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Trappist Westvleteren online

Westvleteren, Belgium, 2016-Sep-11 — /EPR Food & Beverage News/ — Trappist Westvleteren 12, brewed by the Saint Sixtus monks in Belgium, has been rated as the best beer in the world in 2014 and 2015 by Ratebeer and Beeradvocate. Until recently, the beer was only for sale at the Abbey or in the nearby café “In de Vrede.” Recently, Westvleteren has launched a website where customers can buy Westvleteren online. The beer will be delivered worldwide by courier. This is an opportunity to get some six packs, cases, glasses or gift packs from the different Westvleteren beers.

Founded in 1883 by Belgian Trappist monks, Westvleteren 12 is considered to be the world’s best beer. Awarded twice, this Trappist beer with creamy aromas has been the holy grail among beer lovers all around the world.

Trappist Westvleteren 12
Of all Trappist beer breweries, the Saint Sixtus Abbey of Westvleteren applies in the strictest rules. The Trappist monks only produce enough beer to continue their life as monks and not to make money out of this business. This is their tradition since the first bottle of Westvleteren was made.

Westvleteren 12 is very hard to find. The Trappist monks produce their beer in very limited numbers (about 2 crates a day). Westvleteren 12 and Westvleteren 8 are extremely rare beers, wanted by about every beer enthusiast in the world. Now people from around the world are able to buy Westvleteren 12 and try it, previously the beer was only to be sold from their brewery. Until now!

Westvleteren 12 for sale
Now that the monastery requires new structural maintenance, doors, windows, roof and etc. they have allowed sales in Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the United States.

So today, all people can order online from now on, visit us athttp://www.westvleterenbeers.com and keep in mind that the number of beers is still limited, but customers can enjoy the convenience of not going to Belgium and order the beer from home. The Trappist monks make two other kinds of beer: Westvleteren blond beer and Westvleteren 8. Both are excellent and can be also bought online.

Contact-Details: Westvleterenbeers, info@westvleterenbeers.com,http://www.westvleterenbeers.com/

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The Menu Maker Helps Restaurants Offset Food Costs with Online Menu Design

Mauston, WI, March 7, 2015 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The Menu Maker announced the launch of their new website, Online Menu Design, an online menu creator for the hospitality industry.

Like the name suggests, Online Menu Design is an online editing tool that allows the end-user to create table tents, menu page inserts and 2-sided menus.

Owner Jane Ogurek says this is a cost effective way for food service providers to offset rising food costs. “Online Menu Design is an easy, economical way to adjust menu prices and to increase sales with in-house marketing,” adding that she has received positive feedback about the professional designs. Duff Dyer of Dyer Graphics said, “As someone with many years of producing menus for some of the country’s most successful operations, my hat is off to you for a job extremely well done.”

Similar to using Microsoft Word, the end-user chooses a layout, a background, and enters their text; they can also add photos and highlight higher-profit or signature items. “We’re extremely pleased to offer Online Menu Design. It’s a great way to stay current with food trends and food costs. I believe this is the best online editing tool on the market!” Ms. Ogurek said.

Online Menu Design and The Menu Maker specialize in menu design and provide marketing materials to the hospitality industry. For more information, please visit www.onlinemenudesign.co or www.themenumaker.com.

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The Menu Maker announced the launch of their new website, Online Menu Design, an online menu creator for the hospitality industry
The Menu Maker announced the launch of their new website, Online Menu Design, an online menu creator for the hospitality industry
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California Man Launches Kickstarter to Promote Kitchen Safety

California Man Launches Kickstarter to Promote Kitchen Safety Invents Oven Mitt That Allows Dexterity and Promotes Safety

Santa Clarita, CA, September 17, 2014, Nearly 350,000 people annually are victims of scalding or burns from accidents that occur while cooking, either on the grill or in the kitchen. Most involve saucepans or tea kettles. Many could be eliminated by using a proper padding device on the hands when touching pans that have been heated. Many hot pads just aren’t made for high temperatures or kitchen dexterity when cooking. This can create more safety issues and actually create harm where they were supposed to bring assurance. One California man, Marcelo Garcia, has created a different kind of oven mitt built for safety and dexterity and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring this kitchen must have to the cooking masses that work well for anyone working in the kitchen, from beginner to Iron Chef.

Ulta-Mitt, as it is called, is a 3-Finger mitt constructed from neoprene that is waterproof and heat resistant making it great for indoor or outdoor use. The 3-Finger design allows for more dexterity than an ordinary oven mitt, offering both style and function with users able to have the ability to grab a lid from a hot pan, pick up a hot coffee cup from the microwave or work with small gadgets required while cooking in the kitchen. The neoprene material is also non-slip for a better grip.

This must have kitchen item also comes with a matching neoprene hot pad, which can double as a jar opener for those hard to open lids.

Perks for sponsors include sets of the gloves at manufacturer’s discounts and ahead of their proposed scheduled appearance in stores appearance and for some lucky investors, a complete Healthy eating wooden handle wok cooking set. For those that can’t give, the inventor hopes they will share this story to make the campaign viral through social media.

