Dietitian Blog Posts

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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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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Ramen Eggs – low fodmap

11th April 2021 / Julie Thompson

#ramen eggs, Christmas party food, Coeliac Disease, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Sesame, Uncategorized, eggs, low fodmap diet, party food
These mini ramen eggs are great for a party as a snack food, they have a strong umami flavour and taste great! The eggs were free range, which is obviously really important to ensure the quail that laid them are able to forage and live as far as possible as they would in the wild.

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Ratatouille – lowfodmap.

7th April 2021 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Mediterranean diet, Nutrition, Recipe, Recipes, aubergine, courgette, food, health, low fodmap diet, peppers
Ratatouille is a really healthy dish and the best way to make it is to roast each of the vegetables separately. This might appear to be a bit of a faff, but it does ensure that you can taste all the individual flavours in the dish. It is a dish for those days where you

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Lemon Curd – Low FODMAP.

1st April 2021 / Julie Thompson

Easter recipes, Food Intolerance, Fruit, Fruit preserves, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Lemon, Preserved lemon, Recipes, food, gluten free foods, lemon curd, low fodmap diet, preserves, tasty food, traditional food
I love the sharpness and sweetness of lemon curd and the vibrant yellow colour is just perfect for Easter. It is also a great gift to give to those relatives you haven’t seen for some time! It does contain fats and sugar but you will generally only be using a small amount on toast or

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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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Two kiwi fruit a day keeps constipation away?

27th March 2021 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, Fruit, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, constipation, food, kiwi, low fodmap diet
You have heard about prunes haven’t you? I even have a post about prunes here https://clinicalalimentary.blog/2015/09/13/prunes-natures-laxative/ and how they have been used to help with constipation due to their sorbitol content. Sorbitol is a polyol, a sugar that is not absorbed into the body and helps to keep fluid inside the bowel, helping with constipation,

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