I’m Lilia and I’m a UK registered dietitian. Welcome to my blog The Food Philosophy!
The Food Philosophy blog is a collection of my thoughts, opinions and ideas around all things nutrition related. I am trained to translate nutrition research into easy to understand advice and that is what I plan to do with my blog!
I also want to encourage people to cook, no matter what your skills are. Cooking from scratch allows you to see and control what goes into your food, it’s cost effective and healthier. All recipes that I post will be easy to make as I’m no masterchef myself!
My Qualifications and Professional Experience
I trained to be a dietitian at The University of Surrey and qualified with a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2008. Since then I have worked as a clinical dietitian in the NHS. I started my career as a graduate dietitian before moving on to specialise in gastroenterology and nutrition support. I found my love for gastro dietetics and I was trained in the low-FODMAP diet at King’s College London. I am passionate about this area of dietetics and really enjoyed my work with patients diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Coeliac disease and food intolerances.
My experience also lies in complex nutrition support, especially parenteral nutrition and critical care dietetics and I have worked for several years in busy Intensive Care Units in the UK.
I have completed a post-graduate Clinical Update Course (PENG) at Queen Margarets University. Additionally, I am a British Dietetic Association (BDA) media spokesperson.
The Food Philosophy
The word ‘philosophy’ in Greek literally means the ‘love of wisdom or knowledge’
The Food Philosophy is all about sharing my love and knowledge (or wisdom!) of food.
My knowledge of food will always be evidence-based which is really important as there are so many confusing nutrition messages in the media that are not properly grounded in research. You can trust that my musings will be based on the most up-to-date public health and scientific discoveries on food, health and disease.
Food plays many roles in our lives, primarily in nourishing us, and providing us with the energy we need to maintain our day to day function. Of course food also affects our health and by eating healthily we can improve our well being. But food is so much more, it is often an important part of cultural identity and regularly at the centre of social occasions. And importantly, eating food is a wonderful multi-sensory aesthetic experience.
I believe food is to be enjoyed for all of these reasons, and the aim of my blog is to share my love of food and promote good, sound nutritional messages along the way!