For more information, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ulta-mitt/ulta-mitt-the-first-ever-flexdarity-mitt

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Try Something New This Winter And Warm Up With An Authentic Chai Latte

Premium tea company teapigs are encouraging tea drinkers to try something different with their cuppa this winter and cosy up with an all-natural, authentic, make-at-home chai latte.

The online tea shop they have contains a wide range of teas including some fantastic herbal and green teas but by delving a little deeper into the website, customers will find some great tasting teas including peppermint tea and the authentic chai latte tea.

teapigs only use the best quality ingredients in their chai tea – whole leaf black Assam tea blended with whole cardamom pods, cloves, real pieces of ginger and cinnamon. These real, all natural ingredients mean great taste without artificial flavourings and sweeteners. teapigs teas come in ‘tea temples’ – a special biodegradable mesh bag which makes brewing and enjoying top quality tea easy and convenient.

Making a delicious chai latte at home is really easy using teapigs chai tea temples:

• take one teapigs chai tea temple and place in your mug or latte glass
• cover 1/3 glass with hot water – enough to cover your temple
• let it brew for 3-5 minutes
• while your chai brews heat up some milk (ideally froth with a milk frother)
• top up the Chai tea concentrate with the milk and add brown sugar or honey to taste and some cinnamon on top for a little extra spice

teapigs tea taster Louise says: “Every vendor, in every city, in every region of India offers their own version of Chai Masala – the aromatic, spiced milky tea that has been the Indian drink of choice for hundreds of years. This is our version – a rich, malty, warming blend which is great to make at home on a cosy winter’s night. It’s a satisfying, healthy drink that captures the vibrancy and colour of India in a cup.”

A pack of 15 chai tea temples from £4.00. Available from Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Waitrose, Wholefoods and online at www.teapigs.co.uk.

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Smoking, Obesity And Lack Of Activity Named As Global Killers

Research published in leading medical journal The Lancet suggests that a lack of exercise can be as big a killer as obesity and smoking.

According to the study, approximately one third of adults do not do a healthy amount of exercise, and it is suggested that this could be causing 5.3 million deaths worldwide each year – the equivalent of one in ten deaths – from related illnesses such as breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Nutritionist Caron Leckie, who works for the UK’s largest provider of chef prepared meals and delivered diets, Diet Chef, comments: “In my experience the weather has a big impact on activity levels, certainly in the UK, and many people use it as an excuse to stay indoors and watch television, rather than getting out and about.

“In addition to this, thousands of our customers have jobs which see them sitting down at a desk for up to nine hours each day. It is logical that this sedentary lifestyle can be conducive to obesity.”

Ms Leckie also added that Diet Chef is “working hard to help people to lose weight with our calorie-controlled diet” and that as a company they are also “working closely with a personal trainer to offer advice and tips on how to move more, no matter what your age, weight or health status.”

It is recommended that adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week, this equates to just over 20 minutes per day.

According to a report by the BBC, “researchers said the problem was now so bad it should be treated as a pandemic”.

Ms Leckie’s top tips for motivation to exercise include:
1. Add An Activity
2. Try Something Different
3. Find a Positive Each Week
4. Take up a Hobby

Read her full list of tips on the Diet Chef blog.

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Chris Smith, The Diabetic Chef Joins “Living Well” Diabetes Eduaction Cruise Hosted by Diabetes Daily Post (DDP)

Novi-based Diabetes Daily Post announces on June 29, 2012 that it has join hands with Chris Smith to educate diabetes patients on nutrition, diet, and diabetes cooking on Royal Caribbean Cruise which sails on January 7, 2013 for a 6 day Caribbean cruise. Other participants are Jorge Prada, MD, an Educator and Diabetes Researcher, Susan Sloane Pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator, a member of American Diabetes Association board of director and Charles Liu, Clinical Pharmacist with special interest in Type 2 Diabetes. With Chris Smith’s participatiion, DDP’s education program lands itself as one the most comprehensive and dynamic diabetes education program offered in the North America. The participants will receive a broad and comprehensive education including a diabetes-exercise session and onboard two-mile fun walk for diabetes to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association and go home with usable recipes and cooking methods to control their diabetes better.

“Diabetes is a cause for many other metabolic diseases such as heart and vascular diseases and stroke. Complications include loss of eye sight, kidney failure and amputation. Recent study showed a 62% reduction in diabetes-related health care costs if a comprehensive interdisciplinary diabetes education is implemented. Diet control is one of the most important facets in controlling diabetes and this is often neglected or ignored. We are very fortunate to have Chirs onboard to drive home on this point. Chris is known as one of the most caring and talented chef. He educates and motivates: he is completely at home with the subject of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. His passion comes from being a diabetic patient himself.” says Charles Liu R.Ph, MBA, DDP’s Cruise Education Coordinator and spokesman.

The Diabetes Daily Post a/k/a/ www.diabetesdailypost.com based in Novi, Michigan was created in 2011 to educate, enrich, and expand the knowledge of Diabetes. Its goal is to keep you informed about the latest news and drug innovations, provide health tools for diabetes management, motivate with triumph personal stories and talk about key opinion leaders who have worked on the elusive cure for Diabetes. The Diabetes Daily Post offers its “Living Well” Diabetes Education program both on cruises and in major cities.

