Episodes
Something so many of us are after is confidence. While some seem to be born with it or fake it until they make it, it just doesn’t come easy to so many people. Something that is becoming increasing prevalent is a lack of self-assurance and with this insecurity, but we can change this, by realising your true worth and finding faith in yourself! This week’s Food For Thought sees body confidence influencer Alex Light and I explore how to overcome insecurities and build real self-assurance. For...
Published 02/22/21
Please know that bloating is 100% natural and happens to us all. However, it really can be troubling for many who experience especially painful symptoms as well as suffering from IBS. This week’s Food For Thought sees registered dietitian and Rhitrition’s very own gut health specialist Kaitlin Colucci and I delve deep into digestion and explore how we can beat the bloat for good! For more information, visit Rhitrition.com and Instagram.com/Rhitrition.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...
Published 02/15/21
We all know the benefits of exercise, yet why at times can it be so hard to commit to it or to see the results we want? Well, something we need to think about is our whole approach to exercise in order to be able to reap the benefits of working out and do what is right for our physical and mental health. This week’s Food For Thought see trainer Stef Williams and I discover how we can make exercise work for us, omit the notorious fitness mistakes and become the fittest you can be while at...
Published 02/08/21
The number of vegans in the UK has quadrupled in recent years, yet turning plant-based can still be daunting for many. Thankfully, the smallest of adjustments can lead to big changes to your health and that of the planet’s too! This week’s Food For Thought sees zero waste chef and author Max La Manna and I breathe new energy into the plant-based living, sustainability and explore making the most of leftovers typically destined for the bin! For more information, visit Rhitrition.com and...
Published 02/01/21
Almost half of all Brits have tried to lose weight at some point, with the figure rising to as high as 57% for just women. And almost two-thirds of dieters say that they are pretty much on a diet ‘all or most of the time’. This week’s Food For Thought sees trainee Health Psychologist Joe O’Brien and I explore how to develop sustainable weight-loss with the latest evidence-based psychological interventions. For more information, visit Rhitrition.com and Instagram.com/Rhitrition.   See...
Published 01/25/21
Anyone who will tell you that hunger is just one of so many reasons that we eat and those with a tendency of emotional eating are especially vulnerable to making poor diet choices. If you’re an emotional eater, you may find yourself eating to deal with uncomfortable emotions, using food as a reward when you’re happy, and craving sweets or unhealthy snacks when stressed. Don’t worry - you’re not alone! This week’s Food For Thought sees psychiatrist Dr Chi Chi Obuaya and I unearth how we can...
Published 12/07/20
Like it or not, most of us are aware of how we look. But it’s time understood how serious an impact can it have on our wellbeing and our mental health? In focusing on the positive things our bodies do, we can reframe our thoughts and boost our body confidence but it’s easier said than done isn’t it. This week’s Food For Thought sees journalist and self-love activist Danae Mercer and I break down the barriers around body confidence, and explore how exactly we can switch up our insecurities and...
Published 11/30/20
The global pandemic has meant we’re all much more aware of our health. And, with us all washing your hands with vigour, applying hand sanitiser all day long, scouring the supermarket ways to boost our immune system, it’s time we fully understood what works and what really doesn’t. This week’s Food For Thought sees Immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi and I break down exactly why it’s so important to respect and learn about our immune system so we can then avoid doing more harm than good. For more...
Published 11/23/20
The number of diabetes cases is on the rise and not just in the UK but globally. While this is a startling fact, it is reassuring to know that we can prevent cases of diabetes and turn things around. Education as always can help dramatically with your prognosis as well as realising the importance your diet and movement can have in relation to this disease. This week’s Food For Thought sees Registered Dietitian Chris Cheyette and I delve into why we should all learn about diabetes and what we...
Published 11/16/20
Morning routines can be powerful and set our pattern for the rest of the day. With a worry- filled morning likely to flood into an anxious afternoon, starting the morning with intention may create a sense of calm and confidence that makes the rest of the day seem more manageable. This week’s Food For Thought sees Dave and Steve Flynn from The Happy Pear explore the ultimate morning routine and it’s impact on us personally and professionally. For more information, visit Rhitrition.com...
Published 11/09/20
Given the bleak outcome of most diet efforts, we must ask ourselves: Do we really understand why we're going on a diet or why we eat the way we do? People eat for kinds of real reasons and they’re rarely just stress or comfort – they’re more powerful and psychologically deep reasons. This week’s Food For Thought sees consultant psychiatrist Sarah Vohra and I go beyond the quick diet fix as we look to truly understand our relationship with food. For more information, visit Rhitrition.com...
Published 11/02/20
The pandemic has taken its toll on all of us: whether you’re struggling to keep  worries about the virus under control or have found yourself dealing with loneliness for the first time, most of us will have had our fair share of bad days. However, this has come with a newfound confidence to talk about how we feel about our mental health. This week’s Food For Thought sees consultant psychologist Dr Ritika Suk Birah and I unravel our emotions and explore the rollercoaster of ups and downs and...
