“I have no willpower.”
“I’m my own worst enemy.”
“I was so good all day, & then I gave in.”
“If it’s me versus the cookie, the cookie always wins.”
When it comes to conversations about sugar, these are the kind of statements I hear all the time. Our relationship to the sweet stuff is problematic, to say the least. It’s a battle, and often a losing one.
As you’ll know if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, I’m a big believer in listening to the body’s intuition and messages. The body knows, …
Written by Margaret Floyd on 15/05/13 am31 09:19 AM
There’s a big ol’ myth out there that stubbornly refuses to die. It goes something like this: eating fat makes you fat.
From a basic caloric standpoint, this appears to make sense. Fat contains 9 calories per gram, whereas carbohydrates and proteins contain 4 calories per gram. If calories were the only thing to consider, it would stand to reason that if you eat fat, you’re going to gain weight because of the higher caloric load.
Well, first off – let’s clear up the calorie myth. If you haven’t done so already, …
Written by Margaret Floyd on 08/05/13 am31 09:28 AM
If I told you that you could choose between a handful of carrot sticks and two non-fat chocolate chip cookies, that each has the same number of calories and would have the exact same impact on your waistline, which would you choose?
C’mon, be honest. We’d all pick the cookies.
And if we listened to a lot of the messages out there about weight, then that would be the logical choice. After all, isn’t it all about calories-in calories-out, regardless of where those calories came from?
The problem is, calories are just one …
Written by Margaret Floyd on 01/05/13 am31 07:27 AM
We all get older. Day by day, our life moves forward. Sometimes at mock speed.
We have come to believe that along with our increase in years comes an inevitable physical and mental decline, ill health, and general degradation. If we were to chart it on a graph, it would look something like this:
As we get older, we get sicker, weaker, and rely on more external support like medications to help us through the day. Our mental capacity diminishes. Things slow down. Slowly but surely we aren’t able to do all …
Written by Margaret Floyd on 24/04/13 am30 08:12 AM
Last night something unusual happened in the Floyd-Barry household. Unusual for 2013, I should say. We watched a movie.
Now before you accuse Chef James of breaking his media fast, we agreed at the beginning of this year that he would make the very rare exception to watch a film that was specifically and directly related to our line of work. In Search of the Perfect Human Diet was one such exception.
A lot of movies explore the politics and economics of food, diet and health: SuperSize Me, Food Inc., and Forks …
Written by Margaret Floyd on 17/04/13 am30 07:00 AM