Chef Chris is a Certified Executive Chef with over 20 years experience in the culinary field. With his focus on healthy cuisine, Chef Chris is an authority on diabetic nutrition and food preparation. He has been featured in TIME Magazine, USA Today, CNN, Web MD, Southern Living magazine. National television appearances include “DLIFE” and “Taking Control of Your Diabetes”. Chris is Novo Nordisk“Diabetes Academy” National tour speaking to both public and corporate audiences on the importance of cooking healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Chef Chris’s cookbook: The Diabetic Chef’s Year Round Cookbook along with Cooking with The Diabetic Chef, are published by The American Diabetes Association. Both cookbooks provide simple tips, cooking techniques and a wide range of easy to prepare recipes the whole family will enjoy!

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Diet Chef to sponsor ITV Daybreak’s ‘Step into Summer’ Programme

Weight loss diet plan provider Diet Chef has announced that it will be sponsoring the ITV Daybreak ‘Step into Summer’ programme this month.

From Monday 25th June 2012 to Friday 29th June 2012 Diet Chef will be giving the Step into Summer campaign its seal of approval. As the creator of one of the most successful calorie controlled meal plans in the UK, Diet Chef recognises that weight loss efforts are much more successful with a combination of diet and exercise, and so will be lending ITV Daybreak’s Step into Summer a helping hand.

Diet Chef has sponsored the ITV Daybreak’s diet initiatives in the past and is happy to be doing so again for 2012. Step into Summer will contain a range of hints and tips for diet and exercise, helping those that appear on the show and viewers at home to fight the battle of the bulge this June and achieve their beach body.

ITV Daybreak’s Step into Summer programme will feature a group of mums who will receive key fitness hints and tips to help them and viewers of the show to shape up for summer. The live show will also include a number of healthy food ideas that viewers can pick up on to make appropriate changes to their eating habits throughout the summer.

Diet Chef’s marketing director, Liz Dale, said: “Diet Chef is a specially designed calorie controlled meal plan that has helped thousands of men and women to achieve their weight loss goals since the company was originally founded.

“In total, we have assisted over 70,000 customers throughout the UK, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and we have also branched out into the German market. We are proud to be sponsoring ITV Daybreak’s Step into Summer project in an effort to help people to get to and maintain a healthy weight.”

Diet Chef was founded by Kevin Dorren as a way to bring affordable and delicious diet foods to the UK public. Mr Dorren recognised the difficulties associated with dieting when going it alone and realised how much easier it would be if dieters had their own personal chef to prepare portioned meals that were calorie controlled and healthy.

For more information about the Diet Chef delivered diet options, visit www.dietchef.co.uk now.

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Diet Chef Warns Football Fans That EURO 2012 Can Seriously Damage Your Health

If you don’t want to end up looking like you’ve swallowed a football…

The hotly anticipated Euro 2012 is finally here, and with it comes trips to the pub, barbecues and beer with the lads – great fun but a calorific disaster. Just three beers, a takeaway pizza and sharing crisps and dip with your mates can add up to a massive 3,500 calories – more than your recommended daily intake of calories in just 90 minutes. And that’s the equivalent of putting on 1lb in weight watching just one match – if your team makes it to the final, you could easily put on half a stone just watching nine hours of footie.

Add to that the fact it is summer which means lots of flesh on show and you really could be in trouble. To help keep you on the straight and narrow and make sure you look good on the beach, down the pub or in the back garden, Diet Chef, the UK’s leading provider of calorie-controlled diet plans, has put together a weight loss diet plan for men, consisting of a custom-filled men’s hamper full of goodies to help you lose that weight but still have a filling meal.

Packed with delicious ‘man-food’, you can still have a proper meal but lose weight into the bargain – the hamper contains curries, chillies, pies, sausages, hot pots and meatballs, you really won’t feel like you are on a diet at all.

The 28 day Diet Chef men’s hamper is only £210 for 28 days worth of food, so just£7.50 a day meaning you’ll save £s as well as lbs. Specially designed to be tailored your individual calorie needs, Diet Chef will ensure you’ll be burning more than you eat to achieve a healthy sustainable weight loss and achieve that beach body.

So why not give it a go? Find out more about diets for men and about our easy portion control diet plan options – you’ve only your belly to lose!

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Diet Chef Launches In-Home Fitness Plan To Help You Shape Up For Summer

Blitz your way to a perfect beach body. The clocks have gone forward, spring has sprung and it feels as though summer is well and truly on its way. However, for women (and men) up and down the country those first rays of summer sunshine are joined by a familiar sense of trepidation; the dread of swimwear, specifically the bikini, and baring all (including those lumps and bumps) on the beach.

Home delivery diet brand, Diet Chef, is making it easier than ever to gain that summer body confidence with its Beach Body Blitz Summer Diet Hamper. Delivered directly to your home or office, the 28 day hamper priced at £240 includes chef-prepared main meals, snacks, lunches and breakfasts (subscriptions available from £195). To complement the calorie controlled eating plan, Diet Chef has come up with an easy 20 minute exercise plan created exclusively by top personal trainer, Kyle Andrews, which is availablewww.dietchef.co.uk/beach-body-blitz

Kyle says: “I’ve created a basic exercise regime that aims to strengthen, shape and tone the body in tandem with the Diet chef meal plan. The programme has been created with the beginner in mind and so all exercises can be carried out from the comfort of your own home – it really is that simple.”

