It is that time of the year again. Creeping into middle of November, its getting cold and dark, warming mugs of hot milky drinks are just the ticket. To start getting all festive, lots of our favourite coffee shop chains are bringing out their flavoured hot drinks. Gingerbread latte, eggnogg latte, fudge hot chocolate and… Continue reading How about a Xmas Latte anyone?
Embedded in a story in the paper the other day, about the sugar content of meal deals (which was interesting in itself), there was an interesting bite size article about the effect of labelling foods as snacks or meals. The study, carried out at Surrey university, was simple, give people the same food but one… Continue reading Snack or meal: how something is labelled matters
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?