Slim spray?!! Say whhattt!! Pllleease!!!

Of all the most ridiculous spam emails I get regarding slimming and claims for losing weight quickly, This has to take the (low-fat) biscuit for the biggest con so far!

See last post….

I lost over 20lbs
using Slim Spray!
This is the best thing to ever hit the market!
When I started using Slim Spray I was 157lbs and today I am down to 136 lbs! I’m thrilled with this product – just a few sprays twice a day and I lost over twenty pounds in less than three months… Now I use Slim Spray to keep the weight off, and I take smaller doses.
– Gayle R., California
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Health foods? – Don’t, don’t don’t don’t believe the hype!

In response to my last post, Diana Henry tweeted me and we had a twitter chat re healthy eating and ‘crank’ diets.

I just had to post this after Diana’s last tweet…”I don’t eat anything with health claims. That’s the first thing. DON’T BELIEVE THE CLAIMS!”…She’s so right!

Public Enemy – Don’t believe the hype

You can see our Twitter conversation here in the side bar….

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Sugar-free? – No I’m not on a fad diet

Fad diets – Full of nonsense promises

What brought me to the position of giving up sugar, wasn’t just a spur of the moment idea, a fad diet, or that I intended it to be a quick fix. Far from it. I have been interested in and researching the origins of sugar, the sugar trade (and consequent slave trade), the refining of, uses and consumption of sugar, for quite a while now.

A few years ago I read The Diet Delusion by Gary Taubes, which really made me sit up and think. Here Taubes explains the debate on the so called healthy, low-fat, high-carb diet. Continue reading

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Sugar Skull – Sweet Skull

A friend of mine, the photographer Rob White, made this cute (if you can call skulls cute!), sugar cube skull, stop-animation.
‘Sweet Skull’
Very fitting for my sugar free year don’t you think?!…

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Umami and Kokumi – A quest for satiation

Burger pic

In my last post I mentioned that on my sugar free diet so far this year, I have found it easy to become full, but I crave total satisfaction on taste. By removing sugar, sweetners of any kind (natural or not), alcohol and white flour, I have struggled to get a ‘hit’ or a ‘high’ of satisfaction. Continue reading

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I Can’t Get No Satisfaction – My Sugar Free Year – So far

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Rock sugar, not crack cocaine…..but sugar is possibly as addictive apparently…

So, feeling good that today I am 3 months into my year without sugar! Yay!

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Spiced Gluten Free Fried Chicken

Gluten Free Fried Chicken

Gluten Free Fried Spiced ChickenMy latest version of fried chicken, this time it’s gluten-free

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Christmas is definitely a comin……

Dead Lemon Scarves

I’m still busy making, making, making….. and I still have a few of Winnie’s Victoria Sponge Cake pictures left…….. Continue reading

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