Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Diet Trends for 2010

I think MSN are on to me. They seem to bombard me with fast-car porn and diet/fitness items on my home page. I am like a candle to a flame....

The reality is that I'd take a pair of climbing shoes and big crag, or a snowboard and powder snow black-run over ANY fast car any day....but there are some nice cars out there which I find aesthetically pleasing!

As for the diet stuff - I get reeled in by 'The Next Big Thing' - which invariably turns out to contradict the last 'Next Big Thing'.

This item however, does seem to have a heavy paleo bias:
  1. Bare foot running
  2. Matcha Lattes
  3. Clubbells
  4. The every other day diet (IF'ing)
  5. High intensity training
  6. Cinefit
  7. Anti-energy food
  8. Group training

Number four comes with this particularly piece of 'fuckwittery' (my emphasis):

  • "While fasting is not something health experts would ever recommend, there is a - rather worrying - trend that suggests more and more people are turning to it as a way to lose pounds.

    Gwyneth Paltrow has written on her blog that she "likes to do fasts and detoxes a couple of times during the year", despite the fact that several studies have shown that fasting actually slows your metabolism to prevent the burning up of your body's fuel supplies.

    More extreme is the alternate-day-diet, whereby you starve yourself for one day and then eat whatever you want the next.

    This regime was shown in a very, very small study to help obese people lose weight and could become this year's version of the ludicrous maple syrup and cabbage soup diets we have seen in recent years. Our advice, stay well clear!"

So while we can all appreciate the inroads paleo tenets are making in to the mainstream, we can safely ignore and feedback thusly generated.

Number seven is already amongst us in the form of highly refined carbohydrate and fructose laden food.

Baise moi!

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