Dietitian Blog Posts

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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Understanding fuel needs for exercise

28th April 2021 / Laura Clark

Fitness and Training, Nutrition
Having a healthy, happy relationship with both exercise and food is the ideal. Unfortunately, diet culture teaches us to put them both in the same basket and ‘diet and exercise’ plans are everywhere. We may cut calories and up our exercise to force weight loss, but this can be counterproductive if we don’t understand what

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How do you know if you are addicted to food?

14th April 2021 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, Food and nutrients, Nutrition
It is common for many of the people I meet and work with to feel they are addicted to food. But how do you know if you addicted to food? And is this even accurate? Often this label we give ourselves is all tied up in a history of chronic dieting which has led to

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What is a picky eating disorder and do you need to worry?

12th April 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Child, toddler
Have you ever worried whether your child’s picky eating behaviour is something more serious?Why do they refuse to eat certain foods without even so much as trying them and why nothing you do seems to help?Some children become ‘problem feeders’ and what started as picky eating can develop into a picky eating disorder like Avoidant/Restrictive

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What to do if your baby is refusing to eat!

29th March 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

baby
If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.Are you battling with a baby that constantly pushes away the spoon? Often babies get off to a great start with weaning and then suddenly they don’t want to eat, and it can be a worry!In this

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What exactly is Intermittent Fasting?

24th March 2021 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, Weight loss and body composition
Fasting is not a new concept and has been around for thousands of years but what exactly is Intermittent Fasting? Fasting involves alternating food absence with periods of normal food consumption. We break a ‘fast’ every day when we first eat – breakfast even if not at breakfast time. In the ‘diet trend’ sense, intermittent

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Are you curious? Can you overfeed a breastfed baby?

15th March 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

baby
If you would like a PDF download of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below. My first baby fed frequently. I mean every 40 minutes or so and as he got older, every time he cried, I offered him the boob. It worked, he settled and he wasn’t a fan of

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The truth about caffeine and how it benefits us

3rd March 2021 / Laura Clark

Food and nutrients, Nutrition
It’s the world’s most popular stimulant and a friend to many of us but what’s the truth about caffeine and how it benefits us? Can you imagine mornings without it? How much caffeine should we have? Caffeine is a bit of a fickle friend – routine users of caffeine won’t get the same euphoric effects

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When can babies have chocolate? A guide for worried parents

14th February 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

baby, toddler
If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below. “Is it ok to give my baby chocolate?”This is a common question that mums have as there is a lot of conflicting information online about chocolate. Although chocolate is delicious, it is not recommended for babies

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What you need to know about SALT

8th February 2021 / Laura Clark

Nutrition, how to lower salt intake; is salt bad for me; how do I eat less salt; what foods are high in salt
Headlines about salt never seem as prevalent as those bashing either fat or sugar, and yet dietary wise, salt is the biggest threat to our health. If salt intake fell by a third, it would prevent 8000 premature deaths in the UK and could save the NHS over £500 million annually. What is it about

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