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Alternative ways to measure your progress

Weight is one indicator of progress, but it doesn't always reflect our overall health. Learn about other methods to track your progress.
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Hypothyroidism and weight loss

What is an underactive thyroid, how will this impact on my weight loss, how can I best manage this condition through my diet and lifestyle?
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Does hummus count as a carbohydrate serving?

Hummus is a great source of protein, but it does also contain complex carbohydrates
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How much fruit should I eat each day?

Information about fruit, our fruit recommendations, and serving sizes of fruit
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How to maintain your healthy habits while camping

Advice on how to enjoy your camping trip while still keeping up with your healthy habits
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Periods and weight gain

How to manage food cravings, fluid retention, and other symptoms around your monthly period
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Can I have Diet Coke or other diet fizzy drinks?

We recommend avoiding products with artificial sweeteners, including Diet Coke and other diet fizzy drinks
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How much cheese can I have?

How much cheese to have in a meal or snack and the reasons why we don't provide specific portion guidelines for all foods
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Can I have honey or maple syrup?

Information on why we recommend avoiding honey and maple syrup
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Can I have sugar-free squash?

We recommend avoiding products with artificial sweeteners, including sugar-free squash
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Can I have bread?

Information on the types of bread we recommend choosing and portion sizes
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Can I have mayonnaise?

Information on mayonnaise to choose / avoid and a homemade mayo recipe
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Personal fat threshold - part 4

Part 4 in this series of four articles on the physiology behind the development of type-2 diabetes.
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Personal fat threshold - part 3

Part 3 in this series of four articles on the physiology behind the development of type-2 diabetes.
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Personal fat threshold - part 2

Part 2 in this series of four articles on the physiology behind the development of type-2 diabetes.
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Personal fat threshold - part 1

Part 1 in this series of four articles on the physiology behind the development of type-2 diabetes.
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What can I eat? Our list of foods to choose

A list of foods we recommend eating on the Second Nature programme
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Building balanced meals

How to build a healthy plate including recommended portion sizes of macronutrients for lunch and dinner
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What should I eat on days I exercise?

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Can I use gram flour?

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Can I do the programme if I have type 1 diabetes?

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Can I eat dessert?

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How many eggs can I eat?

The nutritional benefits of eggs and why we don't limit the number of eggs you can eat each week
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Which oil should I use for cooking?

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Is it normal to experience constipation at the start of the programme?

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I have a nut allergy, what can I substitute for nuts in the recipes?

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Should I reduce saturated fat if I have high cholesterol levels?

An overview of cholesterol, it's role in the body, and why the Second Nature guidelines can help to optimise your cholesterol levels
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Will foods high in saturated fat increase my risk of heart disease?

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Why don't we count all foods that contain carbohydrates in the daily allowance?

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Are the Second Nature guidelines suitable for children?

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How big should my portion sizes be at meals?

Guidance on portion sizes, how much to eat, and how to build a balanced meal.
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Can I have sugar-free nicotine lozenges and chewing gum?

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Can I drink milk?

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Can I eat foods with less than 5g of sugar per 100g?

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Can I eat low-fat foods?

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What vegan substitutes can I use?

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What drinks will count towards my daily fluid intake?

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Can I do fasting on the Second Nature programme?

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How to calculate carbohydrate servings

Instructions on how to calculate your carbohydrate serving sizes from food labels and recipes, plus other ways to measure your carb portions
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What happens after Reset?

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How your gut may be influencing your mood

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Top tips from Health Coaches

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Overcoming food cravings

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The Hunger Scale

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A visualisation for habit change

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Quiz - what type of eater are you?

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Family-friendly meals and adaptations

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Do foods containing fats make us fat?

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Set point theory - the weight loss secret no one talks about

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Workout 9 - Level 3

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Workout 9 - Level 2

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Workout 9 - Level 1

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Workout 8 - Level 3

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Workout 8 - Level 2

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Workout 8 - Level 1

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Workout 7 - Level 3

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Workout 7 - Level 2

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Workout 7 - Level 1

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Workout 6 - Level 3

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Workout 6 - Level 2

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Workout 6 - Level 1

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Workout 5 - Level 2

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Workout 5 - Level 1

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Workout 4 - Level 3

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Workout 4 - Level 2

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Workout 4 - Level 1

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Workout 3 - Level 3

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Workout 3 - Level 2

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Workout 3 - Level 1

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Workout 2 - Level 3

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Workout 2 - Level 2

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Workout 2 - Level 1

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Workout 10 - Level 1

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Workout 10 - Level 2

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Workout 10 - Level 3

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Workout 1 - Level 3

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Workout 1 - Level 2

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Workout 1 - Level 1

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Warm up

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Tips for a better sleep

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Vegan and vegetarian recipes and resources

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The Second Nature Scale

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Staying healthy this Eid

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Preparing for last-minute meals

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Second Nature workouts

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Weekly planning tool

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Our tips for a successful Ramadan

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How will a lower-carb diet impact on my exercise?

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Nigerian meal planning

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Navigating the supermarket

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Navigating Easter during lockdown

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Navigating the office environment

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Meal planning template

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Living with menopause

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Living with IBS

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Hot drinks survey 2016 - Action on Sugar

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Guidance for shift workers

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Food and mood journal

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Exercises for knee pain - workout 2

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Flavoured water recipes

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Cool down and stretch

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Cardio workout

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Exercises for knee pain 1 - workout 1

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When is the best time to exercise

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Exercise - Progression and rest

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Should you exercise when you are unwell

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Anaerobic Workouts

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Exercise - Warming up and cooling down

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Building your aerobic base

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Measuring Intensity

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What is anaerobic exercise

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Eating well on a budget

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Diwali - The festival of light

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Distorted thoughts

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A guide to vegetarian eating

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A guide to vegan eating

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A guide to introducing new habits

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