Tag Archives: "Type 2 Diabetes"

Helping you to understand Ketones

Ketones metabolism is a normal physiological process in the body. They help give the body much needed energy and are made through normal fat metabolism. Some patients I meet have no clue about ketones whereas others have a solid understanding. Some peo …

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How eating cereals can lead to weight gain

I recently visited some friends for an over night stay. Obviously, breakfast was served in the morning but it was a change from my usual 3 eggs and 2 toast. I’d been talked into a run with my friend that morning and so when we got back I had a bit of a …

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Why your exercise regime isn’t helping you lose weight

We’ve all done it. Decided to get fit and tone up. Perhaps it’s a new fitness regime or a new years resolution. Yet the results are slow or non existent. Why is this? In this video I put into context why your exercise regime may not be yielding the res …

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What is a low carb diet?

Every week I receive questions. Whether in type 2 diabetes education or via our online community. One question that came up this week was ‘what is a low carb diet’? Sometimes we get so caught up in talking about things we forget some people might not k …

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One thing causing high glucose levels no one tells you

When we think of high glucose levels and diabetes, people automatically jump to the big 3. Insulin, the pancreas and carbohydrates. Yet, did you know there is forth culprit which is just as responsible for increasing glucose levels? The liver has a tre …

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Lower your glucose levels by knowing this

The only way to be able to fix a problem is to understand what is wrong in the first place. Most patients I meet have not had what is happening in their body fully explained to them. If they can’t understand what is happening to them, how are they supp …

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Should you be following the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet Imagine a time before, cars, supermarkets, agriculture, heck, before houses existed. You’d spend the day roaming the planes of the land or the coast of the seaside in the endless pursuit to find food for yourself and your tribe. You’d ga …

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Type 2 Diabetes Remission Study 2 years on

The 2 year follow up results have been published for the type 2 diabetes remission study. If you’re not familiar with the study or diet, I’ve blogged about it previously here to bring you quickly up to speed. I’ve also done a complete review of the die …

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Portion sizes explained

I think one of the most commonly misinterpreted parts of UK dietary guidelines is portion sizes. As dietitians we generally take the stance that nothing is off limits assuming the portion and frequency is correct. Of course, this is in the context of h …

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UK dietary guidelines explained

Dietary guidelines explained Dietary guidelines is one topic everyone seems to have an opinion on. I mean we all eat right? As a result, UK dietary guidelines frequently come under scrutiny. On one hand, this is a good thing. This is what pushes eviden …

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