Fasting: will it work for you? Is fasting dangerous?

There is lots in the news about fasting these days. Juice fasting is popular, as well as the 5:2 diet where you eat normally for 5 days and fast for 2. According to Wikipedia: “Fasting is primarily an act of willing abstinence or reduction from certain or all food, drink, or both, for a period […]

Why “mouthfeel” is important to help you lose weight

Have you ever heard about “mouthfeel”? It’s defined as “the tactile sensation a food gives to the mouth” by dictionary.com and as “the sensation created by food or drink in the mouth” by Merriam-Webster. There is a theory I have heard that it could be one of the essential components of food that leads to […]

The hidden calories and fat in “healthy” smoothies

This picture of a healthy smoothie angers me. It makes me furious with rage and I fear for society. Just look at this smoothie. I did not make it. I did not drink it. It was made by theveganchemist and this is not going to be a critical post, merely a deconstruction on what is […]

Is self-love the key to losing weight?

I used to have a problem with food, having said that – I am not suggesting that I am out of the water yet – I anticipate that at some stage in the future, I may have a problem with food again. There have been times in my life when I have been overweight. My […]

My extreme 3 day diet plan: day 2 FAIL

Kids, I have failed. I thought long and hard about what I would write today. I was tossing up whether to be honest about the second day of my crazy eating plan or to just come clean. In truth, I wouldn’t feel right if I blogged and lied at the same time, so I have […]

My 3 day extreme diet plan: follow me

I am about to start a three day extreme eating plan and I want your help. The time has come to do something drastic with my diet. I eat lots of junk food and I have been blogging a lot about this. I wasn’t always this way, in fact, I have often been one of […]

6 problems with the Weight Watchers program and 6 solutions | online

6 problems with the Weight Watchers program and 6 solutions

Having problems with weight watchers? I don’t know too many people (especially, I hate to say, women) who have never tried Weight Watchers. Their method of prescribing a “points value” to food has been praised by many and I know that lots of people do find success with the program. Not everybody loses weight permanently […]

5 Celebrities with Eating Disorders

Tracey Gold Do you remember Tracey Gold? She is probably best known for playing Carol Seaver on the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains which ran from 1985 until 1992. Tracey was a famous child star, like her sister Missy. I remember one episode of the show that Carol Seaver fell through the roof of her bedroom, […]

A Perfect Day of Eating? What Bollocks!

I found an article online, talking about The Perfect Day of Eating. To read the original article, go here. It was written by a bloke, so it doesn’t surprise me that it’s very unspecific and completely omits portion sizes. Plus, I think it’s quite unrealistic and assumes the reader to be some sort of angelic […]

Does Eating Too Much Chicken Make Your Boobs Grow? And What Of Man Boobs?

There has been some news recently that estrogen in chicken and beef may be contributing to hormone-dependent cancers. This is from a study in the US. The study was presented in early June at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago. It showed that U.S. chicken and beef contain relatively high levels […]

10 Weirdest Hangover Cures that Totally Work

It happens to the best of us. Too many bevvies and an early start the next day. What are some great ways to sure a hangover? Here are some of the best!  1. Coconut water wellness It’s true – best from a real coconut, but the bottled stuff is fine. It contains five essential electrolytes […]

Is This the Weirdest Weight Loss Method You’ve Ever Heard Of?

It’s called “Weight Loss Tongue Patch Surgery” and the idea is very gross. For just under $2000 US, a doctor sews and abrasive patch to your tongue, making it very difficult for you to eat. People who have had one attached have reported weight loss of up to 30 pounds a month. Meet the California […]

Does Anyone Remember the Pro-Ana Sites on Live Journal?

Warning: if you are suffering from an eating disorder, this may not be an appropriate post for you to read. This post is a discussion about what used to be on the pro-ana sites of the mid 2000s. Lots of this stuff was bad for people. These sites were frequented primarily by women, but there […]

Professor Loses 27 Pounds on a Junk Food Diet: Should You?

Have you heard of this guy? For 10 weeks, Mark Haub ate only junk food. He lost lots of weight, improved his cholesterol and got his BMI down to a healthy level. All by eating lots and lots of Twinkies. I am not kidding. To make things even more interesting, he is a professor of […]