I’ve been keeping a food diary recently. I had a bit of a shock when I looked at the analysis of my day, the app (MyNetDiary) was giving me a warning to say that I had consumed nearly twice the recommended amount of Cholesterol!
Yep, it *looked* like my love of a Boily Egg had lead me astray and I was a bit confused because I was sure that Eggs were ok to eat. Some time ago I qualified for an NVQ in Nutrition and Weight Management but truth is that I haven’t really kept up with things, however I was *sure* that eggs had been given the Thumbs up. I decided to do some research.
It seems that the UK and US nutritional advisors do not agree. In the UK all major heart and health advisory bodies have removed the previous limits on egg consumption due to their cholesterol content. Whilst our friends over the Pond are still suggesting caution. My app is obviously using US data.
Here is some of the info I found:
Over 30 years of prospective epidemiological surveys of CHD risk have consistently found no independent relationship between dietary cholesterol or egg consumption and CHD risk.
Dietary cholesterol is only responsible for about 15 percent of total blood cholesterol. The rest is manufactured by the body. Other factors that contribute to blood cholesterol levels include smoking, obesity, physical activity and the consumption of saturated fat.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding cholesterol because the amount we eat in our diet does not necessarily translate to the amount in our body.
So, I’m not stressing about the eggs in my diet, I’m going to try and focus more on my evil enemy – sugar – arrrrghh!
When people are thinking about coming to a group fitness class they are often concerned about ‘fitting in’. Some are concerned that they are not fit enough, or perhaps worried about what to wear, they think they don’t have the right gear etc. So I’ve started a little movie project to allow you to meet some of the people I teach. Today at the Meths church I filmed Lilian, Lesley and Lesley. As you can see they are all lovely and quite Normal!
I just had my web tested for Usability by Peek, this is what they found:
So, I am wondering – would *you* be a tester? You don’t need to make a video, just take a wander around TamesidePilates.com and let me know what you think in the Reply, below. I’d love to know what you think, it all helps me improve!
As part of my on going Birthday celebrations I found myself in front of a large helicopter fan learning to skydive, I have to say it was totally awesome! Whilst flying, the spine is in extension and the chest is opened, shoulders retracted. I was a little worried that I might get a sore back, my spine and extension are not Best Friends! Actually my glutes were the main thing that complained (they always want to “take over” don’t they?). I felt a little beat up the day after but completely worth it for such a fantastic experience.
I was curious to know what the cardiac response to throwing oneself in front of a helicopter fan might be, so I wore my heart rate monitor. Check out the screenshot, as you can see not much effect at all!
Thank you to Cilla for the fab gift and for flying with me along with Mike, Janine and Margaret. We flew at Airkix near the Trafford Centre, it was the perfect day – Skydiving and shopping!