Gemma Sampson

Recent Posts by Gemma Sampson

15 Jun, 2017

Do you need protein supplements?

Protein pancakes, protein brownies, protein smoothies… there’s even protein chocolate bars on the market these days! Protein plays a key role in muscle growth and repair, it forms enzymes and hormones to keep our bodies functioning normally and performing optimally. It’s good stuff and is being added to all sorts of foods. But. Is the real […]

1 Jun, 2017

Food is everywhere… And it’s after me!

When trying to develop healthy habits, many people struggle to be more mindful and eat intuitively. So often the environment we live and work in appears to be sabotaging us. Food is everywhere! How can we become more mindful about eating foods we don’t necessarily mean or want to eat? I asked Glenn Mackintosh ‘The […]

29 May, 2017

All about ancient grains

  Ancient grains are often marketed as nutritional powerhouses that are ‘cleaner’ choices than standard wheat or rice varieties. They claim to be nutritionally similar to strains enjoyed by Incan, Aztec and other ancient civilisations for thousands of years and less selectively bred than modern grains. What are ancient grains? Similar to superfoods, there is no […]

12 Mar, 2017

The Eatwell Guide debate: Time for change.

Last year when the Eatwell guide (previously the Eatwell plate) was launched, to say I was unimpressed is probably an understatement. Here I discuss a few of the reasons why I feel it’s time to leave the Eatwell plate behind and focus our energies and attentions elsewhere to inspire change. Earlier this week I presented at […]

19 Feb, 2017

Embrace – International Womens Day

As a dietitian I see many people who have damaged relationships with food and impaired self worth. Globally, many women (and men) feel dissatisfied with their bodies and as a result are overly restrictive and obsessive about what they eat, what they do and how they behave. This International Women’s Day I am hosting a screening […]

18 Feb, 2017

Healthy eating on a student budget

Beans on toast, instant noodles, enormous bowls of rice. Typical student diet right?! Step away from the beige, add more colour and balance into your diet to feel and concentrate better, translating into better grades. Better food choices doesn’t have to be expensive either. With a bit of planning and creativity, tasty and nutritious meals can […]

25 Jan, 2017

Strawberries and cream protein smoothie

This strawberries and cream protein smoothie is a perfect pre-bed recovery smoothie to give a slow and steady release of protein. Made with just four every day ingredients, this is a wholesome, nutritious drink that tastes good and won’t break the bank either.     When it comes to bumping up protein intake, many people automatically assume they […]

10 Jan, 2017

New nutrition clinic location in Liverpool

New nutrition clinic location in Liverpool! Starting the 21st January I will be running a weekly nutrition clinic every Saturday between 8:30am-12:30pm at Ullet Road Eco Offices in Liverpool. Whether you want to improve your relationship with food or fuel your athletic performance by fine-tuning what you eat during training and competition, I can help […]