Beach Body Blitz Workout Programme

Equipment: Exercise mat (optional), dumbbells (or substitute with a tin of beans or bottle of water from your kitchen cupboard)
Frequency: 3 x 20 minute workouts per week
Repetitions: 12-15 (of each exercise)
Circuits: 2-3 / no rest between exercises or circuits

1) Warm Up – walk on the spot for 60 seconds while clapping your hands above your head and behind your back
2) Jog on the spot for 10 seconds then walk for 10 seconds, repeat 5-8 times
3) Standing Squats – feet hip width apart, sit down to 90 degrees, stand back up (do not lock your knees)
4) Russian Chair – lean with your back against the wall, sit down to 90 degrees and hold for 20-60 seconds
5) Dumbbell Bent Over Rows – bend over and place one hand on the arm of a chair, lower the weight down until your arm is straight then pullback up
6) Dumbbell Shoulder Press – standing or sitting, push the dumbbells above your head then lower to just below your armpits (do not lock your elbows and breathe out when you push)
7) Lunges – take a big step forward lower your body down until your trailing leg nearly touches the floor, push off the front foot back to where you started then alternate legs (do not let your knee pass your toes)
8) Dumbbell Bicep Curls – standing up straight with your arms down by your side keep your elbows still and lift the weight up to your bicep
9) Tricep Dips – place your hands behind you on a chair or step. Keep your bottom close to your hands, sit down to 90 degrees then back up (do not lock your elbows)
10) Dumbbell Side Bend – standing up straight, reach down one side of your body as far as you can and then the other (do not twist your core)
11) Basic Crunches – lying on the floor with your legs at 90 degrees and your hands on your temples sit up and stop just before the small of your back comes off the floor. Lower back down until your shoulder blades touch the ground
12) Reverse Crunches – lying on the floor with your legs at 90 degrees then slowly bring your knees into your chest and gently lower your back down and repeat
13) Back Extensions – lying face down with your hands on your temples, slowly lift your upper body off the floor and back down.

Make sure you’re not stiff the day after exercising by completing your programme with these simple stretches:

1) Quad Stretch – holding on to your foot, pull one leg into your backside
2) Hamstring Stretch – with your legs straight, reach for your toes
3) Calf Stretch – stand with the balls of your feet on a step, legs straight and allow your heels to drop down
4) Lats Stretch – reach above your head and lean over to one side then the other
5) Chest Stretch – with your hands on the small of your back (palms of your hands turned in) push your elbows together
6) Triceps Stretch – bend your arm above your head and use your other arm to pull the bent arm towards your head
7) Rear Deltoid Stretch – place one arm across the body and using your other arm, pull into your body
8) Neck Stretch – gently lean your head to one side and use your hand to gently pull in the same direction
9) Lower back – lie on your back and pull your knees into your chest and hug them

The Diet Chef Beach Body Blitz Summer Hamper is perfect for anyone with a busy lifestyle, the diet and exercise plan is very simple to follow and all of the meals are easy to prepare. For more details or to sign up to a trial, visit http://www.dietchef.co.uk/

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Rise And Shine With The Co-Operative Food And Win £100 To Spend On Your Breakfast Favourites

When you want to put a spring in your step at the start of the day, the best way is to tuck into a hearty and nutritious breakfast that will set you up for the rigours of the day ahead.

And right now, you can take a giant step in the right direction, by entering The Co-operative Food’s weekly draw, for a chance to win £100 in vouchers to spend on your favourite treats for the most important meal of the day.

What’s more, because this is a weekly draw, you can enter each week and give yourself more than one chance of winning one of our mouthwatering top prizes.

The Co-operative Food is giving away seven £100 vouchers each week for the duration of the competition, and if you enter the competition on one week, you’ll even receive an email reminding you of the closing date for being included in the following week’s draw.

Alex Webb, Brand Manager Digital, from The Co-operative Food, said: “With families everywhere finding it tough just now to keep their fridges and kitchen cupboards stocked, we wanted to lighten the load on some of our loyal customers by giving them£100 to spend on ensuring that everyone can start the day on the right note, with a healthy and filling breakfast.

“If they wish, the lucky winners will be able to fill their fridge with a host of quality British products which are sourced especially for The Co-operative.

“So not only will they be helping themselves to a tasty prize, they’ll be able to mark the coming Diamond Jubilee in an appropriately British way – with a great traditional breakfast, all on us!”

Each entrant can also choose to receive a special breakfast bonus in the shape of vouchers entitling them to 50p off a one-litre carton of Tropicana orange juice, and a 200-gram jar of Nescafe Original instant coffee.

Entries for the last draw close on Tuesday May 22, and no purchase is necessary to take part. Entry is free and simple – just complete the online form at http://www.goodwithfood.co.uk/breakfastclub, where you will also find the full terms and conditions.

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Help Dad Shed The Pounds This Father’s Day With A Diet Chef Custom Male Hamper

Has your dad got the XXL factor? Is he more likely to be found watching the footie rather than having a kick about?

