Tag Archives : Nutrition

8 Dangers Of A Fat Free Diet

Our hunter gatherer ancestry gives a clue that fat free diets aren’t what we’re made for. Prior to agriculture becoming prevalent, the human diet was high in natural¬†fats, and low carb. The opposite to what many people are eating today. There are several small groups of hunter gatherer even today, still eating what our ancestors […]

How Can You Lose Weight When You’re a Foodie?

How can you lose weight if you’re a real foodie? Can being slim AND being a foodie happily coexist? What is a Foodie I looked this up on Wikipedia and this is what it said – a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food. A foodie seeks new food experiences as a […]

Giving Up Sugar To Lose Weight & Reverse Diabetes

One of the glummest faces I see in my GP work is on the face of a person who has just been diagnosed with diabetes who is facing the prospect of giving up sugar. There is a lot of misunderstanding of what sugar actually is. What is Sugar? Most people think sugar is just the […]

Why Am I Always Hungry?

A new Uber Slim member asked me “Why am I always hungry? How can I lose weight when I’m hungry the whole time?” Good question! She needs the answer to this before she can make any progress. Why Am I Always Hungry? There are two common reasons why people feel hungry all the time. One […]

What Are Processed Foods?

I was watching a sci-fi film which was set in the future the other day, where people had their ‘food’ in tablet form. This is probably at the far end of the spectrum with real food at one end and processed food at the other. Western ‘food’ is heading further and further along that spectrum […]

Good Diet Plan – It Only Needs 4 Things

A good diet plan has 4 essential components. The mistake a lot of people make when trying to lose weight is leaving out 2-3 of them, or not doing any of them in a way that’s going to help. 1. Mindset You need to clearly define what you’re aiming for before you start. When people […]

How Do You Get Diabetes?

The speed at which new cases of diabetes walk through a doctor’s door – it’s enough to make you wonder if it’s become contagious, like the common cold. How do you get diabetes? For this blog I’ll be referring to Type 2 diabetes. How Do You Get Diabetes? Carbs play a key role when it […]

What’s the Difference Between Complex and Simple Carbs?

If you’re taking advice about nutrition regarding your health and/or weight – make sure the person you’re talking to knows what they’re talking about! I was talking with a diabetic patient the other day who was struggling both with their weight and their blood sugar. The obvious question from me “Tell me what you usually […]

Why Does Your Will Power Crumble Mid-Late Afternoon?

You’ve started your healthy eating plan and all is going quite well, until you get to mid-late afternoon. You start to feel low in energy and hungry. If you work somewhere like I do you’re surrounded by chocolate, cakes, biscuits and sweets. No I don’t work in a sweet shop, but a doctor’s surgery! How […]

Are Potatoes Fattening?

I was giving some advice last week to my friends a Poshinc, and the question about potatoes came up. If you’re planning on losing weight it’s a good idea to reduce the amount of potatoes you eat. You don’t have to cut them out altogether, but it’s a good idea to eat them sparingly. Why […]