Mindful eating could help your waistline

Mindfulness is a big thing at the moment and this concept applied to eating is gaining traction amongst nutritionists and dietitians particularly challenging the clean eating and other eating styles that can upset our relationship with food. There isn’t a whole load of evidence on weight management and mindful eating although there is a lot…

PHE guidance on sugar reduction in processed foods

It was good to see my boss from my Department of Health days talking on Food Matters Live website, about the plans to help industry to reduce sugar in processed foods and to reduce portion sizes of sugary foods.  Have a listen to Dr Alison Tedstone RNutr talking about how industry can make the food…

Back to Twitter and Sugar at the same time…

…I have a bee in my bonnet on this whole Twitter/Social Media thing.  Sorry to bore you all with it.  My Twitter feed was full of People Against Sugar Tax.  I kept them in my feed for reasons of seeing what the other view is.  I was talking about how social media does more to…

Detox – the truth

The truth is, your body is very good at detox.  The body has the liver and the kidneys tirelessly working to ‘clean’ the blood, maintain pH and all sorts of clever stuff.  Between them they are extremely good at ridding our body of things we don’t need, things that are harmful and waste products of…

Happy New Year and good luck with the resolutions

Happy New Year everyone.  Hope everyone had a great festive season and the return to the routine has not been too hard! Have you made a new year’s resolution?  Does it involve eating better and getting fitter?  Or have you opted for a January ‘detox’?  There is so many articles and advertising telling us it…

Food Matters Live – Lots of sweet debate

A big strand running through Food Matters Live is the whole tackling obesity challenge with a big focus on sugar. Lots of debate about the sugar tax, although it should be communicated more as a levy on soft drinks. I think it is important to understand it fully before having a view on it.  This…

Aggregation of Marginal Gains

Fans of British cycling will understand those words and what they have meant to the performance of British cyclists both in the velodrome and in the Tour de France – sorry French readers, we have been awesome there the last few years!!  David Brailsford used the principle of the ‘aggregation of marginal gains‘.  Very simply, if…

Some tips to eat less sugar.

Originally posted on Lynn Burns RNutr:
In keeping with the sugar theme, I thought some practical information is called for.  There is merit to reducing refined and added sugars.  It isn’t just beneficial for your teeth but can reduce you overall calorie intake which in turn helps with weight management.  The jury is still out on…

A good article on the science of nutrition

I often read articles in the press about food and nutrition to find myself disappointed, annoyed or frustrated that the article is misleading and so I thought this article on the science behind the food trends was a pleasure to read so I thought I would share it.