If this sounds all too familiar, why not abandon the customary gift of calorie laden treats, like chocolate and alcohol and opt for a healthier Diet Chef hamper to help shed those extra pounds. With the hamper delivered directly to your dad’s door, it surely does beat wading through the gift boxes in your local department store.

We all know how hard dieting can be, but with Diet Chef counting the calories and a variety of your dad’s mealtime favourites, like Chicken Tikka Masala, Shepherd’s Pie and Beef in Ale it really is simple …So no excuses dad!

The 7 day male hamper is a snip at £65, providing a 1,500 calorie a day diet (including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks). Specially designed to be tailored to his individual calorie needs, Diet Chef will ensure he’ll be burning more than he eats to achieve a healthy sustainable weight loss. With all the work done for him he will be back to his former glory in no time.

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A New Quiz to Check Your Low-Carb IQ

The rising popularity of Atkins-approved menus and other low-carbohydrate products shows that ‘low-carb’ has become the new ‘health’ and ‘fat-free’ label. Millions of carb-aware dieters are cutting back on carbohydrates as a way of eating a more balanced diet. A new low-carb quiz complements this theme, helping oldies and newbies to learn more about their low-carb habits. The quiz helps dieters find out if they are making the best choices with vegetables, fish, eggs, and poultry, focusing on the role of protein, fat, and carbohydrates in our diet.

Carbohydrates are important for the proper working of the immune, digestive, and nervous systems, the heart, and the brain. A form of carbohydrate, fiber keeps the intestines clean and disease-free and is essential for the elimination of toxins and other waste materials from the body. Soluble forms of fiber help the body maintain steady glucose levels in the blood and slow digestion. Moreover, the carbohydrates fructose and glucose are responsible for breaking down certain proteins like those that protect the eyes against cataract formation.

If carbohydrates are so important for good health, why exclude them from your menu while on a diet? The new quiz brings to a focus diets such as the Zone diet and Atkins diet and addresses important questions about low-carb dieting and its effects on health. Low-carb diets have been promoted as a healthy and effective approach to weight reduction. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, for example, showed that obese and overweight people who took a protein supplement and reduced the amount of sugar in their diet experienced a significant drop in their blood pressure. Other benefits associated with low-carb diets include improved insulin sensitivity and lower insulin levels, improved triglycerides, reduced blood glucose, and others.

There have been concerns that diets like the Atkins and Zone diet are bad for the heart. Dieters who cut down on carbohydrates – starches and sugars – eat more foods that are rich in fat. This has been said to have a harmful effect on cardiovascular health. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that low-carb diets have the opposite effect and help improve blood vessel health.

Many low-carb dieters are also concerned about the effects of ketosis, which increases the level of ketone bodies in the human body. An important question the quiz asks deals with ketosis and the indicators of ketosis having occurred. Are the symptoms of ketosis something to worry about? In fact, scientific studies have shown that ketosis produces some health benefits. It has mood-stabilizing properties and neuroprotective properties and helps improve glucose control in diabetics. Diabetics who follow a ketogenic diet show a considerable improvement in glycemic control, resulting in medication elimination or reduction. Scientists also believe that ketone bodies are an efficient fuel for the brain, offering protection against brain damage. Moreover, studies show that ketogenic diets lower food intake and reduce hunger more than non-ketogenic diets. While prolonged and extreme ketosis is dangerous, moderate or mild ketosis has been shown to produce health benefits.

The new quiz http://www.lowcarbfoods.org/low-carb-foods-quiz.php itself is a helpful tool for dieters who want to assess their eating style, learn more about foods allowed on a diet, and try different dietary plans such as the Zone diet and Atkins diet. The quiz engages in the debate on low-carb dieting and its effects on diabetics and looks at metabolism and ways to boost metabolism. By testing dieters’ knowledge of low-carb diets and lifestyle, the quiz helps them to find a plan that is the best fit for them.

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New Spring Dining Deals from DiscountVouchers.co.uk Help UK Consumers Save

New bargain deals to eat out this spring have been sourced by voucher codes site DiscountVouchers.co.uk to help UK consumers save. The website, which offers consumers deals for more than 800 stores and retailers, has this week published new deals for eating out more affordably at La Tasca, Pizza Express and Toby Carvery.

One of the UK’s favourite Italian diners is Pizza Express and that chain is on show in the new DiscountVouchers.co.uk deals. Pizza Express is popular with both families and couples and thanks to the latest DiscountVouchers.co.uk Pizza Express voucher choices Brits can get themselves 3 courses for £12.95 and 25% Off Your Food Bill.

All the most popular restaurants and retailers regularly feature on the DiscountVouchers.co.uk site, and a top Spanish restaurant is on show at present in the shape of La Tasca. By logging onto the DiscountVouchers.co.uk site right now consumers can help themselves to new La Tasca vouchers which can be exchanged for Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on Tapas to share.

Top quality family roasts are available in the new deals in the shape of offers redeemable at popular UK chain Toby Carvery. This spring sees the DiscountVouchers.co.uk website offering diners new Toby Carvery vouchers which they can use to get 2 Daytime Carveries for £10 and Free Dairy Ice Cream with any Carvery Meal.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, commented, “The spring time is always a popular time to dine out and through these new deals we have made available consumers can enjoy top restaurants on a budget. Toby Carvery, Pizza Express and La Tasca are great places to dine out this April and May.”

