Category: Year Of Efficient Eating
Take 2: Fish from the farmers’ market
Looking back at what’s happened since I wrote about . . .
Will doubling my fibre intake reduce my allergy symptoms?
The internet is useless. I tried to find some information on vinegar and all I got was hordes of links to apple cider. Over the last 18 months I’ve been looking out for information about the digestive system – the world of the gastro. I even tried emailing ABC’s Catalyst program with a request. I…
Is this the way to lose weight?
I’m such a child. I’ve been playing with my food again. The Horizon documentary “Fat vs Sugar” was broadcast here recently. It explored some of the science behind arguments for giving up either fat or sugar. Ignoring the extreme sides of that debate, the take-home message for me was that foods with equal quantities of…
Starting The 5:2 Diet
For change to succeed, more change may be required. That’ s not something the change-phobic like to hear, but it has worked for me in the past and I’m hoping it will again. I’d seen the 5:2 diet on Michael Mosley’s Horizon documentary, but I wanted more information before taking it on. Now that I’ve…
Gluten intolerance or eosinophilic esophagitis
When I tell people that I shouldn’t eat a particularly starchy item, the inevitable response is “Oh, gluten intolerant”, to which I try to explain and then give up. It’s not surprising. Try saying to someone that the things that trigger your hayfever also affect your digestive system and blank stares are the response. There…
Review – 2012 Year of Efficient Eating
People generally think of explorers as those who were first to travel across a new land. Consequently, the act of trying something new has been defined as exploring. Certainly, there were things this year new to me: baking ricotta, sometimes successfully; buying fish from the markets, although I still overcook it; and regularly drinking a…