Category: Nutrition

If black pudding pork scratchings are WRONG, I don’t want to be RIGHT

Just about everyone I’ve mentioned these to has proclaimed the very idea the work of a sick mind. Apart from my daughter (pictured), who is fast following in my footsteps and becoming a fiend for pork scratchings. But if Openshaws Black Pudding Pork Scratchings really are as wrong as everyone says they are, quite frankly, I don’t want to be…

Five low carb meals for marathoners

I’m crapping myself about tomorrow’s marathon. It’s ‘the wall’ that’s worrying me; that dreaded moment when your muscles finish off the last of their fuel and your legs turn to jelly, stopping you dead in your tracks. I don’t want to end up like this pair. You can avoid this horrible fate by loading up on carbs in the days…

Fifty per cent cholesterol spike: Time to quit my low carb diet?

D’oh! My blood cholesterol level has soared by 50% in the past year. It came as a bit of a shock when I discovered this a few weeks ago. But I know what’s to blame: it’s the Homeric amounts of pork scratchings (and bacon, butter, ham, cheese, etc) I’ve been putting away as part of my low carb diet. I…

Running on eggs: cracking the blood sugar challenge

Load up on the carbs. That’s the received running wisdom. Over the next week I’m going to try something different: loading up on eggs. Bear with me. I’m no expert (see the below disclaimer), but this week I’ve spotted something: on each of the runs I’ve done there’s been an average 40% slide in my blood sugar from the start to…