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Good Calories, Bad Calories Summary

These are the ‘inescapable conclusions’ stemming from the research completed by Gary Taubes in his book Good Calories, Bad Calories:

Don’t Run Marathons

Understandably for many, marathon running is more about the challenge than it is about staying fit. Often runners raise huge sums of money for their chosen charities. However for those who think it’s a healthy persuit I’d urge them to think again. Especially if interested in an attractive physique.

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Hairloss: Lessons Learnt Fighting It

October 2020 Note: This post was authored back in 2013, and 7 years later, I’d expect the hair loss landscape to have changed a bit. So fair warning, this is an old article.

As someone for whom hair loss is in the family tree, I was keen to find out if with all our modern technology and drugs, it could be prevented. I delved deep into the subject, and below I share what I’ve learnt.
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Middle Aged Obesity

The Problem

Up until recently (now 25 years old) I didn’t put on weight. I could happily eat ‘crap’ and not worry about the consequences. That’s not unique by any means – lots of guys are similar. It appears to be one of the benefits of youth. However as I’ve got older I’ve put on weight that wasn’t there before. Much like most men really.

Not a huge deal – but I’ve always dreaded ending up looking like a rotund middle aged man. I assumed that ‘listening’ to my body in terms of hunger was enough to stave off obesity – however it turns out this isn’t the case (unremarkably). Perhaps in pre-industrialised world where shops aren’t filled with high sugar snacks and drinks – this would be possible. Instead it turns out I’m going to have to be conscious about the food I eat *sigh*… so off I went in search of some answers.
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