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How to make Radical not Rubbish Resolutions!

A number of clients that I’ve seen this year have been discussing various New Years Resolutions or goals that they’ve set for themselves to achieve this year, with many of them being nutrition and health focused. As a dietitian, I think that it’s fantastic that people are creating resolutions/goals that are aimed at looking after… Read more »

Have you had your 5 & 2?

No, I’m not talking about the 5:2 diet, I’m referring to eating your daily fruits and vegetables of course! It is well understood that consuming plenty of vegetables and fruits is essential for good health. But exactly how much should we be having? Recommended amounts can vary slightly depending on your age, gender and physical… Read more »

Don’t forget the F-word…FIBRE!

Fat, protein and carbohydrates (aka Carbs) receive a lot of attention when talking about health and nutrition. There is no doubt that each of these macronutrients are essential and definitely deserve to be spoken about, but what about fibre? Some of you may be thinking, who cares about fibre or perhaps you’re not entirely sure… Read more »

Gluten-free…just another fad diet!

The popularity of following a ‘Gluten-free’ diet has grown rapidly over the last few years with the perception that gluten-free foods are healthier and assist with weight loss. Gluten has been blamed for causing fatigue, tiredness, skin problems, digestive complications including, diarrhoea, constipation and flatulence (wind) and even depression. But hold-on, before you jump to… Read more »

Superfoods: super-healthy or super-hype?

There is no official definition of a superfood; rather it is a marketing term used to describe particular foods that are abundant in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Some of the most recently talked about superfoods include: Chia seeds, kale, raw cacao, acai berries, mangosteen, spirulina and goji berries. With increased public interest in superfoods, food… Read more »

Are carbs really the culprit?

I am sure that at one time or another you’ve been told that carbohydrates are the culprit when it comes to trying to lose weight. Too many times I’ve heard people say that they’re ‘cutting down’ or even ‘cutting out’ carbs in their diet in order to lose weight.  Despite popular claims advocating low- or… Read more »