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Fuel for Racing and TrainingAs a dietitian and a runner I am all…

13th September 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Carbohydrates, Nutrition, carbs, dietitian, fitfam, fitness, fitspo, halfmarathon, marathon, running
Fuel for Racing and TrainingAs a dietitian and a runner I am all about optimising performance or training outcomes through fuel so I thought I’d share my insights! If you’re an experienced runner you will know how much more enjoyable a run is when you’re well fueled and properly hydrated. Getting your fuel right for your

Juice Plus+Science or Fiction?I have been asked several times to…

12th August 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Fruit, Juice, Nutrition, antioxidants, dietitian, juiceplus, phytonutrients, science
Juice Plus+Science or Fiction?I have been asked several times to write a post on Juice Plus+ and I have been dragging my heels on it for two reasons: 1)      I started writing it ages ago and managed to delete all the research (Whhhaaaaa) 2)      I don’t want to get sued But it has been requested

Protein SupplementsWho Needs Them?Not many people know that one…

8th August 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Abs, Booty, Nutrition, bodybuilding, dietitian, fitfam, fitness, fitspo, gains, health, mythbusters, protein, science
Protein SupplementsWho Needs Them?Not many people know that one of my biggest professional and personal interests is in sports and exercise nutrition. I am a bit(!) of an exercise junkie myself and I enjoy helping people to achieve their ideal body composition for their particular sport through optimal nutrition. One of the things that comes

Vitamin DAre you getting any? Vitamin D has been in the press a…

27th July 2016 / Sophie Medlin

#VitaminD, #sunshine, Fish, Nutrition, dietician, dietitian, food, ginger, healthy, healthylife, redhair, summer, vitamins
Vitamin DAre you getting any? Vitamin D has been in the press a lot lately because it has been decided that we all need to be supplemented with it in the winter. As a dietitian, I have seen loads of people with vitamin D deficiency and not just sick people in hospital! People who work in

Practical Portion Sizes for Kids Follow the rule of thumb! So…

21st July 2016 / Sophie Medlin

1yearold, 6months, Kids, Nutrition, baby, babyfood, children, dietitian, food, healthybaby, hungrybaby, mum, toddler, toddlerfood, weaning
Practical Portion Sizes for Kids Follow the rule of thumb! So everything I know about what children – specifically toddlers – eat is this: They eat everything you don’t want them to eat (hair, dog toys, that fluff you have been meaning to pick up for 3 months) and nothing that you do want them to eat. So,

Carbohydrates for Weight LossFriend or Foe?So we’ve heard a lot…

17th July 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Carbohydrates, Foodporn, Nutrition, carb, dietitian, food, healthy, lean, lowcarb, science, weight loss
Carbohydrates for Weight LossFriend or Foe?So we’ve heard a lot about carbs in the press lately and I thought I’d offer my scientifically balanced view on the subject rather than the opinion based nutritional science that is usually spouted online or in magazines. It’s long…because it is a complex picture, stay with me… The Science Bit

Virtual Gastric Band App Can you really think yourself…

2nd June 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Mindfulness, Nutrition, dietitian, hypnosis, lose weight, summerbody, virtual reality, weightloss
Virtual Gastric Band App Can you really think yourself thin??At the request of a devoted fan (or perhaps a casual ‘liker’) I looked into virtual gastric band hypnosis apps as a way to lose weight. I thought it would be easy to look into this…I was wrong. There have been no studies at all looking

Raspberry Ketones Raspberry ketone supplements promise A…

2nd June 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Nutrition, dietitian, lose fat, lose weight, raspberry ketone, raspberryketones, science, toxic, weightloss
Raspberry Ketones Raspberry ketone supplements promise A LOT. The people who are selling them will pretty much tell you that they will melt away your unwanted fat while you lay on the sofa watching Netflix and eating Pringles. The reason they can tell you this is because the nutritional supplement industry is like the Wild

Part-time Vegetarians DID YOU KNOW that a 2016 review of 108…

11th April 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Nutrition, Vegetarian, dietitian, environment, health, parttimevegetarian, savetheplanet, vegan
Part-time Vegetarians DID YOU KNOW that a 2016 review of 108 scientific studies on vegetarian and vegan diets, found that vegetarians are around 25% less likely to develop heart disease and 8% less likely to develop cancer than meat eaters! There isn’t enough data on the elusive and rare vegans to say for sure but

The Facts about the Sugar Tax (and a bit of my opinion)So you…

29th March 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Nutrition, dietitian, sugar, sugartax
The Facts about the Sugar Tax (and a bit of my opinion)So you may have heard that the government announced a ‘sugar tax’ in the latest budget which will mean that sugary drinks – particularly fizzy drinks – will cost an additional 18-24p per litre which would mean that a 1.75 litre bottle of coke
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