Christine Cashin MSc, HCPC Registered Dietitian
Improve your lifestyle, health and well-being and take control of your weight and nutrition.
Chris is our experienced Registered Dietitian. The advice she gives is based on the latest scientific thinking and research. All advice will be tailored to meet your individual needs and suit your personal lifestyle. Chris's aim is help find a diet plan that works for you and achieves the results you want.
If you are interested in improving your nutrition to support your sports training, or would like to have a sports specific eating plan, please get in touch for expert help and advice. As well as sports nutrition, Chris specialise in diabetes management and can help make sure you're eating the right foods and devise a plan specifically for your needs.
Chris can help with…
- Sports nutrition
- Weight management
- Diabetes management
- Energy improvement
- General nutrition
- Children's diets
- Cooking workshops
- Dietary & nutritional advice
- Computerised dietary assessments
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Recipe analysis
- Corporate services
Individual consultations for dietary control are available to all clients so please feel free to call to book an appointment.
Nutrition and Eating Well
The old saying “You are what you eat” is very true and is so important to eat well – especially as we all lead such hectic lifestyles.
However there is so much information, especially on the internet it is become very confusing.
So who should you trust? Dietitians are the only regulated nutrition specialists in the UK.
Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level. They work with both healthy and sick people. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. (British Dietetic Association, 2013).
CHRIS’S TOP 10 TIPS
- Aim for 5 a day – eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables that are in season.
- Try to have 2 portions of oily fish a week.
- Include protein such as meat, fish, egg, cheese or a veggie alternative at 2 meals – protein helps to fill you up.
- Keep to whole grains – bread, oats, potatoes in their skins, brown rice or pasta.
- Think portions – are you eating large helpings of foods like pasta and rice.
- Plan a weekly menu – helps with cooking and shopping.
- Drink plenty of fluids – tea, coffee, water, sugar free drinks – aim for around 2 litres a day.
- Try to cut down on sugar and fatty foods– this means in drinks, fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits, crisps, pastry etc.
- Whatever you choose to put on bread or fry with use it sparingly – spread butter or margarine thinly and use olive oil for cooking.
- Enjoy your food – it is an important part of all our lives.
For more information please visit www.cardiffnutritionconsultancy.co.uk