Author: Louise Robertson

How many calories do you consume when drinking alcohol?

It’s coming up to that party time of year where people may overindulge in an alcoholic drink or two… Keeping your alcohol consumption in check is important for health, short term and long term. In the short term too much alcohol can affect the quality of your sleep, it irritates your digestive system, can increase your blood pressure, not to mention lost days due to hangovers! Excessive drinking in the long term puts you at risk of developing diseases such as cancer, pancreatitis, liver disease and heart disease. Sarah has written about her thoughts on giving up alcohol for a...

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Review: The Carb Spoon

We often hear people say that carbs are fattening, but the reality is that it is the amount we eat not the type of food which makes us put on weight! Wholegrain, high fibre carbohydrate foods are linked to a decreased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers so they are important to include in our diet. So the key is the portion size. It is very easy to overeat carbohydrate foods, so weight management dietitian Lisa has invented ‘The Carb Spoon’, a measuring spoon to measure out the perfect amount of carbs to cook and eat. I...

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Cracking news; Runny Eggs are now safe in the UK

Last week the food standards agency in the UK announced that its advice on eating eggs is changing. In the past, it was recommended that people who are at high risk of infections or food poisoning, cook and eat their eggs hard boiled. These people included children, pregnant women and the elderly. This was because eggs might have contained salmonella bacteria which can cause serious illness. Latest egg advice The advice has been revised based on the latest scientific evidence. If the eggs are produced in the U.K. and carry the Lion mark, then the food standards agency are...

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Low Protein Overnight Oats

A healthy breakfast idea for people that have to follow a low protein diet. Ingredients Rolled Oats – depending on your protein tolerance, weigh out 3-5g of protein Low protein milk – prescription / nut / coconut / rice milk Fresh or frozen berries, small handful Dried fruit eg raisins 1-2 spoons 1/2 – 1 grated apple or pear spice of choice eg cinnamon, mixed spice, nutmeg Method Weigh out oats Add to container or jar Add double the amount of milk to oats Add the berries and dried fruit Add 1/2 teaspoon of spice Add grated apple or pear...

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Healthy Low Protein Breakfast Ideas

A healthy breakfast is essential to set you up for the day… but for people that have to follow a low protein diet then it can be hard to find information on healthy breakfast ideas. This video is for people that have been told by their doctor that they have to follow a very low protein diet. Disorders, where the treatment includes a very low protein diet, include Phenylketonuria (PKU), Tyrisonaemia, Maple Syrup Urine Disease and Homocystinuria. We hope you enjoy our video and please link through to YouTube and give us a like and a follow! Ideas include: Measured quantities of...

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Nutrition, diet and the life of a dietitian. No fad diets, potions or pills, promoting evidence-based dietary advice.

We are UK registered dietitians who have a similar enthusiasm for all things dietetic and ensuring the right nutritional messages are getting out there. Dietitians are registered with the Health Care Professions Council and must adhere to a code of conduct, ensuring we give evidence-based nutritional advice.

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