The Nutritional Blueprint blog represents our thoughts and feelings about nutrition today.  We want to provide honest, trustworthy information that bucks the trend of traditional health and fitness blogs that are simply advertising products in return for exposure or cash.  We won’t do that.  Our goal is to help you reduce the amount you spend on nutrition. We will try and keep it lighthearted and fun, but also informative and useful.  We will post our favourite recipes, thought leadership around nutrition and improving better eating habits and the latest topics we think you would like to hear about.  We will also feature guest blogs from people we look up to as well as example lessons from our coaching programs. I hope there is something for everyone in here. Add to your news feed so that you get each post as they are released.

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Is the Low Carb Diet evidence-based?

Is the Low Carb Diet evidence-based?

Is the Low Carb diet approach for Type 2 Diabetes Management truly evidence based? New statement document from Public Health England on the clinical effectiveness of low carb diets in the Type 2 Diabetes population. ie what can be proven by clinical trials.   Have a...

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What are smart carbohydrates?

What are smart carbohydrates?

What are "smart carbs"? You may see me refer to smart carbohydrates from time to time and the question about good and bad carbs comes up a lot so I thought I would try and help differentiate how we should view carbohydrates.   "Smart carbs" are carbohydrates that are...

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15 Quick wins for weight loss

15 Quick wins for weight loss

Changing how you think and feel is hard.  Changing your environment isn’t.  And by shaping your environment, your body will follow.

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Is there really such a thing as a healthy snack?

Is there really such a thing as a healthy snack?

Last week i was interviewed by the Daily Telegraph for a health feature in their newspaper.  I was "interviewed" over the phone on the question "is there really such a things as a healthy snack?",  and had a professional photographer visit my home for the photoshoot. ...

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How to build a healthy plate of food – Diabetes Version

How to build a healthy plate of food – Diabetes Version

This week, we are talking macronutrients and in particular how each of them can support our lifestyle when managing Type 2 diabetes. A lot focus for new diabetics is to limit carbohydrates, eliminating a large proportion of our daily food, leaving lots of people...

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Five  Reasons your Garmin might be holding you back

Five  Reasons your Garmin might be holding you back

It's Sunday 11am. And you are stopping at your local cafe for a well earned coffee and cake.  Your Garmin has auto-paused and says you’ve covered 60km this morning.  Only another 40km to go, homeward bound for your 3rd century ride of the year and it's only the end of...

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My Story…Why I became a nutritionist

My Story…Why I became a nutritionist

Hi. I’m James Belbin, Nutritionist and Type 2 Diabetes mentor.  Founder of Your Nutritional Blueprint and the lead coach in our Diabetes Food Academy. I like to think of myself as a healthy lifestyle architect, mostly because that description neatly describes what I...

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