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BMI: Compare yourself to the rest of the world

We often see ‘Body Mass Index (BMI)’ used as a measure of obesity. It is essentially a ratio of weight to height. I personally think it is a rather crude measure of an individual’s obesity and I prefer waist circumference and body fat percentage scores. There is no accounting for lean muscle mass with a BMI. There will be many athletes, with an amount of muscle mass that will score overweight on the BMI scale. Your weight on the scales can be a misleading figure as an [read more....]

November 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

GPs advised to send people to Weightwatchers

Its been published recently that GPs are being advised by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) to prescribe ‘Weightwatchers’ courses to their obese patients. Where on earth is the evidence to support this? In my opinion, this is a huge mistake. We’re going to pay for people to go to weightwatchers and get them counting points, calories or some other arbitrary figure and eating what? Probably weightwatchers branded processed food. There are many issues with this. How [read more....]

June 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Just Eat Real Food…Avoid the Sweeteners!

So we’re heading into the back end of January and everyone has begun their fresh start (and maybe abandoned it already!) People have made their lifestyle change because ‘it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle!’, but what kind of lifestyle?. Many people will be on and off some kind of diet all year round. When you go into the supermarket, do you read labels on food? Do you take notice of the little nutritional traffic light system? Would you avoid a product if the label were red because of [read more....]

January 25, 2014 // 5 Comments