Your healthy lifestyle and well being tips

I’m on a mission to help you understand how to live a healthier, happier and more active life. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or simply want a healthier lifestyle, Jane Plan can help.

Jane Plan Team Lockdown Recipes!

Have you jumped on the 'baking bandwagon' in Lockdown? As we try and navigate our way tentatively through the gradual easing of lockdown, it can feel very confusing. But the one thing we don't need to feel confused about is staying healthy.....

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Weight Gain in Lockdown - The Stats

Is it Easier to Lose Weight in Lockdown? During these times, at the forefront of our minds here at Jane Plan is that of maintaining your health. We have always been committed to helping make the healthy choice the easy choice.

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Jane Plan Team during Lockdown!

As you read this, most of us are at home - 24/7 - juggling work, family life, older parents, food confusion, and exercise limitations. The lines between 'at home' and 'at work' have become confused and blurred.

How to combat the challenges of lockdown!

Lockdown is a challenge for us all - we feel we should be taking up a new hobby, leaping out of bed for a vigorous 'virtual' work out, or constantly zooming our friends telling them how much fun we're having - but the reality is we're mainly feeling lethargic and fatigued, even though we haven't mov

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What Dr. Sarah Jarvis has to say...

You spoke, we listened! After last week's wonderful response to Dr.Sarah Jarvis's advice on snacking, we're now bringing you more of her advice on healthy, lockdown living. Here's what she has to say....

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A Little Piece of Calm

With so many changes in our daily lives, we're committed to giving you a regular dose of happiness and positivity. This week, I want to share with you what we've been up to here at Jane Plan HQ to keep our little business up and running to support our wonderful team, our community, the NHS and of co

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Nutrition Mythbusting

The world of nutrition can be a very confusing place and it's easy to get caught up in the newest fad diets and quick fix 'weight-loss' products. This week we're busting some of these myths, to help you make better food choices...

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Is staying inside driving you insane?

Unless you're lucky enough to be isolating in a large house with plenty of outside space (I'm not btw), before long, the idiosyncrasies of our nearest and dearest will probably start to grate.

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Kitchen Exercise Routine

Ever heard that abs are made in the kitchen?! We have taken the term very literally and formed an easy, cheap, fun (ish) work out scheme for ameteurs. They can be preformed whilst your dinner is in the microwave! Turn your kitchen into a micro-gym with these six moves.

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Dairy Free Milk Alternatives

The rising trend of milk alternatives! Here at Jane Plan, we're often asked about dairy-free alternatives to milk. So we have put together our guide to the nation's favourite milk alternatives.

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Do you think you're eating too much salt?

Hello, Did you know it's Salt Awareness Week? This is organised by Action for Salt who aim to raise awareness of the impact that too much salt can have on our health. Here's a few important facts about salt and tips on how to reduce your salt intake!

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Jane Planner of the Month

We are so excited to introduce March's Jane Planner of the month - Hector Cerdeno. Hector is a busy man - he's not only a Graphic Designer and dad to 3 boys, he's also a member of the little people community which means his weight loss challenge has been even greater than most. Hector has been with

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Jane Planners of the Month

Hello, As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, we wanted to find a couple, for our Jane Planner of the month award, who had lost weight together. We were delighted to hear the story of Jane Planners Louise and Dean Austerfield. In just 4 weeks they've lost 42lbs - WOW! We hope you love their

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Diet Detoxes: Fact vs Fiction

'Detox' is a buzz word in the dieting world! The idea behind it is that we need to periodically detox to clear 'toxins' from our body to stay healthy. Detox diets can involve fasting, juice based diets, eating only fruit and vegetables or cutting out wheat and dairy. With so much talk in the media,

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How Social Support Can Help You Lose Weight

Are you highly motivated at the beginning of a weight loss journey, but find reaching your goals a challenge?

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Jane Planner Of The Month

We are very excited to share our second Jane Planner of the month for January - Mike Vickery. Mike has not only lost weight but he no longer has high blood pressure!

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Avocado Alternative

Eating too many avocados? As an avocado alternative, try our delicious pea puree instead!

