Dietitian Blog Posts

What is the best diet for me? Nutritional genetics may be the missing part of the puzzle

27th April 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

This is a guest post by Helen Phadnis, The Brighton Dietitian What is the best diet to follow? That is the million-dollar question that science has floundered with but is the silver bullet many of us want.  We were recommended a low-fat diet in the 80’s and 90’s, low carbs and high protein in the

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Nutrition for indoor training

23rd April 2020 /

Cycling, Nutrition + Health, Sports nutrition, Triathlon, indoor training
With COVID-19 causing global lockdown and social isolation, there’s been a huge rise in people (including myself) switching from outdoor to indoor training. This typically means changes in the distance, duration and training intensity you can maintain indoors compared to on the road. Naturally what you can and do eat for indoor training should change

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Surviving lockdown and working from home

20th April 2020 /

Corona virus, Mindset, Nutrition + Health, covid 19, lockdown, work from home
Lockdown life isn’t easy when you’re trying to work and be productive. Trust me. What started with 14 days here in Girona has turned into 37 days of total lockdown being stuck indoors, with no clear release in sight. Here’s my advice on how to survive lockdown, work from home and be relatively productive without

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Top 12 plant based snacks for children

13th April 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Child, Family, toddler
You can’t have missed how popular plant based eating has become. It’s good for us, it’s good for the environment and it can be healthy for our little ones too.It doesn’t mean going all-out vegan. For many of us it’s about including dairy, eggs and meat in our diets, but having it less often. How

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Top tips for the right energy bar for you

2nd April 2020 / Laura Clark

Food and nutrients, Recipes
With all this home living, we may be spending more time in the kitchen and perhaps feeling inspired to bake whether that be for child entertainment or taste bud titillation. For some of us we may break up the snacking frenzy with a bit of work, or to craft an elephant out of a milk

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Podcast: Fuelling Good Health through Food (Love Women’s Cycling)

2nd April 2020 /

Corona virus, Cycling, Mindset, Nutrition + Health, Podcast, Sports nutrition, Triathlon, dietitian, female athlete, fitness, work from home
In a climate where immunity and disease are a hot topic, I’ve shared my hot tips on how to fuel for better health and performance with the Love Women’s Cycling Podcast. We talk nutrition for immunity, macronutrients, micronutrients and the key factors I believe you should keep on top of to stay strong and healthy

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We’re ready to start weaning at 4 months or 5 months. Is that ok?

30th March 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

I’m sure you will have heard that weaning should start at 6 months, however the average age in the UK for babies starting solid food is 5 months and 1 week.In fact you might be a mummy who thinks their little one is ready to start a little sooner.  Or if you’ve started weaning already, you

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Fibre filled Banana and choc chip muffins

27th March 2020 / Laura Clark

Feeding the family, Recipes
We enjoyed making these today – I like this recipe because it’s super simple and uses cup measures which avoids having to weigh things, which involves me being more hands on and I couldn’t be today because I’m not an octopus. They’re also packed full of fibre – don’t make me work out how much,

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21st March 2020 / Gaynor Bussell

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Podcast: Nutrition for Endurance athletes (In The Flow Nutrition)

20th March 2020 /

Cycling, Nutrition + Health, Podcast, Sports nutrition, Triathlon, cyclist, endurance athletes, fitness
Earlier this week I recorded a conversation about nutrition for endurance athletes while in COVID-19 lockdown here in Girona with Jackson Long from In The Flow Nutrition. We discuss the common mistakes athletes make when it comes to fuelling and nutrition, relative energy deficiency in sport, plant-based performance, favourite recipes, considerations for young athletes, and

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