Entries by Kate McCulla


Motivation Deficiency

You’ve survived Christmas. The pies are all eaten, and you’re not eating chocolate again (well, until Easter anyway). January…..a fresh start.  So here we are, over midway through the month – who’s still riding the New Year Motivation Wave? I dislike the word ‘motivation’. Sometimes it’s there, sometimes it’s not. Not very dependable really.  A […]


The Last Supper

The Last Supper….at Christmas? Some reports estimate that the food consumed on Christmas Day contains an average of 7,000 calories. To put this into perspective, the ‘average’ adult needs 2,000 calories a day. These figures are not precise or accurate for an individual (we’re working with estimates and averages here), but aside from that, I […]


Hyperbolic discounting. What the…?

Hyperbolic Discounting – What the…? I love a supermarket coupon. You know the type….buy ‘this’ ítem and get 100 bonus points. ONE HUNDRED. I can never resist. But I’m being taken advantage of. Businesses know about the psychological phenomenon called hyperbolic discounting. You may never have heard of this, but it’s very relevant to how […]

Weight Loss Pills – Losing lbs or £’s?

I used to be a sucker for anti-wrinkle creams (bear with me, I’ll get around to the weight loss tablets). Anything that claimed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles captured my attention immediately. And if they were ‘clinically proven’ to ‘work’, I was sold. They maybe did make a difference to my wrinkles, but I […]


  What do you get when you add sugar to fruit? Jam What do you get when you add sugar to cocoa? Chocolate What do you get when you add sugar to yoghurt? Yoghurt. When is a yoghurt not a yoghurt?  I would argue that when multiple other ingredients are added, most damagingly sugar, the […]