Obesity expert, Dr Clare Llewellyn has revealed that though children who are overweight eat just 12 extra calories at mealtimes, that tiny amount adds up to an extra 5,500 calories every month, which leads to youngsters putting on weight up to 7% quicker than other children of the same age. Dr Llewellyn, a lecturer in behavioural obesity research at University College London, said that overweight children do not necessarily eat more often, or have more junk food, but likely pile on the pounds because the portions on their plates are too large.
Lay Your Table In Advance Give yourself one less thing to do on Christmas day by laying the table in advance, suggests Danielle Lawson, author of the blog Live in 10 Countries . [Photo: Flickr/InterContinental Hong Kong]
You’ve bought the turkey and all the trimmings, and you’ve got the bubbly chilling in the fridge – so now it’s time to think about the table decor to match your impressive spread. Luckily, giving your dining room a Christmas makeover to wow your guests is easy. Here’s eight DIY ideas for every theme, from minimalist, to classic, to glitz and glamour… Rustic charm
When it comes to Christmas dinner, the pressure makes it tempting to head to the most expensive supermarket to ensure a good feast. Pork does tend to be of a better quality the more you pay for it, especially when it comes to sausages and bacon – the essentials for pigs in blankets.
What makes a successful shopping trip? Commissioned by shopping centre owner Intu and credit card experts MBNA, the study found that the perfect length of time to go shopping is three hours. Nine shops is the perfect number to visit, and there should be little time queuing - seven minutes, to be precise.
If you’re in the habit of eating your evening meal late at night, you might want to reconsider - it’s putting you at risk of heart attacks, doctors have warned. Having dinner within two hours of going to bed can leave the body on “high alert” and mean blood pressure does not fall properly overnight, increasing the risk to the heart. Cardiologists at a Turkish university studied more than 700 men and women with high blood pressure to establish what difference eating times and the consistency of their diet had on their health.
Mainly because I had the alcohol tolerance of a Nun. On my Christmas visit to NYC and then to Atlanta, it became apparent to me how hard it is to find restaurants in London that are open 24 hours a day. This could be costly to those who can’t guarantee financial gain for being open 24 hours a day.