Coming clean on the latest diet trend

Coming clean on the latest diet trend

Being summer here in Australia, and typically a time of year when a lot of us are thinking more about our health – maybe you’re trying to shed a few Christmas kilos or you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions – a lot of you would have decided (or at least considered)...
Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

I was at a friend’s birthday dinner recently and as I was enjoying my risotto… and my cider… and the pizzas were being passed around the table, followed by the obligatory cake (sadly I couldn’t indulge in those too because – gluten!), it occurred to me how easy...
Is alcohol making you fat?

Is alcohol making you fat?

I’ve decided to go alcohol-free this month. Not for any particular reason – I’m not raising money for a worthy cause, although if you need a reason that’s a good one – I just like to lay off the booze for a few months each year. Sometimes it’s because I’m...
Sweet nothings

Sweet nothings

It’s fair to say I’ve had a love/hate relationship with sugar over the years. Unfortunately for me it’s been pretty one-sided – as in, I love sugar but it doesn’t love me back. It leaves me feeling bloated, tired, gassy and worst of all, always wanting more. So giving...

Fast food – part 3

A strange thing has happened in the past week, I’ve found myself actually looking forward to my fast days. (For those who’ve just tuned in, I’m experimenting with the 5:2 diet for a month – see previous posts for the back story). I’m kind of...

Fast food – part 2

So I’ve just come off the second fast day in my first week on the 5:2 diet and while I can’t say it’s been easy, I feel like I’m starting to get in the groove of it. The first fast day was tough – I found myself starving at 10am, having had a breakfast of one...