Dietitian, human-being, food-lover. Thoughts on life, eating and nutrition.
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Introducing The Food Whisperer...
It’s difficult to go anywhere without finding yourself surrounded by food options, cleverly marketed and often making all manner of health claims. And with information about diet and nutrition frequently in the news, it’s not surprising that it can be difficult to make sense of contradictory headlines, to pick through the advertising and to know what the truly healthy options are.
Everyone knows that diet and health are connected, with weight being the most obvious factor affected by what we eat. But did you know that your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, stroke and osteoporosis are strongly influence by your diet? And that diet has a role to play in eye function, blood formation, mental health, healthy ageing, conception and achieving a healthy pregnancy?
It will probably come as no surprise that diet-related health problems are on the rise. More than a quarter of adults (26%) are classified as obese (having a body mass index (BMI) of 30kg/m2) in the UK, and rates of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke are increasing too.
The good news is that in most cases all it takes to reduce your risk and protect yourself against these conditions it to make a few lifestyle changes, and The Food Whisperer is there to help you take those steps towards a long and healthy life.
The Food Whisperer takes a personalised approach, working with you, your likes and dislikes, and your lifestyle to find a way of helping you to achieve your goals. All advice given will be based on the highest standard of scientific evidence, whether you want a pro-active approach to dealing with a current concern or hints and tips to avoid future health problems.
In addition to general health and treating medical complaints, The Food Whisperer can also advise on all aspects of sports nutrition. Whatever your challenge, whether you’re aiming to complete your first half marathon, sculpt muscle or tackle an endurance challenge such as a marathon or an Ironman distance triathlon, knowing how to apply the science of nutrition to your training plan can enhance your performance, aid recovery and help you to achieve your best.
The Food Whisperer doesn’t advocate restrictive diets, promote the latest celebrity fad or ban foods. There’s nothing wrong with the occasional piece of cake or drink with friends! Instead the focus is on a balanced approach to eating and enjoying food.
Find The Food Whisperer on www.thefoodwhisperer.co.uk