9 Benefits of a No Wheat and No Sugar Diet

Since Christmas, I have been almost exclusively avoiding foods that contain wheat and sugar. This is something I’ve toyed with on and off over the last few years, and I’ve written previously about the benefits of quitting sugar and wheat separately,…
What does a no wheat diet actually look like?

A few weeks ago before I left to go overseas I caught up with a friend for a drink after work. She was munching on a croissant and offered me some, (perhaps knowing I have a weakness for croissants). I…
Why and how I went wheat free

As you would know if you’re familiar with GI Gen, I’ve been a fan of the wheat free and sugar free style of eating for some time, and Sweet Poison. Sceptics might suggest I’m too easily persuaded by these ‘fad’…
The Paleo diet: Paleo-schmaleo or is it actually good for you?

I tend to ignore dietary fads until it becomes obvious they’re not going away. And the Paleo diet doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. If anything it’s getting more popular based on the amount of Paleo-devotees, cookbooks and websites springing…
Guest post: My experience of the Scarsdale Medical Diet

Introduction: What is the Scarsdale Medical Diet?   I came across the Scarsdale Medical Diet book recently while cleaning out my bookshelf. The book claims that you can lose up to 20 pounds in 14 days, and that this diet…
Are you addicted to bread?

Recently I read Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health , and wrote a review of it here. I’ve been thinking a lot about wheat, and low-carb eating in general lately, because…
The magic formula for a perfect salad

A friend asked me recently how I manage to make such yummy looking salads, and I told him the formula is simple, so I thought I would provide it here. Here’s my magic formula for a perfect salad. It’s foolproof!…
12 Week Fat Loss Challenge – Week 11 Update

This will only be a quick update tonight because I’ve just come home from a full day of hiking and I’m pretty tired! This has been another good week, although I didn’t get as much exercise done as I’d wanted…
12 Week Fat Loss Challenge – Week 9 Update

It’s nice to be able to sit down to write this post, nearly 3/4 of the way through my 12 Week Challenge, and be in a positive frame of mind. It probably helps that I’m sitting in a sunny window…