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Recipes, articles and top tips to help you live healthy and happy!

How do you spot a fad diet?

How to spot the most-common signs of a fad diet, crash diet or weight loss programme, and how we do weight loss differently

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Make your own mocktails with our fun and fruity recipe

Forget golden beaches – it’s easier than you think to make your own mocktail at home. So bring out your curly straw and mini umbrella. It’s time to get fruity…

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Get creative this weekend with our top bank holiday activities

Need some crafty and creative bank holiday activities to keep the whole family entertained? We’ve got you covered – whether it’s blue skies or grey clouds.

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Why 10,000 steps?

If you have a fitness watch or smartphone, then it has probably nagged you to walk 10,000 steps each day. But why 10,000 steps? Where did that number come from?

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Five great British family walks

May is National Walking Month, and we have pulled together a selection of lovely, not-too-demanding walks from different parts of the country.

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Nurturing mental wellbeing

In today’s fast-paced world, mental wellbeing is just as crucial as physical health. Parents play an important role in shaping their children’s mental health. Here are some strategies to help foster a healthy mental environment at home.

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Four great reasons to exercise together

Exercise and friends is a winning combination, letting you share the fun as well as the suffering as you go. ​ Here are four solid reasons to rope a friend into your workouts.

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'I feel like a changed woman since doing the course'

Dawn just wanted some ideas on how she could make some small changes at home without going on a diet and depriving herself.

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Emily makes healthy changes from the comfort of home

I hoped I would lose a little weight but mainly wanted to see if there was anything I hadn't already learned about healthy eating over the years. Find out how our team helped Linda take the next steps to a healthier lifestyle.

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Winter exercise tips

Here are some useful tips for getting outside in the colder and wetter months.

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Linda gains confidence and loses lockdown pounds

It has given me the reset I needed to look forward to a healthier and more active retirement.  Find out our how team helped Linda create healthy habits.

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Jeanette gets tools to change her relationship with food

After being diagnosed with Meniere’s disease and vestibular migraines, Jeanette found BeeZee Bodies to help her lead a healthier lifestyle.

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Kidney diagnosis meant David had to change

David, from Brighton, was told by his GP about BeeZee Chat after he was diagnosed with kidney disease — and needed to make some lifestyle changes. 

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Dana and Rob get over the weight-loss wall 

Married couple, Dana and Rob, went on a weight loss journey together.

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Childhood Obesity: It’s not as simple as “eat less and move more”

Childhood obesity affects 4.3 million children in the UK, with 1 in 3 children either overweight or obese. The truth is that obesity and human behaviour are complex matters.

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Nathan and his family eat better together

BeeZee Families helped Nathan and his family make positive changes to their health and wellbeing.

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A Parent's Guide to.... Mental Health

In this guide, we provide you with some tips that you can easily incorporate into family life to start the conversation around your children's mental health and wellbeing.

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Graeme builds motivation with group support

Graeme learnt about portion control and how acceptance can help change.

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A Parent's Guide to... mental health and body image

How children think and feel about their bodies can have a huge impact on their wellbeing. Here are our top tips for promoting a positive body image in your child.

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A parent’s guide to…Modelling Behaviour

Be a positive influence on your child's healthy habits, choices and behaviours.

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"I have made so many positive changes to my life"

Fleur found small changes that worked for her lifestyle, lose 20lbs and feel so much better!

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Learning about traffic light labels helps 8 year old Billy choose healthier foods

Billy was feeling a bit anxious over his weight, so he joined BeeZee Families to learn how to make healthier choices.

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A Parent's Guide to.... the 'Always Hungry' Circle.

How many times a day do you hear “Muuuum I’m hungry!” or “Daaad can I have a snack?”. We get it, and we got you – here's how to bust the ‘always hungry’ circle.  

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Healthier Fish & Chips

Swap the greasy takeaway for this homemade, healthier version, with fibre-filled sweet potato fries and a crunchy breadcrumb-coated fillet o' fish! 

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5 things to do before attending your first BeeZee Families sesh!

So you’ve signed up to BeeZee Families! Here are 5 things to do before attending your first session....

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5 reasons to try Dry January 

Quitting the booze for a bit can lead to a whole host of lifestyle benefits for your skin, sleep, and savings!

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Healthy discussions lead to healthy decisions for 11 year old Emillie

Coming to BeeZee Families helped Emillie and her mum have more positive conversations around healthy choices.

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A Parent's Guide to... Bullying

It can be tough to know the right words to say or how to handle certain situations when your child is being bullied about their weight.

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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Swirls!

Imposter pastries made from sweet potato, these sweet treats are nutritious and delicious!

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Flying Fish and cou cou

The final destination on our whistle-stop tour of African and Caribbean food is the national dish of Barbados... Flying Fish and cou cou! 

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Sugar at Halloween; Trick or Treat?

What if we told you that we can enjoy sugary treats and still be healthy? It's no trick! It's all about balance!

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Fruity Moroccan Cous Cous Salad

Our celebrations of Black History Month continue as we take our next pit stop in Morocco, with this fruity cous cous, filled with a flavorsome five-a-day!

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Mieliepap - a South African breakfast!

Mieliepap is a South African breakfast similar to porridge, served with a yummy maple butter sauce!

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Nigerian Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice is one of West Africa's most famous dishes, where the rice is boiled up in a flavourful tomato and pepper broth.

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Footie-mad Duane achieved his goals at Gutless!

Footie-mad Duane piled on a few extra lbs after a knee op, but he lost weight and found unexpected camaraderie at Gutless.

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Dino ditched the belly with help from the Gutless guys

Dino from Devon joined our men's only, online weight loss group, Gutless. Hear from the horse's mouth how he found the whole thing...

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