Weight loss, wellness, immunity, and health tips from the Diet Whisperer.
Evolution has gifted humans with two fuelling systems. One uses fats, and the other uses carbohydrates. In truth, we usually use a bit of both, and the balance depends on circumstances. For example, initiating movement, and short power bursts, like jumping or sprinting, are when our muscles use carbs to fuel. Conversely, when we are walking or jogging slowly, we predominantly burn fats. This complex subject is outside the scope of this article but will be the subject of another blog. So, if you’re that exercise fiend, watch this space.
By reducing your high GI carbs and sugars, and fat adapting your body, you will find your sweetness where you least expected it, as your ‘polluted’ taste buds recover. You will find natural sweetness in vegetables, that you had long since forgotten. Our policy at whisperer HQ, is not to substitute sugar with sweeteners, but accept the new tastes on your new journey and rejoice in them.
Rising levels of obesity and metabolic diseases globally make weight loss one of our biggest challenges. Fixing this pandemic is going to be tough. Research informs us that a staggering 45% of people are currently trying to lose weight. People need all the help that they can get. And a weight loss journal can be part of that solution.
We have body clocks in every one of our 31 trillion cells. We are rhythmical creatures and evolved to adapt to the changing conditions of day and night, so how does late-night eating affect circadian rhythm?
We evolved to live in social groups and evolution endowed us with genes and chemicals such as oxytocin to keep us that way. Oxytocin influences our behaviours and our health. Found throughout the animal kingdom, it has been with us for a staggering 100 million years. Oxytocin helps us to meet our social needs by cementing and supporting our relationships, our deep interpersonal and social bonds.
Apple cider vinegar has a long pedigree, shrouded in mystery; a folklore remedy found in many cultures from the Babylonians to the Aryans to Samurai warriors, who used it for strength and power. More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates recognised its value as an antiseptic, and latterly, apple cider vinegar was used to treat wounds in the battle fields of WW1 and the US civil war. In recent years, people have explored its use in heart health, weight loss and diabetes.
Every year, most people put on weight; it’s only a small amount, but it soon starts to mount up. And for many people, the weight piles on, not during the year but during the holidays. Here’s the bad news; the road may be paved with good intentions, but we know that typically people do not lose those holiday pounds in January. This annual weight gain is making a big contribution to the obesity pandemic.
Every day, we drink over 2 billion cups of coffee, the world’s favourite drink! Originating in Ethiopia, coffee is one of the most important commodities in the world. It is grown worldwide throughout the ‘Bean Belt’; the area surrounding the equator between the tropics of Capricorn and Cancer.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, you can’t go wrong with mushrooms. Mushrooms reduce the risk of cancer and may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and dementia. They are rich in fiber, prebiotic food for your gut bugs and also a healthy keto food.
Your gut microbiome or gut bugs assist your brain, helping with mood regulation and appetite. There is a relationship between stress and gut bug composition. Healthy gut bugs are vital for good mental health.
The development of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and the progression of the disease is related to your health and well-being. We share tips on how to boost your immunity to Covid-19 and how to protect yourself and your family.
Your metabolism determines not just your risk of catching covid-19, but also the severity of the infection. In stark reality, your metabolism determines whether you are hospitalised and whether you live or die.
Here at the whisperer we love fats and proteins, but we especially love unrefined carbs, what your parents used to call “your greens”, these are the things that contain lots of fibre which keep your gut and bowel healthy. We hate refined and super refined carbs. Here's why...