Posted by Sandy Rowe.

The title of this blog is a reference to Eddie Izzard's 'Cake or Death?' sketch. It's one of my favourites and I particularly enjoy the lego animated version.

Anyway, back to cake and my suggestions on healthy eating.

If you want cake, bake it yourself. I’m a huge fan of cake, however, cakes have lots of processed sugars (read: goes straight into your blood stream and gets stored as fat if it isn’t used) and fats in them. However, if you really want cake, bake it at home. This way you know what the ingredients are and it hasn’t been blasted at really high temperatures, altering the fats to trans fats (see point 1 above).

The last thing to say is, if you are trying to live healthier, make small changes to your lifestyle. I believe that making large changes to your diet and lifestyle are unsustainable and lead to a less happy person. Someone I met, once told me that ‘…we’re not here for a long time, but we’re here for a good time…’ and I try and keep that in consideration whenever I’m making a change for the better.

Further resources on the eatwell plate can be found here:

Or, feel free to get in touch with me and we can have a chat about your diet and fitness routine.