There’s so much dietary confusion around these days. And a lot of people just give up…
“You can’t eat anything these days. Everything is bad for you apparently. One day potatoes are good, the next day bad. One day butter is good, the next, eat margarine…”
Nutritional science is comparatively young (i.e. they don’t know it all)
The press loves a good story and controversy because it SELLS
The combination of the above facts is a recipe for confusion. Experts can see people are confused and so every expert decides to solve the problem by writing a book. This leads to more confusion because the nutrition experts don’t even agree on the fundamentals… Continue reading →
“The trainer at the gym was saying 5 small meals rather than 3? Yes or no? I’m eating a fair amount of nuts/dried fruit and square of dark chocolate oh and fresh dates for my snack when I feel the need, probably at least twice in the day.
Do I need to be using milk for anything… I came off it years ago and have used soya, rice and oat milk… which one do I go back to to make my porridge with?”
Five small meals is fine but impractical for most. The meal timing in Happy Guide is what’s going to work for most people and it also fits in with “normal” meal times.
That’s important because we all need to fit in with what’s going on or we become socially distanced. So…
… is a great way to even it all out and stay socially acceptable.
If you are losing weight be careful of the quantity of dried fruit and nuts. The combination hits that nerve that says “Eat loads and loads of this stuff!!” It’s a high carb high fat combo that’s irresistible… Continue reading →
I couldn’t believe what my friend said the other day. “When you come over, we can go shopping and you can show me how it’s done.”
Brain freeze! That came as a bit of a shock to me!
What could be easier? You go round and put fruits, veg, nuts and good protein sources in your trolley, then you pay :-)
But of course it’s easy to assume that everyone knows what you know. If you’re used to having cereals, sandwiches and pizza as your staple diet, the fruit and veg aisles can look a bit daunting… Continue reading →
The Happy Guide diet is a big step back to eating natural human foods — the foods we evolved to eat over millions of years; primarily fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, meat, poultry, seafood and eggs.
Our bodies thrive on these foods because they’re the foods we’re adapted to.
Some modern foods are allowed but the ones that cause the most damage — gluten grains and most dairy, need to be avoided by most people to be in the best of health.
A simple plan that gets the most out of your diet without feeling restrictive is a good way to go. And good diet habits means that preparing food becomes a no-brainer, and you get all the benefits without the stress. A typical day might be… Continue reading →
Goji juice and goji berry mania is rife. But is this humble berry the fountain of youth — a “miracle food” as is claimed?
Can it really prevent cancer? Or is it just another case of food fashion meets marketing?
Let’s find out…
Goji Berries, apparently, are “fruit Viagra,” “one pack will have you jumping for joy” and they’re “cellulite-busting,” according to the marketing hype. Hmmm (muses).
Goji berries — pronounced “go-gee” are about the same size as raisins but red and somewhat harder. They’re also known as wolfberries and grow on vines native to the Himalayas. They’re also grown extensively in China, Mongolia, and Tibet… Continue reading →
It’s pretty hard to work out what you can and can’t eat these days…
Which is not a good situation given the alarming rise of obesity and chronic illness in the US and UK.
Can eating like an ape improve your health?
Can natural nutrition reverse the effects of modern diets?
The BBC decided to find out and got some volunteers to go “back to nature”…
The “Evo Diet” experiment
Take one zoo enclosure in Devon, England — only meters away from the great apes. Put in some huts and tents. Add 9 people with dangerously high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Add a dietician prepared ape diet and then simmer for 12 days… Continue reading →
Wouldn’t it be great if we had some really healthy role models?
People who live the healthiest, happiest lives so that we can look at them with soft focus and say “I want to be like that too?”
Well we can! There are lists of the healthiest nations in the world…
Japan usually tops these lists but actually, above Japan is the little island of Okinawa. It’s only a teeny dot on the world map…
The healthiest people in the world?
Okinawa is a lush subtropical island in the Pacific Ocean, made famous — at least in my mind — as the home of Mr. Myagi in The Karate Kid :-)
It has more people over a hundred years old than anywhere else on Earth — as a percentage of the population. Well, no-one wants to live to be a centenarian if the last thirty years of their life is spent in miserable declining health… Continue reading →