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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 [...]

Welcome to the Laura Clark Nutrition blog

2019-09-16T12:35:59+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 qualifications – are you confused? What the difference is…

2018-01-22T20:49:17+01:00February 7th, 2017|

Nutritionist, dietitian, nutritional therapist, nutritionalist – aaarh the list goes on! What are the differences between nutrition qualifications? I was in NEXT the other day when my 3 year old (star of the joys of feeding a 3 year old blog) said “are we [...]

Food and Nutrition – what does 2017 have in store and are you trendy?

2017-02-09T11:59:31+01:00December 13th, 2016|

When you search for the hashtag #healthyeating on Instagram, there are over 13 million images and I bet you all my Christmas presents that they won’t all depict the same definition. In a world where we know so much, we can’t seem to agree. With [...]

What happens when experts stick to their strengths (and the risks when they don’t)

2018-01-22T20:53:10+01:00May 25th, 2016|

A very wise dietitian once said to me – exercise experts and nutrition experts – like dentists and gynaecologists – they’re both brilliant but you wouldn’t want them swapping ends! How true a statement! Social media has got the world talking about nutrition like [...]

#Superfoods – what would a dietitian buy in a health food shop (and what stays on the shelf!)

2018-01-22T21:04:55+01:00December 10th, 2015|

The latest episode of The Apprentice has left me tutting loudly at the television and has in turn inspired me to give my thoughts on the shelves of the health food shop… what would and wouldn’t go into my basket… First picks Cereal bars [...]

Weight loss and health – my answers to what ‘THEY’ say

2018-01-22T21:00:03+01:00October 11th, 2015|

They say you should detox If you own a liver and kidney you are detoxing 24/7. Check if you have these and if you do, don’t panic. To help them along keep well hydrated and don’t drink alcohol in excess. They say you should [...]