We live in a world with information at our fingertips. When we want information, we want it now. When looking for health information we often turn to the internet before seeking out professional advice. So we need to be where the public is looking. If we are not there, they will find the self-styled health gurus instead of qualified nutritional professionals. In November last year, I was invited to attend a breakfast meeting by PR Company Porter Novelli, looking at effective ways of harnessing social media. As qualified nutritional professionals, we often get lost in the noise of big...Read More
Category: Healthy Eating
Everyone is different; everyone has different health needs, different energy requirements for activities, different social situations. Therefore one diet does not fit all and is not suitable for everyone. When giving dietary advice, dietitians take all this into account and give personalised nutritional advice. Recently on twitter, there have been people that have been slating dietitians because we do not support their way of eating for everyone! These people are often passionate about their way of eating or their particular diet, which if it works for them, that is great. But this does not mean it is right for everyone! Sarah and...Read More
This quick wrap pizza is so easy and quick to make! Using a wrap as the base instead of a regular pizza base reduces the calories of your pizza. You can choose what toppings you want to add, which means if you follow a special diet you can swap the ingredients around so that if works for you. See below for ideas. Diet Swaps High fibre: try a wholemeal wrap Gluten-free: swap the wrap for a gluten-free one Dairy-free: swap the cheese for a suitable alternative dairy-free cheese Low protein: (for medical conditions such as PKU, HCU, MSUD, TYR) swap the wrap...Read More
Social media It really can be a wonderful thing. Since I joined Facebook over 10 years (!) ago I have watched it evolve, with the introduction of other platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. Like most new concepts there is that initial fear of getting involved. It’s something novel. It can be quite scary to put your life, your thoughts, yourself and more so now, your expertise on there. However, more and more health professionals, including many Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists are embracing it. Twitter boomed with Tweets to support Dietitian’s Week, which last year, surrounded evidence-based practice. Using...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Roasted Cauliflower Looking for exciting ideas for your veg? Cauliflower is one of the veg my fussy 4-year old says she likes! Cauliflower is very versatile. I have already blogged about how I sometimes blend cooked cauliflower into a white sauce to get her to eat more veg which works a treat! I never really thought about roasting cauliflower, but roasted cauliflower is a great alternative to boiled or with a white sauce. The great thing about this dish is that you can tailor to your taste. Add what every herbs or spice you fancy. Make it spicy by...Read More
Love your gut The gut is one of the most important organs in the body and it plays a vital role in our health and well-being in many different ways. So, show your gut some love this September and take time to look after your digestive system – it really is worth it! Love Your Gut week is 4th-10th September, highlighting the vital role of the digestive system and emphasising the importance of good gut health through educating the public. The good news is that it isn’t hard to love your gut! Dr Joan Ransley, a Nutritionist for Love Your...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.
Louise and Sarah x