Dietitian Blog Posts

Eggs or weetabix – what should you TRY for breakfast?

28th September 2015 / Laura Clark

Nutrition
When thinking about rugby and nutrition, the first thing that springs to mind is protein and lots of it! In fact protein seems to be top dog at the moment with everyone from office workers to gym bunnies reaching for protein shakes. But when are they needed and when are you literally flushing your money

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Tone up with your 20 grams of recovery protein, and make it fishy!

21st September 2015 / Helen Phadnis

Clean eating, Sports nutrition
As a nerd I like to have a set of rules to work to. I like numbers, and I like it when they’re based on research. It also helps when that number answers a question I get asked a lot: how much protein should I eat? For ideal recovery post workout that’ll be 20 grams.

Must eat nuts and beans. The vegetarian athletes mantra.

9th September 2015 / Helen Phadnis

Clean eating
I’ve become a weekday quasi-vegetarian. It happened by accident really. My husband has been working away from home Monday to Friday and so I’ve been cooking what I crave and what the children like – which is mainly cheese, beans, fish and vegetables. Sometimes chicken – but since our move we no longer have a decent

Preventing Gestational Diabetes

9th September 2015 / Eulalee Green

Before Pregnancy, During Pregnancy
How to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes is the most frequent complication in pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance causing hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) that starts during pregnancy. Of the 700,000+ women who give birth in England and Wales each year, 30,600 developed diabetes during pregnancy (i.e. 4.3% of all pregnancies)

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SPOTLIGHT ON SUGAR: Not so sweet for Jamie Oliver or GBBO

6th September 2015 / Laura Clark

Nutrition
What a week for sugar! We’ve had Jamie Oliver condemning it whilst surrounded by prosthetic limbs and extracted teeth and meanwhile the Great British bake off contestants are shunning it in favour of supposedly healthier bakes containing fancier alternatives. I feel compelled to peel back the media hype once again and set a few things

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Sugar? Let’s keep the message simple

18th July 2015 / Emer Delaney

        Yesterday was a busy day in the world of nutrition!  With SACN’s report telling us all to eat less sugar and drink fewer fizzy drinks, what does their key message actually mean?  We’ve been told, Free sugars should account for no more than 5% daily dietary energy intake and already I’ve

Sugar? Let’s keep the message simple

18th July 2015 / Emer Delaney

Yesterday was a busy day in the world of nutrition!  With SACN’s report telling us all to eat less sugar and drink fewer fizzy drinks, what does their key message actually mean?  We’ve been told, Free sugars should account for no more than 5% daily dietary energy intake and already I’ve been asked my many,

Delicious Gluten Free Chicken & Leek Pie

14th July 2015 / Emer Delaney

Ingredients Pastry 200g Gluten Free white flour 100g Butter 90ml Water Filling 600g Chicken breasts, diced 1.5kg Leeks, cleaned and chopped 300ml Crème Fraiche, half fat Olive oil 5g Butter Nutmeg, approximately half of the nut grated Salt & Pepper 1 Egg, whisked for glazing   Method  Preheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/ gas 6.

Delicious Gluten Free Chicken & Leek Pie

14th July 2015 / Emer Delaney

IngredientsPastry200g Gluten Free white flour100g Butter90ml WaterFilling600g Chicken breasts, diced1.5kg Leeks, cleaned and chopped300ml Crème Fraiche, half fatOlive oil5g ButterNutmeg, approximately half of the nut gratedSalt & Pepper1 Egg, whisked for glazingMethodPreheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/ gas 6.Place the flour and butter into a large bowl, rub together until it resembles breadcrumbs.Add the water

Game, set, banana, match!

11th July 2015 / Laura Clark

Exercise, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Weight Management
To celebrate being one of the closest dietitian’s to the famous SW19 Wimbledon tennis I thought I’d put the spotlight on the ever popular banana – so synonymous with tennis players to fuel them to the final, how does it match up for the rest of us?! Someone I saw in clinic recently told me

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