Eat my words by nutritionist Fiona Hunter

May 24, 2013

in Guest blog

Fiona Hunter low resI’ve worked with nutritionist Fiona Hunter for a number of years on behalf of some of my foodie clients and I’m delighted to share her nutritional views as she launches her new website,

Fiona explains her philosophy on nutrition; “My approach to healthy eating is based on the principle that ‘there’s no such thing as a bad food only bad diets’. Of course some foods are healthier than others but, providing most of what you eat most of the time is healthy and balanced, that’s enough.

Food is one of life’s great pleasures or at least it should be and it’s important to enjoy the food you eat. It’s also important that you look after your body – it’s the only one you’ve got and it’s got to last a lifetime so you need to cherish it.  Although choosing a healthy diet is just one part of the ‘looking-after-your-body’ jigsaw – I believe it’s a pretty fundamental part.”

Fiona is based in west London and the southwest of France and loves her life as a freelance as no two days are ever the same.  “I may be counting calories and doing nutritional analyses for recipes in magazines like delicious or for a book one day, the next I could be creating briefing documents or running journalist workshops on a holistic approach to skin health for Simple Skincare on nutrition and skin and then I turn to updating my blog.

Fiona Hunter recipe shot 2Having written a lot for magazines which typically have long lead times, I felt that I wanted an outlet to let people know about my news and views on nutrition as soon as a story hits the news agenda.  I am passionate about nutrition and I understand how people can become easily confused about the messages they absorb on and off line with the result that they don’t know who to trust.  My approach is to offer sensible, evidence based, realistic and credible advice and comment – let me know what you think on my blog.”

Fiona Hunter recipe shotWhen it comes to giving advice on cooking, Fiona leans towards the simple, honest, quick, easy and healthy dishes that she would cook at home.  “I’m not a trained home economist but with my knowledge of nutrition I am able to create recipes which help maintain optimum health.  While my Twitter profile @fiona_nutrition highlights the fact that I love marmite, Cornish pasties and peanut butter but not necessarily at the same meal, I err on the side of fridge soup, eggs, fish and fruit and vegetables when at home.  I’m not a saint though and salty and fatty food like bacon and sweet treats like chocolate both form part of my healthy balanced diet.  My advice is to enjoy what you eat and don’t feel guilty about it.”

Recipe images courtesy of British Asparagus – enjoy it while it’s in season.

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