Food Fads that irritate us the most! An interview with Not Plant Based

Not Plant Based is a platform providing food, health, fitness and motivation for troubled eaters – founded by Laura Dennison and co-authored by Eve Simmons. We met with them recently to unite in our fight against the food fads and we look forward to working together in the future! The wonderful ladies recently interviewed us about Food fads…

YouTube – Festive Fad Fighting

An advent calendar like never before! Got a fad that needs fighting? Fight the Fads will be busting a nutrition myth a day during the lead up to Christmas. Please post a comment with your Q below for a chance to be included in our new Christmas YouTube series!  

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…

These women can change the way you eat forever (with evidence – based facts)!

You might have noticed that Twitter has been going crazy following the post of the article Can this woman change the way you eat forever?  on Marie Claire. It makes some ridiculous food claims quoting so-called ‘nutrition expert’ Kimberly Snyder. To set the records straight we decided to tackle each claim made and separate fad…

The Truth about Detoxing

It seems like everyday there is a new ‘detox’ diet or product on the market promising to clear our body of harmful toxins. The ‘detoxing’ industry is thriving on a misconception that toxic products build up in our body and we need to regularly ‘cleanse’ our systems to get rid of them. If toxic waste…

What’s wrong with carbs, Sainsbury’s?!

You’ve probably seen the ‘Try something new’ advertisements by Sainsbury’s. We have already ranted about courgetti in a previous post, but just yesterday we overheard some teenage girls discussing Sainsbury’s latest advertisement for ‘boodles’. “Boodles” refers to spiralized butternut squash. According to Sainsbury’s Instagram page, “boodles are a flavoursome, low-carb alternative to noodles”. As a…

Wheatgrass – Wonderful ? Or A Woeful Waste Of Your Wealth?

Wheatgrass shots- dark green juice shots squeezed from young wheat shoots- have become incredibly popular recently. But are they a health miracle or another marketing myth? Does wheatgrass boost red blood cell production and flood your tissues with oxygen? Nonsense- there is no scientific evidence supporting this claim. Chlorophyll (a compound found in green plants…

Clearing up the confusion surrounding ‘clean – eating’

Despite wide use of the term ‘clean-eating’ on social media, there is no official agreement as to what ‘clean eating’ actually means. To learn more about clean-eating, read our previous post: The dirty truth behind ‘clean eating’ ‘Clean-eating’ is a term used by many wellness bloggers and self styled nutrition experts and generally incorporates the following…

Vitamin Water: They taste good and appear healthy- what’s the verdict?

Vitamin-fortified drinks tend to imply that there is some kind of hidden benefit- be it that extra ‘focus’, ‘energy’, or ‘shine’. For the most part, this is due to clever marketing ploys, sleek websites, and beautiful packaging. Unfortunately, the use of ‘water’ in the product name, creates an illusion that this is a purely natural…

Gym talk: The GOMAD diet: Gallon of milk a day- does it work?!

What is the GOMAD diet?This internet phenomenon involves drinking a gallon of whole milk a DAY for 25 days (in addition to your normal meals). The diet promises 25lb weight gain in 25 days. Hard gainers often struggle to get enough calories to meet their needs. Therefore, this diet is promoted as a quick, cheap…