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I Believe

I'm almost always reading books on nutrition and dieting, with one or two on the go at a time, lying around the house with pages dog-eared and scribbled on. Sometimes I tackle books that have a take on these subjects that's completely different to mine, so I can keep an open mind about things and maybe learn something new, but often these turn out to be the books that are the most challenging for me to read.
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Q&A: Low cost food

Thanks for the monthly inspirations. What I really want to see are some suggestions for cheap lower carb/good quality protein meals for people on a low wage - and for people who don't especially like eating offal regularly.
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Why I Eat Meat

One thing you can be sure of with me is that I'll never suggest anything to you that I don't do myself. Part of what's kept this work fascinating for me over so many years is that I'm always trying things out: how to sleep better, reduce stress, have more energy, vitality and sharper thinking. Some things seem to work, others don't, but I don't stop trying stuff out.
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Q&A: Eating disorders?

You mention in your book that your approach isn't suitable for people with eating disorders. In my early teens I had a period of time with anorexia, and later on, bulimia. Those bulimic tendencies never quite went away, and I have had spells of bingeing and purging, fasting or excessive exercise.
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Q&A: Dairy?

I was so pleased to have come to the seminar and am feeling much more relaxed around food now, particularly fruit and nuts. You may remember, I was eating 7-8 pieces of fruit a day. I have been having conversations with oranges, bananas and almonds, and am choosing to walk away!
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Not So Fast

A few weeks ago I bought a copy of the bestseller The Fast Diet to see what it was all about. In case you don't know, it was published as a result of the interest in the BBC Horizon documentary about Intermittent Fasting (IF), written by the programme presenter Dr Michael Mosley and journalist Mimi Spencer. I believe that fasting is beneficial, but not necessarily advisable for everyone, so I wanted to read the book to discover new information and research, but also I was curious to see if it contained any words of caution.
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