Hello! I am Naomi May, a Registered Dietitian based in Windsor, UK. My day job is working for the NHS as a Community Dietitian and I also do freelance work writing for food companies, magazines and blogs, giving the latest evidence-based information and advice. I offer private consultations one-on-one over a cup of tea or coffee; or through instant messaging, or phone via Facetime/Zoom, so … Continue reading Hello and welcome to Nourish
Friendships are a treasure of life. Planning a dinner out with friends or a barbecue at the park (now that summer has finally decided to show up, not even fashionably late) gives you something to look forward to while you finish up work. All of my favourite memories involve going out with friends, or wild road trips, or movie nights or making things together. Friends … Continue reading How to be a better friend
Gaining weight for some can be just as hard as losing weight for others. Being too underweight can have effects on how quickly you recover from illness, vitamin deficiencies, anaemia – which will make you feel very tired and have headaches and dizziness. You can also have hair loss, brittle nails and have bones that are thin or prone to fractures. It can also affect … Continue reading Want to gain weight?
Intermittent Fasting is a form of dieting where you restrict your intake of food for a period of time and then eat in an unrestricted fashion the rest of the time. There are so many varitions on how to do this, here are a couple of examples: 5:2 –Involves: 2 fasting days, 5 unrestricted days. eg the fast diet by Dr Michael Moseley, or LighterLife. … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting
I’ve been wondering, what it is people need to feel fulfilled and happy and … alive. I just get this sense that a lot of people right now are feeling “meh”. Whether you’re dissatisfied with jobs that you do mainly for the money, while your talents go unused. Or if your life took a different path and you find yourself comparing with people you grew … Continue reading What to Do When You’re Feeling Meh.
It’s a question I know a lot of you are unsure so here is a post just for you! Just a reminder that there is no 100% right or wrong, so some days you may eat more or less and that is ok. Our bodies are not robots they need differing amounts on different days. Ultimately aim for a balanced intake and try to tune … Continue reading What is the right portion size for you?
Also known as caveman diet or Stone Age diet or hunter-gatherer diet. Paleo comes from the term paleolithic which means ancient. The idea of the paleo diet? ‘our modern day diets have contributed to modern day illnesses’, so we should go back to our caveman roots, where all we had to worry about were mammoths and making fires, not cancers, depression, heart disease and diabetes. In theory, our genes haven’t … Continue reading Paleo Diet
Everybody is different, every smile, every eye colour, every shape of the nose. Even if you take parts from either parent, some parts are uniquely yours, and they way each feature blends together is a masterpiece. And yet, do you see yourself that way? Would you say that your face was a piece of art? Fashioned uniquely? Unconventionally beautiful? We’re told beauty is one thing. … Continue reading Do you think you’re beautiful?
Listen quietly. Absorb all sources of information and use insight. Take it all in. See every expression and gesture. Read the person, but let them speak, over letting your mind analyse. The more we watch and see and hear, the more we understand. We have got to come with a blank canvas; not preconceived notions or with walls up. We have got to stay open: … Continue reading How to be a great listener
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, and we could all benefit from loving ourselves a little more. For some, that might mean having a bubble bath, or booking yourself in for a massage or to get your nails done. Self-love comes in many forms, but the radical kind of self-love, goes deeper and involves challenging that inner self-critic, noting what you’re grateful for, … Continue reading Love your SELF this Valentine’s
Everyone is busy. Sometimes it’s just too hard to carve out time to make a packed lunch, or sit down for breakfast before rushing off to work. Debates happen over whether eating on public transport should be banned. What are your thoughts? For some, it’s their only time to eat and fuel their day. But for others, smells of hot food on the commute are … Continue reading Healthy Snacking