Demonising Macronutrients

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...]

The Best Forms Of Carbohydrates

I was looking back at my recent posts and realised that they’ve been disproportionately focused towards body image of late. I haven’t spoken about some specifics around food in a while. But today I’m going to take care of that. And we’re going to focus on carbohydrates. Yes, that evil food that leads to “insidious” weight gain, gives you diabetes and prevents you from being a “fat burner”. Also known as your cells preferred energy source. What I want to share with you today is largely based on my experience of working with clients. Some of it is also backed up by research, but the … [Read more...]

Blood Sugar Part 2 – The failure of low-carb

This is part two in my series on blood sugar. To read part one please CLICK HERE. Low Carbohydrate Diets The next solution that seems to be all the rage for dealing with blood sugar issues is low carbohydrate diets. This can come in many forms like the paleo diet, dukkan, Atkins and many more. As I mentioned in part one, carbohydrates are broken down and used for energy. When the diet is insufficient in carbohydrates – whether that be intentional or not – the body has to get this energy from somewhere else. In the world of low carb writing this is portrayed as a seamless process. The … [Read more...]