There are, thankfully, more stories exposing restrictive eating styles as the Fads they are and not the automatic route to wellness as promised by the self styled, unqualified gurus. A lovely article in the Irish Sunday Independent when I was in Dublin a little while back, picking apart the Gwynneth Paltrow, Goop image of what… Continue reading Paleo baby food. Whatever next?
There are lots of diet fads and lifestyle advice with how to eat a big part of them – paleo, alkali, clean eating, raw food, ditch the carbs, ditch the dairy, ditch the processed, eat real……and so the list goes on. A lot of them are promoted by people from a non-scientific background who often… Continue reading Are diets from non experts harmful?
I am no expert in Mindfulness as a concept. But mindfulness and eating is becoming a very hot topic and it interests me a lot. I have always been a little uncomfortable with ‘diets’ and the restriction and unrealistic eating patterns that they often result in. Then when the diet is over, the tendency is… Continue reading Mindful Eating – what is it?
Mindfulness is a big thing at the moment and this concept applied to eating is gaining traction amongst nutritionists and dietitians particularly challenging the clean eating and other eating styles that can upset our relationship with food. There isn’t a whole load of evidence on weight management and mindful eating although there is a lot… Continue reading Mindful eating could help your waistline
I know – Easter was a while ago but I still think I should just revisit the Lent challenge for completeness. How did I do overall? On the reduce waste front, I thought more carefully about using up the contents of my fridge. I had some good leftover lunches but then as I am based… Continue reading Easter is over….how did the Lent challenge go?
When I was a child, every Lent we used to give something up. I remember giving up chocolate or sweets, grown ups would come visit my mum and dad and would often bring us some sweets and I would put them in a jar so that come Easter I would have this little treasure chest.… Continue reading A couple of food challenges for Lent
The five tastes – sweet, bitter, salty, sour and umami. These combined with the myriad of volatile chemicals that waft up our nasal passages is what gives flavour to our food. As children we remember those foods that we hated – blue cheese, olives, mustard, chilli for example. ‘You will like them when you are… Continue reading Ageing – It is all a matter of Taste