Can a nutritionist help with weight loss?

Who is a nutritionist? Firstly, let’s understand who a nutritionist is and what a nutritionist does. The Cambridge Dictionary says Nutritionist is ‘an expert on the subject of nutrition’. The NHS website explains that ‘Nutritionists are the heart of a patient’s health by using their knowledge of the science of food to help individuals andContinue reading “Can a nutritionist help with weight loss?”

What’s All The Fuss About Vitamin D?

I am sure most of you have heard in recent months that we should start taking vitamin D supplements. But why is that important and how does it look in practice? Well, firstly let’s see why vitamin D is important.Vitamin D is considered an essential vitamin, it keeps our bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. ThereContinue reading “What’s All The Fuss About Vitamin D?”

How to take your health to the next level?  

Let’s say you have been struggling with excess weight for a while, and you are not sure where to start. That is OK, and you are not alone. It takes a lot of courage to make that first step, so well done to you. Figuring out what to do or where to go can beContinue reading “How to take your health to the next level?  “

Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy 

I currently work on a clinical trial that involves exclusively pregnant women that develop Gestational Diabetes (GDM). I have learned over the last few months that there is not much awareness amongst women around this medical condition, and that is not great given GDM is on a rise. So this blog post is simply givingContinue reading “Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy “

Wearing a continuous glucose monitor – my experience

I have recently volunteered to wear a continuous glucose monitoring device (Dexcom G6) for about a week, to give me the perspective and experience of someone living with diabetes.   I do not have diabetes.  What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)?  It is a small device with a small sensor that measures glucose levels every 5Continue reading “Wearing a continuous glucose monitor – my experience”

Veganuary: important bits + vegan recipe

I hope it is not too late to talk about Veganuary! From the 1st to the 31st of January there is a Veganuary challenge where people try to go vegan for 1 month. In 2021, more than half a million people signed up to try Veganuary. It is expected that this year the number willContinue reading “Veganuary: important bits + vegan recipe”

My reflections: postnatal session

Recently,  I delivered my first-ever postnatal nutrition session for a new mum.  It was a new and interesting experience for me and I thought I would share with you my reflections on that. During the session, we talked mostly about what a healthy, balanced diet is and I was explaining the Eatwell Guide. My clientContinue reading “My reflections: postnatal session”

£100 million of new funding for weight management services

The obesity prevalence  Nearly two-thirds (63%) of adults in England were classed as being overweight or living with obesity in 2015. One in three children leaves primary school overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity is similar among men and women, however, men are more likely to be overweight. Obesity is one of the largest healthContinue reading “£100 million of new funding for weight management services”

If you are looking for a nutritionist…

If you are looking for a nutritionist, make sure they have the right level of qualification and are competent in nutritional science. To make your search easier, you can just check if they have the quality mark post-nominal letters RNutr, ANutr or RD after their name, for instance like me: Patrycja Tobolska RNutr. I amContinue reading “If you are looking for a nutritionist…”