Written by Fazal, our nutritionist at the clinic. By treating everyone he sees as individuals, Fazal is able to understand the problems of clients and offers advice and information as appropriate. He believes in coaching that should make good nutrition a part of people’s lives for the rest of their lives.

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  • Did you know that supermarkets use a wide range of tactics to sell the foods that seem more appealing to you? That means that most of the stuff that shouldn’t be in your kitchen are found in the centre aisles. Try to spend most of your shop on the outskirts, this tends to be were the whole unprocessed foods are kept.

 

  • Take a high quality multivitamin and mineral supplement. Although most of your nutrients should be coming from whole foods, fruits and vegetables it is difficult for most people to eat enough of them to cover their daily needs. Taking a supplement is a good way to make sure all bases are covered.

 

  • Most foods aren’t actually ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods. It comes down to the nutritional benefits of the food. Even butter has some nutritional value! Sweets, biscuit, fizzy drinks, crisps, margarine are just some of the foods that bring us almost no nutritional value at all.

 

  • Healthy foods can be overeaten and this is one of the major reasons a lot of people trying to lose weight struggle. This is particularly true of healthy fats (olive oil, flaxseed oil, almonds, cashews, peanuts, avocados etc.) which provide major nutritional value but are high in calories making them easy to overdo.

 

  • You shouldn’t be getting overly hungry when dieting (or ever!). You’re far more likely to reach for snacks (which tend to be high sugar/high salt for convenience) and even over indulge at your next meal by just getting any food down you. We recommend eating an hour and a half or so before you get to this point.

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