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…
Celebrations are wonderful! There are gifts, speeches about the past year, and there’s always cake. So here we are at the first birthday party of “What About Health?”. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year already since I started this crazy journey. The WAH? Community has grown, there have been many questions asked, nutrition conversations, and a lot of food for thought. Just like any good party, this birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without reflection speeches, thank you’s and of course, gifts and cake.
Let’s start with the speeches…
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…
Whenever I go to a friend’s place, to work or church, I am bombarded with snacks – and not the good kind! Anything from chips, chocolate, lollies, baked goods, cheese or even pizza. You get the idea.
At home, there are healthy options available at the drop of a hat. But when I’m out, it’s a whole different story.
So often our ‘self-control’ gets a workout! I can’t fathom how ‘just one piece’ turned into ‘half a block’ of chocolate – eaten by myself (whoops). We make excuses for ourselves, ‘It’s been a bad day’ or ‘I’ve been really good this week, I deserve one piece – that won’t hurt’.
And one piece won’t. But so often for me, it’s never just one piece. So here are some ways I try to eat healthy while I’m out. 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…