Dietitians Blog Entries

How to Stay Hydrated

Dehydration Nation How to stay hydrated As we start to see the first sunny days of the year, hydration and how to stay hydrated seems to be the (hot) topic of the moment. I have written about hydration before, but I have been asked no less than 8 times over the last week to provide […]

Revision Nutrition

It’s that time of year again! Studying for exams can be pretty consuming all-round and it’s easy to let food slip down the list of priorities, but giving your (or your young adult’s) body the right nutrients can mean the difference between a productive session and a bit of a washout. Here are the main […]

Red Pepper Houmous

There are lots of commercial houmous dips available in the supermarkets but nothing beats a homemade version on both taste and cost. Once you’ve tried homemade houmous you will not want to buy the shop bought version again. This houmous is a vegan, family friendly dip perfect for scooping up with little veggie sticks. However… […]

Are your glucose targets correct?

Glucose targets is one of the most important topics I cover with my patients because it is the foundation of how we manage their diabetes. Let me me ask you a question. Have you ever been told your glucose target should be between 4-7mmol/l? If I had £1 for every time someone gave me this […]

Prawn Pasta Salad

Serves 2 Prepare 10 minutes Cook 12 minutes 72g dried fusilli pasta 3 tbsp light mayonnaise 2 tsp tomato ketchup 140g peeled prawns, cooked, thawed if frozen 10 cherry tomatoes, halved ¼ cucumber, cut into small chunks Black pepper 2 tsp lemon juice 2 little gem lettuces, shredded   Cook the pasta in boiling salted […]

Fall in love with sleep

I got an email from lady who gets my blogs – let’s call her ‘Diane’.  Her email inspired today’s blog.     Her email touched my heart – she’s 52 years old and struggling with high body fat levels.     She’s reading a book on sleep (Why We Sleep).  Very timely as I am […]