Tag: 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…

Runners tummy: How NOT to sh*t yourself

The teenagers clearly think my running style is hilarious. I’m pushing my baby son in his buggy at speed with clenched buttocks. I’m groaning. They’ve no idea how hilarious things are about to get. I’m going to sh*t myself. I have no pants on (they chafe) and my baggy shorts won’t be enough to stop my shame from splattering across…

Diabetic Dad Runs arse

What does type-one diabetes look like? 

Sorry if you’re eating… for this is my arse. Not literally, of course; mine’s not quite so orange and is a lot larger. I was asked to make this monstrosity by medical device development company Team. Well, kind of. They didn’t specify that I should make a model of a gross, lumpy little backside; they wanted an object or character…

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Review: Can Natural Ketosis help diabetics beat the odds stacked against them?

The odds are stacked against diabetics. Type-one men have an average life expectancy of 66 years. That’s 11 years below average, according to a recent Scottish study (Colhoun, Jan 15, if you’re interested). Type-one women shouldn’t expect to live far beyond 68, or 13 years below average. The same study behind these cheery statistics sheds light on what’s bumping us…

How diabetes gave me a kick up the arse and made life’s rewards sweeter

Diabetes is a rollercoaster, but there’s no reason why a diabetic can’t live a full and fulfilling life. Why did it take me so long to work that out? I’ve been quizzed by the Humans of Diabetes blog on my life as a type-one diabetic. And, unexpectedly, it’s helped me see that there are some benefits to type-one diabetes. The below…

My blood sugar eggs-periment: Now I have egg on my face

Will eggs help keep my blood sugar levels stable while running? The answer is a resounding no. At least they won’t on their own. I posed this question a few weeks ago and began a little, ahem… eggs-periment, in which I compared the difference between my blood sugar levels at the beginning and end of my runs. On some runs…