Tag : diet

The importance of body positivity

10 months ago / 0 comments

The body is a constant and inevitable presence in our everyday lives. From how we decide to get dressed to what we like to eat, from the advertisements that torment us, to other people’s looks, we cannot avoid taking into consideration the body. Everything seems to affect our body and … Read More

Body positivity: the ‘perfect body’ does not exist

1 year ago / 0 comments

In this world social media presents us with models with very small frames, muscular frames, or whatever else is deemed fashionable – and we’re told this is the ‘perfect’ body. This leads to many young girls and boys becoming insecure about the way they look, potentially leading them to starve … Read More

The damaging impact of ‘What I eat in a day’ videos

2 years ago / 0 comments

As a generation, there’s no doubt about it, we’re impressionable. Every word that flickers across our screen holds the potential to plant a seed of doubt in our minds. So it’s logical to be afraid of pseudo-professional nutrition advice; attractive twenty somethings pottering around their kitchen and telling us how … Read More

Veganism: Compassion for animals and the environment

2 years ago / 0 comments

With Christmas pretty much around the corner, much of the Western world and this country particularly, will be brewing up for a period of overindulgence, with everything in excess: drinking, partying and most importantly, food. Nothing says Christmas like the twinkling tree in the front room, festooned with ribbons and … Read More

"Wellness did not serve me well" – the pitfalls of clean eating

2 years ago / 0 comments

So called ‘Wellness’ bloggers such as Ella Woodward and the Hemsley Sisters have turned the clean eating craze into an immensely profitable industry. Recently, this trend has attracted backlash, especially from medical experts. A recent BBC3 documentary also spoke out against the potentially dangerous health myths perpetuated by these bloggers. … Read More

Vegan victory or diet dilemma?

2 years ago / 0 comments

With the rapidly increasing number of vegan converts, Emma Purvis debates the benefits and pitfalls of this phenomena. With veganism straying away from its moral and economically sound roots, is the hype surrounding it a good thing? Or is it a step towards turning a valuable way of life into a fad … Read More

Sugar Free (and entertainment free) Farm

3 years ago / 0 comments

The premise of Sugar Free Farm had potential. Take six celebrities (albeit Z-list ones), place them on a traditional English working farm, deprive them of sugar for two weeks and teach them how to eat healthy.  Trashy reality TV meets informative cooking show; two of our most loved programme formats … Read More

Veganism – Fad or Future?

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon explores the possible growth of veganism in 2016, the use of it as a fad diet as well as an environmental action. For many, New Year’s symbolises the turning over of a new leaf, the promise of new resolutions, and the belief in finally changing your life for … Read More

Why is "diet" a dirty word?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Whenever I’ve told people that I’m on a ‘special diet’, it’s usually met with a discerning, judgemental smile, and a loaded comment; ‘how strange’, ‘Is that wise?’ and ‘YOU don’t need to go on a diet’. As soon as the word ‘medical’ is introduced, people either look guilty, or surprised, and … Read More

Bring back the fat

4 years ago / 0 comments

After a cold and rainy week, all you want to do is to snuggle down and surrounded yourself with mounds of comfort food. To make matters worse, not only are temperatures quickly dropping in those poorly insulated shacks of student housing, but the supermarkets are filling up with tempting Christmas … Read More