Food for thought

Do nothing every day

Do nothing every day

It’s important to have balance and variety in our lives so, as a counterpoint to my post about doing more exercise, I’d also encourage you to find time to do ...
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Appetite

Appetite

Humans have evolved a system that tells us when and how much to eat so that our nutritional and functional needs are met. Hunger centres in the brain and the resulting se...
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Food as reward

Sometimes, as children, people are given certain foods as a form of reward. It might be getting pudding as a reward for eating their veg, like “If you eat your vegetabl...
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Stress and allostatic load

Stress and allostatic load

Stress is a way of life these days, it seems. Sometimes it's self-inflicted through over-exercising or overworking, and sometimes it's just circumstance, but there are st...
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Effects of alcohol

Effects of alcohol

Over the years there have been many conflicting reports about the supposed health benefits of drinking, but through it all I've been saying the same thing: there is no sa...
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Perspective

Perspective

Food should be loved, and be a source of daily happiness. Don't let 'being on a diet' become a source of anxiety....
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There is no magic diet

Diet companies* won’t tell you this, but there is no magic diet. Not even fitnat. Signing up to a diet, no matter which, won’t automatically make you lose wei...
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