To eat, or not to eat? That is the question.

There are few subjects that are so simultaneously prosaic and emotive as food. We photograph it, comfort eat it and watch programmes about it. We spend hours in the kitchen preparing meals, or spend a fortune in restaurants trying out new and delicious dishes. We read about how to eat ourselves healthier; how to make [...]

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Tempted? How gender may impact our ability to resist temptation

This week I've been reading about temptation; in particular, how gender impacts on our propensity to be tempted by food and, as a result, how it can influence our weight loss goals. I started to think about this while reading about the ways in which gender can affect how our bodies process various chemicals - [...]

GI (the non-military type)

References to high or low 'GI' foods are often banded about with little, or no explication. Indeed, I was guilty of this myself in my previous post. But how much do we really know about the term 'GI', and what does the GI number of a food actually indicate? What does 'GI' mean? The glycaemic index [...]

Wedding fever!

Nothing can disrupt a run of clean eating like a wedding. And in the past fortnight I've had two. That said, I've had two pretty perfect weekends, so sacrificing my health streak (or maybe just suspending it temporarily?) was certainly worthwhile. First, it was the wedding of my pseudo-cousin and life-long, lovely friend, Laura, to [...]

Smooth criminal

It was somewhere between cutting up my second kiwi and throwing a handful of ice into the blender that R decided to tell me about the research he'd read on the negative impact that blending has on the nutritional value of fruit; specifically that it increases its GI and, in his words, 'basically makes it [...]

Silver linings

Ok, I'm going to be honest with you: training last week was hard. While I'm normally full of energy and over-enthusiastic about pretty much everything, last week was a struggle and I got into, what Scott Jurek would call, a bit of a 'funk'. When I started writing this post I was focusing on all [...]

Festive indulgences

Each year I save up my annual leave so I can take the days from Christmas Eve to the 2nd January as holiday and escape the hectic hustle and bustle of London by retreating to my parents' house. This is the one time of year when I know my inbox can withstand the break and when [...]