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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|

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+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Forget diet and exercise, let’s talk about eating and training

I’ve had a newly injected passion for engaging the people I see in the power of an improved body composition. The scale often gives an unclear picture of progress made and leaves us deflated and frustrated. We need to focus on changes to body [...]

2017-10-16T20:11:08+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

The 7 habits of highly nutritious parenting (and how to keep sane in the process)!

September always used to represent a new pencil case. Life seemed simpler then! Now it represents new beginnings for my family and lots of ‘new’ year’s resolutions for me. If we write stuff down and share it with others we’re more likely to achieve [...]

2017-12-04T21:12:18+00:00 September 5th, 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 [...]

2017-12-04T21:16:34+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 [...]

2017-12-04T21:22:16+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, [...]

2017-12-04T21:29:17+00:00 April 19th, 2017|