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Why we get fat and what to do about it

Why we get fat and what to do about it

I’m fascinated by Gary Taubes’ book “Why we get fat and what to do about it”. The thrust of his work is that overweight and obesity have nothing to do with over-eating and lack of exercise. Rather, that they are side effects of fatness! Let me...
What should I be eating for good health?

What should I be eating for good health?

Your body’s biochemical make-up is as unique as your fingerprints; we’re all very different in the way our bodies process foods and utilize nutrients. It’s not possible to expect one diet regime to work for everyone and supports the concept of ‘typing’ yourself,...
On fatness and whose fault it is

On fatness and whose fault it is

Following on with the Gary Taubes theme (and his fascinating book, Why we get fat and what to do about it), I wanted to talk about obesity/ being overweight – in particular, about the misconception so many have about how it’s caused. You may remember from my recent...
Is life happy or hell? It depends on your LPL

Is life happy or hell? It depends on your LPL

Last month, I wrote about what happens to the energy you take in when you eat a meal.  To recap in a nutshell, carbs are used first for energy because they break down into ‘sugar’ and stimulate the secretion of insulin. One of insulin’s primary roles is to maintain a...
How to get rid of sugar cravings

How to get rid of sugar cravings

Almost everyone’s had some experience with sugar cravings so understands just how difficult they can be to overcome.  These cravings are your body’s way of telling you that your last meal didn’t supply the correct mix of carbs, proteins and fats.  So, to eliminate...