5 episodes

Welcome to The Better Bite podcast, hosted by registered dietitian, Katie Wilson. I am passionate about helping people develop healthier relationships with food and their bodies, dismantling diet culture, and speaking out against the false messages about nutrition that are spread online. Join me while I discuss these topics and more, and learn more about how eating well can be about enhancement, instead of punishment.
If you would like to see more from me, you can visit my blog at www.saltandhoney.co.uk, or find me on Instagram @katiewilsonrd - I would love to hear from you.

The Better Bite Katie Wilson

    • Nutrition

Welcome to The Better Bite podcast, hosted by registered dietitian, Katie Wilson. I am passionate about helping people develop healthier relationships with food and their bodies, dismantling diet culture, and speaking out against the false messages about nutrition that are spread online. Join me while I discuss these topics and more, and learn more about how eating well can be about enhancement, instead of punishment.
If you would like to see more from me, you can visit my blog at www.saltandhoney.co.uk, or find me on Instagram @katiewilsonrd - I would love to hear from you.

    #4: Eating Disorders in Sports with The Non-Diet Sports Nutritionist, Katie Kirk

    #4: Eating Disorders in Sports with The Non-Diet Sports Nutritionist, Katie Kirk

    Athletes have an amazing ability to give their sport their all - they're driven, ambitious, and dedicated. But sadly, when individuals are not protected and exposed to an environment saturated with a focus on body weight and restrictive behaviours, these positive traits can easily turn toxic. While eating disorders can affect anyone from all backgrounds, athletes have shown to be particularly susceptible due to performance anxiety and pressures to succeed at any cost. In this episode, I discuss some of the heartbreaking realities of this phenomenon and I also have a conversation with high-performance athlete and sports nutritionist Katie Kirk. Katie has had amazing success with her running career as previous National 800m champion and having competed in two Commonwealth Games. She doesn't shy away from her very own struggles with an eating disorder in the past, and she is passionate about protecting young athletes and breaking the cycle by building positive relationships with food and exercise.  Instagram - @thenondietsportsnutritionist



    If you are currently with negative eating behaviours, here are some useful resources:

    BEAT Resources: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

    Eating Disorder Association NI: https://www.eatingdisordersni.co.uk/'



    Webinars with Katie Kirk:

    "AAI Webinar: Disordered eating & exercise - what’s the harm? by Sports Nutritionist Katie Kirk" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNximrzOYOw

    "AAI Webinar: Body image & athlete identity presented by Sports Nutritionist Katie Kirk" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRT4juPfLtk



    DISCLAIMER: The information discussed in this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only, and should never replace personalised advice provided by your own doctor, dietitian, or other healthcare professional.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    #3: Are Some Foods Super?

    #3: Are Some Foods Super?

    The last couple of decades have seen the term “superfood” surge in popularity, and its success shows no signs of slowing down. But what is a superfood, and how important are they for health? In this episode, I will be delving into the evidence behind superfoods and discussing the role marketing can have on our food choices and attitudes towards health and nutrition. 

    DISCLAIMER: The information discussed in this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and should never replace personalised advice provided by your own doctor, dietitian, or other registered healthcare professional.

    Find me on Instagram @katiewilsonrd, or check out my blog www.saltandhoney.co.uk.

    • 24 min
    #2: Eating Well & Maintaining Healthy Food Relationships During COVID

    #2: Eating Well & Maintaining Healthy Food Relationships During COVID

    COVID-19 has massively impacted all of our lives in so many ways. With winter approaching and the potential for increasing lockdown measures coming back into play, it can feel harder to stay positive. One thing most of us will have found challenging during this whole pandemic is staying engaged with healthy behaviours. While I think we all appreciate our health now more than ever, the loss of our normal routines and habits can make us feel rather lost around food. I really believe that eating well impacts our mental state, as much as our physical health. However, we also need to be mindful of how this pandemic has the potential to impact our relationships with food in the long-term. I wanted to address these issues in today’s episode. I hope it will give you some simple, straight forward ideas to navigate through your food choices during this time of chaos, while most importantly, helping you maintain a healthy relationship with food.

    During this discussion, I address:


    How this pandemic has the potential to impact relationships with food
    Maintaining a healthy mindset towards our dietary choices
    How to re-implement healthy eating patterns
    Realistic tips to construct healthier meals and snacks
    Can you boost immunity through diet?
    The role of Vitamin D in COVID-19

    If you are struggling with negative thoughts towards food, here are some useful resources that can help:

    BEAT Resources:

    Downloadable information: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/downloads-resources

    Support for yourself: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/myself

    Support for someone else: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/someone-else

    Helplines: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/helplines

    Help Finder: https://helpfinder.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/



    Mental Health/Suicide Support:

    https://www.papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk/

    https://www.themix.org.uk/

    https://www.samaritans.org/

    https://www.thecalmzone.net/



    References:

    COVID19 & disordered eating: https://jeatdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40337-020-00319-y

    Mindset with food: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0013916516628178



    DISCLAIMER: The information discussed in this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only, and should never replace personalised advice provided by your own doctor, dietitian, or other healthcare professional.

    • 42 min
    #1: The Genetics of Obesity

    #1: The Genetics of Obesity

    In this week's episode, we take a detailed look at "Set Point Theory" and discuss how our genetics influence body shape, size and susceptibility to weight gain. While obesity is talked about almost obsessively within our society, rarely is genetics brought into the conversation, despite strong evidence of it's role. Recognising this interplay between our genes and our environment in determining body size helps us to broaden our minds as to what "health" truly means so we can foster a more compassionate approach; both within healthcare and in the relationship we have with our own bodies .

    DISCLAIMER: The information discussed in this podcast are for educational and informational purposes only, and should never replace personalised advice provided by your own doctor, dietitian, or other healthcare professional.

    Find me on instagram @katiewilsonrd, or check out my blog: www.saltandhoney.co.uk

    REFERENCES AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION:

    Twin, family and adoption studies:

    https://www.nature.com/articles/ijo2011160

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9519560/

    https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/87/2/398/4633289



    Set Point Theory:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2990627/



    Monogenic Obesity:

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11892-018-1053-x

    https://www.nature.com/articles/nrg1556

    https://academic.oup.com/edrv/article/27/7/710/2355201



    GWAS-related studies and genetics in body weight:

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18852200/

    https://portlandpress.com/clinsci/article-abstract/130/12/943/71435/Recent-progress-in-genetics-epigenetics-and?redirectedFrom=fulltext

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2213858717302000

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4382211/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2810793/

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0026049518302257

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0895398813601129



    FTO gene and other specific gene variants:

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17658951/ (FTO)

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2906751/ (FTO)

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4188449/ (FTO)

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2646098/ (FTO)

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18454148/ (MC4R gene)

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18454146/ (MC4R gene)

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19255736/ (FTO + MC4R genes)



    Behaviour change attenuates risk:

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17942823/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3635949/

    • 30 min
    Introduction

    Introduction

    Hello, and welcome to my brand new podcast: The Better Bite. Before we get started on some of our topics, I wanted to take 10 minutes to introduce myself. Take a listen and get ready for what's to come! Find me on Instagram @katiewilsonrd, and check out my blog at www.saltandhoney.co.uk

    • 9 min

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