Gary Taubes – Why We Get Fat

I have just finished reading Why We Get Fat and it certainly gets you thinking about received wisdom. He challenges the idea that getting fat is simply a case of calories in being greater than calories out and instead looks to the insulin spike created by eating refined carbs as a cause of obesity. This…

From Fat to Fitter

So, how did I get from being over 270lb (19st 4lb) who couldn’t walk for four miles without feeling like I was going to keel over to someone who three years later weighs in at a much more healthy 189lb (13st 7lb as of 22.7.12) and able to run a couple of marathons? This is…

How to get fat

I was never an especially fat kid. Crisps, sweets and chocolate were seen as treats to be had once in a while, dinners were usually homemade and well-balanced and like any kid I was active, out playing football in the park, on my bike or running around. It wasn’t until I became a teenager that…