Episodes
Dieting is often unsustainable, one analysis of 14 popular diet programmes found that weight loss was mostly reversed after 12 months. There are so many weight-loss plans to choose from and all too many people choosing to try them, but I want you to know that we don’t all respond to a one-size-fits-all diets in the same way. This final bitesize episode of Food For Thought gives you all the advice you need to know about weight loss and the sustainable measures to achieve it. Plus for more...
Published 11/28/22
Whether we like it or not our mind is constantly occupied by thoughts, impacting how we feel and the choices we make. After the last couple of years, it’s more important than ever to check in on our loved ones but also ourselves – all too often we can forget the importance of looking after our own wellbeing. This week’s Food For Thought shares invaluable tips on how to support your mental health, optimise your days and how to find the best version of yourself. Plus for more information, visit...
Published 11/21/22
Published 11/21/22
Research indicates that as much as 70% of our immune system resides in the gastrointestinal tract and scientists have recently started exploring the mechanisms by which gut bacteria may influence the brain. This week’s Food For Thought showcases just how important our gut health is, how we can enhance it and cracking down on those digestive myths. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com, Instagram.com/Rhitrition, rhitritionplus.com and https://www.instagram.com/rhitritionplus/. ...
Published 11/14/22
We all have moments where we find ourselves in the middle of things we’d rather not being doing, yet we must persevere, and the rewards will come in leaps and bounds. This week’s Food For Thought gives you some of the easiest tips and tricks to crank up your motivation, solve your stresses and elevate your happiness, so get it done and feel accomplished. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com, Instagram.com/Rhitrition, rhitritionplus.com and...
Published 11/07/22
Adding, not eliminating food is key to a healthy diet, but concerningly more and more people are opting to cut out food groups often for weight or aesthetic goals. The reality however can be the opposite of your desires and lead to more serious consequences. This week’s Food For Thought deep dives into the endless benefits that food groups can have and urges us to understand why no food items should be shamed. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com, Instagram.com/Rhitrition,...
Published 10/31/22
We all know the endless benefits that exercise can have us on us physically and mentally but how we train, and fuel can make all the difference. This week’s Food For Thought covers all the essentials, from how you can perfect and elevate your workouts, aiding your performance through food, myth-bust fitness enhancers and how to even support your goals on rest days. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com, Instagram.com/Rhitrition, rhitritionplus.com and...
Published 10/24/22
There are endless supplements to take, many of which are questionable but knowing what to take and in the right doses is understandably a hard task. The debate goes on as to whether we need to supplement but the evidence shows that it can be imperative. This week’s Food For Thought details all the dos and don’ts for supplementing, what to watch out for and unearth if it’s really needed for optimum health and performance. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com,...
Published 10/17/22
The conversation about calories is constant, for one reason or another they are hitting the headlines the latest being the introduction of them listed on menus. Calories have been made into a complex and never-ending conversation, yet the facts are very simple. This week’s Food For Thought shares all the facts that you need to know about calories and highlights many of the misconceptions that we’re best to avoid. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com, Instagram.com/Rhitrition,...
Published 10/10/22
In a society where we are still so strongly influenced by diet culture it’s no wonder that people are trying to come up with alternative weight loss solutions. But is there a way that we can do this by adjusting the way we think about food and what we eat? This week’s Food For Thought sees Dr Susan Peirce Thompson and I discuss how you can reframe your approach to eating and understand how our mindset can help with sustainable weight loss. Plus for more information visit Rhitrition.com,...
Published 04/25/22
Food in its natural form has been replaced by snacks and ready meals, many of which are perfectly balanced with sugar and fat, offering little nutritional value but designed to be exceptionally moreish. It’s no surprise then that in the UK we are now at a point where over half the food we buy is ultra-processed. This week’s Food For Thought sees registered nutritionist Jenny Rosborough and I explore the world of processed and ultra-processed foods, sorting fact from fiction so we can better...
Published 04/18/22
We can’t always rely on the externals for their dependable highs and so with this we have to look internally to what we can do for ourselves. But, while goal setting and striving to be the our very best can be useful we also need to learn to strive for a state of tranquillity to reach true happiness. This week’s Food For Thought sees positive psychology lecturer & New York Times Bestselling author Tal Ben-Shahar and I unearth what true happiness actually is and how we can achieve this....
Published 04/11/22
To support your health, we need to consider macro and micronutrient consumption so you can reach your optimal wellbeing. But to what extend do we need to concentrate on these to thrive or is there a point when it can be detrimental to our health? This week’s Food For Thought sees Performance Nutritionist Daniel Davey and I delve into what macronutrients and micronutrients are and the importance they play in our diet. Plus for more information visit Rhitrition.com, Instagram.com/Rhitrition,...
