Healthy Eating Blog

A few "cliche" things your Dietitian may actually do

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 20, 03:34 PM in . No comments.

When I am looking through pages on the internet, I often come across articles such as:

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First thoughts on the Lancet EAT report

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 18, 01:13 PM in and . No comments.

Well, I still haven’t finished reading this 47-page report in detail, but it has really made me think.

The Lancet EAT report’s stand-out points for me are:

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EAT-Lancet commision on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 17, 09:31 AM in and . No comments.

After clinic today, I will be mostly reading the report (EAT-Lancet commision on healthy diets from sustainable food systems); published last night.

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Be prepared - a few low FODMAP breakfasts

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 17, 07:57 AM in and . No comments.

In my clinics, I see a lot of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Each person has a different treatment and needs a different dietary approach but many trial the low FODMAP diet, which is the second phase of the NICE guidelines recommendations for the management of IBS.

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New Year, New Oven...

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 15, 12:59 PM in . No comments.

Welcome to 2019.

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A new addition to the service menu for 2019

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 31, 06:58 PM in and . No comments.

As a result of a market survey, I have decided to add a new service to the menu.
The “express” appointment, for those who can’t commit to a package or full face to face consultation and support sessions, has been added.

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Seasons Greetings an Happy Holidays- clinic times

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 19, 01:44 PM in and . No comments.

Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays to All. I just wanted to let everyone know that my clinics will be closed over the Christmas period and will re-open on January 7th 2019.

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AM Dietetics Nutrition Group - Facebook

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Sep 24, 09:10 AM in and . No comments.

Do you like to chat about nutrition and health? Interested in joining a closed Facebook group ? I have a friendly little group – the Recharge Nutrition Group and you are welcome to join.

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Kids sick of sandwiches? - lunchbox "spruce up"

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Aug 29, 02:32 PM in and . No comments.

School starts up again next week where I am. That means school lunches for another year. I do a packed lunch for my son.
Have your kids ever groaned when you’ve mentioned what kind of sandwiches were in their packed lunch? My son has. Now my sandwiches aren’t THAT bad, (really, they aren’t), it’s just that sometimes we all can get a little sick of sandwiches or wraps every single day.

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The importance of eating together

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Apr 9, 09:53 AM in . Comments [1].

As a Dietitian, my mission is to help people to eat better. This usually means talking about what foods to eat, how much and when. The truth is, though, eating well isn’t always just about the nutrients, it’s about HOW we eat too. The environment that we eat in and eating together, in company, also has a huge effect on health and well being.
Most of us take eating together for granted but the simple act of sharing a meal is a greater one than we imagine. Food is so much more than just fuel. It’s a fundamental part of our health, relationships, culture and well-being. Eating together is about coming together; about belonging.

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National Obesity Week 2018- one mixed up Dietitian

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 8, 11:31 AM in and . Comments [2].

Obesity Crisis

I’ve had to think a long time about what I am going to write about National Obesity Week or, indeed, if I was going to write anything at all.
It’s a confusing time to be a Dietitian.
This is how my day went whilst trying to write this blog.

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Why your Dietitian really needs you to fill in that food diary

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jun 5, 01:11 PM in and . No comments.

They are a pain, yeah I know, right, but your Dietitian may give you a food diary to complete between visits. This is very likely if you are starting a low FODMAP elimination diet for IBS or an elimination diet for food intolerance testing but you could be asked to complete one of these for many other reasons. We don’t just give these as instruments of torture… honestly! There is a reason behind asking you to complete these and a very good reason to ask you to….please, oh please….fill them out as best as you can. They don’t have to be perfect, just give it your best shot.

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The Non Diet Approach - the weight neutral approach to dietary management

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jun 4, 03:49 PM in and . Comments [2].

One of the most challenging and, perhaps, polarising concepts for Dietitians at this time would be the emergence of weight neutral approaches to dietary management. For an outcome focussed profession, trained in the quantitative skills of energy requirement calculations and “diet plans”, the potential change in this focus to a weight neutral approach can be one that is either readily embraced or rejected as a “step too far”. Weight loss currently remains the primary recommendation for health improvement in individuals with high body mass index (BMI) despite limited evidence of long-term success. Weight neutral approaches have now emerged as a result of building evidence that “dieting” with a weight loss goal does not result in significant health improvements, regardless of weight changes. (1,2) and that dieting as a weight loss strategy proves unsuccessful in terms of long term maintenance.

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3 reasons why Dietitians are unlikely to give you a meal plan

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jun 3, 03:23 PM in and . Comments [2].

Often when people come to visit me, they are asking for or expecting a 7 or 14 day “meal plan”.

“Oh, don’t tell me what to do. I just need a meal plan” is what I hear, quite often.

This is a sentence Dietitians dread.

In fact, Dietitians are very unlikely to give you these kinds of meal plans for 3 main reasons:

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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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