15Jan/110

Thinking about Food

It struck me this week that food means different things to different people. I know, not exactly an earth shattering or scientifically astounding thought, but still - I had often wondered why people make such wrong choices when it comes to choosing what food they want to eat and now  I have finally worked that out.

Ultimately - I think that most people view food as something they "deserve", or in other words, a treat. When it comes to treats, you want something that is indulgent, like ... Read More

1Aug/090

Calories

Here's another one of those great topics that you could spend hours on...Calories. We all know what they are used for - basically as a measurement of the richness of food in the sense that if you eat too many calories, you will gain weight and if you eat less - you will lose some. But then I got the question - what is a Calorie? Hmmmm, nice subject for a Saturday morning.

So a Calorie is indeed a measure of energy - to be exact, originally it was a measure of how much ... Read More

18Jul/090

Measuring up…

As I see yet another magazine proclaiming to get you that hot "beach body" within a week, I thought I might do a little overview of how best to measure whether you are getting anywhere near that ideal.. Mind you, never understood the overkill on getting to that Beach Body. To me a beautiful body is anyone who is looking healthy, with a zest for life and confidence in themselves!

However, even for health it is good to know where you are at, and benchmarking against that.

SO what ... Read More

16Jun/090

Energy – where do you get yours from??

I love this topic, but it is one of the hardest to tackle in a simple blog. If you want to achieve anything with your exercise or sport though, or simply want to maintain a healthy balance in life, you need to understand how your body is fuelled.

Let me break it down to basics - there's three major sources of energy that your body can use: carbohydrates, protein and fat. All day long, these sources are broken down into usable format by your body, which is effectively just one big ... Read More

   

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