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The Sugar Debate!

Posted on January 20th, 2014 · Posted in News

 It was a busy week in the media with many news reports in connection with National Obesity Week.  With all the media hype about obesity I felt the real issues were overshadowed by the sugar debate.  On one side of the debate is the new health lobby “Action on Sugar” which..
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New Year Resolution

Posted on January 5th, 2014 · Posted in News

Consume 100kcals less! It’s achievable, realistic and will SAVE you money. Weight gain is caused by eating more calories than you are burning off.  It is a fine balance.  Try not to fool yourself otherwise.  If you are gaining weight, you are taking in more calories than you are burning..
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Happy Birthday Dows Diets!

Posted on November 18th, 2013 · Posted in News

Dows Diets is one year old today!  Wow, what a year.  Dows Diets has been 15 years in the making.  Lack of courage and need for financial security has always stopped me.  Moving to do freelance work was always a distant dream.  That was until last year.  Redundancy presented itself..
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Diary of a Wimpy Dietitian on the Cambridge Diet!

Posted on October 24th, 2013 · Posted in News

Low calorie diets using shakes for breakfast, lunch and tea are the most effective form of weight loss after bariatric surgery for people with a lot of weight to lose.  Effective yes, but is it realistic to follow?  This dietitian decided to give it a go!  Read on to find..
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Healthy Packed Lunches

Posted on September 2nd, 2013 · Posted in News

Many packed lunches are high in sugar, fat and salt.  Only 1% would meet the nutritional standards that now apply to school meals.  This months blog provides information on why its important to provide healthier options for your childs lunch box.  Read on to discover what foods you can eat! ..
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What is a dietitian?

Posted on April 24th, 2013 · Posted in News

Confused about the clinical expertise of a dietitian?  What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?  Click on this link to hear Maria tell you more.

Support Your Pet to Make Lifestyle Changes

Posted on March 17th, 2013 · Posted in News

Pet Support An article this week outlined that nearly 9 out of 10 pets were at risk of an early death as a result of their diet.  Poor diets, coupled with a lack of exercise is putting our pets at risk of obesity related illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes and..
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Less Salt Please

Posted on March 15th, 2013 · Posted in News

11 to 17th March is Salt Awareness Week.  There have been several features in the news this week about the amount of salt in our food and the need to reduce this for our health. A high intake of salt increases our blood pressure and  increases the risk of cardiovascular..
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Nutrition in Pregnancy

Posted on February 6th, 2013 · Posted in News

What a woman eats in pregnancy can influence how her baby grows and develops. Growing babies need the right nutrients to develop in the womb and reduce their risk of diseases later in life. Read  Nutrition in Pregnancy to find out more…

What is a calorie?

Posted on November 12th, 2012 · Posted in News

Maria Dow is interviewed by Askimo TV about calories.  Grab yourself a fly cup of tea and enjoy.  Any queries, please contact me.