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Nutrition Advice

Posted by Sian Davies on 17 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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Healthy eating while camping: why it's important and where to get advice

Guest post by Nutritionist Resource

For many campers, when it comes to food - convenience is king. Whether you're set up in a camper van complete with all the mod cons, or you're getting by with a tent and an open fire, the urge to stock up on pre-packaged convenience food is understandable.
 
For some, this means packing pot noodles in every flavour, packets of sugary biscuits and a sizeable stash of crisps and dip. While we agree, this does sound pretty tasty - eating these types of foods throughout your trip will make you feel lethargic, bloated and potentially quite ill.
 
Maintaining a healthy diet while you're on the road will give you stacks of energy, helping you feel more alert during your daily activities and boosting your immune system. When we are without our beloved creature comforts and exposed to the elements, it is easy to feel a little lacklustre at times. With the right diet however, you will help protect against this to feel fit, energetic and capable of handling whatever Mother Nature throws at you.
 
The key to eating healthily while camping lies in the preparation. Plan every meal and take into account any planned activities for the day (i.e. hiking or swimming). Aim to pack foods high in fibre that will give you energy like whole grain carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats.
 
If you don't know your omega 3 fatty acids from your complex carbohydrates - it may be worth seeking help from a professional. Whether you simply need some advice about healthy meal plans for your camping trips, or you're keen to completely overhaul the way you eat - a professional nutritionist will be able to assess your dietary needs and come up with a diet plan tailored to you.
 
To find a qualified nutritionist near you, visit Nutritionist Resource - an online directory of professional nutritionists that only lists members of professional bodies or those who have sent in copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.

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Do you remember Dom Sci?

Posted by Sharon Eason on 27 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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Dom Sci or Home Ec – six letters to strike fear into the hearts of those of us who were teenagers in the 1950’s and 1960’s when the subjects were compulsory for the first three years of secondary school.

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Food Allergy/Intolerance

Posted by Sharon Eason on 13 November 2012 | 0 Comments

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Just what is healthy eating? I lost yesterday to a flare-up of ezcema, so this morning I started doing some surfing, not so much as new research, more as a means of reminding myself what I should and should not eat, and taking a look to see if there is any new thinking out there. I stumbled across this website from the Wexner Medical Centre which has linked an increase in skin rashes to an attempt to "eat healthily".  It struck a chord with me as I have been trying over the past few years to introduce a wider range of vegetables to my own diet, and guess what -...

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Why I don't show calorie count

Posted by on 5 July 2012 | 0 Comments

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At the recent Yorkshire Regional Meet, I was asked why I don't show the calorie value for each of the recipes.  I was also asked if the recipes are suitable for coeliacs and if the local Slimming World counsellor had approved them.  So, here is the long answer for everyone.

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Coeliac Awareness Week - 14 - 20 May

Posted by on 17 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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Did you know that one in every hundred people has coeliac disease?  It is a condition which affects the immune system and has no cure, but is managed by diet.  Details of the disease and its management can be found on http://www.coeliac.org.uk. It strikes me that feeding yourself or your family with a gluten free diet should not be too difficult.  Choose recipes which are not based on bread, cakes, pastry or pasta and you really do not have a problem in knowing what is safe to eat.  Check out our recipe section and you will find plenty of really filling meals using fresh local produce which do not contain gluten. I...

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Food Allergies

Posted by on 3 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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Maybe its because it is April, but I fear that many people are making light of a real problem that affects more of the population than you may care to realise. In yesterday's Daily Telegraph they published 'gluten free recipes' as if making a risotto with rice was a new idea, or that rice ever did contain gluten in the first place.  It is starch that washes off rice when cooked - not gluten.  The theme continued using normal everyday ingredients - so why the issue? Everyone with any form of food allergy knows how to avoid those foods that give them the problem.  Like millions of others, I am allergic...

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