Maria’s books

The Body Clock Diet: 24 ways in 24 hours to achieve your ideal weightThe Body Clock Diet


The Body Clock Diet is the ultimate weight loss toolkit – a clear and concise guide to everything that is known about how the body gains and loses weight. Presented in twenty-four straightforward sections, The Body Clock Diet enables the reader to burn fat twenty-four hours a day, even during sleep. The trick to successful slimming is to work with the body, not against it: the human body houses a finely tuned biochemical clock that works with near twenty-four hour precision. Learning to eat, drink, sleep and even exercise in tune with the body’s circadian rhythms stimulates metabolism and promotes fat burning, eliminates cravings and engenders a healthy attitude to food. On The Body Clock Diet the reader will learn: how to time meals to maximum effect; how to switch to fat-burning mode during sleep; how to switch off hunger hormones and switch on appetite suppressant hormones; how to ensure that the body’s metabolism is working to maximum capacity. Weight loss is not the only positive outcome that can be expected from following The Body Clock Diet: it is an approach that can lead to improved energy and vitality and reduced risk of developing chronic disease such as heart disease and diabetes. The book is fully referenced and draws on robust scientific evidence throughout.


Food-how-to-make-a-meal-of-it2-211x300Food, and how to make a healthy meal of it

a guide to eating and drinking well

Food is amazing. It can make you feel fantastic and full of vitality, or downright sick. It can be an intensely pleasurable or utterly miserable affair. The best food – and drink – should create a divinely delicious experience that also makes you feel great and promotes your good health. It’s not too much to ask.

 This book guides you towards the food and drink that fit that criteria. It is a practical guide to what’s best to have for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks. It is packed full of facts on what (and what not) to eat and drink, and why. It will tell you what the food and drink you choose can do for you, and to you. …read more

I Wisiwishbookh I Hadn’t Eaten That

Published by Hay House

Based on 17 years of experience as a nutritional therapist, this book is about the consultation, the client and the results. I describe the twenty most common symptoms clients want to address*, and my approach to dealing with those symptoms through diet. The key, of course, is to discover the cause underlying each health problem, and that is precisely what this book will help you do. It will then guide you to the dietary changes required to make those symptoms go away. …read more

nutbookNutrition in Institutions

Published by Wiley-Blackwell

The importance of good nutrition for individual health and well-being is widely recognised, yet for a significant number of people who rely on institutions for food and nutrition, this importance has not always been a primary consideration. People, therefore, may find themselves consuming food they would not ordinarily choose to eat. In recent years, there have been major advances in the quality of catering in some areas, particularly schools. Other institutions which have not been thrust into the media spotlight have fared less well in terms of enthusiasm and commitment. …read more