Lifestyle

Creating Long-term Habits: A Healthy Mindset

This post has been peer-reviewed by Dr Lynne Johnston (Registered Principal Clinical Psychologist, member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), PhD in Exercise Science, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology). You can find out more about Lynne and her company ‘Halley Johnston Associates Limited’ here.  It can be easy to fall into the ‘no pain no gain’…

Health Apps as Behaviour Change Tools

I really enjoyed writing this post for Evolyst – Health App Developers UK  about the uses and evidence behind health apps in helping people to make and sustain healthy lifestyle changes. You can follow this link to read the post, I hope you enjoy it!   Maeve 🙂

Intermittent Fasting Diets

I found it really interesting researching intermittent fasting diets for the February edition of NHD Magazine (PDF available at the end of this post). It was fascinating to explore the actual evidence behind this increasingly popular trend, especially as this has changed my initial opinion of these diets. “Intermittent fasting” involves alternating cycles of eating and fasting…

How to Exercise Regularly Even If You Lack Discipline

I’m delighted that Maria Brilaki from Fitness Reloaded has written this piece for Dietetically Speaking about establishing regular exercise habits; as this is so central to leading a healthy lifestyle. Maria supports a very evidence based message when it comes to health advice and has helped lots of people to create long term exercise habits,…

A Dietitian’s Impression of Brazil

From health and fitness to banana pasta and food fads, read on to hear about my Brazilian adventure! With the spotlight on Rio in the build-up to the 2016 Olympics I thought I would sum up my recent trip to Brazil in terms of the health, nutrition and food culture that I experienced. Most of our trip…

The Minefield of the Modern Diet

The World is full of advice about food and dieting. Much of this advice seems conflicting or misleading, is based on pseudoscience or anecdotes, and is fueled by celebrity culture and the media. Despite the abundance of dietary information so readily available to us, much of the Developed World is undergoing an epidemic of obesity and…

My Favourite Nutritional Bloggers

Many people feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of confusing and conflicting nutritional information found on the internet. It is so important to approach nutritional claims from a skeptical point of view due to the abundance of misinformation that is shared (see my Nutritional Nonsense Detection Kit for tips on how to do this), but it is…

10 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

*last updated April 2018* Buying food is one of our main expenses for most people. so it can be useful to have some tricks under your belt to help you save money when food shopping. Here are my top tips, I hope you find them useful 😊 1. Waste Not, Want Not! I may sound…

Things That Motivate Me to Exercise

I am definitely not what you would call an exercise addict or an expert in exercise in any way; but because physical activity is such an important part of an overall healthy lifestyle, and it really goes hand in hand with healthy eating, I try to exercise regularly. But I often struggle to motivate myself…