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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 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...
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,...
Managing the festive season

Managing the festive season

Come ‘silly season’ and even the most dedicated of people can come unstuck. No doubt you’ve already had some anxious moments, thinking about how to manage your exercise and eating plans through the maze of office parties, family dos and general ‘let it all hang out’...
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...