We are proud to support all our patients with their diet. We know how important your diet is to your overall weight management, especially alongside an effective treatment.
Ensuring our patients are given inspiration in their diet is key to helping you on your weight loss journey. Our meal ideas give you that inspiration.
The role of diet in weight management
Diet and weight management go hand in hand together to help you to make long lasting lifestyle changes that can positively affect your health and reduce your risk of certain cancers and diseases. Although the word “diet” can sometimes invoke images of eating bland or less favourable food in order to lose weight, the word actually means “the kinds of food that a person, animal or community habitually eats”
All About Protein
Protein is a macronutrient – or one of the major classes of nutrients, alongside carbohydrates, fats, and others. Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids, which are essential for our bodies to create building blocks from. When we eat protein, our body breaks it down into these amino acids that can then join up to create others which are essential for various bodily functions, tasks and structures.
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Calories in Drinks
When we think about calories, most of us associate it with food and what we eat at meals or for snacks, but depending on what you drink, you may also be consuming extra calories in whatever you wash your food down with.
In this article, we look at different types of drinks and how calories can hide in some of the UK’s most popular choices. We look at takeaway coffees, alcohol, and fizzy drinks whilst suggesting healthier alternatives.
We’ve all been guilty of sneaking an extra slice of meat or a few more biscuits than we really should, and if this is just an occasional event, it shouldn’t affect us too much. However, if we regularly eat large portions, it means that we’re consuming more calories than we should be doing, and this can lead to weight gain over a prolonged amount of time.
Learning portion sizes for each food could significantly help with weight management.
Glycaemic Index and Low GI Foods
The glycaemic index can be a bit tricky to understand at times, so we delve into the basics, explaining what it is, which foods have a GI value, and what low and high values mean. Low GI foods tend to keep us fuller for longer, so read on for more information.
Why is Fibre Important in Our Diet?
Fibre is incredibly important to the human diet, even though we can't actually digest it. We take a look at the facts on fibre, the different types, and where you can find it. For more information on fibre and why you should be eating plenty of it, click the button below.
Sometimes, we don't just eat because we're hungry. There are so many factors to why we might start eating, and one of those can be due to emotions. We talk about emotional eating, how to tell the difference between physical and emotional hunger, and what you can do to try to overcome it if it affects you.
A lot of the time, you'll need to reduce your calorie intake to lose weight. We explain how much you might expect to reduce by each day. The linked articles at the bottom give some great tips on how to reduce your calorie intake once you've finished reading!
The best diet for weight loss is one that gives you everything that you need without restricting certain foods. Learn about calorie deficits and various diets in this article.