Calorie counting is not the way to lose weight

November 12, 2015Diabetes, Weight loss

Are all calories equal or are some calories more equal than others? Calorie counting has dictated weight management programmes for decades and is based on the principle of energy in versus energy out using the calorie as a measurement of energy. The idea is that if energy input is greater than our energy output then … Read More

7 Myth-busting tips to help you lose weight

August 18, 2015Weight loss

In a fit of enthusiasm and determination to lose weight it is very easy to fall into the trap of setting rules and regulations which may be both punishing and difficult to sustain and which may inadvertently promote weight gain. I hope these 7 tips will help put you straight on some common pit fall. … Read More

5 easy ways to cut sugar intake to 5%

March 7, 2014Diabetes, Healthy eating, Weight loss

The WHO is recommending we cut sugar to 5% of our daily intake. Many people including some, ‘dieticians,’ are saying this is unrealistic! I would say that this is simply not the case and if we are serious about cutting the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and tacking obesity we simply have to take this on … Read More