Category Archives: Diet

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 […]

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 […]

The one super nutrient you are not getting enough of


Whenever we talk superfoods we instantly think of kale, berries and quinoa – all nutrient dense foods whose strong nutritional properties that give them the superfood label. Another superfood we frequently talk about is salmon, known for its huge omega 3 content in which a serve of fresh salmon will give an adult their entire […]

5 ways to eat less carbs….the right way


We hear much about cutting out sugar and carbs, and while the benefits of doing so are regularly preached by those committed to these dietary regimes, it appears that a number of health benefits are achieved by simply cutting back on carbs rather than cutting them out entirely. Recent research by Tuffs University published in […]

The SIRT diet


Another day, another diet, or so it seems and the SIRT food diet is the latest diet doing the rounds. And why wouldn’t it be popular, you get to eat chocolate. And drink wine. And eat spicy food. So is it all that it’s cracked up to be? Developers of the SIRT diet claim that […]

Colds and flu


This is a sponsored post. The temperatures are dropping and we now have at least 3 months of short and chilly days. It is also the time of year when colds and flu are thriving and our nutrition becomes even more important to ensure our immune system is at its best to fight off the […]

Nutrition for women


This is a sponsored post. Men and women are different. Clearly. And as such they naturally have different nutritional needs on a daily basis. Women in particular want great skin, they want their weight to be controlled and they often need help balancing the hormones that can dictate their lives if they are not careful. […]

5 ways to avoid Winter weight gain


How not to gain weight this Winter If you have indulged over the Easter break, chances are the scales are showing an extra kilo or two and if we are not careful this gradual weight creep that begins at Easter could be as much as 5-7kg come Spring if we are not careful. So if […]