A new report by world experts urges us to Eat Fat and Cut the Carbs

A report entitled “Eat fat, cut the carbs and avoid snacking to reverse obesity and type 2 diabetes” was published by a UK charity called the National Obesity Forum (NOF) on Sunday 22 May. It has caused quite a controversy with Dr Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at Public Health England saying that it “irresponsible and misleads the public” and other nutritionists making similar statements.

Healthy saturated fatsThe paper, drafted by authors from around the world, was coordinated by Aseem Malholtra, a UK cardiologist who has been a leader of the anti-sugar movement. It’s authors include Dr Robert Lustig, who has been one of the leaders of the anti-sugar movement in the US and NOF chairman Professor David Haslam. Continue reading

Breakfast ideas on Atkins

Broccoli and Tomato Omelette

Broccoli and Tomato Omelette

Breakfast can be the biggest change you need to make to your eating habits once you start the Atkins way of eating. We’re so used to just having cereal and toast before rushing out of the house in the morning, if we eat anything at all. As a result the idea of having a hot breakfast or something more substantial takes a little getting used to (unless its a full Irish breakfast at the weekend!). However, once you make having a truly healthy (i.e. low-carb) breakfast a habit, it really becomes much easier and will transform your health as well as getting you to your goal weight and keeping you there. Continue reading

Creamed spinach

Low carb creamed spinach

Low carb creamed spinach

Creamed spinach is a delicious and very easy dish to make and would go great with fish. It is also naturally gluten free.

There are lots of recipes for this online but we’ve just done the work of converting cups to grams and using fresh spinach rather than the frozen spinach (not sure you can even buy this in Ireland?) you see in most recipes. Continue reading