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?
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
It was good to see my boss from my Department of Health days talking on Food Matters Live website, about the plans to help industry to reduce sugar in processed foods and to reduce portion sizes of sugary foods. Have a listen to Dr Alison Tedstone RNutr talking about how industry can make the food… Continue reading PHE guidance on sugar reduction in processed foods
…I have a bee in my bonnet on this whole Twitter/Social Media thing. Sorry to bore you all with it. My Twitter feed was full of People Against Sugar Tax. I kept them in my feed for reasons of seeing what the other view is. I was talking about how social media does more to… Continue reading Back to Twitter and Sugar at the same time…
The truth is, your body is very good at detox. The body has the liver and the kidneys tirelessly working to ‘clean’ the blood, maintain pH and all sorts of clever stuff. Between them they are extremely good at ridding our body of things we don’t need, things that are harmful and waste products of… Continue reading Detox – the truth
Happy New Year everyone. Hope everyone had a great festive season and the return to the routine has not been too hard! Have you made a new year’s resolution? Does it involve eating better and getting fitter? Or have you opted for a January ‘detox’? There is so many articles and advertising telling us it… Continue reading Happy New Year and good luck with the resolutions