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

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Snackoholism – A very British addiction

Forget cigarettes, alcohol and even drugs, there is a new addiction sweeping the nation – snackoholism. We were brought up being told not to eat between meals but now it seems that we literally cannot help ourselves, we have become a nation of snackoholics with 4% of Brits actually admitting to being addicted to snacking and finding it impossible to quit.

No sex please, we’re peckish A survey by home delivery diet, Diet Chef, has uncovered some shocking truths about British snacking behaviour – not least that more than one in ten of us (12%) would rather snack than have sex. It seems our need to snack is taking over our lives as 6% of us even admit to snacking in bed pointing to the fact that for some Brits, romance really is dead.

A third of us (34%) would rather give up alcohol than snacks and 13% of smokers said they’d rather kick their nicotine habit than give up their chocolate, biscuits and crisps.

As a nation, the number of snacks we are consuming has reached colossal proportions. Our snack of choice is crisps, 61% of Brits admit to eating at least one packet of crisps per day – some as many as five or six packets a day – this equates to a staggering 48 million+ packets of crisps being consumed every day by the adult population of the UK. Add to this 45 million+ chocolate bars and the 78m biscuits and cakes we eat every day and it is no wonder we have an obesity crisis on our hands.

One in 10 of the people surveyed have either a burger, a pizza or a portion of chips as a snack every day showing we no longer understand the difference between a snack and an actual meal. Yet only 14% of the people surveyed knew how many calories something as basic as an average portion of chips contained.

Diet Chef’s nutritionist, Caron Leckie, comments: “Our survey shows the extent to which snacking has got out of control, most of the people we surveyed said they snack out of habit or boredom which shows people are eating without thinking, not out of necessity. The Diet Chef programme provides all your meals and one snack per day and controls your calorie intake so you are guaranteed to lose weight.”

Caron’s 10 steps to avoiding snacking:

It can be difficult to curb or change snacking habits as there are many different components involved – sometimes we snack out of hunger, boredom, cravings or just pure habit. Identifying our snacking ways and preparing ourselves is the first step to snacking success. As the saying goes failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

1. Identify what – whether you want to cut down on or cut out your snacks you need to know truly what you are snacking on – it’s actually quite common to snack without even realising what or how much we are having. Keeping a food diary can help you identify your snacking reality, and using a BMI calculator can help to ensure you know how many calories you need to be consuming each day.

2. Identify where – once you know what your snacks are, you need to consider where you are most likely to snack. Is it in the office? Passing the vending machine? Or at home? When you know where you snack you can focus your efforts on clearing out your snack drawer in the office or the snack cupboard at home.

3. Identify when – then think about when you are most likely to get the urge for something – at night in front of the TV? Late afternoon? Or it might be emotionally related – whenever you’re stressed, lonely, bored or feeling down. Knowing when you snack gives an indication of what may trigger your snacks – is it mid-morning? Are you having a sensible breakfast? Is it when you’ve had a bad day? Your snacks may be more emotion-related than hunger or boredom – when you’ve sussed out your snacking patterns, you’re ready to confront them.

4. Find a healthier alternative – there are always alternatives, if you are craving chocolate try a low calorie chocolate drink or instead of crisps try some popcorn – a healthier option means although you are snacking, it’s guilt-free.

5. Distract yourself – occupy your mind with other things – go for a walk, phone a friend, cleaning/ironing, read a book, take a bath, paint your nails – try a few things and see what takes your mind of those snacks.

6. Avoid tricky situations – prevention is better than cure so if you are tempted at lunchtime when you go to the shop, remove the need to go to the shop with a packed-lunch, take everything into work with you. If you associate having a biscuit with a cup of tea or coffee, cut back on the amounts you are having.

7. Cut the portions – if avoiding the situation doesn’t help you can make anything instantly healthier by cutting the portions – this way you get a little of what you fancy, just in a smaller package. Understanding portion sizes is an essential part of losing weight and maintaining your ideal weight.

8. Fill up on fruit and veg – we should be aiming for at least 5 a day so if you feel yourself reaching for a snack, try make it fruits or vegetables packed with nutrients and this will keep your hands and belly full till mealtime.

9. Make small changes – sometimes trying to tackle everything at once can mean we end up with too much on our plate (literally). If you snack in the morning and evening – pick one to start with, or if you like both chocolate and crisps – again just pick one. If you deprive yourself of everything that you like and is habitual, it’s much harder and likely to end in a cycle of deprivation and bingeing.

10. Don’t forget drinks – cutting your snacking is typically aimed at cutting some calories so don’t forget drinks will count too. Whether it’s a fizzy drink, orange juice or the mid-morning caramel latte – they add up so choose a healthier alternative like green tea or water helping to cut your calories and also keep you hydrated as thirst can often be mistaken for hunger leading you to snack.

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The Co-Operative Flies The Flag For Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The Co-operative Food is flying the flag for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a £10,000 party fund to give community groups and neighbourhoods across the UK the chance to win one of 100 street parties.

