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
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
Breakfast. Now breakfast, that is my religion. I would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, everyday, if I could.
When it comes to breakfast, ideally we should be enjoying something that is healthy, that will keep us full, give us the energy to power us through the morning and of course, taste delicious. 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
Protein. It’s the buzzword in the nutrition and diet industry.
Want to build muscle? Eat protein. Continue reading
So last Wednesday the Australian Bureau of Statistics released some new results from the National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey 2011-12. This report is the first to compare Aussie’s food group consumption against the dietary guideline recommendations. And how did we do? Continue reading