I came across this interesting article on diet drinks. With the traditional model of weight control being calories in versus calories out, diet drinks are often thought of being a good substitute for sugary drinks. Sugar has widely been replaced by HFCS and artificial sweeteners in manufactured foods and drinks. Not so! As well as … Continue reading Cut the Sugar – including the artificial ones
Low Carb High healthy Fats as a way of eating is excellent for weight loss. It is also a lifestyle that promotes great health and energy. On switching to LCHF, most people lose lots of weight initially but may then plateau. Despite sticking to less than 30g of net carbs per day, they cannot shift … Continue reading Shifting That Stubborn Spare Tyre
We need to eat Omega 3 oils in their natural form if possible. Fish and tomatoes compliment each other very well. especially when tomatoes are in season. This fish soup feels really summery with the fresh tomatoes. You could always give it some extra depth of flavour by adding some bacon too. Ingredients: 1 finely chopped … Continue reading Summery Fish Soup
Liver can take a bit of getting used to due to its strong flavour and texture, but it is a fantastic source of nutrients. Have a look at this nutrient table from Chris Kessners blog. It beats vegetables and red meat by a long shot. This recipe serves 2 adults and has a real Asian feel … Continue reading Liver: Japanese Style
Some recent pronouncements from the WHO declared that red meat increased risk of cancer. I found it interesting that processed meat was lumped in with the data and recommendation, so if you don't eat processed red meat, is the recommendation still the same? Well draw your own conclusion, but here is a very interesting overview … Continue reading Steak and Stir Fried Chinese Veggies
Lamb is a naturally fatty meat that is also high in protein and many vitamins and minerals. It is particularly suited to a low carb diet. This recipe uses a leg of lamb but it would also be equally good made with a cheaper cut such as shoulder. 1.4 kg leg of lamb 1 onion finely … Continue reading Braised Leg of Lamb
If you are feeling like having a Chinese takeaway, be aware of the many harmful impacts of fast food which is heavily processed. They are typically very high in sugar and inflammatory vegetable oil. Some also contain MSG which really drives appetite and food addiction. And you get all that even if you don't eat … Continue reading Feel like a Chinese Takeaway?