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Overweight Children. Are we struggling to recognise the scale of the problem?

Posted on January 12, 2015 · Posted in News

Overweight in Children: Are we struggling to recognise the scale of the problem? Parents and health professionals are failing to recognise children who are overweight or obese1 . This has also been shown in the publication of findings from the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) Study.  Many parents whose children..
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Malnutrition in the Community

Posted on September 22, 2014 · Posted in News

Over 3 million persons over 65 years in the UK are malnourished. One million are living in their own homes.  As well as affecting quality of life of an individual malnutrition costs the taxpayer over £13 billion a year. As a dietitian, amber flags are raised when someone has unintentionally..
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Expert Steps to Reduce Cancer Risk

Posted on May 18, 2014 · Posted in News

The World Cancer Research Fund has produced recommendations to reduce your risk of cancer.  These findings are the outcome of 7 years of research looking at over 3000 studies to produce the most comprehensive report on lifestyle and cancer called the Expert Report1.  These recommendations are also advised to prevent..
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Consuming Emotions

Posted on April 17, 2014 · Posted in News

Emotional hunger is a need usually based on feelings.   Food is used to fill an emotional void not a physical need. Unless the emotion is dealt with the hunger will not go away. Eating has short term satisfaction that is short lived and often replaced with guilt. If you answer yes..
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The Sugar Debate!

Posted on January 20, 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 5, 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 18, 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 24, 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 2, 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 24, 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.  http://www.askimo.com/pages/PlayVideo.aspx?vid=1670