Diet dogma, food and morality: why diet identities are unhelpful

This is a tricky subject but something that has been on my mind lately. As someone who has been in the health and wellness field for several years, I have seen this reoccurring pattern of almost a cult-like mentality around various diets. As a former vegan I have certainly fallen for this idea that thereContinue reading “Diet dogma, food and morality: why diet identities are unhelpful”

Why (and how) women should approach health and fitness differently to men

Ladies, ever wondered why it seems so much easier for your boyfriend or husband to stick to a diet or fitness plan and get results? Why some weeks you are full of energy and others you hardly want to drag yourself out of bed? How you can go 2 weeks eating healthily then all ofContinue reading “Why (and how) women should approach health and fitness differently to men”

Why and how I include treats as part of a healthy diet

The last couple of weeks we have had lots of celebrations! Valentines’ day, pancake day, my birthday and my boyfriends’ mums’ birthday all within the space of ten days. Considering the three of us have been in lockdown together for nearly four months now we are making the most of every opportunity to be festive.Continue reading “Why and how I include treats as part of a healthy diet”

Foods for healthy hormones and weight loss

A quick post for you today with some of my top foods for healthy hormones and weight loss. Include these foods in your diet to nourish your body, balance your hormones and reach your healthy, happy weight. If you haven’t already, check out yesterday’s post on how the calorie density of foods affects weight loss.Continue reading “Foods for healthy hormones and weight loss”

Calorie density of foods can help with weight loss

It’s been a while since we focused on nutrition in this series! And that’s for a reason, health is about so much more than what you eat. And it’s pretty easy to search for healthy foods to eat these days but if it were so simple, why isn’t everyone eating a healthy balanced diet? WhyContinue reading “Calorie density of foods can help with weight loss”

Common nutrient deficiencies and the benefit of eating MORE

As usual, I want to go against the typical health and fitness industry advice and this time talk about common nutrient deficiencies and the benefits of eating more food. We are so often told we need to eat less if we want to be fit and healthy but is this really the case? In myContinue reading “Common nutrient deficiencies and the benefit of eating MORE”

Drinking too much water is unhealthy?

Most people worry about drinking enough water these days and getting in their “8 glasses a day”. There are even water bottles with markers on showing how much water you should have drank by this time of the day. This really freaks me out! Are we really so detached from our bodies that we needContinue reading “Drinking too much water is unhealthy?”

Keto diet for weight loss, should you try it?

As a public health nutritionist, I like to keep track of current trends in the dieting world and wow 2020 was the year of the keto diet! On average there are a million internet searches a month for the phrase “keto diet for weight loss” and Youtube health and fitness world is full of peopleContinue reading “Keto diet for weight loss, should you try it?”

Why calorie restricted diets don’t work long term

Most people believe that dieting is the only way to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight. We are told we need to restrict our calories to 1800, 1500 or even 1200 calories a day. Or that we need to cut out all treats and always choose low fat or low carb options. I rememberContinue reading “Why calorie restricted diets don’t work long term”

Counting calories for weight loss, a good idea?

Today’s topic in this Real Health January series is counting calories. Specifically whether counting calories for weight loss is a good idea! What is counting calories for weight loss? I’m sure most people these days are aware of the idea of calorie counting. You might be familiar with calorie counting apps like My Fitness PalContinue reading “Counting calories for weight loss, a good idea?”