Looking back at what’s happened since I wrote about . . .Read More Take 2: Fish from the farmers’ market
Can’t live with it; can’t live without itRead More The caffeine conundrum
Who’d have thought that the smell of frying tomatoes could be so sweet?Read More The fried tomato mantra
Looking for some objectivity in practical questions and reflections on the past.Read More Motivation in an out-of-date spice bottle
There’s a level of precision and alchemy to baking that is enchanting.Read More Reclaimed Space No 3 – The Pantry … one shelf at a time
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 […]Read More Will doubling my fibre intake reduce my allergy symptoms?
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 fat and sugar suppress our “I’ve had enough” signals. In these situations, I keep eating not because I have …Read More Is this the way to lose weight?
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 […]Read More Starting The 5:2 Diet
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 […]Read More Gluten intolerance or eosinophilic esophagitis
Increasing exercise increases food cravings. It’s one of the first stumbling blocks many face when aiming for weight loss; the counterproductive need to eat more. Then I discover that balancing nutrition gets even trickier if you are trying to create some muscle mass while reducing fat stores. Information sources Good decisions come from good research […]Read More Hunger and exercise