Dietitian Blog Posts

Are assumptions holding you back?

21st October 2020 / Laura Clark

Nutrition, changing behaviour, changing habits, changing negative thinking, confirmation bias, how to lose weight and keep it off, how to stop negative thinking, positive thinking
Do you live in assumption-ville? Last time I chatted about how the brain likes to automate things. Not because it likes to let us down, but because it has to automate stuff to allow our deliberate system to focus on what really matters that day. Can you imagine if we deliberated over what to have

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Making habits stick and why diets don’t help

9th October 2020 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, How to optimise your health and well-being at work
Our brain is the most metabolically active tissue in our body. To state the obvious, it’s quite clever but even the brain has limitations and short-cuts it puts in place to help us navigate information overload. The part of the brain that makes us human, often referred to as the pre-frontal cortex is responsible for

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Getting on the Scales – Weighing up the Reasons

21st September 2020 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits
The scales supposedly track our progress towards a goal or serve as a reminder to keep things in check. And now, with the development of wearable devices, we have countless ways in which we can track ourselves – 24 hours a day. On the surface, all this tracking is supposed to act as a motivator

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You don't need to try lose weight to help your type 2 diabetes!

11th September 2020 / Emma Townsin

Diabetes is a complex metabolic syndrome where blood sugar levels, also known as blood glucose increase to above the normal range. This is known as “hyperglycemia”- literally high blood glucose. It’s normal for blood sugar to rise following a meal but if it remains high for prolonged periods it can cause some damage in the

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How to stop emotional eating

26th August 2020 / Emma Townsin

What is Emotional Eating?Imagine this: your boss has been annoying you at work, your partner isn’t listening to you vent about it, your friends are busy and the next thing you know you’ve just eaten a family-sized bar of chocolate. As you’re about to dig into the third slice of cheesecake despite feeling full- you

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Weight Management – if I’m not prescribing diets, what am I doing?

28th July 2020 / Laura Clark

Intuitive Eating, Mindful eating, Weight loss and body composition, anti diet, diet binge cycle, how to break free from dieting, non diet approach
In the past, I’ve delivered weight management services which had weight loss at the heart. I’ve worked alongside other healthcare professionals in specialist NHS services, to support people on a journey to better health through weight loss. It has never been simply about offering dietary advice; we have to look at the interplay between the

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Why children grow up having unhealthy relationships with food and how to avoid them

27th July 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Child, Family, toddler
Why children grow up having unhealthy relationships with food and how to avoid themA collaboratively written blog by Gabriella Goodchild RD, The Healthful Dietitian and Sarah Almond Bushell RD, The Children’s Nutritionist.If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.In this blog we’re going to

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How to get a child to eat when they refuse meals

20th July 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

This blog is sponsored by the Happy Healthy Eaters Club. A club all about supporting mums and dads do the very best for their children when it comes to food and feeding. It’s a club for members who want to learn all about how to nourish a child completely. We’ll provide you with the answers to your

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Which foods will help my toddler to gain weight?

13th July 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.My child is too thin, how can I help them gain weight?Some children struggle to gain weight or grow as expected, which may be because they cannot manage to eat enough food to meet their nutritional requirements,

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The 3 pillars behind everything I do – My NOURISH – NURTURE – THRIVE Continuum

6th July 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Child, Family, baby, toddler
I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to come up with a way of describing to you what me and my business is really all about. I love being a Paediatric Dietitian and I really thrive on helping people which is part of the reason why I still do my NHS role alongside running ‘The

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