7 healthy habits anyone could do (recommended by dietitians)

We’re keeping it simple. Seven dietitians share their top tip for healthy eating – it couldn’t be easier!

Essential links for any nutrition student

As a student dietitian, I get my fair share of nutrition questions. I’m still learning and there are many things I don’t know (or don’t feel confident) enough to answer straight away. After all, we’re meant to be the ones to provide evidence-based information. Giving the wrong information can be dangerous and as students we shouldn’t be adding toContinue reading “Essential links for any nutrition student”

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?”

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”

Autumn – Eat Seasonally!

Goodbye Summer and hello Autumn! There is so much I love about summer – stone fruits, the sun and the beach. But Autumn brings a drop in temperature, the end of daylight savings, the changing colours of leaves and different seasonal fruits & vegetables! The sayings ‘eat seasonally’ or ‘eat what is in season’ are often tossedContinue reading “Autumn – Eat Seasonally!”

Why we’re asking the question

After months, if not years, we have been discussing health, nutrition, fitness and life!  We (Tara and Lana) are sisters and we have decided to team up to share our thoughts and experiences with others, and document our journey being healthy students together. What are we doing? We hope to share our knowledge of health,Continue reading “Why we’re asking the question”