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,…
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’…
Pinch me, I must be dreaming!

Have you ever flown Business Class? Me neither…until today! That’s where I’m writing to you from now, sprawled out in the cavernous seat 5A halfway through my Malaysian Airlines (yeah, I know…) flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur. Cattle class…
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…
Top tips for going sugar free

Tips to help you quit sugar It’s #Sugarfreeseptember at the moment. I’m not sure where that started but it’s all over social media and of course I’ve jumped on board because I’ve had first hand experience of the benefits of…
Your simple guide to sugar alternatives

‘Sugarfree’ has been a fad for some time now, but it’s backed by hard evidence about the damage that high sugar diets are doing to our bodies. I’ve blogged about giving up sugar elsewhere, in explaining my own efforts to…
How and why I quit sugar

This is the story of how and why I quit sugar, back in February 2012, which was the thing that really kick-started my healthy lifestyle change. It began with a particularly bad sugar hangover (after eating a whole tub of…