• Fruit, the forbidden food?

    I never thought the day would come when people were scared and worried about eating fruit. And I’m not talking about the scare we had last year when certain frozen berries were contaminated with hepatitis A!!! I’m talking about people being worried that fruit is unhealthy, that fruit will cause weight gain, diabetes and be… Continue Reading

  • My Unapologetically Boring Day on a Plate

    A few ‘health gurus’ have come out lately telling the world what they eat on a daily basis to keep themselves healthy and there is no shortage of weird and obnoxious, bizarre, ridiculous wonderful ingredients. Their diet is full of superfood goodness, pixie dust and magical beans that no doubt will allow them to live… Continue Reading

  • Summer Diet Scorecard

    I’m not a big fan of diets but I know summer has arrived which means the gossip mags will once again be promoting the fad diets to ensure you are…I don’t even want to say it… ‘bikini ready’. But before you jump onto the fad diets that they are likely to promote check out the… Continue Reading

  • Super Food, Super Hyped, Super Expensive

    I cringe when I hear the word ‘superfood’ it gives me images of Dr Oz flogging some miracle food that instantly burns fat, reduces cellulite and speeds up metabolism – and it can be yours for only $495 (+ postage and handling)!!! Many super foods are super hyped and super over priced. The so called… Continue Reading

  • Misleading Messages

    New dietary advice comes out weekly. One study reports this, one celebrity promotes that and another current affairs program is reporting something else. It all gets quite confusing. And unfortunately in the middle of all this chaos, disorder and trying to keep up with the latest dietary ‘advice’ the healthy eating message gets thrown out… Continue Reading

  • Eat Food, Not Nutrients

    What did you have for dinner last night? I had protein, omega 3’s, a side of carbs, oh and there was a nice dash of B vitamins, vitamin A and zinc and a little iron a calcium to top it off… said no one ever…and no one has ever said that because we eat food… Continue Reading