Why the kind of body fat you carry matters

Most of us are aware that carrying too much fat is less than desirable and can lead to a number of health complications. However, what you may not realize is that location and the type of fat you are carrying…
What exactly can you eat on a no wheat diet?

On a Wheat Free Diet, What Can I Eat? Wheat is so pervasive in our modern (western) society it’s no surprise people might think eating wheat free could be a challenge. And sometimes it is if you’re out and about…
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,…
Good habits and perseverance are the keys to success in life

You know those lists of ‘things successful people do’ that are ALL over the internet and clogging up your Facebook feed? They usually include something about building good habits, and the older I get the more convinced I am that…
Are fitness trackers a dangerous obsession?

Is Wearable Fitness Technology Ruining Your Life? Recently I came across an Everyday Feminism article on Facebook, entitled “Your Fitbit is Ruining Your Relationship with Your Body”, which criticised the ‘quantified self’ trend, which basically means ‘quantifying’ our health by…
What to really expect when you start losing weight

Weight loss isn’t all beer and skittles. In fact there will be very little beer and very few skittles. It’s weight loss. Duh. Saddle up because this shit is HARD. It’s worth it of course in the end but given…
Weight loss myth-busting: how to REALLY reduce belly fat

If you surf the net in search of weight loss tips, you’ll no doubt have seen dozens of ads and/or links for weight loss articles offering you ‘top tips to reduce belly fat!!’, or ‘5 ways to lose fat from…
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’…
Daring Greatly: Vulnerability and Body Image Issues

Being vulnerable sucks. I don’t think there’s any denying the fact that the raw, exposed, fragile, uncomfortable feeling we identify as vulnerability is something most of us try and avoid. I know I do! Underlying vulnerability is fear and shame.…