Padstow, pasties and IBS
Aug15

Padstow, pasties and IBS

I don’t write about it often, but I have IBS. I’ve got it under reasonable control through my diet (I was eating clean long before it was a thing), but it is with me pretty much every second of every day. Most of the time, I can resist having too much ‘bad’ food because I know what the consequences will be, but sometimes I just want to eat what everyone else is eating. And no more so than when I’m on...

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What to eat (and not to eat) on a D of E Bronze expedition
Jun05

What to eat (and not to eat) on a D of E Bronze expedition

My younger son has recently done his D of E Bronze practice expedition. After much discussion with him, his friends, his friends’ parents, checking of the website etc etc, we worked out what he should take to eat. Some of it was right, some of it was wrong. The key things to remember are: They need a hot evening meal They need lots of calories While they need a certain amount of balance, a bit less fruit/ veg and meat is not...

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No Roaccutane – YET
May24

No Roaccutane – YET

A few months ago, I wrote about my younger son’s skin, which was starting to go downhill. In a ‘normal’ family, it wouldn’t have been cause for concern, but in our family we have to act fast when it comes to acne. Regular readers will know just how badly my eldest and I have suffered with our skin – and how quickly it went downhill. So my dermatologist always said that, with the younger kids, they were to...

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My daughter, fainting and the poor diet
Mar08

My daughter, fainting and the poor diet

When my daughter fainted the other week, we were reminded once more of how poor her diet is. My daughter has a small appetite. Her meals are a fraction of the size of everyone else’s. Sometimes she has to get up during a meal and go back to it later because she’s full. I’ve always believed her small appetite is genuine because she’s a healthy weight and she’s active. In addition to not eating much, she...

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My daughter and the unhealthy lifestyle
Jun01

My daughter and the unhealthy lifestyle

At first glance, my daughter has a very healthy lifestyle. She has five dance classes a week and is a regular Parkrunner. She loves school PE lessons and is currently training for an inter-school athletics competition. But, scratch the surface, and she actually doesn’t have the healthiest of lifestyles after all. Her dance lessons means she tends to eat around 6.30pm, which isn’t ideal for a slow eater. Inevitably it means...

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