The Healthy Option

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Comment by Sean Cookney on November 26, 2013 at 11:09am

Hello guys,

Sean from Oldham Community Leisure here, I hope your all ready for Christmas? I'm not sure if you have started buying Christmas presents yet, but may I suggest that if your struggling to buy for someone that you consider investing in a gym membership for a friend or loved one??

I'm sure your aware of the benefits of exercise and the effect it has on our wellbeing. You will see a great change in them and you can feel proud that you have led them down a life changing path.

If you know someone who could benefit from a new gym membership please contact me and we can talk abou the best route for you to take.


Comment by Andy Bryan on September 4, 2013 at 3:36pm

i recommend FLAVOUR DROPS from as they contain no calories and a little goes a long way. my kids and i love the banana flavour

Comment by Leanne Murphy on September 4, 2013 at 3:05pm
Of course I can, although we class honey as a natural product is has gone through processing of some sort of refined sugar, we need to limit our sugar intake and although honey has not saturated fat a tsp can contain 60 calories, cinnamon is a healthier choice as it still gives you a sweet flavour to porridge without adding extra calories to your breakfast.
Also all sugar creates an insulin release in your body which canvas to energy fluctuations, fat storage, sugar or sweeteners are hidden in so many things these days and sometimes we don't think to check, it's just one less thing to worry about for someone trying to improve there health.

One of my faves is cinnamon fruit porridge
400g whole rolled porridge oats
1/2 to 1tsp ground cinnamon plus raspberries or grated apple

Good start to the day, supports energy levels and stops sugar cravings
Comment by Michael Whitehead (Moderator) on September 3, 2013 at 10:33pm
Why Cinnamon if I may ask? What advantage would that have over a locally sourced honey? Just asking out of curiosity :)
Comment by Leanne Murphy on September 3, 2013 at 10:15pm
Cinnamon is a much better alternative than honey to add to your porridge ;)
Comment by Michael Whitehead (Moderator) on September 3, 2013 at 9:33pm
Good to hear Andy :)
And if the OCL guys want to put their current corporate offers on here that would be great too :)
Comment by Andy Hall (Moderator) on September 3, 2013 at 9:08pm

Thanks for the advice guys. 

Porridge oats for me then. Is honey ok to sweeten? 

5 a day plus too for me. I'll make an order soon. 

OCL guys, would you send me a PM with your current corporate offers I could share them. 

Comment by Michael Whitehead (Moderator) on September 3, 2013 at 6:16pm
Hi Andy, yes we do. The porridge route with water is a gem (it tastes bland but serves as a reminder that food is fuel) :)
Also, getting the right nutrients in your body is crucial because that is what the body is craving and when it doesn't get it guess what... You'll find yourself snacking again. Get on the 'Five a day plus' again which is rich in nutrients and super green foods and you'll soon find that the snacking decreases and stops. Hope that helps and if you need more info, you know where we are :)
Comment by Andy Bryan on September 3, 2013 at 5:14pm

Hi Andy. As sean had mentioned, fibre and protein in the morning. Myself i have Porridge oats mixed with water and a little skimmed milk, i mix in raisins and for sweetness i use Flavour Drops which are fat free. However i also have healthy snacks between meals to keep my BMR up during the day. this stops me from having any cravings

Comment by Sean Cookney on September 3, 2013 at 4:15pm

Hi Andy,

For a longer lasting breakfast FIBRE is a must! Popular Breakfast foods high in fibre include All Bran cereals, beans & fruit. If you require anymore advice don't hesistate to ask or pop down to Chadderton Wellbeing Centre and speak to our staff.

Healthy Regards


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