Is Leptin Resistance Preventing You From Losing Weight?

I have had a few discussions recently regarding the barriers that clients may face when attempting to maintain weight loss. You constantly hear about numerous people who lose weight only to put it all back on and more! Research has found over recent years that weight management is more complex than calories in vs calories out. One area of interest is the role of the hormone leptin in appetite and metabolism control. Therefore, this week’s blog is all about leptin resistance and what current research says on how to tackle it!

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Dairy free lentil and cauliflower dahl

Lentil & Cauliflower Dahl: Hormone Heaven

Hormone imbalance is a problem I see frequently in my clinic. Whilst many associate hormone imbalance with women and PMS, it’s also something that affects men. Hormone imbalance can cause weight gain in both men and women. Not a week goes by where I don’t have someone sitting in my clinic telling me how they eat really well and exercise everyday and still can’t lose weight. Whilst there are lots of factors that could be playing a role, sex hormone balance is a common and complicated one. This recipe is easy, comforting and delicious, but also fabulous for supporting hormone balance.

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The perfect diet

What’s The Perfect Diet?

There is so much confusion about what the best diet to follow is. If you spoke to 10 different nutrition professionals, you could well get 10 different answers! Read More

Fat Basics | What You Need To Know

Once upon a time, the typical Western diet looked very different to how it does now. Meat and vegetables cooked in lard and dripping were the staple, according to my grandparents. Rice and pasta were foreign foods that only the very wealthy enjoyed. This diet was rich in fat.

But one day, Ancel Keys started to play with his brand new gadget; the cholesterol monitor. His observations lead to a shocking hypothesis; fat causes heart disease. He eventually completed his study known as the Five Country Study, which confirmed what we’d all feared; saturated fat DID cause heart disease. The grease from your food was clogging up your arteries and if you wanted to avoid dying you needed to remove fat and replace it with carbohydrates.

Over half a century later, government guidelines are still based on Ancel’s findings. This is despite a wealth of analytics that has completely discredited the study, and a mass of research that has disproved the theory.

Fat has been demonised, but what we know now is that eating fat doesn’t make you fat. In fact, fat is an extremely important part of the diet AND many of the alternatives you have used to in place of fat have been extremely detrimental to your health. The types of fat that you thought were healthy, aren’t, and the types you’ve been avoiding your whole life are essential.

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