Diet Wheel of Fortune

Remember the game show that used to be on every afternoon, Wheel of Fortune?  For my younger readers (or people who just didn’t like game shows or Baby John Burgess), the basic premise of Wheel of Fortune was that there was a big wheel the contestants spun, there were...

The Low GI Myth

Yesterday someone asked me about their carbohydrate intake, and said they were now going to start a low GI carb diet.  “Excellent!”, I said.  However there is one caveat with a low GI diet that is very important for everyone to know. The biggest myth with low GI diets...

What should I be drinking?

I get this question quite a lot, and the answer is quite simple.  Water. How much? Probably more than you’re currently drinking. The average person needs about 2-3L of water per day.  This is before you do any exercise.  For every workout, you should add another 1L on...

Skinny Fat

Where BMI lets us down A common phenomenon, particularly with women but men definitely suffer also, is the body type known as “skinny fat”. This term typically refers to someone who is in the healthy weight range for their height, and with their shirt on,...