Why low-fat food is not good for weight loss

For years, the low fat mantra has permeated every area of life. A trip to the supermarket now shows rows and rows of low fat products, none more obvious that the dairy aisle. Low-fat milk, low-fat yoghurt, low-fat cheese, low-fat cream, low-fat cream cheese. You get the picture. But like the law of life, if you take something away, you often need to put something in its place. And fat is often what makes food taste good. So food manufacturers add sugar to make it taste better.  READ MORE

A guide to Intermittent Fasting (IF)

The health benefits of Intermittent Fasting are starting to be recognised by progressive doctors and nutritionists around the world. But there is still a lot of discussion and confusion around the how to fast. So what is the best way to fast? Well it really depends on your goals and what you want to achieve from fasting. READ MORE

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting is simply taking time off from eating on a regular basis. We all fast overnight (thus the term BreakFast) so extending the10-12 hours that we naturally fast to a minimum of 16 hours can result in many health benefits. Fasting is not just a good way to lose weight; it also has a lot of other health benefits (some better researched than others). READ MORE

Why do most diets fail?

You've read the statistics. 99% of diets fail. I’m not sure where that number even came from but we all know that most people (most likely ourselves included) who lose a lot of weight put it back on again with often a bonus few pounds on top.  Is it really because we all have so little willpower that we can't stick to diets or, even worse, binge after we reach our goal weight and pile it all back on (and then some)? Well wait a minute. The science of weight loss is actually much more nuanced than that... READ MORE