Tag Archives: "Weight Management"

The real truth about carbs

Are carbs fattening? Many people fear that eating carb-rich foods will make them gain weight, however, 1-gram of carbs provides 4 Kcals compared to 1-gram fat which provides 9kcals. Any food can cause weight gain if you eat too much of it. The importan …

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Food Unwrapped Summer Diet Special

Making my TV debut on Food Unwrapped Summer Diet Special with Jimmy Doherty. The show will be airing on Channel 4 on Friday 13th July 2018 at 20:00.    The post Food Unwrapped Summer Diet Special appeared first on Mairi Huntly.

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Healthy Chicken Noodle Salad

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10 Weight loss Tips for a healthier you

Weigh yourself once a week at the same time of the day. Make sure your scales are accurate. If you weigh yourself more often, you are just weighing changes in fluid balance. Set yourself a realistic weight loss target. As a guide, you should aim for a …

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Menopause and diet

The menopause usually happens between the ages of 45-55 years. Changes that occur during the menopause Increase in blood pressure Increase in cholesterol levels Weakening of the bones Why? Caused due to falling oestrogen levels Early symptoms Weight ga …

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Are you getting enough Calcium?

Why is calcium important Calcium is important for all ages for strong bones and teeth. However, I often find that my clients, family, and friends diets are low in calcium. What are the best sources of calcium? Dairy foods including milk, yoghurt and ch …

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Portion Distortion

Eating for weight loss means more than just eating healthily. You need to consider the amount of food you eat and the food choices you make. In fact, many of us no longer know what makes a normal portion – a problem known as portion distortion. Top tip …

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Reward success (not with food)

Giving yourself a reward when you meet your weight loss goals can help you stay motivated.   Frequent rewards Frequent, small rewards for meeting mini- goals are more effective than bigger rewards that require a long, hard effort. For example, it could …

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What to expect at your initial weight loss consultation with Mairi Huntly Private Dietitian

The focus of my 3-month weight-loss programme is making permanent changes to your lifestyle rather than a ‘quick fix’ solution. Find your motivation to change During your initial consultation, I assess your motivation to change to ensure you are in the …

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How can I stay motivated to maintain a healthy diet for weight loss?

Goal Setting Setting goals is a key part of meeting your weight loss target. It’s important to set yourself realistic goals. To keep motivated, it’s also vital that your healthy eating plan is suited to your lifestyle. That way, you’re more likely to s …

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