Published 10/26/20
It'll be no surprise that people who have desk jobs have a higher tendency to gain weight than an always-on-your-feet role. Deadlines, working from home and endless commitments can become all-consuming with convenience often driving our relationship with food, not forgetting all the baking we’re doing at home and snack draws. Thankfully, there are easy ways to control the influence work is having on your weight. This week’s Food For Thought sees Registered Nutritionist Dr Emilia Thompson and...
Published 10/19/20
Many of us don’t stop to consider how much we’re drinking, and in a lot of cases it can be more than we realise. It can often be that trip to the doctor that forces you to really think about how much you’re consuming week on week. For some, this might just be the realisation that you’re actually drinking in excess with a reliance on alcohol that you didn’t know existed. This week’s Food For Thought sees myself and mental health nurse Mark Holmes who specialises in substance misuse, delve into...
Published 10/12/20
Navigating stress can be challenging at the best of times, now in the midst of a global pandemic with concerns for our health and finances we are all facing a new set of worries. Stress is ingrained in our world and day to day lives - while this might sound overwhelming if we learn to understand it we can then break the stress cycle. This week’s Food For Thought sees pharmacist turned author Dr David Hamilton and I explore what stress really is, how we can control it and in turn combat it....
Published 10/05/20
We all know that regular physical activity is an important part of staying healthy. But whether you’re an avid gym goer, or prefer occasional workouts, our diet can have a huge impact on our goals and physical development. This week’s Food For Thought sees Nutritionist Daniel Davey and I explore the latest research in sports nutrition and how by adapting the way in which we fuel ourselves can be game changer in our performance, skill and recovery. For more information, visit Rhitrition.com...
Published 09/28/20
With over 50% of the UK population either overweight or obese, it’s no wonder there’s so much interest in weight loss. And while weight loss is often considered healthy, if you gain the weight back and then lose it again over and over, it can become a vicious, and dangerous cycle of yo-yo dieting. This week’s Food For Thought with TV personality Vicky Pattison explores all the promises to help you lose weight that aren’t backed by scientific evidence, and may actually hurt your health more...
Published 09/21/20
Published 09/07/20
The concept of breastfeeding is simple – you offer boob to baby, baby latches, drinks milk for a while and then is done. Tummy full, happy baby! But simple does not always mean easy with some mother’s are not even given a choice. This episode of Food For Thought on Motherhood is with lactation consultant, paediatric feeding and swallowing specialist speech therapist Stacey Zimmels where we explore the challenges in feeding your baby. For more information, visit Rhitrition.com...
Published 09/07/20
The first three months of a baby's life are like another trimester of pregnancy, because in many ways newborns are still gestating, even after they are born. For many mums, the fourth trimester is filled with both some of the highest highs, and the greatest challenges. In this episode of Food For Thought on Motherhood sees Dr Philippa Kaye and I unearth what really goes on in such a critical time period for both mum and baby. For more information, visit Rhitrition.com (http://rhitrition.com/)...
Published 09/07/20
Deciding on the best childbirth option for you is such a personal decision and wherever you choose, the place should feel right for you. This episode of Food For Thought on Motherhood sees midwife Marie Louise and I explore where best to welcome your new baby into the world. For more information, visit Rhitrition.com (http://rhitrition.com/) and Instagram.com/Rhitrition (http://instagram.com/Rhitrition) . 
Published 09/07/20
Some of the initial symptoms of pregnancy are well-known and obvious: missing a period, morning sickness, tender boobs. But there are so many other symptoms that no one really tells you about, so when you experience them for yourself for the first time it can be unnecessarily worrying. This episode of Food For Thought on Motherhood sees Dr Stephanie Ooi and I explore the journey women go through while they are pregnant and the many symptoms that arise in the three trimesters. For more...
Published 09/07/20
Expectant mothers have long been told to cut back on exercise and instead - rest up and relax throughout the journey. But with the countless benefits of exercise to our body and mind, this episode of Food For Thought on Motherhood sees Dr Sarah Murphy and I explore the latest evidence in fitness throughout pregnancy. For more information, visit Rhitrition.com (http://rhitrition.com/) and Instagram.com/Rhitrition (http://instagram.com/Rhitrition) . 
Published 09/07/20
All over the world, pregnant women are bombarded with opinions about what to eat and what to avoid. All too often, sound advice gets lost amidst pseudoscience and old wives. This episode of Food For Thought on Motherhood sees Registered Dietitian Nicola Ludlam-Raine and I sort fact from fiction and explore the latest evidence-based approach to adopt eating through the journey. For more information, visit Rhitrition.com (http://rhitrition.com/) and Instagram.com/Rhitrition...
Published 09/07/20