American Diabetes Association Nutrition Recommendations: One Size Doesn’t Fit All (and Low Carb is One of the Sizes that Might Fit)!

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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Science and Research Lead/10 May 2019   The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently published a report providing an outline of their dietary guidance for people with prediabetes or diabetes. Although these guidelines are not the official recommendations for people here in…

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Fat Loss Plateaus and Troubleshooting

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Author Paul Hollinrake, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/10 May 2019 The issues and debates around energy balance, that is calories in vs calories out (CICO) still remains a hot topic and has been discussed in some of our earlier blogs on energy balance and counting calories. This blog…

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Carb to Fibre Ratio

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Author Nina Evans, Research & Trainer in Public Health/25 April 2019 Independently both low carbohydrate and higher fibre diets have been shown to be beneficial for patients with Type 2 diabetes. Therefore it can be assumed that dietary intake with a combination of these two…

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Why should you preserve muscle when losing weight?

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Author: Matt Whitaker, Digital Health Lead/11 April 2019 Body composition at the most base level is analysed by identifying contributing quantities of different elements. This however offers little in the way of practical use, so instead the focus of this blog will be on body…

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Acute and chronic inflammation

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Author Paul Hollinrake, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/14 March 2019 Acute and chronic inflammation Whilst most people often discuss inflammation in a negative light it should be pointed out from the start that acute inflammation is a normal, short-lived response and is, in fact,…

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Glycaemic Index & Glycaemic Load

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Author Nina Evans, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/28 February 2019 After consuming a meal, the available carbohydrates are absorbed into the blood stream, increasing blood glucose levels. However, not all carbohydrates are equal in the way they are digested, absorbed and metabolised and because of this, they impact…

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Can we be addicted to food?

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Author: Matt Whitaker, Digital Health Lead/14 February 2019 The word addiction can be defined as being physically and/or mentally dependant on a particular substance. Notorious substances that can infamously cause addictions include: gambling, alcohol, drugs, sex and smoking. One arguably controversial substance that many add…

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Quality over quantity? Why the need for nutrients might trump the need for energy when it comes to what causes hunger

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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Science and Research Lead/31 January 2019  Why is this topic important? For many people managing health and weight is a priority, but it can also be a struggle. Understanding what causes hunger is key, because it is all but impossible…

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Real versus Processed Food

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Author Paul Hollinrake, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/17 January 2019 A diet that is energy dense and heavily processed is very easy to overconsume, therefore if you are trying to manage your weight or lose body fat then this is an area that needs…

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New Year, New You

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Author Nina Evans, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/03 January 2019 Hope everyone enjoyed their festive period and welcoming in the New Year! Now 2019 is well and truly here, many of us will have made some sort of New Year’s resolution. Rather than setting generalised resolutions…

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