Is bread really bad for me?

Bread has had a lot of bad press over the last few years. But is bread really that bad for us? What does bread contain? According to The Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 calcium carbonate, iron, thiamin (vitamin B1) and nicotinic acid or nicotinamide (vitamin B3) must be added to all wheat flour in Britain, withContinue reading “Is bread really bad for me?”

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”

Easy and healthy snacks for your children

This week sees the launch of the NHS Food Scanner app. The app where you can scan your children’s snack products and find healthier alternatives. Review of the NHS Food Scanner app I gave it a try and here are some thoughts (followed by some of my own snack tips). What was good? Easy toContinue reading “Easy and healthy snacks for your children”

Succeeding with your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a new year and you may have set some new years’ resolutions. The top new years’ resolutions for 2021, depending on which article you read, were to get fit, lose weight, and be more healthy. Did you set any of these or something completely different? What were yours? Can I help you with them?Continue reading “Succeeding with your New Year’s Resolutions”

Top healthy Veganuary tips from an expert

Veganuary is upon us. The supermarkets have cleared their Christmas shelves and made way for a wide range of vegan products to entice you to spend your pennies. I thought I’d catch up with a vegan dietitian for her thoughts on the subject to share with you. Heather Russell is a dietitian at The VeganContinue reading “Top healthy Veganuary tips from an expert”

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?”

Family recipe book – get children cooking

If you have been following my work, you will know that I think it is vital that children learn how to cook. They can start young and that time together in the kitchen can grow into a hobby, a job or just a survival skill. I was commissioned by World Cancer Research Fund to writeContinue reading “Family recipe book – get children cooking”

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)”