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
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
I know some of you probably have a list of foods in your head which you associate as good, or as bad. Like apples are good, and pizza is bad. I wonder if you’re thinking, Continue reading
The thigh gap. The thigh gap is up there as with the ab crack, bikini bridge, thigh brows, and Rachel’s bob as a beauty ideal. (Although I do fully support that bob). Continue reading
When it comes to food, we eat food for a number of reasons. Essentially, we eat to support our physical, psychological and social health and wellbeing. Continue reading
Good, I got your attention. I bet you’re thinking I’m just another crazy dietitian defending the poisonous, toxic substance called sugar. Or you’re another dietitian, like me, who also defends the poisonous, toxic substance called sugar. Continue reading
I’m not sure about you and your profession, but seriously the minute people find out I’m a dietitian it’s like I’m a tourist being bombarded with tomatoes at La Tomatina. Suddenly I’m subjected to all things food and nutrition. Questions like, is a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,I,j,k,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,v,w,x,y,z bad for me?
As a dietitian, I’m predisposed to certain comments like ‘oh you are the food police’, ‘Please don’t judge me. I know I shouldn’t be eating this’ and ‘I guess you would be eating something ‘healthy’ then’ etc etc etc. Continue reading
I’ve been pondering on this blog post for a while. I haven’t had much more written other than ‘Life is about much more than what you weigh’ and ‘your weight does not indicate your health’. Continue reading