How often have you started a diet only to find you can’t stick to it and you “fall off the wagon” a month or two after starting? Why do diets fail? Because they often change everything about your diet all at once. Because they often restrict calories which leaves you feeling unsatisfied and drives hunger & food cravings. Because […]
Sleep or Death? Too Dramatic?
Not according to this neat little infographic.
You need more sleep.
It is as simple as that. Your health and longevity depends on getting 7-9 hours of good, quality sleep on a consistent basis. It is a matter of sleep or death.
When any government organisation or weight-loss guru advocate eating less and exercising more to lose weight, they are really trying to bend and contort the Calories In vs Calories Out principle into a weight loss strategy.
To apply this principle to weight loss they are forced to make some assumptions.
That the only two variables that impact our body fat stores are the calories we consume and the calories we expend.
THIS IS WRONG.
In my role as a medical representative I am often on the road away from home. When I used to look after the East Gippsland region of country Victoria, I had the pleasure of staying in a beautiful bed and breakfast just out of Sale. Minnie’s B&B is a self-contained house on a 10 hectare […]
If you had have asked me a year ago I would have said that my sleep was pretty dialled in. I went to bed at a reasonable hour, even to the point where I would say “nite-nite” mid-movie, amid much hassling about being lame and getting asked if I was “going to be late for […]
In the previous post we looked at the effect that sleep deprivation has on our ability to lean out and drop unwanted body fat. A lack of sleep or shorter sleep time has been strongly associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) and weight gain  . T.S Wiley in Lights Out! suggests that this […]
As a teenager I was fascinated with a sci-fi book called Beggars in Spain. [Yeah, so I was a bit of a nerd-linger...but if you are into sci-fi I can highly recommend this exploration into themes of equality, consequences and discrimination.] Beggars in Spain is set in the future where scientists have worked out how […]
In the southern hemisphere where I live, spring has sprung. The trees are in blossom, the days are getting longer and warmer and the scent of freshly mown grass is in the air. People are starting to look at their pasty bodies with growing remorse and regret for all the stodgy tummy-warming pastas, curries and […]