What your teenagers need to know about bones and diet

We take our bones for granted until something happens, don’t we. They are there to support us. You don’t tend to hear people talk about looking after their bones (except maybe the parents shouting across the children’s playground when their little one is performing a dangerous feat and they are trying to stop them breakingContinue reading “What your teenagers need to know about bones and diet”

Can food make my life better during menopause?

Menopause is a stage of life that we often hear about but it’s pushed aside as ‘women’s business’ and we don’t talk about it enough. Thankfully there has been more discussion about it recently and women are being encouraged to seek support. Fellow Registered Nutritionists Laura Wyness and Lynn Burns have done extensive work inContinue reading “Can food make my life better during menopause?”

5 simple foods which are good for a healthy heart

Eating single foods will not make your heart healthy but there are certain foods (or types of food) which are ideal to include as a healthy heart diet Oily fish Oily fish contains omega 3 which can help reduce blood clotting and so it’s good to include. How much oily fish should we have? TheContinue reading “5 simple foods which are good for a healthy heart”

Why am I so bloated?

My clients often ask me about bloating. It’s very common. It’s also very uncomfortable for anyone who is experiencing it. What do I do first?  As a Registered Nutritionist, I will always ask clients to see their GP to rule out any underlying medical conditions before we try to work together. Why? Not because I wantContinue reading “Why am I so bloated?”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 5 – BONUS!)

I said there were 4 things I did but actually I missed one really important thing. Sorry. It is so important. It’s good hydration. If you are breastfeeding this is even more important. Did you know that by 6 months babies are having about 900ml of milk? That’s a lot of fluid for you toContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 5 – BONUS!)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 4)

How have you found the last 3 weeks? I imagine it has been a bit of a rollercoaster with the changing Covid restrictions and the Easter holidays but I’m glad you have come back to check what my 4th thing was. The 4th thing I did was to focus on fruit and veg. This mightContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 4)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)

Welcome back to week 3. The 3rd thing I did was to try to have a good breakfast including one of my 5 a day. Evidence shows that having breakfast can help to regulate blood sugar levels which, because of hormones, can be a bit all over the place in pregnancy and just after. HavingContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)

I have had 3 children and after each of my pregnancies I have managed to lose the pregnancy weight. How? Dieting of course. NO NO and NO. No dieting. And it wasn’t because it was ‘all baby’ either. At my 6 week check after my first baby I was 70kg (I’m normally about 55-57kg) –Continue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)”