The Podcast

On a mission to simplify wellness, Rhiannon’s Food For Thought podcast will equip you with all the evidence-based advice you need to live and breathe a healthy lifestyle. She is joined by special guests, all of whom can be considered experts in the world of wellbeing, so that together we can learn fact from fiction and empower the healthiest versions of ourselves with trusted, expert advice.


How To Look Younger

Aging is a completely natural part of life but that doesn’t mean it’s always pleasant. If you’re worried about losing your youthful looks, then you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are plenty of things we can do to without destroying your bank account or getting surgery, like taking attentive care of your skin and changing up your lifestyle. This week’s Food For Thought sees leading dermatologist, Dr Anjali Mahto and I explore how we can look and feel our best.


Is It Time To Stop Eating Meat

Curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change according to the United Nations. After all, agriculture, especially meat and dairy, accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of the total land use and 19% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. As plant-based eating becomes more prominent, an increasing number of authoritative voices in nutrition and health are challenging conventional beliefs and the idea that one needs to eat animal products to be strong and healthy. This week’s Food For Thought sees Registered Dietitian Tanya Haffner and I unearth the real truth behind meat and whether it’s time for us all to top eating it.


No-Nonsense Guide To ‘Down There’

Periods happen to half the population – so why are they still treated as something to hide? With one in five young women bullied about periods, be it at home, school or work – I think it’s time to understand exactly what’s going on down there! In fact, our menstrual cycle is really helpful indicator to our overall health but with it being so, misinformation has flourished only perpetuating the menstrual taboo. This week’s Food For Thought sees Dr and gynaecologist Anita Mitra and I explore how to take control of your cycle and debunk the most widespread misconceptions.


How To Lose Body Fat Now

No matter your reasons for wanting to burn some body fat, focusing on getting there through healthy, manageable lifestyle measures is really important. While it’s not possible to lose fat on particular areas of your body, you can definitely work on lowering your overall body fat percentage. This week’s Food For Thought sees Nutritionist Faye Townsend and I explore the truth behind body fat and how you can finally lose it with the latest evidence-based advice.


The Shocking Truth About Sugar

Whether you are afraid of it or think you’re addicted to it, there is no doubt that sugar is in all of our lives. It’s now suggested that sugar is found in about 75% of the foods we eat with it amounting to as much as 15% of UK adult’s daily calorie intake. While eating too much sugar is associated with obesity and a host of problems, there’s so much misinformation that oftentimes makes eating even moderate amounts of sugar sound worse than it is. After all, we do need sugar to live. This week’s Food For Thought sees Registered Dietitian and senior teaching fellow, Duane Mellor and I uncover all the myths that you really need to stop believing and explore whether sugar really is the devil it’s made out to be.


Stop Binge Eating For Good

For all too many, food is around every day as if it is watching and testing them. Some compulsively eat subtly throughout the day, either eating meals twice as large as they should be, or just eating continuously, all while going largely unnoticed by those closed to them. This week’s Food For Thought sees Registered Dietitian Maeve Hanan and I explore the truth about the compulsive eater and the steps in building a healthier relationship with food.


Why Fast Fashion Needs A Makeover

In the last 15 years, production of clothing has doubled – and at the same time, the number of times something is worn has halved. That means over 11 million garments are sent to landfill every week in the UK alone. Ultimately, the novelty that fashion promises is causing irreversible harm to both planet and people. This week’s Food For Thought sees presenter and climate activist, Venetia La Manna join me to discuss why it’s time for the wasteful fashion industry to clean up its act.


Why Fat Won’t Make You Fat

For years we’ve been told fat is bad and that we all need to reduce the amount we consume, especially when it comes to saturated and trans fats. However, recent campaigns have switched from demonising fat to making sugar the culprit of weight gain. With so many people weighing in on the topic and an excess of information available, finding out the truth about fat can be a significant challenge. It can be difficult to understand exactly what the causes are for becoming overweight and what the best ways to achieve weight loss are. This week’s Food For Thought is with Wendy Hall who is a Registered Nutritionist and the Nutrition Society’s Theme Leader in Whole Body Metabolism to help us find out if fat really does make us fat.


How To Overcome Anxiety

Anxiety is that feeling of unease, worry or fear, and I think most people have experienced how terrifying both the physical and mental symptoms can be. Issues like debilitating headaches, shortness of breath can make even the simplest daily tasks feel like impossible undertakings. Even acute instances of anxiety ― think job or financial stress ― can lead to the same symptoms and feelings. Thankfully, there are ways to treat and manage the issue. This week’s Food For Thought with psychotherapist Anna Mathur explores how we can reframe our anxieties and change the nature of your mental health to be positive.