Nutrition is an enormous topic and there is a LOT of misinformation out there. In this blog I will be separating the facts from fiction and explaining the science behind what I do. As ever, I will be using examples from my own life and diet to show how you can translate the science into actual food. However, what works for me may not work for you, so if you want the best nutrition advice tailored to your specific goals and lifestyle, please get in touch.
Posts by Category
Nutrition Basics: What is a healthy diet? What are macronutrients and what do they do? What are the key vitamins and minerals and what do they do? How do hunger hormones work?
Coeliac’s Disease: What is Coeliac’s disease? What is gluten? Should I be on a gluten free diet?
Fat Loss: What is the best way to lose body fat? How do I calculate my energy needs? Should I consider a low carb diet? What about hormones?
Gaining Muscle Mass: How do I gain muscle without gaining fat? How much protein do I need? Plus, some common mistakes athletes make.
Healthy Eating on a Budget: How can I get enough calories for muscle gain without breaking the bank? How can I lose weight and save money?
Recipes: Everything from Carrot and Lentil Soup to Rainbow Prawn stir fry
Sleep: How can I use my diet to sleep better? How does a lack of sleep affect what I eat? Can sleeping less make me fat?
Sports Nutrition and Supplements: How do I time my meals for maximum performance? Which supplements work and which don’t? Do I need protein shakes or a sports drink?
Vegetarian/Vegan diets: How can I go veggie? How can I get enough protein on a vegan diet? What are the potential risks and rewards?
The Daily Food Dairy Blog 2017
On October first, 2011, I undertook the challenge of writing a daily blog documenting everything I ate and drank for an entire year. It was four years to the day since I had been diagnosed as a Coeliac and had started the gluten free diet, and long before I became a qualified sports nutritionist. My goals were both to educate others about following a gluten free diet and to help me lose a few pounds. I only lasted six months and but I did meet all my weight loss and fitness goals that year (even running my first half marathon in July 2012).
Five years and a degree in sports nutrition later, I have decided to bring back the daily diet diary blog. Once again I am hoping to both inspire others and help myself. A long bout of bronchitis in November followed by a very merry festive season means my weight and body fat have crept up again. I will be sharing with you every tip and trick I’ve learned to reduce body fat while preserving muscle mass, while showing you exactly what a sports nutritionist on a gluten free diet eats every day.
You can view all the original 2011 and 2012 blog posts by clicking here.