Wendnesday, 13 Jul 16
For many of us, Monday marks the start of new beginnings; “the diet begins today!” we exclaim. Typically this is not hard to follow; we have our routine, set eating times, limited exposure to sweets plus work the next day means cutting out the booze is easy. But something happens to many of us on a Friday afternoon, like a giant switch gets turned on and all rules get thrown out the window.
Monday, 11 Jul 16
Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day, but simply making sure you eat isn’t enough. What you eat and how much is just as important. Here are few brekkie mistakes many people make that might cause weight gain or derail a healthy lifestyle:
Tuesday, 05 Jul 16
One of my favourite things in the world to do it travel. Sightseeing, history, having new cultural experiences and of course, experiencing new food. Ok lets be honest, that’s mostly why I travel! Many of my patients set off for their travels resigned to the fact that they will let their healthy eating and exercise drop off completely – a ‘holiday from their health.’ Then they have a heap of hard work to do when they return to ‘get back on track.’ This doesn’t have to be the case though and there IS a way to enjoy all the delights of a travel experience without sacrificing your health.
Wendnesday, 29 Jun 16
Whether it’s great marketing or a catchy name that screams ‘healthy,’ some foods sound like they must be uber healthy. Don’t be fooled!! Here are some foods that sound healthy – but are not!
Wendnesday, 18 May 16
The benefits of moving towards a more plant-based diet for our health is unquestionable; from reducing weight, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, blood pressure and the risk of some cancers to slowing the aging process, improved cognition as well as it being much better for our environment, it’s a no-brainer. You don’t have to be vegan to have these health benefits though and the level to which you include more plant foods in your diet is dependent on many factors such as medical history, budget, availability, practicality and palette. Navigating around a dietary change, particularly if it’s quite a dramatic change can pose some problems too so here are my top tips for doing a plant-based diet well.
Monday, 16 May 16
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), iron deficiency is the most common and widely spread nutritional disorder in the world. Most alarmingly it’s the only nutritional deficiency prevalent in both developing and developed countries where a whopping 30% of the world’s population is iron deficient. In developed countries, the most vulnerable populations are women of reproductive age.
Wendnesday, 20 Apr 16
It’s common knowledge that what we put in our mouths affects how our body functions, however what is less known is the powerful relationship between diet and our mood. Components of foods and particular nutrients trigger changes to our hormones, metabolism and brain chemicals called neurotransmitters that affect our energy, sleep, behaviours and emotions – both for better and for worse.
Thursday, 24 Mar 16
Ladies, I think most of us have been here… imagine, you’re feeling wonderfully motivated, following a lovely healthy meal plan, buying your fresh fruit and veg, pre-preparing lunches to bring to work, bounding out of bed when the alarm goes off to bounce off to do your exercise.
Thursday, 10 Mar 16
Diets; it’s a love but mostly hate relationship many of us have with them. They can work, in fact studies show that the faster we lose weight, the more we’re likely to lose and keep off. However studies also show that most of us will fail, by regaining the weight and more, here beginning the vicious diet cycle that weight loss companies are banking on in their multi-billion dollar industry. So if you’re on a diet and experiencing any of the above, it might be time to stop the diet and rethink if it makes you feel so bad, can it possibly be good for you?
Monday, 08 Feb 16
We’ve all been in that position; there’s an apple sitting on our desk at work that we’ve thoughtfully broght from home and planned to eat as an afternoon snack. Then a colleague brings in donuts and there begins the days toughest decision: to apple or to donut…!? I t’s been a rotten day; deadlines, late for work, unhappy clients – so we just grab the donut and the apple lives to see another day sitting on our desk, uneaten. A number of studies are now suggesting that those food choices we make might come down to one major factor: stress.
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