Demonising Macronutrients

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For a long time we’ve been fighting “macro-nutrient wars.” Macronutrients refer to carbohydrates, protein and fats, and for the last 50 plus years we’ve been demonising at least one of them. In the late 70s through to the 90s it was fat that was the bad guy. We were told that if we just kept our fat low, everything would work out fine.* From the 2000s to present, the blame starts to move to carbohydrates. They became the villain that we all need to look out for. But this constant focus on macronutrients really misses the point. Because the biggest change to our eating over the last … [Read more...]

Food Quality Versus Quantity

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A couple of weekends ago I went on a golf holiday with 10 mates. We went to Wales and played three rounds over three days, one of which was on the course used for the 2010 Ryder Cup (for anyone who cares about golf). While driving back home I was using my iPhone as my Sat Nav. Within about 10 minutes of setting off I started to get notifications that people were commenting and sharing a link from my 7 Health Facebook page. While this isn’t out of the ordinary, the sheer volume was different. I was getting notifications every 2 or 3 minutes and it continued non-stop for the 4-hour drive … [Read more...]

Interest Rates And Calorie Intakes

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Towards the end of last year I read the book Money: Master The Game by Tony Robbins. The book, as the title would suggest, is about investing and money management but with one of the examples I was able to make some interesting parallels between interest rates and calorie intake. Imagine this scenario. You have two investors who each start with $500,000 as a nest egg. Over the course of 25 years these people get the same average return of 8.03%, which is pretty good in anyone’s book. They both take out roughly $25,000 each year to live off, although this withdrawal goes up slightly each … [Read more...]

Do You Feel Judged When You Eat?

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Before setting up as a nutritionist I had a regular job. I worked for local government, as a housing benefits officer. I would make decisions on how much the unemployed or low-income earners would be paid to help with their rent. It was something I fell into when I first moved from Sydney to London but I ended up doing it for 7 years. Despite definitely not being ‘my calling’, it was really flexible and allowed me to study nutrition and subsequently set up my own company. I remember when I worked in the job just how much I used to eat. Every day I would be taking in mountains of food and … [Read more...]

Getting A Bikini Body

While I don’t want to jinx anything, London has been having a pretty amazing summer. It started early and just keeps on going. This is the second summer in a row of smashing weather and it just makes such a difference. Long live the warm weather (hopefully not to the detriment to the planet). It’s the kind of temperature that normally leads to more skin being on show. The bikini body is something most women aspire to but it’s years like this that really give you a chance to show it off (or alternatively spend more time trying to hide it). Aesthetics can often be the driver for what … [Read more...]

Webinar Replay And The Real Health Formula

Last week I hosted my webinar on Why Your Attempt To Eat Healthy Is Actually Creating Poor Health. I was really happy with how it went and the feedback has been amazing. It has definitely convinced me that webinars are something I will be doing more of; it’s such a great way of providing free tips and advice. I have had lots of people email to say that they were sorry that they couldn’t make it. Luckily I made a recording and you can watch a replay below. I know that it will provide immense value because it’s what I am hearing from the people who watched it first time around. If you want … [Read more...]

Free Webinar

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TO REGISTER CLICK HERE. At the beginning of the year I did 73 free one-off consults with people. Each of these consults were about an hour long, so this amounted to a lot of time speaking to people one on one about their diet and the symptoms they were dealing with. From working with clients over the last 5 years I have a pretty solid understanding of things. But this process really cemented a number of ideas I have had for a long time, confirming it in black and white terms. The first thing it showed was that the majority of people are suffering with the same common issues. There were … [Read more...]