Make healthy simple – get back to basics

You want to shed a few kilos. You want to run for the bus without a bright red face. You may feel guilty after the greasy feeling of finishing a bucket of fried chicken. You may want to eat healthy, perhaps trying to eat from the different food groups.  Whatever your reason, deciding to be healthyContinue reading “Make healthy simple – get back to basics”

Eat and Enjoy this Christmas

Eat what you want this Christmas. Eat without feeling guilty. Enjoy what you eat. The traditional message from health professionals are to use portion control and everyone is shocked when a nutrition student would go for extra helpings of cake or ice-cream. And if you’re already trying to lose weight, the Christmas feast can beContinue reading “Eat and Enjoy this Christmas”

What nutrition advice should you trust?

First, fat is the enemy and low-fat is your friend, then sugar is the enemy and quinoa is your friend, then grains are the enemy and kale smoothies are your friend, then bacon becomes a superfood and then it gives you cancer… There’s the paleo diet, the 5:2 diet, calorie counting, clean eating, raw, vegan…Continue reading “What nutrition advice should you trust?”

Take the challenge to eat more veggies.

Of all nutrition advice out there, what’s the best? Any dietitian or nutritionist will tell you to eat more veggies or something along those lines. I’m not advocating kale a single vegetable or that you must eat salads all day long.

The link between nutrition and depression

350 million people. Let me say that again. 350 million people. The number of people thought to be suffering from depression worldwide. I asked a group of people at uni to raise their hand if they knew someone with depression. Everyone raised their hands.

What Should I Eat this Winter?

  How is it winter already? How did it get cold so quickly?! To be honest, I am not the biggest fan of winter. But winter brings along new foods to eat! Eating seasonally is the way to go (which I’ve already discussed in previous blog post). So if you’re not sure what ‘eating seasonally’Continue reading “What Should I Eat this Winter?”

Have you seen the new Healthy Eating Pyramid?

Earlier this week, Nutrition Australia released their new Healthy Eating Pyramid! The older healthy pyramid was reaching almost 15 years old. It was time for an update. What is the Healthy Eating Pyramid? The pyramid shows you how to eat healthily.  With all the fad diets around, its exciting to have a clear picture ofContinue reading “Have you seen the new Healthy Eating Pyramid?”

Easter, Eggs and Expanding Waistlines

It’s already April and Easter long weekend is tomorrow! There are so many things I love about Easter – the 4 day long weekend, celebrating Jesus’ death and resurrection, the hot cross buns, feasts and the family get together  – it’s fantastic! With long weekends and holidays, there is an abundance of all sorts ofContinue reading “Easter, Eggs and Expanding Waistlines”

The Wonders of Water

It’s UN-World Water Day and while this may be insignificant to many of us, it reminds us how amazing water is! We have access to safe, clean drinking water straight from our taps. That’s something we simply cannot take for granted. But water can often seem boring and make us feel guilty for not drinking enoughContinue reading “The Wonders of Water”