Helping everyone to #Eatitreal


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

2019-02-08T19:33:55+00:00February 10th, 2017|

Family Milk Guide – exploring plant based alternatives

Dairy free living is gaining in popularity with the supermarket aisles making room for many plant-based alternatives to milk. Undoubtedly beneficial to the planet but what about from a nutritional perspective when there are many mouths to feed? You may have a child with a [...]

2018-08-20T22:22:08+00:00August 20th, 2018|

Tips for Grandma – Spotlight on Protein in the Older Generation

Nutrition is always an interesting subject to talk about with the older generation for many reasons. Our nutrition knowledge has come on in leaps and bounds in the last 20- 30 years. When I was a child we didn’t know as much about nutrition as [...]

2018-04-08T20:56:23+00:00April 8th, 2018|

Plant power – a guide on pulses and lentils for those that aren’t sure how to use them

Plant Power Today is plant power day; an opportunity to put plants in the lime light and raise their profile for the goodness that they provide. There has been a lot of hype recently about plant based eating and whether you go full vegan, or [...]

2018-03-07T21:20:27+00:00March 7th, 2018|

Dietitian diary – what do I actually do?

I’m not even sure my husband really gets what I actually do, let alone the people hitting google in search of nutrition advice so thought it might be helpful to explain. Historically, dietitians seem synonymous with diet plans – strict calculated plans telling you [...]

2018-01-09T22:12:38+00:00January 9th, 2018|

No need to let it go to waist this Christmas

Gaining weight over Christmas is common and I think part of the problem is that ‘Christmas’ starts sometime in November. The extended festive period gives us ample opportunity to indulge and whilst it falls under the umbrella of ‘Christmas’ it’s out of our hands, right? [...]

2017-12-12T21:03:30+00:00December 12th, 2017|

Time for a fresh, fad free look at fitness for 2018?

With Christmas approaching and the dreaded January ‘diet’ I’m continuing on my mission to support people to think about managing their weight differently. One of my Christmas wishes is that no one embarks on a fad diet come Jan 1st. Full of fake promises and [...]

2017-12-07T21:51:29+00:00December 7th, 2017|