Published 04/04/22
The supplements industry is booming, but in a sector that can even be confusing to health professionals, understanding what we should and shouldn’t be taking is becoming more complex than ever before. This week’s Food For Thought sees registered dietitian Sophie Medlin and I delve into which supplements are worthwhile and breakdown the pseudoscience surrounding so many of the others that you really don’t need to be taking. Plus for more information, rhitritionplus.com and...
Published 03/28/22
The research into the gut microbiome and its relationship with our health is a relatively new and yet to be discovered area. From the evidence we have just how much of our wellbeing relies on us having a healthy gut and optimal food choices? This week’s Food for thought sees, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and best-selling author, Tim Spector and I delve deeper into the gut microbiome and how the food we eat interacts with our bodies. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com and...
Published 03/21/22
Technology is drastically transforming food production and the way food is viewed and consumed is no longer the same. There are a vast number of benefits that comes with this evolution but is everyone ready to adapt to this new way and what impact will these changes have on the business, and ethics, of eating? This week’s Food For Thought sees Dr Stuart Farrimond and I explore what the future of food holds for us and the changes we’ll need to make to support a healthy lifestyle and planet....
Published 03/14/22
The foods that we eat shape our thoughts, actions, emotions and behaviour. Even unknowingly we use food to soothe our moods and clear our heads. There is still such prevalence placed on the way we look rather than our mental health so let’s continue to keep shifting the importance to how we think and feel. This week’s Food For Thought sees Research Fellow and Dietitian Dr Wolfgang Marx and I discuss how much of an impact our diet and lifestyle can have on our brain and what we can all do to...
Published 03/07/22
Exercise for so long has been associated with aesthetics, but finally this perception is changing. Our mental health is incredibly important, and exercise can have a hugely positive influence on this. It might be a struggle to muster up the energy to do a workout, but trust me the benefits will be well worth it. This week’s Food For Thought sees clinical-academic physiotherapist Brendon Stubbs and I explore the many benefits exercise can have on our mental health and reinforce the importance...
Published 02/28/22
The colder and darker months can be a struggle so maintaining our health and immunity is key. It may seem like some habits are tough to maintain yet it is important to know your wellness doesn’t have to suffer for it. This week’s Food For Thought sees Dr Zoe Williams and I explore what we can do to help enhance our wellness and support our immunity over the winter months, keeping us happy, productive and healthy. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com and Instagram.com/Rhitrition. ...
Published 02/21/22
We live in a culture with definitions of what beauty is and societal ‘norms’ of shape and size. But, we need to break away from this, each of us are unique and this should be embraced. Too often pressure and expectations lead to unhealthy relationships with ourselves and obsessive behaviour. This week’s Food For Thought sees Em Clarkson and I discuss the implications of scrutinising our body, both mentally and physically and how we can reframe our approach, leading to a healthier relationship...
Published 02/14/22
Through my experience in the Rhitrition clinic I have come to learn just how widespread pseudoscience is. But I’m betting on the opposite approach: cold hard facts - my ethos is simply to embrace a healthy way of living through the food we enjoy and the life we lead. This week’s Food For Thought we’re doing things a little differently. Health journalist Jenny Francis is interviewing me all things nutrition and exploring the latest evidence-based advice from my book, The Science Of Nutrition....
Published 02/07/22
Genes have a crucial role in how we look and feel. But, is what we are born with fixed or is there some room to change our DNA through our behaviour and environment? This week’s Food For Thought sees registered dietitian Rachel Clarkson and I delve into DNA, the importance of all being unique and how we can harness it to be the best version of ourself. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com and Instagram.com/Rhitrition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/29/21
More of us are going flexitarian, so you won’t be alone if you’ve questioned what you eat. I’m not just referring to individual items but to food groups, this particularly goes to fish and if you’re thinking is it friend or foe. This week’s Food For Thought sees registered dietitian Tai Ibitoye and I explore the nutritional benefits of fish, it’s role in our diet and what we need to be mindful of. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com and Instagram.com/Rhitrition. See...
Published 11/22/21
Once a taboo subject, sexual health is something we’re learning to talk about more openly. But despite increased awareness around sexual health it can still be neglected for all sorts of reasons. Rather than worrying unnecessarily or following unfounded advice let’s open up the conversation even further to support our sexual health as well as our partners. This week’s Food For Thought sees Dr Doireann O’Leary and I discuss what sexual health encompasses, the myths surrounding it and how we...
Published 11/15/21
Caffeine has firmly cemented its place in many of our lives on a daily or even hourly basis. For many this signals the start of a new day and gives us that much needed energy boost. But should we be this reliant on caffeine and do the pros outweigh the cons? This week’s Food For Thought sees Maeve Hanan and I uncover whether we should be consuming caffeine or not and what the attributes of it truly are. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com and Instagram.com/Rhitrition. See...
Published 11/08/21