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    The club has three membership levels and you can sign up here.

    1) Forum Member. From a little more than £1 per month you can participate as often as you like in the lively club forum, get support from other club members and share your experiences and learnings with other members. You’ll no doubt come in asking ‘daft’ questions, but we don’t consider any question daft – many other members will dive in to help you within minutes (sometimes seconds!) Within weeks, if not days, you will be an expert helping others and this will feel so good!

    2) Club Member. From less than £1 per week, this is the most popular and best value club membership option. For barely the price of a cucumber, this will give you: full forum access; access to all the articles, videos, and the growing library of FAQ’s; and access to all back issues of our magazine “Diet & Health Today”. In this we cover the ‘big issues’ from “Why don’t I lose weight if I eat less?”; “Where do the calories go?!”; “Where does exercise fit in with weight loss?”; “Why have I got fat around my middle especially?”
    Club Membership also gets you access to a private 'Ask Zoe' forum, where you can get your more challenging questions answered by Zoe, herself.
    As soon as you join at this level (and you can unsubscribe at any time) you have immediate access to all back issues of the magazine, weekly diet tips and the full information ‘library’. This membership provides excellent value for money and is our most popular membership plan.

    3) Plus membership will give you everything that Club Membership offers – all the FAQ’s, videos, articles, magazine back issues, 'Ask Zoe' private forum, unmoderated forum access. PLUS – Plus members can have their own personal blog running and a personal photo album. You can customise your blog and many members are having great fun putting their experiences and opinions on line for others to see and to keep an online diary of their own progress. As the club is openly available for viewing, you can send friends and family the link to your blog so that they can follow you without needing to be members.

    There are a number of ‘super members’ in the club who are also on hand to answer your queries – we will be helping you together!
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    If you're new to this site, please read this post first. It explains how the site is organised and how to gain access to participate. ...
    Published on 22nd August 2016 06:05 PM
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    UK Childhood Obesity ‘Strategy’

    On 18th August 2016 a long awaited childhood obesity strategy was published by the UK government. The report can be seen here. Just as a reminder, in 1999 health was devolved to the four regions of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Consequently some reports are still produced for the UK as a whole, but most health reports come from Public Health England and are then adopted by the other regions. Occasionally strategy comes from Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, but not often. I’ll clarify where we’re talking about UK vs. England as we unpack the latest strategy document...

    Published on 15th August 2016 06:07 PM
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    Brits are lying about calorie intake (allegedly)

    On Monday 8th August 2016 British people woke up to the accusation that we’re basically greedy, lying rascals . According to a report by an organisation called The Behavioural Insights Team, we’re eating 1,000 calories a day more than we’re declaring.

    The most recent Family Food Survey (2014) – (Annual Family Food surveys are available here – reported that average UK calorie intake was 1,916 for 2014. The Behavioural Insights Team estimated that we are under-reporting by approximately one third and hence declarations close to 2,000 calories per day could, in reality, be nearer an intake of 3,000 calories per day.

    Published on 8th August 2016 06:05 PM
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    Eat lentils, not meat, to live longer

    On 2 August 2016 global headlines reported “Eat More Plant Proteins To Live Longer, Study Suggests” and “Why a vegan diet can help you live longer: Ditching meat for lentils, nuts and quinoa 'lowers the risk of an early death”.

    Immediately my eyes rolled and phrases like “association, not causation”, “don’t they know the difference between complete and incomplete protein?” came to mind. However, those of us who inhabit the ‘real food/don’t fear fat’ world get nonsense like this shoved in front of our noses every time they appear in the media by white coat respecting low fat/high carb devotees. Hence these studies need taking apart; so let’s do it...


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