January 6, 2020

Running the gauntlet in the food aisles

Supermarket food shopping for me is like running a gauntlet – mostly so that I’m not tempted by the smell of the freshly baked bread and cakes coming from the bakery (or by the many 2 for 1 offers that always seem to be available, whatever time of year) but mainly because of obstacles that are my current and past clients. Now,this may sound rude but it’s actually quite a funny situation as they’re trying to avoid me and I’m trying to avoid them – not because it’s a bad relationship but because sods law, that’s the day they’ve got loads of chocolate or something deemed ‘bad’ in their trolley and mine’s full of Prosecco and pizza!

However, along with the pizza and prosecco there will always be vegetables and fruit in abundance in my trolley, especially seasonal and local if the supermarket stocks this. According to the National Food & Nutrition Survey, fruit and vegetable consumption is currently 2.9 portions per day (should be 5+) so filling your trolley up with fruit and vegetables and trying to include them at every meal is a goal to work towards and something that Nutritionists recommend as the first port of call in a consultation.

The way I practice is everything in moderation – as long as we don’t eat all the pizzas and drink all the prosecco we’ll be alright, just make sure you have a big salad with your pizza and drink lots of water with the Prosecco and make it a Friday night treat....

Other recent Blogs

November 8, 2021
Case study: "I live off laxatives yet still struggle with going to the loo"

Client, female aged 37, contacted me after she'd had an almond croissant and a coffee that morning and was then in agony and couldn't do her jeans up (I resonated with her instantly as this was what used to happen to me....). During the initial consultation she revealed that her main health concerns were bloating, […]

Read More
November 3, 2021
Case Study: "Suffered with diarrhoea from childhood"

Female, aged 66, contacted me after struggling with IBS-D for most of her life. She had recently tried a low-FODMAP diet guided by a dietician but was not finding any real relief so decided during lockdown to try and get to the bottom of what could be causing her symptoms. The client was starting to […]

Read More
October 13, 2021
Pimp your porridge

Start your day with a nutritious and filling slow-burning carbohydrate that is porridge. Choose organic jumbo oats to make it with and soak overnight to speed up cooking time in the morning. As they are less processed than other oats (you know the ones I mean that come in little handy sachets that you can […]

Read More
See all blogs
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram