At the absolute centre of weight management is energy balance. We gain energy to live and love through what we eat and drink. We expend energy through just living, breathing and laughing, through our body regulating body temperature, and lastly through any physical activity we do. Continue reading
Last week I’m standing in front of my cardiac rehab group and I asked the question: ‘What is a heart healthy diet’. I got answers such as ‘high in fibre’, ‘plenty of fruit and vegetables’, ‘low in salt’ and then I also got ‘boring’. Continue reading
It’s Sunday and I’m sitting in my lounge room watching Gilmore Girls. (I assure you I have moved since my toast this morning.) I’ve been a bit erratic with my postings on here. Likely due to life. Continue reading
When it comes to eating well, there are many ways to do it. To eat well, to ensure you stay well, you must do what is right for you. Health is more than just nutrition and keeping yourself physically healthy. Continue reading
Cutting out carbs, cutting out dairy and going gluten free are all trendy. However, the research around nutrition strongly shows that including foods from the five core food groups in one’s eating pattern promotes health and well-being. Each food group provides different vital nutrients that your body needs. Continue reading
December in Australia: the start of summer, and the beginning of a whole lot of backyard barbeques, relaxing with a beer and a snag. This change in season also comes with the weight loss industry promoting their next big miracle, and the words detox, diet and cleanse are filling the media space, tea rooms and post-christmas coffee catch ups. Continue reading
It’s become a tradition (in the two christmas’ I have worked in my current role) for our department to put on a morning tea for the rest of our division. Our way of saying thanks to our colleagues. For my contribution this year, I decided to allocate a tedious job for myself and make something I saw on pinterest a few years ago.
Or any other food group for that matter, unless otherwise medically specified.
I know that cutting out carbs, cutting out dairy, going gluten free, sugar free, fun free is trending on the social media space and well, everywhere someone is talking nutrition and diets (shudder) and weight loss (shudder). Continue reading