Diet and Nutrition

Summer Health Trends - Fashionable Fads Or Sustainable Solutions?

Rick Miller | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

We're all used to it by now; when the summer arrives, so do the fashionable diets that claim to completely transform our bodies in a few short weeks. They take over our news feeds, magazine racks and even the supermarket aisles. But is there some truth in the latest summer health trends?

Keep Quiet About Your Diet

Kirsty Baines | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kirsty Baines

Okay, so it's cool if it works for you. But my problem is when people start imposing it on others. When phrases come up in the conversation such as "you shouldn't eat sugar, it makes you gain weight" or "you really don't need that many carbs". There are a multitude of reasons why you should never push your diet on others; firstly, you don't know their past with food.

Breastfeeding Week, Benefits And Diet

Tai Ibitoye | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Parents
Tai Ibitoye

It is World Breastfeeding Week. This is a global movement to promote, protect and support breastfeeding by anyone, anywhere and at any time.  Breastf...

How to Create Healthy Eating Habits

Michael Betts | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Betts

With the amount of information available these days, I think I'm pretty safe in saying that the majority of us know what a healthy eating plan looks l...

Meal Frequency And Eating With The Family

David Kingsbury | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Eating a healthy diet can often feel isolating. People may pass comment or judgement and even pressure you into eating foods that are not in line with your goals. But when you are following a plan of which healthy food is an integral part, don't ever make the mistake of thinking you are doing something wrong.

Eating For Fertility

Jodie Brandman | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Throughout my time as a nutritional therapist I've seen so many women struggling to conceive. Whether it's PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis or a general hormone imbalance, there is so much that can be done to support the body and reverse chronic conditions.

2017 Nutrition Trends - Cauliflower

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

So it seems to be all over social media at the moment. Cauliflower recipes. But not your usual, pop it in water and boil the life out of it recipes, but actually as a healthy replacement. The main two being a replacement for rice and pizza dough. But why?

The Truth About Sugar

Helen Bond | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Bond

These days all we seem to hear is how we should be slashing the amount of sugar in our diets, and while it's easy to get caught up in the hype of the latest 'sugar free' diet - as a dietitian, it worries me that most people are still very confused about sugar

What Diet Is Best For You?

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

With so many diets out there, how do you know which one is for you? You have the juice diets, which you replace your meals with a juice meal replacement. You have the points type diet plans, which means you are given a list of foods that have been awarded points and you have a set amount of points you have in a day. There are so many out there and yes some do work. You lose weight. Great!

Preparing For A Five Day Fast

Michael Betts | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Betts

Since writing this article with my experience of doing a 5 day fast, I have had many questions about the process and what's required. To help anyone thinking of doing it, here are my recommendations to make sure you are fully prepared and to help guarantee your success.

Nutrition And Menopause: What Every Woman In Her 40s Should Know

Imogen Watson | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Watson

As a teenager, I remember my mother going through 'the change' in her forties: hot flushes, mood swings and mutterings about her weight and skin changing. As I approach this age myself, I want things to be and feel different. As a dietitian, I know that what we eat and drink has a huge impact on our health but also on how we look and feel. So here are my top nutrition tips to live our fullest life possible as we age.

The Nutritional Myths About Carbs, Protein And Fats.... What's Right?

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

With all the fad diets out there, there are so many food myths surrounding carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, which has caused confusion and stress about how to eat right. But are they true?

Did You Know That The Average Person Gains 11 Pounds Within Five Months Of Finishing A Diet?

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

So... what are the key things you need to do, to get beach body ready and keep it off? You can make small adjustments to your lifestyle to get you there. It doesn't have to be a chore at all. With these few simple changes, it will get you bikini ready in no time.

Are We Becoming A Free-From Nation?

Rick Miller | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

Do you remember when the free-from section in the supermarket consisted of an odd-looking packet of biscuits that disintegrated in a cup of tea and a sad looking loaf of bread that tasted like cardboard? These products were produced for those with diagnosed allergies and intolerances and would be marked with 'approved' or 'certified' stamps to help consumers avoid making a potentially dangerous mistake when choosing a product.

Maternal PKU - Why I'm Having A Burrito Delivered To The Labour Ward

EleanorWilliamson | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Parents
EleanorWilliamson

Once I've had my binge, I'm thinking of staying on diet, albeit not as strictly. I can't do myself as much damage as I would my child, but I've enjoyed some of the effects of managing my levels and I know that I'd be taking less long-term risk with my health, which will matter to my child too.

The Demon Voice Tormenting A Fat Girl

Sharron Phillips | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I have gone many years as a "chunky monkey", I think the very truth of the matter is that I have always felt like "that girl" - the plain, frumpy one, the DUFF. I was always the ugly one out of my friends. I hate that word 'ugly', but for the purposes of this blog and honesty that's how I felt.

What Can We Learn From The Bodybuilding Concept?

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

The bodybuilding concept isn't everyone's cup of tea, but what can all of us learn from it? The bodybuilding diet is designed to build muscle and reduce body fat, by using a certain balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

The Future Of Nutrition Is Genetic Testing

Jodie Brandman | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

About four months ago I decided to complete a genetic saliva test, and whilst anxiety prevented me from clicking on the breast cancer or Alzheimer's risk results, I did want to know everything about my ability to detoxify, hormone health, neurotransmitters, and how my body deals with histamine, so I took the raw data and sent it off to a trusted company.

What Can We Learn From The Diets Of Elite Athletes?

Rick Miller | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

People often ask me what we can learn from these phenomenal people. Is there anything we can do to enhance our own performance from following their lead?

Why Food Quality Is So Important

David Kingsbury | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

I've often spoken about why macros are very important for body composition. Now I'd like to talk about food quality. While it's true that you can hit your calories and macros with junk food, that doesn't mean you should. There are a lot of things we can do that are not necessarily good for us.

Why Eating According To Your DNA Is The Future

Nick Popovici | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Popovici

The restaurant is a global first in that via an iPad in store, the app or from a personal computer customers are given the choice of over 9 billion meal combinations. The idea is that our taste preferences and nutritional needs vary not only from person to person but from day to day.

Reconnecting With Nature To Build Better Food Systems

Amanda Sourry | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Amanda Sourry

We know we can't effect global change of the scale that is needed on our own. If we want to achieve Sustainable Nutrition for all we need to work with others in the food and related industries - with NGOs, with governments, farmers, suppliers and importantly, with consumers, to change the relationship between the production and the consumption of food

Does A Domino's Dip Destroy Weight Loss?

Paul Standell | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Standell

Maybe this explains why you've not been losing weight when you've been so damn good most of the week. Don't worry, you're not the only one. It's just that most of us have no idea how many calories are in the things we eat, even the innocuous ones like dips and sauces.

Hard Work And Dedication - Your Fitness BFFs

David Kingsbury | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

I'll let you in on a secret. One of the most difficult parts of training is getting started. But making that effort and carving time out in your schedule to get fit and work your way towards a healthy body and mind is a great feeling and one with great rewards.

Myth Or Fact? Eating Fat Makes You Fat (And Other Nutritional Beliefs)

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

It's not uncommon to hear completely opposing facts about nutrition. One person might say carbs are evil while another person says they're a necessary energy source. With such conflicting information, it can become increasingly difficult to make sense of this well-meaning advice. Let's debunk a few of the most common nutrition myths.