Friday, April 26, 2019

Diet & Nutrition

The Real Reason you can’t lose those last five kilos

From Madison mag, January 08 – page 160-162. So apparently most dieters don’t have emotional support so they "fall off the wagon". And happily, Weight Watchers is there to provide it with regular meetings and a survival guide to “keep your mind, body and mouth under control”. (There it is again, that expectation that you *will*...

The Body Peace Pact – more on Cosmo

The Cosmo article in the Feb 2008 issue (bought of course one month earlier) about a Never Diet Again Pact is based on a book by nutritionist Kate Cook, author of Get Healthy for Good. Cosmo is blue. It raises six points: Let the yo-yo go - we all know why: you lose muscle mass, mess...

New Year Weightloss Programmes

It seems the madness is beginning again. Yesterday in the supermarket queue, I idly scanned the magazine racks as usual. Nearly every magazine intended for women had as at least a bold subtitle on the cover some kind of weight loss programme - everything from bikini body to getting in shape for the New Year. Years...

Why body mad?

It seems to me that the western world is mad about bodies. Female bodies more so than male, but sadly the pressures on males to conform to the "ideal" are now also stepping up. Rising rates of easting disorders in adolescent boys is just one of the nastier effects. "Mad" however, has different meanings: Mad, as in...