nutrition

Cut the bullshit. The only diet I recommend.

Cut the bullshit. The only diet I recommend.

Eating healthy has never been more complicated. We have used technology to massively improve food availability but often in the process of doing that we have sacrificed their nutritional value.

Take bread for instance, by refining the wheat, it becomes easier to make bread in reliable and enormous amounts but by doing so almost all the nutrients are stripped from the grain, meaning they then need to be added back in artificially afterwards. It's why bread has gone from just 3 ingredients to the tens of ingredients you'll read on a package nowadays. Our food tech has been a blessing and a curse. 

One of the worst outcomes of this has been the confusion people have around food. It's become very complicated to assess if something is good or bad for you. The short lived popularity of specific diets only confuses people further and the daily headlines demonising fats one day, carbs the next really seals the deal. 

I've had many a patient brag about eating certain foods under the impression it's a health food only to have the rug pulled out from under them when I explain the truth to the matter.  Below are some of the products people get wrong. Hope you enjoy cutting the bullshit. 

  • Vegan processed cheese

The real deal: nut cheese

  • Gluten free anything

Sadly gluten free products are often full of sugar and weird additives to compensate for the lack of tasty gluten. They're trying too hard to mimic something you're used to having when you'd be better off having entirely different foods instead. Sometimes it's best not to substitute.

The real deal: don't eat bread lol

  • Vitamin water

Sadly this is a secret sugared up product. If they claim to be sugar free you may be surprised to find they are using aspartame instead. It's another sweetener but with potentially even worse side effects than sugar does! Effectively it's water with additives.

The real deal: fruit infused water or watered down juice

  • Probiotic yoghurt drinks

The real deal: kefir yoghurt or milk

  • Special K

I'm shocked by how many people think special k is a diet food because of their advertising campaign that showed people losing weight since exchanging one of their meals a day with a bowl of special k. This gets extrapolated to mean the cereal is in some way good for you.

The real deal: home made granola

  • Zero sugar drinks

Sorry but this is another aspartame ridden area. You may be better off actually having the cane sugar original product instead.

The real deal: sugar!  

 

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Yesterday I woke up at 8am and had a cup of herbal tea to start the day and headed straight into working from my desk (in my pyjamas admittedly), and forgot to eat anything till 11am when my tummy started rumbling. But alas, I couldn't be bothered to cook anything so I reached for an apple instead.

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