Thoughts

Fad diets, weight loss and how to lead a healthier lifestyle

As night follows day fad diets appear in the press in January. First out of the blocks this year was the 5:2 fasting diet (eat for 5 days of the week, fast for 2) which appeared on BBC breakfast while the hogmanay hangovers were still clearing. I don’t really want to get into the pros and cons for each diet because the fact is it doesn’t matter how they stack up. You don’t need them and most of the time they don’t work over the long-term.
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Thoughts

Trying to find low fat recipes

My girlfriend has got gallstones; until she’s able to get rid of them this severely restricts what she can eat, which also means it severely restricts what I can cook. Obviously this isn’t ideal, especially as I love the fat. At the moment I’m totally craving some roast pork with crackling but you make sacrifices for those that are close to you. Continue reading “Trying to find low fat recipes”

Health and fitness, Thoughts

Lifestyle Balance

Recently I worked with a guy who had a bit of spare weight he wanted to lose. Having been there myself I tried to give him some pointers, as did some of the other people in the office who are into fitness and nutrition. In the end he didn’t really pay attention to what we said to him (make small, long term changes and do more exercise) and ended up going down the path of diet pills and depriving himself of all the food he actually likes. He lost a decent amount of weight quickly but got frustrated as it slowed down.
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