I have managed to open a clinic for Friday 17th February and have some spaces available. Contact me if you are looking to book a consultation slot for this week.
Healthy Eating Blog
Posted on Feb 11, 02:42 PM in Editorial. No comments.
When they coined the phrase, “good things come in small packages”, they definitely must have been thinking about eggs. When it comes to nutritional value, eggs are action-packed with good quality protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy omega -3 fats. Despite this, the health benefits and risks of eating eggs have been debated for many years. The elephant in the room has always been that a single large egg contains around 187mg of cholesterol.
Just a quick message to let everyone know that, from the 18th December 2016, clinic appointment slots will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period and will reopen on January 5th 2017! Appointments will be limited until March 2017 due to an ongoing project.(Appointment booking line will be open- please leave a message).
Wishing you all a happy holiday season.
It’s all in the planning.
Ok, so I did mention planning in tip 1 but this is all about planning your events. Scout ahead. Make sure you know what foods and drinks will be on offer at each function- this way you will know how best to prepare and plan. It sounds a bit over the top but it does help.
Surviving the festive season- part 1
Advent calendars are being whipped out all over the country and people are preparing for the onslaught of the “festive season”. The festive season is a dangerous time when it comes to letting your guard down and the loosening up of healthy habits. There are parties, dinners, baking, the stressful rushing around, less activity due to the cold and those lovely Xmas treats everywhere. It doesn’t help that mince pies and sweets have been pushed on us by the supermarkets since November.
Over the last few weeks, the temperature has definitely dropped here! Last Saturday morning, I spent a cold half hour scraping ice from my car windows. Yes, winter is here.
A lot of my clients are finding the cold weather a bit challenging when it comes to sticking to lunchtime salads. It’s true that when it’s cold, sometimes a salad doesn’t quiet “cut it”. It’s important to keep eating those vegetables though! You could try soup, (which I have nearly every day for lunch in this weather),or go for a warm salad.
There are lots of really lovely warm salad recipes around. I think it’s much more fun to invent your own.
Posted on Jun 16, 11:14 AM in Editorial. No comments.
Life can be so busy these days. It can be almost impossible to get time off work, even for something as important as your health.
Appointment times for visiting the AM Dietetics clinic are currently within work hours but I am trying to make sure that I am able to make life easier for my clients…..did you know that you can also book a Skype appointment?
You may have seen the “reversing Diabetes” reports and books coming out in the media/press right now. New results coming out from a UK study, this month, have also shown that people can reverse their Type 2 Diabetes with a strict low calorie diet regime. The research is part of a growing body of evidence showing that people with Type 2 diabetes who successfully lose weight can reverse their condition because fat is removed from their pancreas, returning insulin production to normal. But can it be done?
It’s funny how things come around. Years ago, when I first became a Nutritionist/Dietitian, (goodness, it was over 20 years ago!), we used to say that the whole lemon in water idea was nonsense. Over the years, however, we have been able to get an idea of just how good a glass of lemon water can be. A glass of water with a squeeze of lemon in it can:
Sometimes being a Dietitian just isn’t “sexy”. No, seriously! We can sound like old stick in the muds, trotting out the old “everything in moderation” line when others in the wide and varied world that is nutrition; may be encouraging that “new” lifestyle diet, (you know what I’m sayin’ – ala the newest super food, paleo, raw, sugar free, “clean”). These new super shiny “lifestyles” can sound like just the thing……
“From now, I’ll only eat “clean” and never let the poison that is- (insert latest “bad” food group here)- touch my lips. My body is a temple “.……..sounds good, doesn’t it?
Posted on Dec 16, 02:45 PM in Editorial. No comments.
Just a quick message to let everyone know that, from 18th December 2015, clinic appointment slots will be closed for the holiday season and will reopen on January 4th 2016! (appointment booking line will be open).
Wishing you all a happy holiday season.
The Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan© online Shopping Tour video launch - rundown and summary of the event!
Posted on Oct 24, 01:37 PM in Editorial. No comments.
On Wednesday evening, 21 October, I attended the launch of the new Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan© and Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Shopping Basket store tour video. Have you ever wished you had your own Dietitian to join you on your grocery trip? Well now you can- well in a “virtual” sense anyway! The store tour video features Dietitian Lucy Jones, who takes you on a mini-supermarket tour, pointing out which are the best choices for your Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Basket©.
October is National Cholesterol Month in UK and time to remind ourselves about the disturbing UK coronary heart disease statistics. When it comes to causes of death in UK, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the big hitter. It is simply the biggest single killer in the UK alone. 2015 statistics show that almost 70, 000 deaths each year are due to CHD. Scotland and the North of England, where I live, have the highest rates in the nation.
So what can we do about it?
Following my blog on the Non Diet Approach, I did promise to write a little blog about each of main features of this approach to weight concerns and to building a healthy relationship with food.
This week, I’ve been concentrating on Intuitive Eating.
My 11 year old has an exam tomorrow and I am breakfast planning. A good breakfast is vital before any exam.7 Quick tips for the perfect exam day breakfast:
Questions about nutrition?
Do you have any nutrition questions? I'm always interested in hearing them, and I'll do my best to answer.
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