Category Archives: Diet

Why we should all fast once a week


Why we should all fast once a week Of all the areas of diet and nutrition that have emerged in recent years, fasting would be one of the most topical, and potentially most effective we have seen in some time. While fasting is not a new invention – many religious and cultural groups have been […]

6 superfoods to embrace this Autumn


Now that temperatures have started to drop, there are plenty of people out there battling with a running nose and chesty cough – welcome to Autumn – finally! Hence the reason we have focused this months Kickstart on all things ‘superfoods’. Superfoods are simply nutrient rich foods that offer extra bang for our buck when […]

5 signs you are not eating enough carbs


Are your carbs too low? Carbs – some people hate them, most of us love them but they do not necessarily love us back. While many of us eat too many carbs, in some cases we are not eating enough. If your carb intake reaches a level that is not low enough to see you […]

Is it ok to cheat on your diet?


Should you ‘cheat’ on your diet? If you have ever been in fitness or body building circles, you will be very familiar with the idea of a ‘cheat’ – the meal or even day where you ditch your strict diet and literally eat whatever you like. So do cheats actually work, how do you cheat […]

Eating for fullness


This is a sponsored post. We are often given information on eating for good health or for optimal energy and even about ways to lose weight, but far less often do we hear foods discussed in terms of their fullness factor. There are specific properties in particular foods that mean they are especially filling choices, […]

Losing the last 5kg


Do you know anyone who would not like to drop 5kg?! Unlike larger amounts of weight, losing just a few kilos can actually be quite tough, and you often have to get quite specific with your macro-nutrients, calorie load, meal timing and exercise. The other important aspect is to allocate the time and focus to […]

What breakfast do you do?


Long gone are the days when a family would sit down together bright and early to enjoy their cornflakes together. Rather the breakfast occasion is likely to be rushed, varied and often lacking the nutritional balance we need to keep us optimally fuelled throughout the morning. What we eat at breakfast nowadays largely depends on […]

Think healthy


While nutrition is a science, eating is a behaviour, a behaviour that often occurs in a social context. For this reason, while specific diets may come and go, understanding and learning how to control our eating behaviours in different environments is a crucial aspect of long term weight control. Here are some of the deeply […]

Foods to ditch in 2018.


Forget the typical New Year’s Resolutions that see you follow a strict regime for a few days before reverting to your old lifestyle habits. Instead consider ditching a few of the worst foods nutritionally from your diet, for good. Not only is this black and white approach clear and simple, but long term your diet […]

Are you getting enough protein?


Are you getting enough protein? We regularly hear that protein is good for us, and we know that it is crucial for muscle growth and repair, fullness and that protein rich foods including meal meat, fish and dairy are rich sources of iron, calcium and zinc yet new research from the Australian Health Survey released […]

Why you need to include cheat meals


When it comes to dieting and weight loss there are two kinds of people – there are those who follow their diet so rigidly that they rarely if ever allow themselves to eat a little more, or treat themselves and then there are those who cannot follow any kind of diet for any extended period […]