Author Archives: Susie Burrell

Spuds are back!


This is a sponsored post in conjunction with UberEATS and their Family Feed Campaign. For a number of years the poor old potato has copped a  whole lot of spud bashing with claims its high carb content is a recipe for weight disaster. Nutritionally though this could not be further from the truth, with the humble […]

How many meals a day should we have?


To be honest, I don’t know. It really depends on how active you are, how hungry you are, how busy you are, how you like to eat…..the list goes on because nutrition is complicated, there is not a one size fits all model and the reason why making extreme claims about what we should and […]

The pros and cons of dieting


Every week there is a new diet and weight loss, nutrition and diets remain popular across all media outlets. Yet there are also plenty of health professionals who aggressively argue against dieting. So the question is should you diet at all? Here are some of the pros and cons of dieting so you can make […]

How to boost your metabolism


It is a fact of life that once we hit our 30’s, exercise far less than we need and gain weight over time that our metabolic function starts to decline. The issue with this is that as our cells become less efficient at burning calories, and as we lose muscle mass, we burn fewer and […]

The Flexitarian diet. What is it and should you do it?


What is a flexitarian and should I be one? Chances are that you most likely know someone who has adopted a vegetarian lifestyle. And with veganism one of the fastest growing dietary preferences you may even know someone who is completely vegan. But there is also a new type of dietary approach out there, flexitarianism […]

Mix up your water and help to stay hydrated


This is a sponsored post. When we think about water and hydration we generally think about numerous glasses and bottles of the clear stuff that we are supposed to consume every single day. Far less often do we remember that we can use a number of different types of water to help optimise our hydration […]

Announcing UberEATS Family Feeds


This is a sponsored post. For any busy family, making sure that there is a nutritious, family friendly meal on the table seven nights a week can be a challenging task. Generally speaking parents do want their family to eat well, and would love to spend hours on meal preparation each week, but in modern […]

The power of plants


This is a sponsored post Whether you choose to go meat free on Mondays; live as a flexitarian or are a full vegetarian or vegan, you are not alone. The interest in plant based diets has grown exponentially in recent years, as more and more evidence suggests there are numerous health benefits associated with diets […]

Why isn’t my diet working?


The real reasons your diet is not working We often hear that we are eating too much, or not enough. That the times we are eating are all wrong, or our macros are out of balance but in reality, the reasons I see my clients not achieving their weight loss goals are far more simple. […]

I didn’t stick to my diet


What should you do if you have ‘cheated’ on your diet? It is the most common statement that clients make on their way into the dietitian’s office – ‘Í have been bad’ aka I have not stuck to my diet plan. So is this really the end of the world? Do you have to stick […]