If you want to look and feel fantastic, eating well is a great place to start. You may want expert support for a specific goal, such as clear, healthy skin; diet advice as you enter a new stage of life, like pregnancy; help with weight management; or just to check that you’re on the right track to balanced eating. Book a one-to-one consultation at Beauty Works salon in Crouch End with Kym Lang for expert nutrition advice that fits with your lifestyle—with an approach that is personal, imaginative and possible.
Eating well: Pregnancy
If you are pregnant, eating well is vital for your baby’s development, and for your body
to deal with the changes taking place.
During pregnancy your body undergoes many changes to ensure that your developing baby is properly nourished and
well protected. Eating healthily throughout your pregnancy is vital to prioritise nutrients for your baby and prevent any
deficiencies. At no other time in your life will the quality of food you eat have a greater impact.
Healthy eating, healthy baby, healthy you
Your health and the environment in your womb when you are pregnant ‘set the stage’ for your baby's future health –
potentially reducing or increasing the chance of birth defects, or your child’s risk of chronic illness like heart disease in
later life. Plus your body needs specific nutrients to help develop your baby's bones, brain and nervous system, and
avoid the risk of a neural tube defect like spina bifida.
When you are pregnant, your body becomes very efficient at absorbing nutrients from the food you eat. All the
goodness is passed onto your baby, but your own stores of nutrients can be depleted if you don't eat healthily.
For example, you could become anaemic. Your body needs to make a lot of extra red blood cells to carry oxygen
around your body and to your baby. And your baby will take a lot of iron from the food you eat to make its own red
blood cells. Both can impact on your body’s reserves of iron.
So think about eating for two as quality, not quantity. You don't actually need many extra calories (just an additional
200 or so in the third trimester). Plus it's important not to be underweight or overweight while you're pregnant, as
both can lead to complications for you and your baby. You can make your food count (even your cravings!) through
regular meals that pack a nutrient punch and really nourish your baby, and you as well.
Eating well may also help you manage symptoms often experienced in pregnancy, like constipation, or feeling tired and
low in energy. So you can feel good, and enjoy being pregnant!
Personalised advice for you
If you want to feel energetic during your pregnancy and create the best environment for your growing baby, eating well is a great place to start. We can also help if you are considering getting pregnant, or are a new mum. Just give us a call on 020 8340 8069 to book your consultation.
Eating well: Clear, healthy skin
If you want clear, healthy skin for a special occasion or just to look and feel your best, eating well is a great place to start.
The health of your skin reflects the health of your body. To keep skin clear and healthy, it’s important to look after yourself, by giving your skin the nutrients that support and protect it from external sources of damage, and avoiding foods that place further burden on your skin.
Healthy eating, healthy you, healthy skin
If your health is less than optimum, your skin will often reflect this—as spots, wrinkles, rosacea, rashes or flakes. Just
think of your skin as a signpost to your internal health. For example, poor digestion or liver function can manifest as
skin inflammation and allergic reactions. Hormonal changes can cause dry skin or a flare-up of spots. And even stress
has been linked to poor skin condition. Your skin is a living, active part of your body and it relies on nutrients from the foods you eat to keep it supple and vibrant, but your body’s stores of these nutrients can be depleted if you don't eat healthily.
For example, your skin needs zinc for its healing properties and to ward off infection. If you are not eating enough zinc rich foods and your reserves are low, your skin might struggle to repair itself and start to show signs of damage like
acne, or even scarring in the long-term.
So think about looking after your skin as investing in yourself. You may already be taking steps toward clear, healthy
skin with regular beauty treatments. Eating fresh, seasonal food as part of your routine adds value—and can pay
dividends in the future. You can make your food count through meals that pack a nutrient punch and really nourish
your body, and your skin. And of course, keeping well-hydrated is essential.
Eating well may help protect your skin so it can do its job effectively, and could help to improve the quality of your nails
and hair too. So you can feel good, and look great!
Personalised advice for you
If you want to look and feel fantastic with beautifully healthy skin, hair and nails, eating well is a great place to start. Just give us a call on 020 8340 8069 to book your consultation.