Category: food

Learning Nothing New

A long day ended with pizza and shandy last night. It’s now five o’clock in the morning and I’m sitting up after a serious episode of acid reflux. It was a high fat food day, starting with bacon and sausage for breakfast. This is not a usual breakfast for my but a lack of preparation Read More

Slave to Food

Just watched episode one of Claire Richards’ Slave to Food and it has left me slightly unsettled, but I’m just not sure why. Pressure on Claire started before she was in Steps, with weight loss being a prerequisite of getting the job. She admits that she always thought she was the fat one and you Read More

Good foods

Vegetables Potato Rice Polenta Wf bread Rivera Nuts Hummus Oats? Cornflakes? Rice crispies Beans Fruit Meat Fish Lentils Gf pizza Stew Casserole Gf soy sauce Chickpeas Soybean Quinoa This is a quick brain dump and is not an exhaustive list by any means. I will add to this as I develop my diet. Read More

Bad Food

Here’s my list of foods to remove from my diet. Bread Pasta Cake Biscuits Roles Quiche Pasty Pork pie Pie Cous cous Alpen Weetabix Pancakes Poppadoms Nan bread Soy sauce Msg Sausages Corned beef Breadcrumbs Crackers Stuffing Custard Ice-cream Gravy Funny how this list includes many high fat, high sugar foods. Maybe my body is Read More

Taking Advice

A wonderful woman gave me some advice on how to approach a wheat free diet. She suggested an initial 30 day process to trial the change. This will remove the instinctive rejection that total change often brings, but will likely change my eating habit long term. The second suggestion is to list the items to Read More

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Here is a succinct document on IBS from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?   Read More

IBS Eating Tips

A second extract from the NHS website article on IBS treatments. “Your IBS symptoms may improve with these tips: Have regular meals and take your time when eating. Avoid missing meals or leaving long gaps between eating. Drink at least eight cups of fluid a day, particularly water and other non-caffeinated drinks, such as herbal Read More


The following is an extract from the NHS website article on IBS treatments. “People with IBS are often advised to modify the amount of fibre in their diet. There are two main types of fibre: soluble fibre, which the body can digest insoluble fibre, which the body cannot digest Food containing soluble fibre include: oats Read More

Top 10 Ways to Reduce the Amount You Eat

Use smaller plates and bowls Weigh/measure food until you can tell a portion size by sight Search online for the portion sizes for your favourite foods Cut out high fat foods or replace with lower fat alternative Save leftovers for another meal Fill up your plate with no/low calorie foods (i.e. vegetables) Have a salad Read More

My Weight Loss Plan

Ok, back on the bike again with half an hour on the cross trainer. Now I need to make a plan for healthy eating and find a way to keep my motivation up. To help with my motivation Make a food plan Write my shopping list based on this Carry out visualization techniques Write down Read More

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