Everything you need to know about fat

To start, we need to understand the different types of fats. There are two main types of fats: Saturated and Unsaturated. This is mostly to do with the fats chemical structure. Saturated fats have no double bonds. This means they can compact together closely which makes them solid at room temperature. Unsaturated fats can have…

Orthorexia

Do you or someone you know worry about eating healthily? Ever been over-occupied with “clean eating” or a restrictive eating plan? Do your eating worries stop you from enjoying food and social outings with friends and family? Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with food. It’s not an official eating disorder or diagnosis, but it is…

Intolerance and allergy: what are they?

I’ve had quite a few people ask me about the difference between allergies and intolerance’s. So I thought I would re-post this blog on allergies and intolerance’s with a few extra bits of info, for those of you that want it. There is a lot of confusion between what allergies actually are and what it…

Coconut oil: what’s the deal with it?

Coconut oil! What’s the deal with it? Recently, it’s been hailed as a health food that can fix anything from improving fatigue to healing pancreatitis, to reducing our risk of heart attacks. So does it? Short answer: no. Long answer: Marketers of coconut oil claim: 1. That populations that traditionally consume coconut, have low incidence…

Baby Led Weaning or Spoon feeding? Which is best?

So your baby is getting bigger and you are thinking about starting solids. There’s a lot of info out there and some of it can be confusing and contradictory. And if you are anything like me, you have been talking to other mum’s and they all have a different opinion on what’s best for your…

Easter Eggs and everything Chocolate

Easter eggs! Every year I post this pic up! It is SUCH a good demonstration of how much sugar can be in these products. The mini egg is literally a smaller size than the two teaspoons of brown sugar. It was a huge learning moment for Mr 12, who could not understand how THAT much…

How to get kiddies eating new foods

Want to get your kiddies trying a new food? Kids are notorious for fussy behaviours, one day they like a food, the next they don’t. And the amount of times they screw up their face and declare a food to be ‘yuk’? well, let’s not even go there! All kiddies will react differently to new…

Myths on Fat Busted!

Myths on Fat Busted! ❌ We should all be eating a low fat diet 🍳 Nope! Fat is an essential part of our diet and total fat in our diet, isn’t super important. Different fats have different effects on our body. Unsaturated fats are super good for our health and saturated fats are mostly neutral….

Now you are eating for two….

Pictured: Miss 9, when she was 22 weeks in the womb Being a pregnant mama is a tough job. Pregnant mama’s can get bombarded with contradictory advice. So here’s some info from a mama and a nearly dietitian (finished my studies, awaiting registration). Despite the old saying “eat for two”, pregnant mama’s don’t actually need…