Welcome to Wise About Food

Healthy Eating is important to us all, but where is the best place to begin?

If you have found your way to my website, then I hope I can inspire you to make some changes to your diet that will benefit you.

Why it matters

Feeling unhealthy is often coupled with being overweight.  Worse this can be like having a ticking time bomb inside of you.  There are some serious illnesses that come with poor diet and being overweight like diabetes and heart disease.  It is also a major factor in stroke and cancer.

Being overweight is a huge strain on our bodies on the outside as well as on the inside. Extra visceral fat (fat that sits around our organs and stops them working properly) is a risk factor in many of these illnesses.

Other conditions like sleep apnoea, muscle strains, aches and pains or just feeling tired and lacking motivation can all be affected by diet.

Sometimes it can be as simple as eating enough fruit and vegetables and getting enough anti-oxidants and fibre in the diet.

Getting enough water, adequate hydration, is vital to our health.

How to assess yourself

Perhaps start with some simple questions to work out how healthy you are:

  • How much alcohol do you drink a week?
  • How many glasses of water a day?
  • How often do you eat "fast food" or takeaways?
  • What proportion of the food you eat is made from fresh ingredients?
  • How many portions of fruit and vegetables do you eat each day?
  • How much exercise do you do?

Take a minute to check your BMI ( in the process of being updated )and BMR using the tool on the left.  Are you in the right range?  The results will be emailed to you immediately and followed up with our regular newsletters to help encourage you to make some changes that will help.

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a good indicator of whether you need to worry about your weight.  As muscle weighs more than fat, results can be skewed for very fit people however for most people it works well.  It is also important where you hold excess fat: in the middle (where most men hold it) is far more dangerous - try checking your waist circumference and not your trouser waist size!

BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is useful in getting an idea of what your calorie intake should be, but be honest about how much exercise you do!


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