Homemade Christmas Stollen!

15 Alkaline Foods 🙌 — The 3H:health,happiness,healing (Reblog)

Hello everyone ! Have a wonderful and safe day The body requires and functions at an optimal level when in an alkaline ph environment. But unfortunately, due to eating unhealthy foods like junk foods, fried food, processed foods and foods with high sugar content, the body turns acidic and disturb the ph balance. This state…

15 Alkaline Foods 🙌 — The 3H:health,happiness,healing

* An alkaline diet here.

Cancer, Keto & Health – Key Facts — Writings of J. Todd Ring (Reblog)

Two of many illusions cut through here, in this documentary series, The Answer To Cancer (linked below): 1. Genes cause cancer and other disease. Wrong. That is old science, now disproven by epigenetics. What you eat, do, and think, affects gene expression. That means that in terms of the great majority of health risks and […]

Cancer, Keto & Health – Key Facts — Writings of J. Todd Ring

*The Keto diet.

KETO MAC AND CHEESE — Keto Fam Life (Reblog)

Looking for a substitute for mac & cheese that is keto friendly? Look no further, because with this recipe, you’ll have the cheesiest dish you ever had. We’ll substitute the pasta with cauliflower. I know it’s not the same, but I promise it tastes great! This recipe takes about 15 minutes to prepare and 20-25 minutes to cook. […]


*The Keto diet is all the rage!

Keto sucks! — Ditching the Wine (Reblog)

This is a short post. After spending a fair amount of money to follow a keto diet and sticking to it religiously for 3 weeks I have lost a grand total of 2lbs. I have had no treats, no pasta, no chips, no potatoes, no chocolate, no sugar, extremely limited carbs (like no bread in […]

Keto sucks! — Ditching the Wine

*This diet isn’t for everyone. Find out more here is you wish.

Top 10 keto diet items — Manisha S (Reblog)

What is a keto diet? The Ketogenic diet, also known as Keto is a high fat, moderate protein and very low carbohydrate diet. Its primary aim is to get the body in the process of ketosis, where body starts burning fat instead of carbs for energy. One should always stick to the rule of having […]

Top 10 keto diet items — Manisha S

*So what is the Keto diet?

Mouthwatering Keto Friendly Dish — beautifulpeopleinc.com (Reblog)

Being on a diet doesn’t mean starving yourself. It’s about healthy eating, consuming the right food in moderation and getting physical exercise. This is a classic recipe, mouthwatering keto-friendly dish – Bicol Express.

Mouthwatering Keto Friendly Dish — beautifulpeopleinc.com

*Everyone’s talking about the Keto Diet — but what is it?

The Keto Diet – Good or Bad? — Piglet in Portugal (Reblog)

When the surgeon informed me I must lose weight before my replacement knee operation in order to aid a quicker recovery, I wondered where to start. AND, I got the usual COVID lecture re obesity which puts me at higher risk. Great! How can you lose weight when you can only move at the pace […]

The Keto Diet – Good or Bad? — Piglet in Portugal

*We hear about it everywhere — here’s something else.

January Diets Are Not For Me

flat lay photography of vegetable salad on plate
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Come January and a plethora of dietary advice hits us like an Alpine avalanche.

You know the score, you’ve overeaten for a week or more and you dread getting on the scales each morning, right?

Well, I for one don’t really believe in diets. I think you have to mindful all year round, including Christmas. Sure you can eat a bit more, but I often skip breakfast, or have something really light at that time, if I know I’ll be partaking in a feast at night. I might drink more water too.

A week or ten day’s overindulgence could take weeks to put right in terms of losing that weight you’ve rapidly put on. So I simply don’t do it. I am not perfect by any stretch, I just say no to that extra drink, I don’t get drunk and I rarely overeat – even at Christmas.

Ultimately, prevention is so much better than cure. A ‘diet’ for me is for life, not just for January.

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem ‘Five Minutes’

Common rock pigeon (Columba livia)
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Five Minutes

It’s only a pigeon’s call,
three short squawks
repeated ad infinitum.
I wonder why
he has so much to say
but this is his life:
during the day he eats,
at dusk he turns to sleep

A car arrives— sounds like
the slick bass purr of a German V6,
crunching on gravel.
A door slamming marks an end,
maybe shopping unloaded:
the beginning of silence.
And then the pigeon
starts over all over again

poem © copyright df barker 2012