In the October edition of our Foodwatch newsletter we looked at the fraught issue of weight management and travel. The topic was so popular and we had such lovely feedback that we thought those of you who don’t subscribe to the Foodwatch newsletter might also be interested to read about it. That’s why we’ve created this post detailing the most important points.
This month's Foodwatch Newsletter gives you great tips and tricks for managing your weight when you travel. We all know that travel can be a moving feast and when we get home we've piled on unwanted kilos/cms around the middle. Read the October edition of the Foodwatch Newsletter to find out what you can do to stop the unwanted expansion of your waistline.
A. What are acceptable and desirable levels in an individual food will vary depending upon the type of food (compare oil at 100% fat to bread with only 2% fat), how big the portion is that you eat and your own dietary goals. For example are you trying to lose weight? How physically active are you? How old are you?
Recently we ran a website survey and we thought you’d like to see the results. We wanted to know why you come to Foodwatch, what you’re looking for, what you’re really interested in, as well as a bit about you – do you work at paid employment, do you do the cooking or the shopping etc? The results are quite interesting so take a look!
Sugar. It's been labelled "deadly", "addictive", "toxic", "sweet poison" and blamed for the rise in global obesity in recent years." Get rid of the white toxin from your diet and you'll free up your body to drop those excess kilos" (or so say anti-sugar campaigners Sarah Wilson, David Gillespie and Robert Lustig). Here are the three real reasons why I believe quitting sugar helps you lose weight.
Meeting up at the bar or pub? Sharing a drink with friends? These are the times when you notice salty snacks everywhere – potato crisps, corn chips, beer nuts, cashews, pretzels and rice cracker snacks. Salty snacks fly under the radar – no one remembers eating them. Yet they’re a big problem for health and may explain why you can’t lose weight. Here’s my take on them.