The Problem With Restriction

I’m currently reading Fat by Robert Pool. It looks at the research around weight and obesity going all the way back to the 1800s. He speaks about all the different theories that have come and gone and how our understanding has changed over the last hundred years or so. (There is a section in the book where Pool talks about experiments with milkshakes and ice creams, something I’ve spoken about before.) One idea, which was popular for a time, was that the heavier someone was, the more susceptible they were to external cues. That if they saw advertisements about food or food was placed in … [Read more...]

Keeping It Simple

“Eat the rainbow.” “Include a wide variety of foods.” “Consume as many times of fruits and vegetables as you can.” These are all pretty common suggestions for people to improve their health. The idea that different foods contain different vitamins, minerals, macronutrients, and phytonutrients and that the more you can include, the more you are covering your nutritional bases. While I generally think this can be a good strategy, there are times when I make a different suggestion. Regularly I see clients who are dealing with digestive upset. It may not be the only thing going on, … [Read more...]

Finding The Middle Ground

I still remember the first Monday after I quit my office job. I was going to be doing this nutrition gig full time and it filled me with a mix of excitement and dread. Even in this very early stage, one thing that I was sure of was that making nutrition a success wasn’t just about nutrition knowledge. It took knowledge of running a business and everything that this encompassed. So I started reading about marketing, specifically Internet marketing. As is common with these things you start getting on more people’s lists and reading their blogs and their emails. Being a rank beginner I … [Read more...]

Want To Quit Dieting?

bout four and a half years ago I created an email series called “The World’s Healthiest Foods”. It is a series of emails over 12 days that looks at some of the best (and often underrated) foods that you can be including in your diet. Over this time my knowledge and beliefs about food has changed drastically, but I still standby this series and its advice. About two years ago I created another email series called “DIY Tests”. This is a series of five emails that looks at simple and inexpensive (or free) tests you can do at home to check your health. I explain what the numbers mean and … [Read more...]

NFL, Money and Dieting

Sports stars are some of the highest paid individuals in the world. And while they may have short careers, in this limited time they can amass a fortune that most can only dream of. The NFL is a perfect example. A 2013 study showed that the average NFL player earned $1.9 million per year and was in the league for 3.5 years, totalling $6.65 million. A different study put an NFL player with a median-length career as earning about $3.2 million in total. Quite different amounts of total earnings, but still a significant amount of money whichever one you take. But what is interesting, despite … [Read more...]

Mind Body Musing Podcast

I’m famous…well kind of. I recorded a podcast last week with Madelyn Moon from Mind Body Musing. This is the first podcast I’ve recorded and you can check it out by going here.     It was a great chat and we covered things like dieting camaraderie, demonising foods, markers for health and understanding ‘problem behaviours’. Check it out.   … [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...]