• Fruit, the forbidden food?

    I never thought the day would come when people were scared and worried about eating fruit. And I’m not talking about the scare we had last year when certain frozen berries were contaminated with hepatitis A!!! I’m talking about people being worried that fruit is unhealthy, that fruit will cause weight gain, diabetes and be… Continue Reading

  • Healthy eating, why are we so confused?

    If you asked a random sample of people what healthy eating was I’m sure you would get varying and often contradicting answers: ‘It means eating a gluten free diet’ ‘Eating high fat and low carb foods’ ‘Consuming plenty of plant based foods such as wholegrains, beans, lentils as well as fruits and vegetables’. ‘Eating paleo… Continue Reading

  • Dietary Guidelines Around the World

    Join me as I travel the globe in search of nutrition guidelines! We begin our journey in Antigua & Barbuda! Antigua & Barbuda have opted for a Food Guide Pineapple which divides foods into 7 groups: starchy foods; vegetables; fruits; food from animals; peas, beans & nuts; fats & oils; sugars and sweeteners.

  • Dear Pete, I Don’t Hate You!

    Pete, I feel like there is tension between us. Probably because of your strong Paleo views and your criticism against some dietitians and the way they practice. But I want to put an end to this war. I haven’t met you but you seem like an alright bloke. I would definitely sit down and have a… Continue Reading

  • You’re a Dietitian and You Eat What?!

    As a dietitian people often ask me about my own ‘diet’. What I eat, what I don’t eat and what I think about a particular food or diet. I have come to accept it now as part and parcel of being a dietitian. And I certainly don’t blame people for asking either. I’m always intrigued… Continue Reading

  • Summer Diet Scorecard

    I’m not a big fan of diets but I know summer has arrived which means the gossip mags will once again be promoting the fad diets to ensure you are…I don’t even want to say it… ‘bikini ready’. But before you jump onto the fad diets that they are likely to promote check out the… Continue Reading