Plate size, meal size, fat shaming and food waste

When Alie Ward recently posted this photo on twitter asking “How can I get these plates from @Macys banned in all 50 states?”, her tweet had 6,700 replies, 5,900 retweets and 49,700 likes. That’s a lot of activity. I’ve scrolled down the first 50 replies and they are...

How to stop picking at food whilst you’re cooking

It’s all too easy to “pick” whilst you’re preparing food. Maybe a piece of chopped red pepper or the bit of cheese that broke off when you’re grating the block. If this is the extent of your picking, it’s not going to cause a problem But if like Carys your nibbling is...

Confused about what you should eat? So was I until I read this…..

There is so much vitriolic disagreement on twitter (my favourite social media platform) about what foods are good for us, that I frankly switched off long ago. If the experts couldn’t agree – in fact far from agreeing, experts often take polar opposite positions –...

Sugar and fat: to eat or not to eat?

The documentary Horizon on BBC2 this week was presented by two doctors who are identical twins. Drs Alexander and Chris van Tulleken set out to test whether sugar or fat is more unhealthy. They went on different diets for a month. Alexander had a no carbohydrate diet...