Wednesday, 29 January 2014


I have always believed in a healthy breakfast to set you on your way for a healthy day. In fact for years I followed the Hay diet which has been around for a long time and is well known for improving the lifestyle of individuals who follow the food combining rules of not mixing your carbs with protean. i.e if you’re eating a meat course don’t have potatoes, so mince bolognaise with pasta is out etc. It’s a brilliant diet and it is said that the queen and other members of the Royal family are fans. Hay diet states that after waking up in the morning your stomach is empty and the last thing it needs is to fill with greasy foods such as sausages, eggs and beacon and that all you should have is freshly squeezed fruit juice. The first solid food meal should be taken after midday. I lived successfully on the Hay diet for years. As I got to the age that us males start worrying about our prostate etc I was recommend that porridge should be taken for breakfast. So I was surprised to read this in the UK press today: A health magazine has named pub chain Weatherspoon the prime spot for the most important meal of the day. The lower fat sausages and poppy-seed toast has been hailed the best Big Breakfast at the Men's Health magazine Restaurant Awards 2014. The food development manager for Wetherspoon, said that they use award-winning Lincolnshire sausages, 100 per cent Danish back bacon and bread made to a bespoke recipe which includes poppy seeds.
Men’s Health editor said: "The best-laid healthy eating plans can be sabotaged by bad decisions when eating out, but Britain’s most popular restaurant chains actually offer a wealth of high-quality and tasty options".

My late father Dr Stanley Boland used to tell me and his patients that to simply eat less, so instead of 4 sausages, 4 slices of bacon, 4 slices of toast, have 1 sausage, I slice of beacon and 1 slice of toast etc and if you must snack between meals always make it fruit. He went to say that going on fad diets you will end up pilling on the pounds once you come off the diet.

So like my father advised: 'Set a sensible food regime and stick to it, your body will return to its natural weight.'

I was watching a woman yesterday on TV who gave an excellent simple tip to losing weight. 'If you’re having fish and chips with mushy peas for dinner, eat all the fish and peas first, by the time you come to the chips you should be full'.
Simple but Brilliant.

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