It’s hard to eat five serves of vegetables every day. While I enjoy vegetables (not necessarily salad), life is busy and some days I couldn’t care less about how many vegetables I’ve eaten. Continue reading…
Have you ever done these things?
- Dreaded the bitter, floppy lettuce leaf mix they call a side salad
- Put off a health kick because you can’t stand “rabbit food”
- Eaten a container of salad and felt hungry and dissatisfied afterwards
If you have, you’re not alone.
When you remove any food from your diet, you’re at risk of nutrient deficiency. When you remove meat from your diet, you may not only be low in protein, but many other nutrients too.
Ethical reasons aside, there are many health benefits to the vegetarian diet – but I’ve always wondered what exactly makes a vegetarian diet healthy. There are different vegetarians but overall there are key nutrients to pay attention to. These include iron, B12 and a few others.
It’s possible to be a vegetarian (and do it well). Continue reading…
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 be frightening. Boxing Day can leave you guilty and planning to exercise all those extra kilojoules off, if you can be bothered. Continue reading…
Another year done and dusted. This is what I took away from my second year of studying nutrition.
- Nutrition is definitely a science. I had to learn some of this – every dot is a chemical name and every line in the name of an enzyme.
- Most nutrition students prefer the straight science subjects (biochemistry or physiology) as opposed to the nutrition subjects .
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. Continue reading…
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’ in winter looks like, this is your go-to list Continue reading…