The community-based retailer, which has a store in every UK postal area, is backing the royal revelry as it gears up for what is expected to be one of the busiest summers on record with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Euro 2012, Wimbledon and the London Olympics.

The Diamond Jubilee weekend may be two months away, but “Jubilee fever” is already sweeping many parts of the country, with a bumper number of applications for road closures for street parties according to the Local Government Association.

People holding street parties over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend (2 – 5 June, 2012) can win £100 worth of Co-operative vouchers to put towards the food, together with a party pack full of street party essentials including red, white and blue bunting, balloons, papers cups and plates, and Union Jacks.

Party organisers can enter by visiting Co-operative Food’s Diamond Jubilee Page and saying what’s special about their community and why they’ve decided to host a street party. Judges will be looking for entries that most touch their hearts and are the most community focused. The competition, launched today (12 April 2012), runs until 30 April 2012 inclusive.

Sales soared over last year’s bumper bank holiday for the royal wedding as shoppers made the most of the extended weekend and, with another extended bank holiday break for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, retailers are anticipating a repeat performance as party fever grips the nation.

Moreover, with three major sporting events – Euro 2012, Wimbledon and the London Olympics – in quick succession, retailers are hoping the sales momentum will continue throughout the summer.

The Co-operative is marking the celebrations with a host of new products, including a Teddy Bear Gingerbread Biscuit sporting a Union Jack T-shirt and limited edition doughnuts decorated with red, white and blue sprinkles – both available from 2 May, 2012*.

The community retailer will also be introducing two limited-edition premium own-brand British beers, appropriately named “Jubilation” and “Salutation”, which will be in store from 2 May, 2012**. Jubilation is a pale, diamond-bright beer made with malt from Warminster and Bramling Cross hops from Worcester to create a refreshing taste with a distinctly hopped finish.

Salutation is a classic British bitter, and the careful addition of two historic hop varieties – Goldings and Fuggles – creates a darkly-delicious beer with a satisfying bitterness. Both of the beers, which are part of The Co-operative Truly Irresistible range, are brewed by hand at the Freeminer brewery in the Royal Forest of Dean.

The Co-operative will also be offering better-than-half price Champagne and half-price Cava***.

Helen Nunn, Head of Marketing for The Co-operative Food, said: “For millions of people, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a celebration of everything that’s great about Britain, and street parties are a quintessentially British way to celebrate.

“They are great neighbourhood occasions and, as a retailer at the heart of the communities in which we trade, we’re getting behind the Jubilee celebrations at a local level with a helping hand to make people’s street parties extra special and memorable.”

She added: “This summer is a spectacular season of events, and we’re gearing up to ensure we have everything our customers need to make the most of these unique occasions and celebrate together with family and friends.”

For more information, to enter the competition and for full terms and conditions, including judging criteria, please visit Co-operative Food’s Diamond Jubilee Page.

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DiscountVouchers.co.uk Sources New Dining Out Deals for March

Online retail codes specialist DiscountVouchers.co.uk is helping Brits to enjoy more eating out for their budgets this March thanks to it sourcing new restaurant deals. Shoppers trust DiscountVouchers.co.uk to save them money at more than 800 retailers and restaurants, with the site this week offering new deals redeemable at famous names Burger King, Pizza Express and Pizza Hut.

Enjoying some quality pizza without spending a fortune can be done this month thanks to the latest deals sourced for Pizza Hut. DiscountVouchers.co.uk has made available new Pizza Hut vouchers which UK diners can use to enjoy 5 Special Pizzas, 1 Special Price. Enjoy an 11”
Italian Meat Feast, Margherita, Veg Supreme, Pepperoni or Hawaiian for just £5 each. Restaurant, Collection or Delivery.

The most popular restaurants feature regularly on DiscountVouchers.co.uk, and this week another top name on show is Burger King. Flame-grilled burgers and sandwiches can be had from the DiscountVouchers.co.uk site right now using new Burger King vouchers to get deals like Get Any £1.99 Sandwich Deal Any Day with a Wild Card.

Another of the UK’s most popular pizza parlours on show in the new deals on DiscountVouchers.co.uk right now is Pizza Express. Families can look forward to fresh pizza and pasta thanks to new Pizza Express vouchers offering 25% Off Your Food Bill and 4 Classic or Leggera pizzas for £20.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, says, “Because we stay on top of all the very latest deals all the time we can offer our users great dining deals like these. The new offers for Burger King, Pizza Hut and Pizza Express can help diners enjoy more for their budget this March.”

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

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Diet Chef Comes to the Rescue of the Fat Blue Line

Home delivery diet brand, Diet Chef, is coming to the rescue of the British bobby, to help our boys and girls in blue get their weight problem under control. Until now, police officers were given a fitness test when they joined the force and their fitness was not tested again, but this is about to change.

Following the news that two-thirds of police officers are obese or overweight and face pay cuts, disciplinary action and even the sack if they fail new annual fitness tests, Diet Chef is offering all police personnel a lifeline. Starting today, a special code containing the numbers 999 will be issued to all police stations and will offer police staff a 20% discount off their first monthly Diet Chef hamper order. Currently only 35% of British police officers are deemed to be a normal weight and 1% are classed as morbidly obese.

