For me, intermittent fasting has completely changed my life and the relationship I have with food. I love eating and now I am able to eat the things I enjoy without any guilt and still keep my body healthy. I find that it has also helped with my concentration, sleep and overall wellbeing. As a GP I work long hours, I exercise regularly and am constantly on the go with my children, intermittent fasting supports me doing this, rather than hindering me. Finally losing a life-changing amount of weight has not only transformed my body, but also how I feel about myself. I feel reborn and have a new found confidence, it’s reignited my passions, and for the first time in a very long time, I run towards challenges rather than away from them.
Does intermittent fasting keep popping up on your instagram feed, have you seen it mentioned on social media or does you favourite celebrity practice it?
Here is a beginners guide on what it is and how to get started. If you want to know more of the scientific basis please read my take on the insulin theory.
Most of us think that we get fat because we eat too much, however latest scientific research disagrees and suggests that this is too much of a simplistic way of looking at the causes of obesity.
This is a question I’ve been asked both by friends and colleagues. As a GP, I will routinely give patients information about what they can do to improve their medical condition, such as eat less salt or exercise more. But lifestyle medicine is much more than that. The American College of lifestyle medicine (1) define […]
I’ve had a life changing year, my whole world has been turned upside down, forcing me down a path of self discovery. I was on maternity leave when I was unexpectedly diagnosed with a large pleomorphic adenoma (a benign tumour) in my mouth. I was used to seeing sick people and managing illness but it’s all very different when you are on the other side.