Can Konjac Curb my Cravings?

This week we spotted reality TV star Stephanie Pratt (Made in Chelsea) promoting ‘Konjac Root’ tablets on her Instagram account. She’s also selling a Stephanie Pratt branded version of the pills on her website ‘ Nutrition by Steph’. She describes the Konjac Root as ‘an all-natural appetite suppressant’ and a ‘natural gastric band’. What. On….

The low carb low-down

The low carb diet has undoubtedly been around for some time. It has gained a lot of media attention over recent years with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston and Sharon Osbourne following or promoting commercial low carb diets such as the Atkins. We were asked whether the low carb diet could have a…

The Banana Backlash

Just recently, Her magazine- a popular online Irish magazine for women, left many questioning whether they should be enjoying their banana at breakfast. Who is the ‘expert’ dishing out these absurd claims? Dr Daryl Gioffre- a chiropractor, alkaline lifestyle expert, health coach, certified raw food chef, triathlete, ultra-marathoner, author, and lecturer. Note that this supposed…

Launch of the new FTF Healthy Food Guide column!

We are so excited to finally share with you the news that we have a monthly column in the Healthy Food Guide magazine! Every month we will be talking about the latest nutrition news and the trends to watch out for in the world of fad diets! Our first article for April is on the…

Are Bounty bars really that BAD?!

Thanks to our follower Joanna Farmer sending us this: “Just been having a bit of calculator fun checking out these amazing ‘paleo’ bounty bars which sound almost too good to be true… “This homemade version of a Bounty is honestly just as good and doesn’t have any of the processed or sugar filled ingredients of…

Pancakes taste so much better without cacao!

It’s Shrove Tuesday- otherwise known as pancake day! Social media is being swamped by food bloggers posting “healthy pancake recipes”. These imply that we should feel guilty for indulging in this tradition once a year. We’ve debunked some of the myths behind the ingredients in these ‘healthy’ pancakes below: – Whether you’re eating honey, agave…

Should you be popping pills?! 💊💊💊💊💊💊💊

A lot of fad diets will recommend a long list of what they claim to be ‘essential’ nutritional supplements. In most cases, they are a waste of money. This is because most people can get what they need from eating a healthy, balanced diet. A word of warning Fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K) can be dangerous when consumed in excessive…

FTF’s response to today’s headlines linking ‘burnt toast with increased cancer risk.’

Some common sense in a midst of confusion! FTF’s response to today’s headlines linking ‘burnt toast with increased cancer risk.’ Did you see the headlines today stating that eating burnt toast and roast potatoes increases cancer risk? Understandably, a lot of people are now worried about eating anything with a golden crust! The Food Standards…

2017 special- The low-down on FAD DIETS from Fight the Fads!

WHAT? A diet promising rapid weight loss often through extreme, unsustainable and unhealthy regimes. HOW TO SPOT A FAD DIET? Alarm bells should start ringing if you see a diet which: -Claims you can lose more than 2-3 pounds a week -Makes reference to ‘miracle foods’ or ‘superfoods’ -Restricts certain food groups or requires that…

Economy gastronomy: Here’s how to eat your 5-a-day on the cheap!

A leading doctor and chair of the Royal College of GPs, Dr Helen Stoked-Lampard, has caused a stir by suggesting that eating 5-a-day is “unrealistic” for many families due to the cost. Instead, Dr Stoked-Lampard is suggesting 2 portions of fruit and vegetables a day is more realistic. However, Public Health England disagrees and says…

Don’t be Fooled by the ‘Sugar-Free’ ‘gluten-free’ = ‘guilt-free’ Myth!

Women’s Health recently posted a recipe for ‘healthy chocolate cake’ on their website and suggested that since it was ‘guilt-free’, we should eat it for breakfast. It’s difficult to know where to start with this one. This article comes under the category of nutritional nonsense. Something that FTFs often comes across is the notion of…