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Jane Plan in the Press!

We're excited to see so many Jane Planners in the press. Their amazing stories have been featured in a whole host of newspapers and glossy magazines, including Vogue, Women's Health, Prima and Woman & Home, as well as newspapers such as The Daily Mail and The Telegraph. Just in case you missed them,

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Jane Planner Of The Month

We are very excited to share one of our Jane Planners of the month for January - Susie Edwards. Susie is such an inspiration - she's lost 5 stone in 10 months!

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How Food Affects your Mood

There's no doubt that the food we eat can affect us, not only physiologically but psychologically as well. Eating a healthy and well - balanced diet can really affect your mood - and with the colder days drawing in, we could all do with a boost. To keep you feeling healthy!

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The Importance of Sleep

A good night's sleep is incredibly important to our health, in fact, it's just as important as eating healthily and exercising. In fact if we don’t get enough, it can have a significant impact on our health both physically and mentally.

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Do Low-Fat Diets Work?

For a long time fats have had a bad rep, we were told to cut them out and follow a low-fat diet, switching to low-fat/fat free foods to improve health, but has it done that?

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Jane Planner of the Month

Hello, Welcome to our very first Jane Planner of the month! Every month we're going to share with you the story of one of our thousands of Jane Planners. It may be someone who has dropped a few lb's for a wedding or a holiday, or it could be someone who has had a longer-term journey to health.

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Introducing our new Expert Adviser, Dr. Sarah Jarvis

Hello We are so excited today to announce that Dr. Sarah Jarvis has joined the Jane Plan team as our Expert Adviser!

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5 Reasons to Stay Hydrated in Your Healthy Eating Routine

Drinking water has huge health benefits. At Jane Plan we can outline many more tips to successful weight loss through a healthy diet plan delivered to your door.

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Jane Planner of the Month

Hello, We are very excited to share our Jane Planner of the month for December - Lisa Marangon. Lisa is such an inspiration - not only has she lost weight but she's also taken up running too and is aiming to do an Iron Man Triathalon. WOW!.

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Menopause Matters

'The change', 'the time of life' - whatever you wish to call it, it is an unavoidable fact that all women go through the menopause. However, for many women, it is a time of anxiety and distress, due to some of the symptoms that can accompany menopause.

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The Truth About Low-Carbohydrate Diets

Just like fat, carbohydrates have had quite a rough time in recent years, being deemed the enemy, low-carb and no carb diets have become a “trend”.

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Workplace Wellness

The workplace can be full of temptation, with after-work pizza, celebratory birthday cakes, and Friday night beers very much the norm for many of us. Considering most of us spend over a third of our lives at work, it's a minefield of temptation! So what can we do to improve how we eat?

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Low FODMAP Recipes

Try these delicious LOW FODMAP meals!

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The Benefits of Eating Seasonal Produce

We're used to seeing the same food available all year round in the supermarkets. However, eating fruits and vegetables out of season can affect their quality and increase our carbon footprint.

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Calorie Conscious Canapés

Struggling to stick to your diet around all the tempting drinks party treats? Try some of our canapé ideas to keep that diet plan on track!

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Fitness Myths

Many of us made a special effort to hit the gym in January - but moving into February, it's hard to keep the motivation going. We've pulled together some of the most common fitness myths so when you work out, you can be sure you're doing the right thing.

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Can Vitamin C Prevent the Common Cold ?

It's official - the cold season is here. You can't miss the symptoms; a scratchy throat, a headache, and a runny nose. If you think boosting your Vitamin C intake may help, then read on...

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Get Back on Track

Did you return from your holiday having broken a bad habit and formed a new healthy one? Or did you return feeling like you'd over - indulged and needed a refresh?

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The Uncomfortable Truth about the Almighty Avocado

Avocados have taken the world by storm. We’ve come to love their incredible health benefits and versatility, and we’ll consume them at any given opportunity. No matter where you brunch, avocado owns the menu, whatever the time or place, there’s always an occasion for the almighty avocado!

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6 fun facts all strawberry lovers should know

As Wimbledon has now come to an end, we’re shedding some light on the quintessentially British berry fruit.

