cold Autumn Day.

Over 40 Style In London On A Cold Autumn Day:

What I Wore: Hat: Primark | Coat: c/o Nutmeg at Morrison | Jeans: Primark | Bag: TK Max |Jumper: Sainsbury’s |

One month until Christmas and so much to do.

I can't believe I've been poorly all morning on my day off from work when I have things that need doing. 

Something strange happened once the kids went to school. I felt really dizzy, could not stand up without feeling really sick and I had to go to sleep. 

3 hours later I still feel dizzy!! 

And I still feel like I am going to pass out when I stand. So much to do this week too.

  1. Empty the garage for the builders to make it into a dining room.
  2. Another few trips to the tip.
  3. Clear all the things out the living room from the garage to put the Christmas tree up.

What are your plans for this week?

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White Jumpsuit And Nearly A Trip To Bristol! OOTD:

The school holidays are over and time to get back to school and work for most of my children next week.

Alright for some as we had to work all Summer!!

Last week we were busy planning a few days away as my second eldest son is off to start his new job in Bristol and move to his new house today.

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Pepper Dress And How I Would Style It Now:

I love it when Google sends me a notification to some photos from years ago.

I notice these yesterday from wait for it, 6 years ago!! (Rediscover this day: 8 Aug 2013).

I was in my late 30's here and my babies were all smaller than me!!

Well, my youngest two were!!

My hair was darker, my skin was smoother and I was a stone or two lighter!!

One thing I still do have is this dress though.

Love it.

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5 Simple Healthy New Year Resolutions


5 Simple Healthy New Year Resolutions with dietitian Sian Porter.

Hello friends, today I have a guest post to share with you on how to be a little bit healthier in the new year.

Many of us will make a resolution to be healthier in some way in the new year, but with most of us short on time, it can be tricky to keep them up. To keep us on track, dietitian Sian Porter has teamed up with California Walnuts to suggest five simple new year resolutions for a happier and healthier 2020.


1.) Use Your Gut Feel:

Isn’t it good to be told to eat more of something, especially this time of year? 

This is what most of us need to do with fibre. 

Fibre keeps your gut healthy, fills you up and can provide fewer calories for a larger amount of food. 

Swap meat for beans and lentils in curries, stews and soups, choose wholegrain varieties like brown rice and wholegrain pasta (but watch your portion size), eat plenty of vegetables and fruit including the skin and pips, choose nuts, such as walnuts and seeds as a snack or simply add them to salads, cereals, yoghurt and soups.

2.) Make Time for Friends:

Having good friends and a strong social support network can relieve stress, help look after your mental health and provide other positive health benefits, such as reducing the risk of certain disease and cognitive decline in aging. 

Friendships need to be nurtured. Make meet-ups automatic with a weekly or monthly standing ‘appointment’ and block out that time in your diary. 

Never leave a get-together without setting the next date. 

If you’re short for time and can’t meet up, then calling your friends for just 10 minutes can give you the boost you need. 

This can be when you’re walking to the shops or on your way home from work.


3.) Move More:

Doing more activity couldn’t be easier when it’s part of your daily routine. Every minute counts whether it’s cleaning, walking to school or carrying bags back from the shops. 

Some simple steps to keep you active in your everyday life could include taking the stairs instead of the lift, parking in the furthest space in the car park, walking short journeys rather than taking the car, walking part of the way to school or work by parking further away, walking to a colleagues desk rather emailing, setting a reminder to get up from your desk every hour to move and stretch – the list is endless and all help's towards upping your step count!


4.) Snack Smart:

Snacking can easily be part of a healthy balanced diet if it fits in with your daily food and drinks intake. 

A handful of walnuts (approx. 30g) is an ideal healthy, portable and non-messy snack. 

They are also the only nut to contain a significant amount of the plant-based omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), 2.7g/ 30g and offer 4.4g of protein and 1.4g of fibre too. 

Have a handy packet of walnuts in your bag or a pot of walnuts readily available in your fridge so they are easily accessible throughout the day. 

5.) Have a Heart:

Falling mortality rates from heart disease were the biggest cause of increases in life expectancy between 2001 and 2016 according to the latest available figures. 

This is great news, but it is still the number one cause of mortality for males and second for females in the UK. 

Your heart has to last a lifetime so give it care in 2020 by eating foods that are richer in plant-based omega3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and unsaturated fats. 

Walnuts are a heart healthy choice, so make them a regular part of your healthy balanced diet and lifestyle by simply adding them to your favourite meals or snacking on them throughout the day.


Guest post from dietitian Sian Porter who has teamed up with California Walnuts.

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