When you are on a budget, it's easy to feel deprived. Clean eating might be a real challenge, but it is important to know that you can eat healthily and clean, even if your budget is very small. You should go for smart solutions which will allow you to enjoy nutritious clean foods every day.
Crash diets work if you're purely looking at the scales, but in truth, the scales can be wildly deceiving... By severely restricting food and/or energy intake, the weight you see coming off the scales may not be fat... well probably won't be.
Even if the government pushed for warning labels on meat and dairy products only half as hard as it pushes for plain-packaging on cigarettes, more people would realise that tobacco isn't the only cancer-causing thing you can put in your mouth - and hopefully take that warning to heart.
Hoorah it's finally winter, the leaves are falling to the floor, the air is crisp and Instagram is about to burst with pictures of red festive Starbucks cups held at arm's length #Christmas #woo. We love Christmas and we love a hot drink, I mean when else can we justify drinking hot chocolate with extra cream every day?
I was lucky enough, earlier this year, to be given a pot of red peppercorns by friends who had been travelling in Cambodia. Apparently, in the days ...
Among other scientific inaccuracies, one alleged 'expert' even went so far as to say that cutting red meat from the diet results in iron deficiency. What they fail to mention, however, is that if you replace your red meat intake, with other sources of iron, you'll be totally, 100% fine.
Your local smug health fan may only Instagram his or her #cleaneating bowl of quinoa and roasted peppers, but that doesn't mean (s)he didn't wash it down with half a tub of salted caramel ice-cream. And do you know what? That's OK.
Weight lift children who are refusing to move of their own accord (it's not really possible to do reps here, you simply have to carry them forever unless you can find some bribes in the change bag).
Wouldn't it be great if you could actually enjoy eating well and see it as something to look forward to as opposed to loathing? After all, the more you enjoy something, the more likely you are to stick to it.
Based on the available science, my opinion about soy lies somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. Here's a list of questions I pulled together based on what I hear the most common concerns are with soy. And yes, a student at an Ivy League University did once ask me if soy would give him boobs.
Like most I quickly realised that the less I ate, the less I could eat in order to maintain my fat loss. And by the time I was down to only eating 600 kcals and exercising 3 hours a day I knew I couldn't work, much less live like that and gave up - like most!
One woman gets stronger, fitter and healthier. The other woman frequently injures herself, picks up colds she cannot shift, starts to experience sleep disturbances and nightmares and her body fat increases. Why such a difference in experiences?
There's also a common misconception that using seasonal produce will limit your choice. In fact, there are a huge variety of crops harvested at different times throughout the year; it's simply a question of adjusting shopping and cooking habits accordingly.
Childhood obesity is a problem we all know about but it's the size of the problem that we have yet to fully understand, and the magnitude of the danger it poses to our children and their long term health as adults.
The biggest question that I get asked all the time is how can I put on weight, how can I bulk up? It's a very difficult question to answer because it all depends on what you are trying to achieve and whether you play sport or not.
I doubt a vegan would even allow meat in their fridge, let alone cook it. But that is just the start, there is no denying that being a vegan seeps into every part of my life, food is just the start and it's so important to find someone that understands it.