Diet Chef, providers of delivered diets to make losing weight easy, will send each police officer a hamper full of its chef-prepared food for dinner, soups for lunch and granola for breakfast, along with some healthy snacks. All meals are carefully calorie-counted to average less than 1200 or 1500 calories-a-day so our boys and girls on the beat will be burning more calories than they eat to achieve a healthy, sustainable weight loss. With Diet Chef they are guaranteed to lose weight, pass their fitness tests and keep their jobs.

Diet Chef founder, Kevin Dorren, comments: “Diet Chef has a proven track record of thousands of happy customers so we know we can help everyone, including our police force, lose weight and feel so much fitter.”

Inspirational weight loss success stories from Diet Chef customers can be found on the website.

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Get in-store Mother’s Day dedications at The Co-operative

With just a few days left until Mother’s Day, millions of people across the UK are no doubt wondering just how they’re going to show their appreciation for their mums this weekend. If you’re not sure how to make this Mother’s Day truly irresistible, wonder no more – because the Co-operative is offering you the chance to send a special message to your mum via its online and in-store radio station. If you’re stuck for ideas you’re unable to spend time with your mum this Mother’s Day, you can simply drop her a line through the Co-operative Radio.

To find out more, simply visit  goodwithfood.co.uk/radio to make a song request or leave a message for the Co-op’s resident DJs to read out on the day itself. Co-operative Food stores across the country will be tuned in to the Co-operative Radio next Sunday, so if your mum’s doing her shopping for Mother’s Day meals she may well hear your message or request while she’s out and about. And even if you’re not planning on visiting your local Co-operative Food store on Mother’s Day, you can simply choose to listen in online and wait for your song or message to appear.

Melanie Rushton – digital marketing and development manager at The Co-operative Food– encouraged anyone looking for a special way to mark Mother’s Day to get involved, and said it could be the ideal way to show gratitude to dedicated mums.

“This is a lovely way to help make Mother’s Day even more special, and put a smile on the faces of our hard-working and deserving mums,” she explained.

However, anyone who wants to request a track or send a message to their mother via the Co-operative Radio will need to be quick to avoid disappointment – the deadline for requests is on Thursday March 15th.

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New Spring Dining Deals on DiscountVouchers.co.uk Help Brits to Eating Out on a Budget

Internet voucher codes specialist DiscountVouchers.co.uk has this week published new deals to help UK diners save money at top restaurants this spring. The money-saving deals site has introduced a new choice of offers redeemable against savings at Pizza Express, Toby Carvery and Cafe Rouge right now.

Eating out at popular Italian chain Pizza Express can be done on a budget this spring thanks to the new DiscountVouchers.co.uk deals. All consumers need to do is log on and download new Pizza Express vouchers which they can then use to get themselves great value offers like 25% off your food bill and 4 Classic or Leggera pizzas for £20.

Cafe Rouge is among the UK’s most popular French restaurant chains and serves up great quality French cooking in a trendy environment. This spring DiscountVouchers.co.uk has new Cafe Rouge vouchers available to help users get more for their money – deals on show include big value offers like 2 for 1 Main Courses.

Savings on breakfasts and lunches can also be had this spring at popular nationwide chain the Toby Carvery thanks to the latest DiscountVouchers.co.uk dining deals. Consumers can log on and get their hands on new Toby Carvery vouchers like 2 Breakfasts for £6 and 2 Daytime Carveries for £10.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, commented, “We help our users to enjoy big savings at all the most famous names in retail, and this spring we’ve some great savings available at top restaurants too. Consumers who want to get more dining out for their money this March should log on and download the latest Pizza Express, Cafe Rouge and Toby Carvery right now.”

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

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Top diners Harvester, La Tasca and Prezzo available with savings this January and February

Dining out over the winter is now more affordable to all thanks to retail deals website DiscountVouchers.co.uk. The popular online resource is updated in real time to offer people the latest deals for over 800 retailers – and is this week home to new deals for saving money at Harvester, La Tasca and Prezzo.

Among the most popular family eateries in the UK today is Harvester, where people can treat themselves to quality burgers, sandwiches and more. By logging on to the DiscountVouchers.co.uk site right now consumers can access new Harvester voucherswhich they can use to enjoy the Early Bird only £4.99 and 2 takeaway meals from £10.

One of the most popular Italian restaurants in the UK which can be saved at right now is Prezzo. The DiscountVouchers.co.uk site is offering new deals for winter which include Prezzo voucherssuch as the Special £10 Menu – Only at Prezzo Kingston – One Starter Or One Dessert, One Main Course & A Drink. There is also a printable voucher for two mains for £12.95 at all Prezzo branches available.

Classic tapas and paella can be had on a budget right now too at La Tasca, with DiscountVouchers.co.uk offering new deals to save at branches throughout the country. Consumers can log on right now and get their hands on La Tasca vouchers which can be exchanged for buy one, get one free on tapas to share.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, commented, “We’re always aware that eating out can be pricey, so we’re happy to help UK consumers out this winter. Money off at great eateries like Harvester, Italian diner Prezzo and La Tasco all over the country are just the ticket right now for diners.”

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

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