blog - nutrition 101
Anyone that has had a consultation with me will know that at some point I will ask about their poo. They will also know that I like all the ‘gory’ details: colour, size, shape, frequency, etc.
The reason why I always ask is that it never fails to amaze me how many people have no idea what a ‘normal’ bowel movement should be.
The old adage goes ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dine like a pauper’. Certainly when I was training considerable importance was placed on eating a good well-balanced breakfast; the prospect of skipping breakfast was viewed with horror and regarded as a complete no-no. However, interestingly I have readjusted my thinking on this in recent times…..
When I was studying nutrition the mantra we were taught was ‘little and often’ - 3 meals and 2 snacks was considered to be the right way to eat and very important to ensure that blood sugar remained balanced. This was an approach that I followed for very many years both with my own diet and with my clinic clients....however, is this still the case now?
So how many of us eat walnuts on a regular basis? Well if you are aged somewhere around the 40-50 something category (or above) then you might want to reconsider.
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