Why should “diet” should mean “long term nutrition”?

You know how you used to aim for that summer body, and you’d get it? Has that stopped being achievable? It’s not really any surprise when you think on it. I’m not just talking menopause, but pretty much every single moment from about the age of 35, our hormones start to do stupid things to…

Fitting a low-carb breakfast into a high-paced life

Once you get over the sugar cravings, a low carb diet is fairly easy to maintain. You get used to eating pretty much the same as everyone else, but you push the potato or the rice to the side of the plate, and have a second serving of vegetables. And of course, skip the dessert…

Why can’t I keep to my diet?

It’s simple. You can’t stick to your diet because you made it too hard. There are many elements of our life that we need to consider when committing to a long-term change in what we eat: Time If you work full time and have two kids at school age, you’ll get home one night and…

A day in the life of 1200 calories

It’s pretty widely agreed that if you want to lose weight, you have to drop your calories. Where you drop them should be based on how many days a week you are going to exercise restraint. I’ve got a friend who swears by a 5:2 lifestyle, but I’ve got my hesitations on recommending this. One,…

The big secret to finding a diet that works

I’ve lost over 15 kilograms recently, and it hasn’t been hard, but it also hasn’t been fast.  I still eat the same meal (almost) as the rest of my family. I still dine out, have take-aways, travel to countries where every menu has pasta on it, and I drink alcohol. These were parts of my…