The truth about diets

For those of us who watch what we eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies. FACTS 1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than theAussies, British or Americans. 2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Aussies, British or Americans. 3. Africans drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Aussies, British or Americans. 4. Italians drink large amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Aussies, British...

Getting more lemon flavour into a roast chicken

For a long time, I’ve often cut a lemon in half and stuffed into the cavity of a chicken before roasting. Too often, I’ve wondered why I’ve bothered. Sure, the juice evaporates and keeps the meat nice and moist, but what happened to the lemon flavour? Squeezing the lemon and rubbing in into the skin before seasoning and drizzling with olive oil is a good answer to the flavour problem, but these days, in the cause to losing weight, I don’t eat the skin! The answer came partially from a recipe in Jamie Oliver’s book Jamie’s Dinners, where he drops...

Mashed celeriac or swede – low points on Weight Watchers

Dieting doesn’t mean boring food or something spewed out by a factory associated with whichever diet brand you’re following. I’ve been doing the Weight Watchers thing on line – let’s face it, it saves feeling as if I’m in a Little Britain sketch 🙂 As far as I’m concerned, the secret is to find ingredients and recipes that don’t compromise on quality and enjoyment, but still don’t swallow your daily points ration wholesale. One of my favourite dodges is to use celeriac or swede instead of potato when I want some mashed vegetables – you can also use 50% celeriac...

Losing weight while eating well

It’s hardly surprising, with my interest in food, that – how shall I say? – I tend to get a little porky from time to time. I find Weight Watchers diets not too onerous, and recently have found some ways to eat well and still stay on the diet. The Losing weight category will contain some of my best tips.