Category Archives: Diet

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 […]

Intermittent fasting, how to do it.


How to fast the right way We have heard about intermittent fasting for some time now – and since the original approach which suggested dieters have 2 days in which in which their calorie intake was particularly low (500-600cal) there has been a number of different versions of intermittent fasting to support weight loss. We […]

Salmon vs tuna. Which is healthier?


Why salmon is a better choice than tuna Whether it is enjoyed on a sandwich; with brown rice or in a salad, tuna is a popular lunch choice. Known for being high in protein and relatively low in fat, tuna is a popular choice for fitness professionals and those wanting to lose weight and it […]

Keeping a food diary


Why you should keep a diet diary Some people love them while others can think of nothing worse than having to write down every single think they eat and drink in a day. Diet or food diaries are effective though and as such can play a powerful role in weight control. So if you are […]

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 […]