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I'm a MSc Nutritionist and yoga teacher helping you to learn about women's health, non-diet and gentle nutrition; positive movement and sustainability.

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A record 500000 people have reportedly signed up to Veganuary this year, as the UK based campaign becomes more widespread. It marks the increasing popularity of veganism and plant based eating year-on-year. If you’re planning to continue, you may need to consider some supplements. Vitamin B12 There are several nutrients that fall under the category […]

Nutrition

January 12, 2021

Doing Veganuary? Two supplements you might need

It is the first full week of January and now that the NYE hangover has (hopefully) receded, the Christmas food has finally been finished, you might have started to get tempted by all the “new year, new me” diet ads. A new year can be a great motivator for getting healthier, but it doesn’t have […]

Non-diet Nutrition, Nutrition

January 5, 2021

How to start January without a crash diet

December is here, the supermarkets are filled with festive food, and while Christmas plans may look a bit different this year, food guilt can be one festive regular that just won’t budge. The Christmas period can negatively impact our relationship with food. A 2019 YouGov survey found that a quarter of people felt Christmas made […]

Christmas, Eat, Nutrition

December 1, 2020

5 tips to enjoy Christmas without food guilt

One assumption of Intuitive Eating is that food decisions have to be based on what you want in the moment. Any other reason, then you’re doing it wrong. If you pre plan a meal, then surely you’re making an assumption about what future you will want to eat, right? Perhaps, but there’s nothing wrong with […]

Non-diet Nutrition, Nutrition

November 10, 2020

Can you meal plan and still eat intuitively?

October 18th is World Menopause day, bringing awareness to the event that impacts half the world’s population. Reaching the menopause is defined as one year since a woman’s last period occurred. In the UK, the average age for this is 51, so the average age for the last period is 50. Some people go through […]

Nutrition

October 19, 2020

Introduction to nutrition during menopause

Understanding and myth-busting Intuitive Eating I’ve just finished my Intuitive Eating for Healthcare Professionals course from the London Centre for Intuitive Eating. It has enabled me to better help my clients, and to communicate the non-diet approach on here. With the push-back against diet culture, non-diet approaches have begun to get more airtime across social […]

Non-diet Nutrition, Nutrition

September 29, 2020

What exactly is Intuitive Eating?

Continuing with PCOS awareness month this September, let’s talk supplements. If you search “PCOS supplements” on Google, you’ll get over 10 million results. There are dozens of supplements and herbal remedies that claim to reduce PCOS symptoms. Unfortunately, there isn’t all that much research out there specifically looking at whether individual supplements affect PCOS symptoms. […]

Nutrition, PCOS

September 22, 2020

Do PCOS supplements work?

This September is PCOS awareness month. PCOS -polycystic ovarian syndrome -is a cluster of symptoms found in approximately 1 in 5 women. It is associated with irregular periods, potentially reduced fertility, acne and excess body hair. PCOS and insulin resistance Some 70% of people with PCOS also have insulin resistance (1). This insulin resistance is […]

Nutrition, PCOS

September 14, 2020

The link between PCOS and insulin resistance

Last week My Breakfast Box invited me to talk about sustainable nutrition over on their Instagram page. When asked for easy way to make food choices more sustainable my top tip was to reduce your food waste. The less food that is wasted, the less we have to produce. This reduces the land and energy […]

Nutrition, Sustainability, Sustainable Nutrition

August 31, 2020

Tips to reduce food waste at home

Although vegans still only account for 1.16% (1) of the UK population, the amount of people moving to a more plant based diet is increasing exponentially. As many as a third of people stating that they have reduced their meat intake (2). Where you sit on the spectrum of plant based to omnivorous diets is […]

Nutrition, Sustainable Nutrition

August 10, 2020

5 nutrients to consider if you’re going plant based