A recent discovery has been that the bacteria within our gut play an important role in determining our weight. Your "genome" (all the genes that code and make you) is dwarfed by the gut "microbiome" (the microbial genes that reside within your gut) - a massive, highly individualised engine essential to your health.
I hoped it would help ease the tummy complaints I have suffered for years, and give me the super slender frame of the gormless bloggers incessantly giggling at me through my iPhone screen. Unfortunately, no such luck. I decided to have a look into where I was going wrong and how food brands were adapting to our clean eating world.
We're all used to it by now; when the summer arrives, so do the fashionable diets that claim to completely transform our bodies in a few short weeks. They take over our news feeds, magazine racks and even the supermarket aisles. But is there some truth in the latest summer health trends?
This is not going to be a popular sentence but here goes: When it comes to eating, our children are very likely to follow our habits and that includes becoming overweight and joining us on the dieting merry-go-round.
We are often told that super-foods have a powerful effect on our health, but this word is often thrown around a little freely sometimes. So we've rounded up the best, most trending super-foods from 2016 that you should definitely take into 2017 for a healthy diet.
A month-long 'diet' I tried in November has been slated as 'the worst fad diet' and 'one to avoid'. As a lifestyle editor who is supposed to report responsibly about food and diets, as well as champion body positivity and self-love, to be tarred with the 'fad diet' brush is far from ideal.
With so many blogs, diet books, weight loss 'experts' and celebrity-endorsed products on the market, it is worth considering whether someone is simply profiting on your dreams and all you're going to lose is your hard-earned cash.
There are plenty of eyebrow-raising healthfads out there, but this one's concerning on another level. In a bid to lose weight
Looking at the success of fad diet books alone, we might convince ourselves we need to lose weight- and... fast! It's always Fast! Here, I'd like to use some of the findings in cognitive neuroscience and the neurobiology of eating behavior to address, specifically, why fad diets don't work.
In our society, it seems like it is a constant obsession to try to get fit yet all the time reverting back to the food and entertainment forms that are so prevalent. Every single family get together, every holiday, every celebration is centered on food and drink. Most of the time gluttonous food and drink!