It may come as a surprise but you don’t need to train to be slim. Up to 80% of our weight is driven by what we eat, and so if you’re super disciplined with your food you can get there. So if the thought of exercise makes your stomach turn, then it is still possible to wear look fabulous clothes and look, well, fabulous. If you need proof, look at pretty much any catwalk model.
The bad news is that you do need to be super strict with your food and staying at your preferred weight only gets harder over time. The other downside is that you end up looking more than a little hungry, weak, limp.
The alternative option could be the big trend at the moment of ‘fitness’. Think personal bests, VO2 max and high fives all round. Fitness is very different to slim because you can be fit,...Read more
I think 2014 will go down for me as the summer of scaffold. Everywhere I turn at the moment I seem to be surrounded by the stuff. I can’t say I’ve ever been one to admire it but this summer it’s different.
It’s not so much the scaffold itself, more it’s the guys who do it (I’m all for women being able to do any job but I’ve never seen a female scaffolder). If there is more a physically demanding job out there then I can assume they have brought back Roman gladiators. If you can get away with it, check out the physique of the men who do this. It’s amazing.
It goes without saying that they are strong. And I mean seriously strong. But if you look at them you rarely see a bulky scaffolder. They tend to be lean and ripped which given they also tend to live off sausage rolls and white...Read more
So summer is officially here. Two key indicators; the football season is over and the sun is shining. And as is customary, with the first hint of heat, the BBQ is de-rusted and the burners cranked up. Invite some friends over and you have a perfect combination for a long, lazy afternoon (ignoring the regular distractions from crying children of course).
And a group BBQ is a great reminder of the different ways we all eat, something I’m acutely aware of at the moment (more on that later). The ‘cooks ‘in our ranks will create (with varying degrees of effortlessness) home made kebabs, 24-hour marinated chicken thighs and my favourite, taboulleh. The ‘assemblers’, will bring bags of salad, some feta, and maybe a chorizo or hallomi to slice and grill. Finally, the ‘buyers’ pitch up with...Read more