Ketogenic diets: what and why

Ketogenic diets: what and why

Keto has been all the rage in certain circles for years now, with fans of the diet claiming it is some kind of miracle cure-all for your dietary woes – and whatever else that ails you. I’ve heard all sorts of claims, ranging from fat loss to cancer cures,...
Will eating carbs at night make you fat?

Will eating carbs at night make you fat?

This is a question I hear a lot: will carbs at night make me fat? Or worse still is the regular sound of self-berating at the confession of eating carbs for dinner from various dieters. A particular problem with the latter is that self-beratement is often followed by...
Is eating more than 7 eggs a week bad for you?

Is eating more than 7 eggs a week bad for you?

The myth goes: if you eat more than one egg a day, your cholesterol will get out of control and you’ll end up with heart problems. This is one of those stories that’s based on a combination of old science and wives tales, which never quite caught up with the new...
Breakfast: to skip or not to skip?

Breakfast: to skip or not to skip?

Continuing my myth-busting series, I’m tackling the breakfast myth. This comes in a few different forms. Variations include: You have to eat breakfast if you want to lose weight; breakfast is the most important meal of the day; skipping breakfast slows your metabolism...