Sunday Shutdown

#28 The Fast 800

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #28 THE FAST 800⠀ A relatively new diet plan developed by Michael Moseley focusing on weight loss. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?⠀ The diet focuses…

#27 CBD

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #27 CBD⠀ What is it?⠀ Cannabidiol (CBD) is an oil derived from the cannabis plant. It is well known for its role in pain management and can be prescribed via…

#26 Gluten

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #26 GLUTEN IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH.⠀ The reason this has come about is purely through anecdotal results. That’s when individual people report “I cut out gluten and I…

#25 Green tea

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #25 GREEN TEA Commonly assumed as a master of all teas with benefits such as improved skin, assistance with weight loss and speeding up metabolism. But just what…

#24 Activated charcoal

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #24 ACTIVATED CHARCOAL⠀ Have you seen those black croissants that were all the rage in London last year? Made with activated charcoal and supposedly great for your health. They just…

#23 The detox

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #23 THE DETOX⠀ Hands up, I’ve used this term before, I’m pretty sure most of us have. However the truth is that #detoxingyour body from food simply does not work. Humans…

#22 Vitamin drips

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #22 VITAMIN DRIPS 💉⠀ I spoke about these in my stories earlier this week but for those who missed it here’s a pretty short and sharp update for you.⠀ There…

#21 Too tired

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #21 will not be appearing this week, too tired, post holiday sh*t to get done, work tomorrow, need some sleep, life.

#20 The sweet vs the standard potato

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #20 THE SWEET VS THE STANDARD POTATO⠀ This one’s a goodie, what’s the deal with sweet potato being the best thing since sliced bread? And is it actually? Why…

#19 Starvation mode

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #19 STARVATION MODE I’ve been asked this countless times and after last weeks poll, it was a clear winner for this weeks topic. Is there such a thing…

#18 Fasted or Fed

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #18 FASTED OR FED⠀ In light of yesterday’s insta story I wanted to elaborate a little on this one.⠀ Many people (still) believe that exercising first thing in the morning,…

#17 Food or exercise for fat loss?

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #17 FOOD OR EXERCISE FOR FAT LOSS: I hear it quite a lot “yeah but I’ve started exercising and I’m still not losing weight.”⠀ Truth is, for fat loss what…

#16 Coconut oil

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #16 Coconut oil, the most superior oil in the world right? Hmmm let’s see...⠀ Coconut oil started becoming trendy in the U.K. about 5 years ago and has since apparently…

#15 Sweeteners⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #15 Sweeteners I blogged on this last year which is useful for further reading, however wanted to write up a short summary for anyone who just wants to know…

#14 Milk and dairy

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #14 Milk an dairy: but mostly milk because to cover dairy as an entire category is too much information for a Sunday.⠀ It was posed to me at a workshop…

#13 Good food vs bad food vs just food

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #13 Good food vs bad food vs just food: think about that for a minute.⠀ I’m getting pretty fed up of hearing people use a “feeling” or “emotion” to…

#12 Fructose makes you fat

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #12 Fructose makes you fat. But does it though? It is a commonly asked question that the consumption of fructose contributes to weight gain or is even solely…

#11 Food Intolerance Tests⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #11 Food Intolerance Tests⠀ These are on the rise, in most cases you just “simply” take a blood sample and send it away and you’ll receive a list of all…

#10 Eggs⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #10 Eggs⠀ Hit the headlines yesterday (16 March 2019) with claims eating them increased the risk of heart disease and early death. This causes problems for a number of reasons.…

 #9 Protein powder will make you too bulky?⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #9 Protein powder will make you too bulky?⠀ This one is predominantly aimed at my lady followers because it’s something I get asked and want to set the record straight.⠀…

#8 Turmeric

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #8 Turmeric This recent craze has seen turmeric appear in everything from hot drinks and juice shots to salads to flavoured pastries. Turmeric has been used in Asian culture, medicine…

#7 Kale

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #7 Kale⠀ To begin with I’m going to get my biases towards kale out in the open. I just don’t like it. Therefore I pretty much never eat it. Cooked,…

#6 Slimming World

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #6 Slimming World⠀ Yep that’s right. Any business that teaches you to allocate foods as good or bad, syn or free, green or red, A or B is basically giving…

#5 Aloe Vera (AV)⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #5 Aloe Vera (AV)⠀ You know the plant and stuff you put on your skin when you get sunburnt.⠀ Over recent years food innovation has seen this hit the shelves…

#4 CARBS Are they good? Are they bad?

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #4 CARBS Are they good. Are they bad? Firstly it’s imperative to point out that no one food, or food group is good or bad. Challenge yourself with this thought…

#3 Himalayan Pink Salt

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #3 Himalayan Pink Salt. This one came through on my DMs last week and with good reason. Since the pink stuff landed on our shelves it’s been advocated to contain…

#2 Apple cider vinegar. Whether it’s a drink, a shot or a tablet it’s #fakenews⠀

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #2:Apple cider vinegar.Whether it’s a drink, a shot or a tablet it’s #fakenews⠀ This one’s been around for quite a few years now and its claims include detox, better skin,…

#1 CELERY JUICE: don’t believe the hype

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SUNDAY SHUTDOWN #1 CELERY JUICE: don’t believe the hype.⠀ Promoted by endless celebs and holistic health gurus as a slimming aid, detoxifier and cure of ill health (amongst other things) there…