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Why all diet plans are more similar than you think

There are so many diet books on the market it’s not surprising that people get confused about what they should eat. Clean eating, the Zone diet, low carb, the Dukan diet, low fat, high fibre, paleo, eating for your blood type, intermittent fasting, the Mediterranean diet, the Sirt diet, etc, etc, etc. If you bought only a handful of those books and tried to make sense of their recommendations your …Read More

Why I’m not giving up alcohol for January

Those of you who read my blogs regularly will know that I don’t believe healthy living has to be 100% perfect or “clean” (the current buzzword) and that I don’t believe you should put your life on hold to improve your health, lose weight or get fit. So I find the concept of Dryathon January really depressing.  31 days of depriving yourself of something you enjoy, for what?  To go …Read More

My dry month

OK, I’m exaggerating, it’s not been quite a month, but I’ve just gone 28 days without a drop of alcohol. Why did I do this?  I’m not a heavy drinker, but I do enjoy wine, and I do drink twice a week.  And on some occasions I drink quite a lot in one sitting.  Although I wasn’t overly worried about my health, I did start wondering whether I would feel different …Read More