How to avoid being a victim of catfishing

I thought I would do a post on how to avoid being a victim of Catfishing after watching the amazing new show on Channel 4 called ‘The Circle’

If you have not seen it briefly it is a new social media reality TV show where a group of 8 contestants are living in a block of flats and the only access they have to the other people is by a social media group called ‘The Circle’

They create social media profiles but some are creating false profiles in order to appear (so they think) more popular!

There is one contestant who is male but has the profile of his girlfriend so everyone assumes he is she. Another guy is gay but is pretending to be straight. In fact both of these had a ‘virtual’ date with each other which was interesting!
How to avoid being a victim of catfishing
So far the guy who is pretending to be his girlfriend is in fact the most popular
But in ‘real life’ this can also happen on-line and below are some guidelines so you can be aware


You are sweet enough – tips on how to cut down on sugar during the day

 A recent survey shows that in the UK we have around 700g of sugar a week which is around 140 teaspoons per person. You may say ‘well I only have 1 teaspoon of sugar in my tea/coffee a day’ but remember you are sweet enough – and below are some tips on how to cut down on sugar during the day
Yet sugar comes in many different forms – Below are some examples of sugar by another name

  • Sucrose
  • Glucose
  • Fructose
  • Fruit Juice
  • Corn Syrup
  • Honey
  • Molassas

Any added sugars (and this includes table sugar, honey and syrups) should be limited to around 30g a day and this is for anyone over the age of 11.

There are natural occurring sugar in most fruit, veg and diary. These are far more healthy and full of vital vitamins and nutrients we all need. Also they have fiber and protein which can help slow down the digestion and give you a more steady stream of energy release.

Naturally occurring sugars in things like fruits, vegetables and dairy are much more nutritious than added sugars, because they come with important vitamins and nutrients, as well as fiber and protein that slow their digestion and make them a more steady source of energy.

So below are some tips on how to reduce sugar in your diet with your daily meals