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…

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

The single most frequent question that I get asked in clinics is: “should I be eating breakfast?” We’ve all heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And the importance of eating breakfast has been strongly impressed on us. But in reality, it’s just another food rule that may…

17 nutrition myths busted!

Let’s bust some nutrition myths. 🥚eggs will not increase your cholesterol and give you a heart attack ☕️ coffee will not give you cancer 🥦Antioxidants in foods are great and may help prevent getting cancer. Antioxidants in supplements don’t work. 🍉 Vitamin supplements do not improve health or increase our life span (they’re best used…

Top Tips for raising healthy kids

Top Tips for raising healthy kids: 1. depending on age, kids need between 10 – 12 hours sleep 2. water is the preferred drink 3. follow the division of responsibility: it’s the parents job to provide the food at appropriate times. It’s the kiddies job to choose how much they eat from what is offered…

Orange Juice vs actual Oranges – the nutrition breakdown

High fibre OJ? 🤔 First off – what’s fibre? Fibre is the undigestable carbohydrates that feed the bugs in your gut and make up the bulk of your stools. We get our fibre from fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Adults need around 25 to 30 grams of fibre each day and most of us…

Top Tips for Healthy Living

Let’s cut through the nutrition BS! You don’t need swanky superfoods, green smoothies, detox teas, matcha powder, goji berries or the latest fad diet to gain optimum health. Here’s what you do need to be your healthiest you: 1. Get plenty of sleep – 8 hours for grown ups and 10 to 12 hours for…

How to sleep like a baby

Getting the ‘right’ amount of sleep is so important for our bodies. Sleep is beneficial for: 😴 reducing hunger – when you are sleep deprived your brain sends signals that increase your appetite, which can lead to weight gain. 😴 improving immune system function – when you sleep your body releases special cytokines which help…

What it’s like being a dietitian

I have had a lot of people ask me about what it’s like to study to be a dietitian and is it right for them? So here’s my opinion piece on that… I have wanted to work in nutrition since I was 18 and a manager at Burger King. I saw first hand how rubbish…

Ten Top Tips for feeding your family and keeping your sanity

1. Canelini beans hide very well in mashed potato and don’t change taste or texture. Great if you prefer to eat lower carb but love your mash. Also great for adding in more fibre and protein to the kiddies dinner 😍 2. Keep meals simple, you don’t have to serve the family a fancy gourmet…