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 […]

Calories vs. Kilojoules: Why the Kilojoule is an Ineffective Measure if You Want to Stay Thin

Metric and imperial – will the war ever end? As a child, I spent two years in the American school system, learning about inches, quarts, pounds and dimes. Then it was back to the Australian school system for me where I learnt about centimetres, millilitres, kilograms and ten cent pieces. To make things even more […]