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…

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…

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…

Sign our petition to make ‘Nutritionist’ a protected title: Over 1.5K supporters already!

Sign our petition to make ‘Nutritionist’ a protected title: Over 1.5K supporters already! We are delighted to announce that following the publication of our petition on Friday evening, we have already received over 1.5K signatures. Thank you for your support. Please continue to sign and share our petition so that we can get the 10k…

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…

10 Vegetables That Are Actually As Good As You Thought!

You may have seen us kicking up a fuss about a sensationalist online article published by Delish- ‘Ten vegetables that aren’t actually good for you’ We want to clarify what was wrong with this article, and why we encouraged its removal from the websites that are still hosting it (and more recently countrylivingmagazine.com). The evidence backing the…

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…

Irresponsible sharing of nutritional content from Country Living Magazine

You may remember our successful petition for the removal of the article ‘Ten vegetables that actually aren’t good for you’ from ELLE UK website. They responded, removed the article, and encouraged us to pursue the issue with Delish (the original authors). Unfortunately, we are still waiting for Delish to respond to our requests for them to…

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…