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Not Seeing Results at the Gym?

Our friends at Neat Nutrition have provided us with some reasons as to why our workouts might not be as successful as you hope...

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How To Beat The Bloat

Are you back from your summer holidays and feeling a bit bloated? Or is it a longer term problem you'd like to address? If you suffer from regular bloating, stomach cramps, tiredness, and irregularity going to the toilet then you could be suffering from IBS.

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5 Simple Ways to Get that Body Moving and Lose Weight!

Looking for some simple steps to boost your activity levels and set that healthy diet plan in motion? Look no further!

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‘Free’ yourself from sugar

Sugar, sugar, sugar … this is all we hear on the news these days, but do we really know the difference between ‘free’ and ‘natural’ sugar?

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Jane Plan’s tips to creating the ultimate running playlist

Listening to the right kind of music while running can keep you going for 20% longer and burn more calories, according to a study by London’s Brunel University.

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10 Tips On How to Lose Belly Fat

Do you carry weight around your waist? If you do then It's a really good idea to make some changes to your lifestyle to reduce it.

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Fitness tips for new mums

Getting fit and active is a fantastic way to cope with stress, improve relaxation and help your body to recover after childbirth. Here’s how to get started...

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How to Cut Sugar Out of Your Diet

Is your sugar addiction getting in the way of your diet success? We've put together some great tips to help you cut it out of your diet for good!

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Avoiding Diet Downfalls

Follow Jane's simple top tips to help you make savvy and sensible diet plan choices. Bye bye diet downfalls!

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Diabetes, Weight Loss and Your Diet Plan

Diabetes affects 1 in 17 people, equating to approximately 3.2 million people in the UK alone.

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Diets don’t work- the diet plan great debate

Diet food is something almost everybody will have faced at one point in their life. In fact, 70% of females and 30% of males have dieted.

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Cheat days don't work when you’re trying to lose weight

We deliver healthy meals to your door so you can wave goodbye to cheat days. Here at Jane Plan we make incorporating a healthy diet plan much easier.

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3 simple tips to lose weight

Don't wait to start your diet plan - embrace a healthier you!

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Get a flat tummy fast

Having a toned flat stomach is something that many of us want isn't it?

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Why 1200 calorie diet plans lead to successful and healthy weight loss

We’re constantly bombarded with messages from the media about which diet plan is the most effective way to lose weight.

Is emotional eating disrupting your weight loss? thumb

Is emotional eating disrupting your weight loss?

Don’t get caught out by a negative cycle of thinking. Recognise the warning signs of comfort eating to maximise a healthy diet plan.

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Get fit, socialise and lose weight!

Taking up an activity could be just the thing to bring new friends into our life and shift those extra pounds too...

How to choose the right diet plan for you! thumb

How to choose the right diet plan for you!

Starting a diet can be a big commitment so it's important to choose the best diet plan for you and with so many diet plans to choose from, it's easy to become a little confused and overwhelmed.

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Tips to lose weight during and post-menopause

Hormone changes throughout menopause make it increasingly common for menopausal and post-menopausal women to gain weight. We hope that these simple and easy to follow tips, will help manage these changes in your body.

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Uh oh - are you a weekend treater?

You eat carefully in the week, but when it comes to the weekend its a different story. Try our simple tips to keep your diet on track 7 days a week!

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Top tips for avoiding portion distortion in your diet plan

Over the past few years, portion sizes have grown larger and larger, which means most of us are eating more than we need in our regular diet.

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Omega 3 - and why you NEED it

Behold the mighty Omega 3, the gift we never knew we needed. It nourishes the whole of your body for the entirety of your life. Without it, we just don’t work quite as well. So, what exactly is Omega 3, and what does it do?

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Thinking About Following a Vegan Diet?

A huge concern for many when considering a plant-based diet is whether it is balanced and nutritionally sound. The good news is YES!

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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Did you know that by the time you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated? Follow these top tips to stay hydrated and healthy.

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How To Be a Wellness Warrior

Keeping your health and wellness in check can feel like a full-time job, our bodies are high maintenance!

