Sugar continues to be a hot topic at the moment, especially with the impending sugar tax on high sugar drinks. There is concern about the effect of sugar on the teeth causing dental caries, as well as the calories it provides contributing to weight gain. These concerns are the same for someone with PKU who follows a low protein diet. Dietitians are not in favour of demonising one nutrient and take a whole diet approach when it comes to a balanced diet and lifestyle. However, the bottom line is we are eating too much sugar and reducing the amount...Read More
Author: Sarah Howe
It is not often Louise and I disagree over something dietetically or generally for that matter. She is the Yin to my Yang. The calm to my crazy and the rational to my irrational impulses. A great working and blog team. However, recently we have disagreed on one aspect of dietetics and that is salt. In the Howe household my husband does all of the cooking and in the Robertson household it is split a bit more. The type of cooking between camps is very similar with plenty of cooking from scratch, lots of fresh vegetables and dishes from all over the...Read More
My husband swears he has changed since meeting me. Unfortunately, not in the tidiness department but in his eating, fitness and quite disturbingly his willingness to to discuss his bowel habits. We wanted to share these signs and changes with you and ask the question: do you know the signs that you are dating a dietitian? Do these ring true with you? Your lunch box contents changes from containing a packet of crisps and a cake bar to elaborate salads, almonds and numerous pieces of fruit. Whilst staring at the confectionery aisle when choosing a snack, a little voice in your head starts...Read More
When I tell many people about what I do for a living, they immediately pat their tummies and tell me they need to go on a diet. Louise has written a post before about the 10 Things People say to you when they hear you are a Dietitian and many of our Dietetic readers could relate. Members of the general population often think helping others lose weight is the main purpose of our role but it is a small aspect. We often see people who need to gain weight. This may be due to illness, such as lung conditions, eating disorders, cancer,...Read More
Happy 2016 readers! It’s a new year and this can often mean a new you and a time for getting healthy and trying to lose some weight. The diet for Phenylketonuria (PKU) can be very hard to follow. Avoiding high protein foods on a daily basis whilst eating out, socialising and working can pose for difficulties. When adding healthy eating and weight loss into daily routine, things can become even more difficult. However, like the general population it is really important to aim for a healthy Body Mass Index to avoid developing any associated conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. See below for...Read More
Welcome to Dietitian’s Life
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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