Dietitian Blog Posts

Behind the scenes of ‘that Slimming World Feeling’

14th July 2021 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines, Weight loss and body composition
Over my career I have seen countless women who have been back to Slimming World countless times. This is not a coincidence that it fails so many, and sadly yo-yoing in weight has been shown to put our health at risk, in itself so it is not ok that slimming clubs will welcome back repeated

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Gluten free Lancashire cheese and thyme scones.

7th July 2021 / Julie Thompson

Coeliac Disease, Digestive Disorders, Food Intolerance, Gluten-free diet, Recipe, Recipes, Special Diets, Uncategorized, food, free from, free from recipes, scone
These are tasty little treats but not for every day as they are quite high in fat. Lancashire cheese is sharp and goes very well with these scones along with the almond yogurt of course! I chose crumbly Lancashire instead of creamy Lancashire so it can be very easily crumbled before adding it to the

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How does willpower work?

30th June 2021 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, Nutrition, women's health
Of course, you can avoid the temptations. You just need more willpower! Setting your environment up to support healthy habits is one thing; helping your conscious brain make good decisions that facilitate health, I’m all for it. But there are a few key things that get missed off that story of willpower being the key

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How to create boundaries that enable you to truly nourish yourself

17th June 2021 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits
I recently had a chat with Elsie Owen, the People Pleasing Therapist, about worth and our tendency to persist with people pleasing behaviour, which puts us at the bottom of the pile. How can we create boundaries that enable you to truly nourish yourself? I feel this is particularly relevant for the work I do

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Should I do the keto diet?

26th May 2021 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, Food and nutrients, Nutrition
Firstly, shall we define what we mean by keto diet? Keto refers to the production of ketone bodies which are the by product of fat metabolism. This process is known as ketosis. To ensure fat is the preferred fuel source being burned, carb intakes have to stay very low – under 50g per day equating

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Try new flavourings and reduce your salt intake: Marjoram

14th May 2021 / Stephanie Fade

Recipes, Uncategorized, eat less salt, healthy eating, herbs, lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of stroke
Marjoram a slightly sweet, aromatic herb and great way to flavour food without salt Eating less salt will help keep your blood pressure down and reduce your risk of stroke. There are lots of great ways to flavour food without the need for salt. In this series of posts I will be sharing ideas and

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Reduce your salt intake with fun flavourings: #1 Caraway

12th May 2021 / Stephanie Fade

Uncategorized, caraway seeds, healthy recipe ideas, low salt, lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of stroke
Caraway seeds are a great way to add flavour, reducing your need for salt. Reducing your salt intake will help keep your blood pressure down and reduce your risk of stroke. There are lots of great ways to flavour food without the need for salt. Today I start with my personal favourite caraway. Caraway, also known

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What is the best diet for someone with insulin resistance?

12th May 2021 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, Weight loss and body composition
Insulin resistance is a key factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. It is also associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). For clarification, type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterised by an imbalance in blood glucose levels, altered lipid profiles and high blood pressure. It usually presents as a combination of insulin resistance

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Lower your blood pressure and prevent stroke: nutrition tips

11th May 2021 / Stephanie Fade

Uncategorized, eat less salt, healthy eating, healthy weight, lower blood pressure, prevent stroke, sensible drinking, stroke awareness month
Act FAST if you think someone is having a stroke May is Stroke Awareness Month. Being aware of the signs of a stroke as shown above is essential for saving lives so always act FAST. Prevention is equally important and high blood pressure is the single biggest risk factor for stroke. Here are my nutrition

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Healthy, joyful Sunday lunch: Post lockdown tips.

29th April 2021 / Stephanie Fade

Uncategorized, entertaining, family food, healthy eating
Traditional Sunday Roast. With a few tweaks you can make it healthy and joyful I know many people have missed sharing a traditional English Sunday roast with friends and wider family over lockdown. Now that the weather is getting warmer a fantastic Sunday lunch alfresco (even if you need a coat) is a great way

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