Eating behaviours and habits

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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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 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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Making habits stick and why diets don’t help

9th October 2020 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, How to optimise your health and well-being at work
Our brain is the most metabolically active tissue in our body. To state the obvious, it’s quite clever but even the brain has limitations and short-cuts it puts in place to help us navigate information overload. The part of the brain that makes us human, often referred to as the pre-frontal cortex is responsible for

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Getting on the Scales – Weighing up the Reasons

21st September 2020 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits
The scales supposedly track our progress towards a goal or serve as a reminder to keep things in check. And now, with the development of wearable devices, we have countless ways in which we can track ourselves – 24 hours a day. On the surface, all this tracking is supposed to act as a motivator

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What habits are worth changing in the Workplace?

16th October 2019 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits
Last week I joined forces with the Mental Health Charity, Bath Mind as we made ourselves at home at the Good Day Cafe in Bath and looked at how our working day influences our food choices, how food plays a part in our stress levels and what our coping strategies look like. Workplace health is

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Dietitian diary – what do I actually do?

9th January 2018 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits
I’m not even sure my husband really gets what I actually do, let alone the people hitting google in search of nutrition advice so thought it might be helpful to explain. Historically, dietitians seem synonymous with diet plans – strict calculated plans telling you what to eat along with a wagging finger if you dare

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Dietitian diary – what do I actually do?

9th January 2018 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits
I’m not even sure my husband really gets what I actually do, let alone the people hitting google in search of nutrition advice so thought it might be helpful to explain. Historically, dietitians seem synonymous with diet plans – strict calculated plans telling you what to eat along with a wagging finger if you dare

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No need to let it go to waist this Christmas

12th December 2017 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits
Gaining weight over Christmas is common and I think part of the problem is that ‘Christmas’ starts sometime in November. The extended festive period gives us ample opportunity to indulge and whilst it falls under the umbrella of ‘Christmas’ it’s out of our hands, right? For many it is often approached with a certain inevitability

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