Diet

I’m back on the ‘public humiliation diet’ – thanks to my kids

26 August 2019 10:00

I’m on holiday with my family in Turks and Caicos, and maintaining my current weight is proving difficult. Regular readers…

Don’t give in to New Year fad diets and fitness – they’re a waste of money

15 December 2016 12:22

It’s not long now until Christmas Day, that cherished time of year when we don our elasticated pants, break the…

‘Clean food’ is a dangerous fad

31 December 2015 13:00

Isabel Hardman and Lara Prendergast explored the unhealthy advice peddled by 2015’s near-ubiquitous ‘wellness’ gurus in The Spectator‘s second most…

Ignore the latest fad theory. The ‘secret’ of weight loss is to eat fewer calories than you burn

11 May 2015 9:25

Before I got sidetracked by bogus obesity predictions, I was discussing the equally bogus controversy about whether physical inactivity is…

Why are we getting fat while exercising so much? Try reading George Orwell

5 May 2015 17:52

Last week I mentioned a widely reported article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine which claimed that ‘physical activity…

Most doctors seem to time-travel to the 1800s when it comes to nutrition

27 February 2015 18:02

For over 30 years, dietary fat has been seen as a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and cancer. This…

The idiot diet – nonsense vs common sense in ‘Paleo’ nutrition

4 November 2014 8:11

Looking for real power? Get a jump-start on the future of global fuel at The Spectator’s energy conference on 1 December. Tickets are still…

Calorie-counting six sweets at a time

27 October 2014 13:13

Anyone who is trying vaguely to control their weight and still eats tasty, nasty processed foods — me, for instance…

Sod the diet and lose weight anyway – here’s how

20 October 2014 10:33

Who enjoys all that calorie counting? If you hate diets but love the idea of losing a bit of weight,…

‘Unhealthy’ foods that are surprisingly healthy

17 September 2014 10:00

Thank you, oh thank you, dear scientists, for rehabilitating these dietary dangers: Chocolate Previously dismissed as full of sugar and…

Why lobbying against sugar misses the point

15 July 2014 15:57

Everybody knows that obesity is a massive problem. According to the World Health Organisation, it is now linked to more…