Intermittent fasting is currently one of the world's most popular health trends. Characterised by alternating periods of food absence followed by periods of normal eating, promoters of intermittent fasting claim that it is the ‘metabolic key’ to unlocking weight loss, reducing inflammation, cutting the risk of diabetes and heart disease and maybe even extending your life. Read … [Read more...] about The user’s guide to intermittent fasting
It’s a simple question which has stumped obesity researchers for decades: why do most people who diet to lose weight, regain it? A drop in metabolism gets the most blame, but the hidden culprit could simply be an increase in appetite.Losing weight is easy; keeping the weight off is the hard part. No need to cite scientific studies to support that claim with decades of … [Read more...] about Why do we regain weight?
Any research involving chocolate cake is sure to grab the public's attention. Now some serious chocolate cake research has found that how a person feels about chocolate cake, be it chocolate cake guilt or celebration, can predict how healthy their behaviours are and how likely they are to lose weight.With health and nutrition stories receiving top billing in both … [Read more...] about Chocolate cake guilt predicts unhealthy eating habits
Diets. They are oh so tempting with their promises of quick, easy and sustainable weight loss. And for the hardened dieter, there is never a lack of new options to replace last month’s failed diet.Now, I’m the first to admit that advice of eating healthier and getting more active isn’t going to connect with most people, even if subconsciously they know that that is the real … [Read more...] about 10 tips on how to spot a fad diet
How is a person to make sense of the conflicting nutrition messages they read and hear about each day? I could blame no one for throwing their hands up in despair, proclaiming that all nutrition health messages are bunkum because they are always changing. But digging deeper, the basic fundamentals have never really changed. Despite a never-ending stream of sensationalist fad … [Read more...] about ‘One diet to rule them all’ – The best diet for health