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Welcome to the Laura Clark Nutrition blog

2020-09-03T21:22:47+00:00February 10th, 2017|

Welcome to the Laura Clark 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

Are assumptions holding you back?

2020-10-21T16:29:08+00:00October 21st, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you live in assumption-ville? Last time I chatted about how the brain likes to automate things. Not because it likes to let us down, but because it has to automate stuff to allow our deliberate system to focus on what really matters that [...]

Making habits stick and why diets don’t help

2020-10-09T15:15:40+00:00October 9th, 2020|

Our brain is the most metabolically active tissue in our body. To state the obvious, it’s quite clever but even the brain has limitations and short-cuts it puts in place to help us navigate information overload. The part of the brain that makes us human, [...]

Weight Management – if I’m not prescribing diets, what am I doing?

2020-08-05T22:30:51+00:00July 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

In the past, I’ve delivered weight management services which had weight loss at the heart. I’ve worked alongside other healthcare professionals in specialist NHS services, to support people on a journey to better health through weight loss. It has never been simply about offering [...]

Fibre filled Banana and choc chip muffins

2020-03-27T15:17:02+00:00March 27th, 2020|

We enjoyed making these today - I like this recipe because it's super simple and uses cup measures which avoids having to weigh things, which involves me being more hands on and I couldn't be today because I'm not an octopus. They're also packed full [...]

Top tips to stay healthy and productive whilst working from home

2020-03-17T13:10:37+00:00March 17th, 2020|Tags: , , |

The latest government advice will see more of us working from home than ever before. For those of us not used to it, the lack of familiar routine can throw our usual habits out of the window. What and when we choose to eat for [...]

Simple swaps to reduce your salt intake

2020-03-12T11:37:03+00:00March 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

This week is Salt Awareness Week, with a focus on hidden salt in our foods. Perhaps we’ve been looking the other way watching fat and carbs battle it out and we’ve forgotten about salt – yet another risk factor for us to be wary [...]