Healthy Eating Blog (Editorial)

Clinic opening up for Friday 17th February - limited spaces available

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Feb 11, 02:42 PM in . No comments.

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.

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Clinic times over the holiday period and into 2017

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 13, 01:58 PM in and . No comments.

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.

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A healthy festive season - part 1

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 1, 01:30 PM in and . No comments.

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.

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Can't get off work? Happy to consult by Skype.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jun 16, 11:14 AM in . 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?

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Why moderation isn’t as boring as it sounds.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 21, 01:21 PM in and . Comments [1].

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?

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Clinic holiday opening/closure times.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 16, 02:45 PM in . 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.

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The Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan© online Shopping Tour video launch - rundown and summary of the event!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 24, 01:37 PM in . 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©.

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Looking for the Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Diet? Find it during National Cholesterol Month.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 18, 01:02 PM in and . No comments.

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?

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Got my Kefir on

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Mar 5, 12:58 AM in and . No comments.

I finally went and got myself some Kefir grains so I can try out homemade brewing of the stuff.

Kefir? You ask. Kefir is pretty much a fermented milk drink. (I am using milk Kefir, although there is a”water” version of it as well.).

When you hear fermented milk drink, basically think ….probiotic drink.

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Sorry honey, it's sugar!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Mar 4, 03:46 AM in and . Comments [1].

One of my Dietitian friends recently reviewed a “low sugar” cookbook that is currently being marketed by a UK “personality”. It turns out the recipes are pretty much full of sugar, in the form of honey in most cases. At the end of the review article, were many, many comments about honey not being sugar. I often see “low sugar” recipes which use honey as the sweetener and am sorry to say, yes, it’s a sugar.

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Detox - time for a new way of thinking

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 2, 12:19 AM in and . No comments.

As a Dietitian who was trained “old school”, I have always cringed at the old “detox” claims. I guess, for someone trained in the science of nutrition and the human body, it is hard to get out of the zone of thinking in a certain way…. “No way, what??” “There is no DETOX diet. There is no detox, rehab aside guys. The liver does a lovely job doing that on its own, you guys are crazy!”
Yeah, I do admit, I still do that cringe when I see 3 day juice cleanses and odd packages of detox drinks sold in some stores and still suffer from (pdpss) post dinner party shock syndrome after being informed by someone that “toxins escape through the soles of your feet” but I think we need to look at the term detox in a new light.

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Exciting news from AM Dietetics - our home visiting service has started!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jul 22, 04:30 AM in and . No comments.

I’m ready to get in the car and start up on the AM Dietetics home visiting service. How much more easy could it be than to have the Dietitian come to you?

The AM Dietetics home visiting service includes:

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20 things I've learned in 20 years as a Dietitian

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on May 25, 03:48 AM in . Comments [1].

June is just around the corner. This is pretty exciting for me, as it marks my 20 year anniversary as a Dietitian. Being a Dietitian for the last twenty years has been a super ride. I certainly don’t regret my choice of career one little bit. I really have loved every minute of being a Dietitian.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how much I have learned from the last 20 years and thought I’d share the top 20 things I have learned in the last 20 years as a Dietitian.

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Happy New Year from AM Dietetics

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 1, 10:56 PM in . No comments.

Well it’s better late than never as we have already had one whole day of 2014.
Have you decided on any resolutions? Does anyone ever keep these?
Here in the AM Dietetics household, we are’t doing resolutions but we are making a few changes that we know are realistic and will be long lasting.

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Let's keep it Real people.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 19, 02:15 AM in . Comments [1].

I’ve been having a look at a few food blogs, Instagram posts, tweets and recipes lately. Okay, yes, all the time if I’m honest. There seems to be a common thread which I’m starting to wonder about. A lot of these meals/recipes/shakes and “potions” seem to often have a “superfood” ingredient.
Mmm, let’s make a maca powder chia protein shake or a “green- powder” bowl with acai berries. Or maybe I could go for some coconut powder mixed with a scoop of protein in a high energy ball.

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