Felicity Curtain

Dietitian

Tag Archive for ‘sugar’

5 reasons to ignore the I Quit Sugar fruit pyramid

Sarah Wilson’s divisive I Quit Sugar (IQS) program has caused a new wave of controversy this week, promoting their ‘fruit pyramid,’ that divides fruit into ‘eat most,’ ‘eat less,’ and ‘eat sparingly’ categories, based on their fructose content. Fructose is the main carbohydrate, or sugar found naturally in fruit, much like lactose is the main sugar in dairy foods like cow’s milk. Fructose is also the sugar IQS demonise as […]

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My afternoon with Natvia – Plus a fun giveaway!

  I love baking. Always have, particularly come exam time (no better time for #procrastibaking). On receiving a kind invite from Natvia to attend the VIP Sugar Free Masterclass, I jumped at the chance.  What better way to spend a Tuesday afternoon than observing a master baker (Sheryl from Cupcake Central, an IT consultant turned cupcake extraordinaire, a story not dissimilar to Dietitian Mary Lin from Merry Cupcakes if you […]

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Top 10 ‘healthy’ foods that aren’t so healthy

While you certainly don’t need a nutrition degree to make healthy food choices, it’s all too easy to be inadvertently sucked in by products with significantly less nutritional value than we imagine. Clever marketing, deceptive packaging and mixed messages from ‘experts’ all work to confound us, and we find ourselves stocking up on sugary or fatty products under the impression that they are ‘health foods’. With that in mind, here […]

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Diet soft drinks – the better choice?

We all know soft drinks are terrible for our health; Even Coca-Cola has accepted a role in the rising obesity epidemic in the USA – albeit in the form of a fairly disingenuous ad campaign promoting their low-calorie products. One can of Coke contains around 10 teaspoons of sugar – enough to make me reach for the diet option when the (luckily rare!) craving strikes. Sugar is the diet demon […]

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I’m ditching sugar! Confessions of an addict.

Well, I don’t think anybody would ever have seen this coming! Once known for my constant supply of Nerds and the occasional kilo of Sour Worms, I’ve finally made a decision: I’m changing this for good.   It really began on Saturday morning. Through my sugar hangover (born of a rather shameful late-night jelly bean binge), I discovered an article by journalist Sarah Wilson. A former self-confessed sugar addict, Wilson […]

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