All in Myths

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

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