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A Critique of the ISSN Position Stand on Meal Frequency | Intermittent fasting diet for fat loss, muscle gain and health<

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5:2 intermittent fasting diet – The Pros and Cons

source: http://www.dietassist.co.uk/news/5-2-intermittent-fasting-diet-the-pros-and-cons/ Earlier this year, we posted about the 5:2 diet, and how our DietAssist programme can make intermittent fasting diets like the 5:2 much easier and longer lasting. In the article, we also cautioned that whilst intermittent fasting has many reported health benefits, it is not safe for everyone, especially pregnant women and diabetics.… Read More »

2 Day Diet: Is That Really Enough?

The 2-Day Diet was created by Dr. Michelle Harvie, research dietitian at Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, and Professor Tony Howell. The authors worked together in research exploring the connection between breast cancer and obesity. They designed this diet to help women with breast cancer to lose weight and keep it off for good. Diet for… Read More »

Health and Wine

I love wine and I am not going to stop drinking it within moderation. So I need to figure out how much sugar(hence fructose) that is. There is residual sugar left in most wines. A dry wine has less that a sweet pudding wine, apparently about a ratio of 1:10. So I don’t plan to… Read More »

Cancers, Dementia, Alzheimers

When I started this “journey”, I had no idea where it might end up.As I have stated elsewhere I was shocked to discover that the established wisdom might be wrong. That there was a possible link between Sugar (Fructose) and overweight, obesity, type II diabetes. Then I started to discover that possibly there was a… Read More »

Chocolate

How much chocolate should I eat if any? I like Lindt Chocolate. I though it would be instructive to compare their three types of plain chocolate as follows: (source http://www.fatsecret.co.uk/calories-nutrition/lindt/70-dark-chocolate/1-square) Chocolate Calories Sugar Saturated Fat Lindt (1 square)       70% 52 2.8g 2.4g 85% 53 1.4g 2.8g 90% 58 0.7g 3.0g   Assuming… Read More »

This is what happens to your brain when you give up sugar

I came across this interesting article. Source: Jordan Gaines Lewis, Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate at Penn State College of Medicine for The Conversation Feb 18, 2015 Theconversation_140px-logo Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in… Read More »

The Dukan diet.

see http://www.dukandiet.co.uk/ I am not a doctor, dietitian or nutritionist. This is only my personal interpretation of what I have read and my experiences from what I have done. You should not take my experiences, nor what I write about as any form of recommendation. Always consult your medical advisors first. What I have done… Read More »