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

July 20, 2021
Pick & Mix Smoothie

Find out how easy it is to whip up a healthy smoothie using my Pick & Mix method!

Read More
May 12, 2021
So you've been told you've got IBS, what next?

IBS is an umbrella diagnosis given by doctors for a group of symptoms such as bloating, gas, distension, constipation and diarrhoea.  Getting the diagnosis is important to ensure nothing more sinister is going on but once you have the diagnosis, it can sometimes feel relatively useless as you are still left with your symptoms! Nutritionists using […]

Read More
April 20, 2021
Pick & Mix Salad Bowl

No more excuses - see how easy it is to add in variety to your salads (amounts given for those following low-FODMAP diets)...

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