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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’s in your lunchbox?

What’s in your lunchbox?

The dog’s barking; you haven’t quite finished dressing for that all-important morning meeting; your youngest has lost his toothbrush down the toilet and you still haven’t packed their (never mind healthy) lunchbox for school – nevermind your own! Aargh! Sound...
What should I eat after exercising?

What should I eat after exercising?

The answer to this lies in the type of exercise you’ve just performed. This is because different fuelling systems require different nutrient ‘refills’.  In this article we take a closer look at ideal post-workout meal options. This is to ensure both that growth...
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...
In praise of Tim Noakes

In praise of Tim Noakes

What a man!  He’s come out (at last) in favour of fats and proteins and against heavy carbohydrate use. I attended a talk of his a few weeks before I wrote this article. I was delighted by the science he presented to underscore his opinion.  Ironically – ‘though used...