Fighting the Mighty Covid-19 by prevention

I’ve never read so many scientific or pseudo-scientific material in my whole life, as I’ve done it this year. All in despair to find out how can I help myself to prevent becoming ill with covid-19.Ok, so yeah, I’m wearing that mask, keep distance, stay home a.s.o.But what about my immune system? What should I…

Sweet Holidays

Holidays are here to stay for a couple of weeks.  And they bring lots and lots of goodies. Who can resist that box of delicious chocolates? Not me. But then the  little voice in my brain is whispering: it’s not healthy to eat sugary things. You’ll put on, there’s diabetes somewhere lurking a.s.o. Better have…

Umami

How many basic tastes do we have? Sweet, salty, sour and bitter, one will answer quickly. No so fast. There is one more, umami. There was quite a debate starting with year 1908 when the Japanese Kikunae Ikeda  proposed it. The name umami comes from Japanese and means pleasant savory taste. Only in 1985 the scientific…

The Eyes of Sibiu Are Upon Us

We are in Transylvania, in Romania and here eating is a serious job. Bean soup with smoked pork in a bread-bow….

Obesogens in My Daily Bread

I’ve been suspecting for a long time that many chemicals in our life, from those in the  modest tomato to  the pharmaceutical drugs can fatten us or harm us in other ways.

Looking Back

Sometimes it’s a good idea to look back. Once I had 2 very successful weeks when I got rid of 6 pounds while eating and drinking to my satisfaction. Fortunately I’ve kept a journal. I see some interesting points and I want to share them with people like me, with of lots of pounds more…

Taking a Closer Look at Some Diet Tips

Diet tips. I love them. Where would I be without them? Yeap … Ask yourself: “What is the worst diet  tip I’ve had so far?” I guess mine came from one of my best friends, a physiotherapist. “Intensive exercising won’t help you, you’ll get hungry for sure but nothing else. In all my career I…

Back to Basics: Hungry

Let me ask you a question:  Can you resist a favorite plate when you’re hungry like a wolf? Well, I honestly don’t and my problem is that I do like to eat, I have lots of favorite foods. But is hunger such a bad sensation? Some obese people complain of being hungry all the time….

Fitness Snacks

I confess I hate jogging, long and strenuous exercises, static cycling or the like. I find them terrible boring. I’ve tried listening to music, I’ve told myself how well I’ll be a.s.o. Nothing, I just can’t. Swimming is a different story. Maybe I was a duck in a previous life, I’d spend my life floating on…

Instead of Subtracting, Try Adding!

Regarding nutrition, we, humans, tend to simplify what is an incredible complex problem, that of obesity. As a result, it seems to me, we are now in dire straights (an elegant way to say we are in deep…. shhhhht.  🙂 A lot too many scientific studies in nutrition are in a way “fake”. I distrust…