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…

FTFs Friday: the rise of ‘healthy’ chocolate

In collaboration with Jen Robinson- fellow foodie, medic and blogger 2017 seems to be the year of “healthy” chocolate with brands like cocoplus delivering ‘high protein’ chocolate and Ohso releasing a ‘pro biotic range’ Are these any better for you than a standard bar of dairy milk or just a pricey fad? The main problem…

FTF Friday: Beetroot Juice

A collaboration with Jen Robinson There has been some really interesting research recently about the uses of beetroot juice to reduce blood pressure and even claims it can enhance athletic performance. What does science say and how does it work? There is a growing body of research suggesting that drinking beetroot juice can widen our…

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…

Dry January – Our Thoughts After A Month On The Wagon

So we are coming to the end of dry January and two of us decided to give it a go. The most important question is, are we still going strong?!   Yay and Nay!   One of us fell off the wagon and the other is still firmly sat on her wagon!   Why did we decide to…

FTFs weekly news update!

The clean-eating backlash: Following the BBC2 horizon documentary by Dr Giles Yeo “clean-eating: the dirty truth” last week, our petition to legally protect the title “Nutritionist” has received a lot of attention.   Our petition was picked up by the London Evening Standard on Wednesday- Read more here. Sign our petition here! FTF Fridays with Jen…

Because You’re Sweet Enough Already-Introducing our FIRST ever giveaway with UGLY drinks!

Sugar was the hot topic of nutrition in 2016 with the consensus that ‘too much sugar makes us fat’ and we are eating too much of it! In fact, last year saw the announcement of new sugar guidelines recommending that adults should be consuming no more than 7 cubes (30g) of sugar each day. We…

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…

How to have a Happy, Healthy & Fad-Free New Year!

  With 2017 now upon us, it’s hard to not be sucked into that ‘New Year, New You’ mindset. It doesn’t help that the media (generally) makes us feel guilty about indulging ourselves a little over the festive period. But before you get conned into the latest celebrity-endorsed fads and crash diets , read these…

“Help, I’ve had a mega binge!” Confessions from The Body Coach

“Help, I’ve had a mega binge!” These words were trending on The Body Coach’s social media platforms last week. It was a day of revelations as Joe Wicks went live on Facebook to confess that he had a ‘mega binge’ at the weekend. He talks of how when he was preparing for his new “Lean…