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Welcome to the LEC Nutrition blog

2019-02-08T19:33:55+01:00February 10th, 2017|

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

Nutrition tips for the body conscious Love Island couples

2019-07-17T09:49:01+01:00June 8th, 2019|

It’s a hard life – slurping from a personalised water bottle and trying to decide whether to sit on a swinging seat or a bean bag. I’d love to see inside those fridges because you don’t see them eat much do you? Their bodies [...]

Keeping sane when coping with fussy eating

2019-05-16T19:37:30+01:00May 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Writing a post about fussy eating when you have a fussy eater yourself is both therapeutic and painful in equal measure, especially when you're a dietitian. It's an emotive subject and I don't joke when I say part of it is our own coping strategy [...]

Fibre is the F word my children should be talking about!

2019-05-16T19:28:47+01:00May 16th, 2019|Tags: , |

With sugar continually making the headlines, fibre doesn't get a look in. And yet this is really what we should be focusing on. The good news is we can put a positive spin on it because it's all about what to eat more of. How [...]

IBS – When gut health doesn’t seem quite so trendy

2019-04-30T15:10:22+01:00April 30th, 2019|

We are nearing the end of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month this April – a condition that precedes all the recent interest in gut health. It is good to see IBS getting the recognition it deserves as a complex disorder with a spectrum of [...]

Eggs – are they all they’re cracked up to be?

2019-04-17T16:25:29+01:00April 17th, 2019|

Love the ingredient check list for an egg shown here, if only to highlight that the most ‘natural’ foods have an array of chemical compounds they contain. Long, complex names aren’t synonymous with foods that are bad for us and whilst as consumers we are [...]

Up the oily – it’s time to stink out the office

2019-04-11T12:40:01+01:00April 11th, 2019|

Hot off the press the national diet and nutrition survey has new results. I know this is exciting folks and you’ll be gutted that you haven’t got time to read the whole thing so thought I’d share the highlights in bite sized chunks to inspire [...]

Marathon Nutrition – because it’s starting to feel a bit more real now?!

2019-04-01T12:10:10+01:00April 1st, 2019|

Whether it's the London Marathon or there are other events in the diary, this is the point in your training when you’re ranking up the miles and getting some long runs under your belt before you start to taper. I felt truly inspired by all [...]

Family Milk Guide – exploring plant based alternatives

2019-07-22T21:01:23+01:00August 20th, 2018|

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 [...]

Tips for Grandma – Spotlight on Protein in the Older Generation

2018-04-08T20:56:23+01:00April 8th, 2018|

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 [...]