No one likes the ‘d’ word but of course diet is about far more than the latest trendy (and often dubious) weight loss programme. It is about often small changes that we can all make to our food intake and the balance across all food groups, changes that can lead to a healthier lifestyle. This might include achieving an appropriate weight – losing, or for some gaining, weight in a healthy way but there are many other health benefits from a better diet and improved food habits. Specific nutritional guidance can help us to manage health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease or digestive problems – including IBS – and it can also help with food allergies or food intolerance.
Dietitians are the only professionals to be regulated by law and are therefore the most credible source of food and nutrition advice. Dietitians help to promote good nutrition, treat disease and prevent nutrition–related problems. They use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease and translate this into practical advice to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices to improve their health.
Lesley can look at your current diet and nutritional intake and provide information, guidance and support on improving your dietary lifestyle – helping you to achieve those good dietary habits. Please enquire at reception if you would like an appointment or further information. To find out more about Lesley Houston please see http://www.sportswise.org.uk/lesley-houston/