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Dietitian Top Tips

Dietitian Top Tips

There’s so much dietary advice kicking about. Eat this. Don’t eat that. This is a superfood. This will prevent cancer. For the right advice, who you gonna call?

Dietitians, that’s who. They are the people who really know their stuff about food. They are the food experts whose title is protected. That means no-one can legally call themselves a dietitian without proper training and qualifications.

What can we learn from the real experts?

BE TREAT SMART

Too many dietary restrictions make life miserable. If you like cake, fast food, sweets – that’s fine but in moderation. Make the cake a weekly treat, not a daily routine. Make the takeaway a special occasion thing. Or fake it for better food, better taste and lower cost.

FILL UP WITH PROTEIN AND FIBRE

Protein builds muscle, and fills you up. Fibre is essential for digestive health, and also fills you up. Combine the two and you will be good to go for hours. Protein and fibre are great pre-and-post workout foods as well.

EASY ON THE FIZZY

One of the best things you can do for yourself and the planet is to break the canned fizzy drink habit. Even the ‘zero’ types are loaded with artificial sweeteners. Who needs it? We live in a country with drinkable tap water, so fill your reusable bottle and make that the thirst-quencher. Saves recycling, too.

GIVE YOUR LIVER SOME DAYS OFF

If you enjoy a sociable tipple on an evening out, go for it. If you like a glass or two of wine with a good meal, we say ‘cheers’. Just keep it within limits for your health. Perhaps make alcohol a weekend only thing? (and don’t go OTT just because it is the weekend!)

EAT A RAINBOW

A variety of colours isn’t just for your wardrobe. Load your plate with different coloured vegetables for a great mix of taste and nutrition. Follow up with different coloured fruit.

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Jessica Ambrose

Jessica is a fitness writer who loves long distance running, yoga, strength training and healthy eating.

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