There has been quite a storm about Tess Holiday’s appearance on the front cover of the October edition of Cosmopolitan. Piers Morgan certainly provoked debate with his controversial statements. The debate is important if sometimes ugly. Why can’t a beautiful woman be on the cover of Cosmo if she is obese? And yes she is… Continue reading Tess Holiday and Cosmo
Have you seen the OB_S_TY campaign by Cancer UK? It caused quite a stir in nutrition circles when it was launched. I wrote most of this back when it launched but didn’t hit publish button. The focus on weight and health in isolation still bothers me so this is post remains very relevant. I know… Continue reading Does focusing on obesity in a health campaign have a negative side?
Food should be enjoyable, food should be nourishing both for the body and the soul, food is a social thing, it can be art, it can be science. Good food can be quick or slow, simple or fancy, cheap or pricey. Any one can have good food that nourishes them, that contributes to health. Food… Continue reading Food is part of wellness for everyone – little things can make a big difference
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?
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?