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Welcome to the LEC Nutrition blog

Welcome to the LEC Nutrition blog – helping each and every one of you access nutrition sense and eat it real.

The nutrition and health world has exploded onto the internet – we are overwhelmed with facts, fads, false claims and frustration. Everyone – including those not even qualified - seems obsessed with labelling food but we don’t understand the labels that already exist.

Food is a basic human need and yet so many people struggle to get it right and our environment certainly isn’t helping us. The media loves to define things and make it black and white with what will kill you one day being the secret to a long life the next.

What I feel is missing is honest, practical, impartial advice that translates the science and facts into simple language that’s easy to understand and apply in everyday life situations.

The blog is based on the ‘eat it real’ concept – real life, evidence based, easy to understand nutrition information. My commitment to you is that I have no agenda and I’m not trying to sell you a product. I do practice evidence based nutrition and I know lots of clever research people! I will tell you it straight. I will help you understand what your body needs and how you can improve your relationship with food.

I will help you to #eatitreal.

Disclaimer / the official bits

2017-05-15T14:34:55+00:00 February 10th, 2017|

Sausage rolls are making the headlines but what’s behind the Gregg’s Minimise Me Plans

I was asked to create a short term weight loss plan for individuals on a mission to shift some pounds. The brief: to only use food from Gregg’s. Not a dietitian’s idea of an easy project but one I was keen to support for [...]

2017-07-04T17:29:35+00:00 July 4th, 2017|

The Good Gut Guide: Intolerances, Coeliac Disease, Allergies, IBS it’s all here!

This week is Coeliac Awareness week. It has its own week because it is underdiagnosed. Perhaps this is because it involves the whole area of gut symptoms that we Brits aren’t great at talking about (such as wind, bloating, diarrhoea - delightful things like that). [...]

2017-05-11T11:04:20+00:00 May 11th, 2017|

Behind the scenes of stress and how nutrition can help

April is Stress Awareness Month – a little ironic that my blog on this subject is being released mid- way through the month – perhaps a symptom of my own stress management and a need to heed my own words! Defined by psychologists as, 'feelings [...]

2017-04-19T15:03:02+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

Weight Management and Nutrients – what you need to know

There are a lot of alternative facts out there, concluded by people who don’t necessarily have a grasp of the scientific literature or an ability to interpret it. More food based tips in blogs to follow but firstly lets deal with the nitty gritty [...]

2017-03-15T20:10:26+00:00 March 15th, 2017|

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – what you need to know

The reality is this is a real problem for a lot of people. Historically (and maybe still) Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the phrase left echoing in your ears when a whole barrage of tests have concluded nothing in particular. Relieved on the one hand [...]

2017-02-28T16:57:06+00:00 February 28th, 2017|

Diets and nutrition from the past – what can we apply to the future of our eating habits?

The BBC2 series ‘Further Back in Time for Dinner’ has really captured people’s hearts. I for one, like to wallow in nostalgia occasionally and this programme provides the perfect opportunity to do it. In the final episode of the show (airing on 28th Feb) [...]

2017-02-21T18:31:52+00:00 February 21st, 2017|