A day on a plate of a Dietitian

A day on a plate of a Dietitian I work every day with people who are trying to change their eating to improve their health, feel more energy and manage hunger and cravings. I love to offer people time saving tips, places to look for recipes and ways to make sure their food is nutritious […]

Healthy Eating on a Vegan Diet

Plant-based and vegan diets are becoming more and more popular each day. In fact, according to Google Trends, searches on the word ‘vegan’ have increased by almost 200% in the past 5 years. Some of the reasons are the rise in the awareness of animal welfare and the impact of our food on the environment […]

Magnesium- what is it and how can I get enough in my diet?

What is Magnesium? Magnesium is a mineral that you need every day for good health. Magnesium helps you take energy from food and make new proteins. It is also an important part of your bones, and helps keep your muscles and nerves healthy. Some people find that magnesium-rich foods or supplements help to reduce their cramping […]

Diet Culture and Kids.

  How ‘dieting’ might be affecting your kids. The phrase ‘diet culture’ has been gaining a lot of interest in the past few years. It’s used to describe any words, phrases, products or activities that encourage eating according to strict rules. Here are some signs that you might be a part of ‘diet culture’: You […]

5 Biggest Nutrition Mistakes According to a Dietitian

I work with people every day who are trying to improve their health and wellbeing with food. In my consults, I hear some of the same problems cropping up over and over again. So here’s my list of five nutrition mistakes that I see every day.   Going on a diet It might seem crazy […]

Heart Health and Cholesterol Management

Eating a healthy diet can reduce your risk of heart disease. If you have high cholesterol levels you can improve them by following a healthy eating pattern. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood that is made by the liver. A small amount of cholesterol in the blood is important […]

Diabetes Management

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. Glucose is the main source of energy for the body and comes from carbohydrate foods we eat. Carbohydrate foods include bread, pasta, rice, cereals, fruits, starchy vegetables, legumes, and milk and yoghurt. The body breaks carbohydrates down to […]

Warm up with a hearty bowl of Bean and Kale soup

Recipe adapted from Good Taste magazine via Body & Soul Serves 4 (prep 20 mins + 8 hours soaking time, cooking 1 hr 20) 1 cup dried beans – any type; black beans or borlotti work well 1 tbs olive oil 1 large brown onion finely chopped 2 carrots finely chopped 2 celery sticks finely […]

Grains and weight loss – the whole story!

It is no secret that most Australians would like to shed some unwanted kilos, however, with all of the mixed messages within the media these days how does one decipher what is the best approach to weight loss? One particular theme within the media that is also generally spruiked by personal trainers at gyms all […]

The new fad: The Fast Diet

Brace yourselves! A new diet is getting lots of media attention and hype.  This new fad is called the Fast Diet, that comes from a book written by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer. Dr Mosley is a medical journalist and Mimi Spencer is a food and fashion writer.  The Fast Diet is also known […]