I am Mairi Huntly, a registered Dietitian. I deal with all dietary and nutritional problems. My specialities include weight management and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
Food is to nourish and to be enjoyed. If you need advice with weight management or are struggling with food related issues, I can offer you the professional advice and the support you need. Read on to discover how I could help you.
I can support you if you are struggling to lose weight by providing a personalised portion-controlled plan to ensure that you have a healthy balanced diet. It means no more guesswork or confusion about what to eat. My approach to weight loss is about making sustainable changes to your diet and lifestyle rather than a quick fix, so that you can feel confident, more attractive and regain control of your life. As a qualified and experienced dietitian, I have over 20 years’ experience helping women who are struggling to lose weight. Which means you can feel confident and reassured that you’ll receive the best quality personalised service.
Many people struggle with emotional or stress eating, as a health coach I can help you find a way to comfort, nurture, distract, and resolve your issues without using food.
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)
If you suffer from IBS I can equip you with the necessary information and tools to get you on the road to recovery.
There are two main ways to tackle IBS symptoms through changes in your diet.
The first-line approach has been shown to achieve impressive benefits in about 50% of IBS suffers. First-line dietary advice includes:
- Eating Regular meals
- Avoiding skipping meals or eating late at night
- Limiting alcohol
- Reducing intake of caffeinated drinks
- Cutting down on fatty and processed foods
- Ensuring adequate fluid intake
- Adjusting fibre intake
The second-line approach is a little more in-depth and involves a restriction of a group of short-chain carbohydrates known as FODMAP’s, followed by a staged reintroduction. The low FODMAP diet was developed by colleagues at Monash University in Australia, and is backed by a body of good quality trails, with success in around 70% of people. As the diet is quite complexed, it is recommended that you embark on the FODMAP diet only with the support with a FODMAP trained dietitian. I completed my FODMAP training through Kings College London and the Monash University course. I also deliver the FODMAP training for dieticians for the British Dietetic Association.
It is important to have your diagnosis of IBS confirmed by your GP prior to making any dietary changes. As there is currently no test to confirm the diagnosis of IBS, it is essential to rule out other conditions such as Coeliac disease and inflammitory bowel disease where symptoms often overlap with IBS. Your GP can perform simple test to rule these out.