Produce Delivery Companies – reviews during lockdown

I usually buy my fresh fruit and vegetables at various independent shops in my area. But since the lock down I’ve not been able to! being able to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vege is a priority for me, and my kids being massive eaters, eat a sh** tonne… um *coughs* ‘huge amount’ of…

Everything you need to know about fat

To start, we need to understand the different types of fats. There are two main types of fats: Saturated and Unsaturated. This is mostly to do with the fats chemical structure. Saturated fats have no double bonds. This means they can compact together closely which makes them solid at room temperature. Unsaturated fats can have…

Orthorexia

Do you or someone you know worry about eating healthily? Ever been over-occupied with “clean eating” or a restrictive eating plan? Do your eating worries stop you from enjoying food and social outings with friends and family? Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with food. It’s not an official eating disorder or diagnosis, but it is…

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

The single most frequent question that I get asked in clinics is: “should I be eating breakfast?” We’ve all heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And the importance of eating breakfast has been strongly impressed on us. But in reality, it’s just another food rule that may…

4 reasons why we shouldn’t focus on weight loss

I was asked today why I don’t promote weight loss in my clinic. The answer was a long one, but I thought I would share it here too! As many of you likely know, I am a registered dietitian and run my own private practice and I make a bit of a deal about not…

How to read your kiddies growth chart

My 12 year old daughter is terrified of puberty, she doesn’t want to grow up, because: “puberty is disgusting and being an adult is boring. All grown ups do is talk and pay taxes” I think I’ve been a bad role model: too much work not enough fun … But many teen girls fear puberty,…

17 nutrition myths busted!

Let’s bust some nutrition myths. 🥚eggs will not increase your cholesterol and give you a heart attack ☕️ coffee will not give you cancer 🥦Antioxidants in foods are great and may help prevent getting cancer. Antioxidants in supplements don’t work. 🍉 Vitamin supplements do not improve health or increase our life span (they’re best used…

Top Tips for raising healthy kids

Top Tips for raising healthy kids: 1. depending on age, kids need between 10 – 12 hours sleep 2. water is the preferred drink 3. follow the division of responsibility: it’s the parents job to provide the food at appropriate times. It’s the kiddies job to choose how much they eat from what is offered…