Should we be going potatoes for Lotatoes? Introducing NZ’s new low carb potatoes!

Just this month, New Zealand launched a new kind of potato with 40% less carbs and a reduced calorie content than your average spud. A 2kg bag will set you back £3.50- about £1 more than your average 2kg bag of potatoes. Sounds great!? Is it worth it? Whilst it is true that eating too much…

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…

FTF embark on clinical placements!

Wondering why we’ve been so quiet?! Team FTF are on clinical placement in busy London teaching hospitals for the next three months. We are beginning to apply our clinical knowledge to real life patients in a variety of settings- from oncology to eating disorders to bariatric surgery! We are working alongside large teams of dietitians,…

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…

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: How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?!

A post in collaboration with Jen Robinson: With exam season rapidly approaching, I’m sure this is a question on many peoples minds. How much coffee is too much? Fight the Fads give us the low down… The thought of skipping the morning coffee makes many of us shudder, especially after a long night of studying…

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…

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…

It’s a ‘body’ wrap

Cellulite. Despite what you may have heard, it is not ‘toxic waste products’ or ‘bad fat’ and nor is it exclusive to fat people. It describes deposits of dimpled fat, and it is normal for a woman to have some cellulite at some point during their lives. In fact, it can affect women of all…

Is drinking Silybum (milk-thistle) as silly as it sounds?

The tea alone will NOT improve liver function, (and sadly) nor will is give you flawless skin- that’s as silly as it sounds!