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Benefits of Including Berries in Your Diet Plan

Discover the amazing health benefits of berries and why they're a key fruit to include in your diet plan this summer.

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Top Seven Healthy Snack Ideas

Seven simple ways to make sure you're including the right healthy snacks in your diet plan.

Why Getting Outside is So Good for Your Health thumb

Why Getting Outside is So Good for Your Health

Our friends at Neat Nutrition have given us even more reasons to get outside this summer!

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Your root to diet plan goodness!

Around this time of year root vegetables are in their prime, plus they are full of health giving nutrients!

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The Benefits of Blueberries in Your Diet Plan

Blueberries are small blue (sometimes purple!), sweet and succulent nutrition powerhouses! Add them to your meals and enjoy a real nutritional boost!

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Go sugar-free!

This year, the team at Jane Plan HQ decided to challenge themselves by going sugar-free. Brave right?

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Is Wine O'Clock part of your daily routine?

Whether you've had a stressful day at work or from looking after the children, the first thing you want to do when you get some me time is unwind and relax.

Detox your home and help weight loss! thumb

Detox your home and help weight loss!

Remember – out of sight, out of mind!

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Roasted Veg Salad with Halloumi

300 calories per serving!

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Eating healthily in your 50's

Follow our advice to stay fit and fabulous in your 50’s.

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Banish pesky diet cravings with these top 10 tips

Some of the best advice on getting the most our of your diet plan comes from guess where?...From you Jane Planners!

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Healthy Snacking

Snacking doesn't have to be a no-no when on a diet plan!

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Too busy to fit exercise in your Diet Plan?

Wrong answer! We're not taking that excuse any longer Jane Planners. Try these time saving tips to get active and help your weight loss goals!

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Diet Plan Friendly Leftovers

Use up those leftovers with this fresh and healthy Asian Turkey and Rice Noodle Salad recipe...

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8 reasons to start a Jane Plan food diary

You might not realise it but keeping a food diary can greatly improve the success of a long term diet plan.

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Slow Cooked Oriental Pork with Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash

Here at Jane Plan we think it's important to help to you to eat well, not only while you're on your diet plan, but after as well. This recipe is perfectly balanced to ensure you can get the most from what you eat.

Focus on Goals in Your Diet Plan, Like Your Dream Outfit! thumb

Focus on Goals in Your Diet Plan, Like Your Dream Outfit!

Having a goal weight or a dream dress or suit can be such a boost to a new healthy eating routine. Stick with it... the results are on the way!

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Healthy eating tips for new mums

Eating healthily can be quite a feat with a new baby to look after right? Follow our quick tips to boost your diet plan and have your family eating better in no time!

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Think Yourself Happy in 5 Simple Steps!

This 2016, we think that you should put as much energy into minding your mental health as you do for your diet and fitness.

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The Power of Positive Thinking!

We think it’s really important to focus on positivity and its power to uplift and influence our state of mind.

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PCOS, weight gain and your diet

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman's menstrual health, hormones, heart, blood vessels, fertility and weight.

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Calories really count in your diet plan

How to lose weight the easy way by following our diet plans.

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Diet friendly lunch tips!

Take control and make conscious choices about what you eat at lunchtime. Trust us, your waistline will thank you for it.

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Mindful munching

Tune into your food and avoid ‘unconscious eating’.

The perfect low calorie diet friendly meal! thumb

The perfect low calorie diet friendly meal!

If you want a dish that's really tasty and can be included in a summer picnic or as an accompaniment to a BBQ - look no further, we've got the perfect recipe!

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Find a Weight Loss Buddy to Boost Your Diet Plan

Dieting with a friend or family member can help you stay on track to lose weight

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How the timing of when you eat affects your healthy diet plan

Here are some top tips to keep in mind when scheduling your meals on your healthy diet plan.

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Eating healthily in your 20's

Eating healthily may not be so high on your priorities, but we’ll tell you why it should be and how to do it

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Eating healthily in your 40's

Many women in their 40's find time for themselves again, so follow our advice to improve your health and make sure you're getting the right nutrients

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4 Ways to Stay Realistic About Your Weight Loss Journey

Four top tips to ensure a healthy eating diet plan, positive attitude and realistic goals this summer.

