1-hour prep for 7 tasty, high-protein meals
Your lunch doesn’t have to be expensive, shop-bought fare that compromises your nutrition. Today I spent just under 1-hour preparing 7 healthy, tasty, high-protein meals for £1.89 ($2.46) per portion. Each flavourful portion contains two chicken thighs and packs at least 30g of protein, as well as vitamins and minerals from the vegetables and herbs. […]Continue reading
When it comes to our health, why do we trust numbers so much more than our feelings?
When it comes to our health, why do we trust numbers so much more than our feelings? The world of popular nutrition, the diet industry, the whole health and fitness sector has gone data mad – wearable tech, apps, calorie counting, hitting your macros. It’s as if by relentlessly measuring and tracking we can engineer […]Continue reading
Think Slow-Carb Not Low-Carb?
Yesterday I talked about how sugar has become such a pervasive part of our food landscape that we’re chronically overdosing on it and because sugar’s effects on our brain chemistry are so powerful, giving it up can be enormously difficult. So, if we know what sugar does to us theoretically, how do we apply this […]Continue reading
As hunter-gatherers, we ate the equivalent of only 20 teaspoons of sugar a year. Today the average individual eats more than 17,000.
I talk about fructose (fruit sugar) here, but sugar is sugar is sugar. As well as fresh fruit and juice, fructose is plentiful in sugary soft drinks, sweets and chocolate, bread, breakfast cereal, most processed and convenience foods, and ‘healthy’ low-fat or fat-free products. Fructose can dramatically alter your metabolism and your brain chemistry, cause […]Continue reading
Can you change your behaviour?
Why do we do what we do? More specifically, and importantly, when thinking about combating behaviours that don’t positively serve us, why do we get urges to do things? We’re all inheritors of a behavioural blueprint crafted by evolution (especially in areas integral to our survival like food and sex). This blueprint, revised by our […]Continue reading
We have charged with blind indulgence into a health crisis. The urge to fuel our bodies is innate and we all spend a great deal of time thinking about what we are going to eat, when and in what quantity, yet never have we been so confused by our food choices, overwhelmed by misinformation delivered […]Continue reading