Category Archives: Diet

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 […]

Eating for beautiful skin

This is a sponsored post. Skin cells are one of the body’s most frequently replaced cells, and as such what we eat and supplement our diet with on a daily basis reflects in our skin very quickly. So if you are looking for glowing, healthy, beautiful skin, here are the simple steps to take. First […]

Cellulite. What can you do?

This is a sponsored post. More than 90% of women suffer from it, and most would much rather they didn’t have it – cellulite – the dimpled appearance of skin usually around the thighs, hips and buttocks that drive women crazy. Treatments to help reduce the appearance of cellulite are among the most popular of […]