Category Archives: Blog

5 reasons my online program, Shape Me by Susie Burrell, may be for you


How are you feeling at the moment? Energised for the year ahead? Fit and on track with your fitness goals? Or a little bloated and heavier than you would like? By the time we reach the third week of January we either tend to be on track with our nutrition or we are feeling out […]

Simple diet changes you should commit to in 2016


Forget New year’s Resolutions, they come and mostly go simply because they are often expectations which are virtually impossible to commit to and maintain long term. On the other hand, making a commitment to some strong, powerful lifestyle decisions that you work towards making deeply entrenched habits is the secret when it comes to long […]

Pregnancy Update Week 35 – It’s massive


Another 4 weeks down and what feels like a million extra kilos of weight!  I am now 35 1/2 weeks and for the first time feeling pretty heavy with these bubbas – bubbas which scans suggest are pretty big for twins and my joints, feet and hips are really feeling them. But there is only a […]

Are you feeling extra tired?


Chances are at this time of year you are already feeling pretty exhausted. While many women often feel this way, the truth is there’s a lot more to extreme fatigue than just a busy schedule. Low iron levels can leave you feeling lousy with 1 in 3 women not getting enough iron – pretty alarming stats […]

So much cheese, so little time. Which cheese is good for you?


Some people love lollies, others chocolate or cakes and then you have those among us who love nothing more than a glass of wine and a cheese plate. From traditional cheddar to spreadable cream cheese; the richer, softer cheeses and feta and haloumi we could literally talk about cheese all day. So here are the […]

How to make the perfect snack plate


Who does not love a snack plate late on a Saturday afternoon or when entertaining? I have to say that one of my favourite things is sitting down on a Friday or Saturday night with a glass of champagne and a plate of cheese, dips and crackers. Unfortunately some of our favourite savoury snacks can […]

What should you snack on when?


Planning is the key to dietary success and this means always having some snacks on hand so you do not find yourself at the vending machine at 3pm each afternoon. Always keeping a snack with you means that you will no longer become a victim of your food environment and forced to eat whatever is […]

It is the season of the savoury snacks….


Some of us love chocolate, others cake, then there are those of us who enjoy nothing more than sitting down after work with a glass of wine an platter of our favourite savoury treats – crackers, dip, cheese, olives, potato chips, corn crackers all tiny morsels that do not appear to be hiding anything sinister, […]

The need for ‘Sacred Sundays’


When was the last time that you enjoyed a whole day without any plans, commitments or social events? When you could simply be at home, in your space and do exactly what you wanted, when you wanted to? When you could sleep as long as you wanted to, take time for a little afternoon nap, […]

How to really slash your sugar intake


Nothing makes a scientist laugh more than seeing low sugar diets packed with dried fruit, rice malt syrup, dextrose and coconut sugar. While it is often claimed that these are ‘better ‘ sugars, one would argue that when you take a closer look at the chemistry, these are still all sugars – sugars that will […]

A healthy snack for kids


Each and every day I speak to busy parents about healthy snacking for kids. Unfortunately too often snacking for primary school aged children equates to bites, balls, bars, biscuits, twists and straps which not only contain much refined carbohydrate but very little in the way of nutrition. Not only do these types of snacks leave […]