This is my ‘weekly’ post sharing some of the issues that have come up in my dietitian clinics, with the hope others will benefit.
Firstly, an apology in not posting this last week but due to technical difficulties, my site was down for a lot of the time. So now I have a LOT to share with you from the past 2 weeks.
Also, don’t forget to check out my recipe section. As my client know, until recently I was still working in the NHS and so now I have much more time to dedicate to building suitable recipes – enjoy!
Some key themes or things I feel would benefit others are
- If you are already slim but would like to lose the 10lb you put on in the past 2 years (as long as your goal weight is healthy) there is nothing wrong with that at all! I feel that so many people throw eating disorder comments around when actually that is an entirely different issue all together. So please, be supportive of your friends/ family who are wanting to improve their own health, everyone has a different ‘happy’ weight/size.
- A lady who I have been seeing for IBS problems told me this week that she had finally plucked up the courage to talk to her boss about it. A huge step for someone with this condition and guess what – the boss turned out to have a similar condition anyway. She was completely understanding of the lady’s situation and from this alone, her anxiety to go to work has improved no end. So lets try and be more open, why are we so prudish as a nation?
- A 35 year old client came in with gout this week. There are a few causes of gout but in this case it was primarily due to alcohol intake. In some ways I feel they was lucky to get this wake up call as alcohol causes SO many health issues later in life, and unfortunately it has become ingrained in our culture. PLEASE PLEASE become more drink aware – 14 units a week MAX!!! – make small steps and you will be surprised how quickly you can reduce it down.
- Please be aware that if you are in an office job all day, are only slightly overweight and are unwilling to do any exercise it is highly unlikely that you will lose weight. Yes you could simply lower your calorie intake SO low that you lose weight, but then how are you going to achieve all the nutrients you need? You don’t have to join the gym or run a marathon but just doing 30 minute daily walks is enough to get started.
If you would like to book into next week’s clinic – please contact me.
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