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Tofu in Breadcrumbs Recipe

Our resident vegetarian Clementine has shared her favourite Tofu recipe. Tofu is full of plant based protein and vitamins and this meal makes for a light, healthy dinner.

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Black Bean Salad with Roasted Tomato and Squash

We've adapted and tried a recipe from our favourite chef Anna Jones which makes for a delicious autumn Salad! 350 calories per serving!

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Need some motivation to kick start your weight loss?

Follow our top weight loss tips to 'ease', rather than squeeze, into your favourite clothes.

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How to Manage your New Year Resolutions

Are you struggling to keep your goals in mind? Have January blues already set in?

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Excuses, Excuses, Excuses!

What’s stopping you starting your Diet Plan?

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Turn your mid-morning snack into a delicious dessert!

Suggested by Janet, one of our Jane Planners.

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Tone up that tush!

For a toned and honed butt (girls and guys) you need to get working on it now!

TV and weight friendly snacking! thumb

TV and weight friendly snacking!

Sofa snacking that won't ruin your diet plan!

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Seize the Moment and Embrace a Healthier You!

We say today is the day to have a fresh start and look at your diet plan with a clean slate.

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Oat Couture

With winter well and truly here, porridge is the perfect diet breakfast!

Top tips from successful Jane Planner Katie thumb

Top tips from successful Jane Planner Katie

Katie's advice on how to lose weight the easy way

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8 simple tips to improve sleep and your diet plan

Finding it harder and harder to get up these mornings? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

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Diet tips for eating Greek

Looking for the best healthy eating tips when eating out at a Greek restaurant? Look no further..

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Make your diet plan ‘plant-strong’

Boost your fruit 'n' veg intake to increase your chances of successful weight loss!

Pea and mint soup - a diet plan favourite! thumb

Pea and mint soup - a diet plan favourite!

Worried about calories, weight loss, your diet and how to get delicious veggies into meals? Look no further...

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What counts as your 5 a day?

We hear over and over again that eating our 5 A Day intake of fruit and vegetables is important for our nutrition, reducing health risks and maintaining a stable diet. The tricky part can be knowing what to choose - here are Jane's top tips!

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Will a vegetarian diet help me lose weight?

To be a veggie or to not be a veggie, that is the question?!

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Eating healthily in your 30's

Follow our advice to take care of yourself during this busy decade

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Eating healthily in your 60's and beyond

For ladies in their 60’s it’s a great time to take stock of your health and take steps to continue leading a healthy life

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Lentil & Butternut Squash Soup

Warming, hearty & full of antioxidants, this recipe is perfect for cold winter evenings.

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The Golden Rules of Makeup When You're Older by Tricia Cusden at Look Fabulous Forever!

I started Look Fabulous Forever in 2013 because I was frustrated by how hard it was to find makeup that worked on my 65 year old face. So here are my “golden rules” to help you look as fabulous as possible!

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Decadent Butternut Squash Risotto

This Butternut Squash Risotto recipe, provided by on of our nutritionists Katy, is perfect for a large group of hungry people this time of year!

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Outstanding Veg Lasagne

To kick off our Meat Free Monday campaign our resident veggie Clementine has shared her ultimate vegetarian lasagne. It is out of this world.

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Why is soup the BEST?

We investigate why we crave heartier food in the winter, why soup can satisfy cravings and how to make our favourite carrot and coriander soup!

Top tips from successful Jane Planner Tasha thumb

Top tips from successful Jane Planner Tasha

Tasha Frampton shares her advice on how to commit to your diet plan, and stick to it!

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Top tips from successful Jane Planner Ellen

Ellen's advice on how to stick with your diet as a student!

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Top tips from successful Jane Planner Elizabeth

Elizabeth shares her advice on losing weight as a diabetic

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Add in vegetables to a busy schedule with some super side slaw!

Suggested by Simon, one of our Jane Planners.