Should you switch to 'healthy junk'?

Are you following a low-carb or Paleo diet? Are you thinking about it and are trawling the net for Paleo-compliant cakes? While I completely understand why you would and why there are so many recipes for low-carb or keto or Paleo treats out there, I am just not sure it's a good idea. Read on to find out why.

Food by John Lawson

I am delighted to be working with the most imaginative and creative young chef Essex has to offer. John Lawson is on a mission to serve local and seasonal food to his customers in Leigh-on-Sea that is not only beautiful and delicious, but also nutritious and healthy. Read on to find out more about John, his restaurant and our cooperation. 

Never trust the large print

Sugar is going out of fashion, so the food industry kindly accommodates us - yet again - and is making adjustments. Have a look around the supermarket and you'll find new versions of trusted brands announcing "30% less sugar" in their product, or "no added sugar" or "now with less sugar!". But can you trust the claims? Are these products really 30% better? I have had a look at the labels. 

Ever heard of NSV?

Healthy, sustainable weight loss can be slow, but the scales are not the be all and end all. Apart from the fact that you might lose 2lbs of fat and gain 2lbs of muscle - which would not show on the scales, but increase your metabolic rate and mean a loser waistband - they do not know about what else has changed: You could feel so much better than you did before. Ever heard of NSV? Read on to find out what they are.