Intermittent Fasting (IF) is gaining ever more interest in the UK and Australia, with various celebrities claimed to be doing it, though it does not appear to have become that trendy yet in the USA. There has for some time been serious medical ... Read more
I've just read this interesting article
www.newrepublic.com/arti cle/113931/obesity-drugs-a nd-weight-loss-how-we-fail -fat-people
with some discouraging graphs showing how little one loses with diet and diet + exe... Read more
Developed by Zoe Harcombe after years of research, this attacks three underlying causes of cravings and bad eating choices that lead to overweight/obesity: Candida, Food Intolerance and Hypoglycaemia.
Phase One lasts for five days: unprocess... Read more
Greece has unfortunately been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. I just came across this video and thought I would share it to remind us of what a beautiful country it still is:
www.youtube.com/watch?v= 39AIK-WIWAs ... Read more
I was moved by the lady who said she learnt to sew because she was tired of having to buy clothes that fit rather than what she liked to wear--brought back sad memories of when I was at my heaviest (around 93kg) and living in Japan, a land of pe... Read more
Celebrity diets are nothing new:
Nor are low-carb diets--according to this article, one of the first such diet books was written in 1825, though according to Palaeo-Diet proponents, ... Read more
New study shows better results than daily calorie restriction by eating protein, vegetables, good fats and even a piece of fruit (limiting carbs to 50gr per day) for just two days a week and eating sensibly the other five days:
www.... Read more
www.reuters.com/article/ 2011/10/03/us-usa-campaign -christie-obesity-idUSTRE7 911YH20111003
I'm not American, never heard of this guy before, but interesting article about 'the stigma of obesity'.
Sorry, no time ... Read more
Just read this while sipping my first cup of tea of the day and waking up gently:
Can they be lumping extra virgin olive oil in the same category as trans-fat laden hard margarin... Read more
One of my friends made this wise comment on my previous blog entry:
'When you are 80 is when you will realize that nothing matters more than good health and personality.'
This is so true, and puts all our petty obsessions with our physical a... Read more
This entry is triggered by my friend Anepanalipti's recent blog about 'conventional beauty standards' and not wanting to fit the cookie cutter.
My first degree was in Art History and I have a very good idea of how these 'beauty standards' ha... Read more
This is the weekly personalised eating plan devised for me by the slimming institute dietician. Do be aware that it's based on my personal preferences and the patterns she saw in my food diary (see previous blog entry) so if you went there your... Read more
In my lifelong quest to lose weight I've got talked into parting with serious money at several slimming/beauty institutes. I'm not convinced that the machines, such as 'passive exercise' with pads and electric current, or heat chambers etc, rea... Read more