There’s been a lot in the news about sugar recently.
Finally, it’s coming out that it’s all the sugar in our food that’s making us fat…not the fat! Fat has had such a bad rap for so long and while everyone has been desperately trying to eat low fat and keep their cholesterol as low as the docs say they should, lots of people are getting fatter and sicker!
Some eye opening stats from a UK public health survey state that in 2013, 56.4% of women and 72% of men aged 35-44 years were classified as overweight or obese! And the figure gets higher for 45-54 year olds of both sexes. And the trend is getting worse year on year.
And obesity leads to a whole host of really unpleasant diseases.
England’s chief medical officer is actually making the direct link between sugar, obesity and life shortening illnesses.
The challenge has been laid at the food industry’s door.
But shouldn’t we be taking responsibility for our health, rather than relying on the food industry? Isn’t our go...
Last week was one of those weeks where I ended up having to take my own advice!
My youngest son picked up a stinking, snotty cold and was at home, off school, all week. Every day I thought he would be better by the next and be back at school so I could get on with myvery important work/studying/stuff…but each day he woke up just as thick with cold…and I started to get more and more hassled and stressed about losing a lot of the time I had intended to do other things with.
So, my lesson last week was that I just needed to surrender to it. I couldn’t change it, so there was no point stressing over it. Though that’s easier said than done!
The list of things I had to do last week needed to be put to one side. In fact, there was only one thing that had a real deadline on it…I’d set all the other deadlines for myself, which had just served to stress me out more!
It’s so easy to do this to yourself, make up these lists of ‘musts’ and ‘shoulds’ with deadlines attached and then ge...