Category Archives: Dietitian

No, I do not promote a low carb approach

After we launched our 2 week Kickstart plan a couple of weeks back there was some feedback questioning on why I was supporting a low carb diet so I thought it was important to set the record straight. When it comes to carbohydrates, things are not always so clearly explained. A low carb diet approach refers to […]

My top supplements

With literally hundreds to different supplements available on the market to help you look and feel at your best, it can become extremely confusing to select which is the right supplement for you. While a number of supplements including Vitamin B, magnesium and Vitamin C are all extremely popular, there are a few key supplements […]

How hydration affects performance….at home, at work and at play.

When we hear the words ‘nutrition’ and ‘performance’ our thoughts generally skew to visions of elite athletes and competition. While sports nutrition is a crucial aspect of elite performance, if we consider that each and every day, every single one of us is performing at something, considering our nutrition practices and specifically our hydration habits […]

The latest on your diet & PCOS

PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder among pre-menopausal women, affecting 12 to 21 per cent of Australian women of child-bearing age – or more than half a million Australian women. Not only does PCOS have serious consequences for fertility and hormonal control in general, in many cases it is also closely related to insulin […]

A new supplement partnership with D&X

An exciting announcement today – I am thrilled to announce that I have joined the team at D&X and come on board as an official ambassador for the health, well-being and lifestyle brand. D&X is an Australian conglomerate manufacturing dietary supplements here in Australia. With a commitment to natural, Australian made products D&X products have […]

The natural cold and flu flighters

Proven remedies Now eating well and increasing your intake of fluid can be considered pretty standard treatments to help the body fight infection but what about the myriad of supplements and herbal remedies out there? As research findings grow, there are more and more proven natural remedies out there which are definitely worth a try. […]

Introducing Shape Me Cooks.

Today I have another exciting development from Shape Me to share with you all. For those of you who are not familiar with Shape Me, Shape me is an online weight loss program that offers direct access to a dietitian and caters to a number of key dietary requirements including gluten free, PCOS, low FODMAPS […]

The only diet tips you need

It may surprise you to hear that it is planning, not knowledge that is the key to dietary success. Most of us know what to eat – we know that fruits and vegetables are good, and we know we need to move more. We know that chocolate is high in calories, and we know that […]

Full cream vs Skim Milk

When I finished studying nutrition, I started clinical practice with the idealism of any 20 something professional armed with nothing other than a shiny new degree and lots of energy. It was with this enthusiasm that I preached the benefits of eating more vegetables, more dietary fibre and the crucial importance of making the change […]

Which wraps are healthiest?

Which wraps are healthiest? Wraps have become increasingly popular especially as they are perceived as a ‘heathier’ and ‘lighter’ option as a lunch choice compared to bread and even toast. Kids in particular love wraps and often food courts have a number of pre-made wraps that are packed full of fresh ingredients. Wraps can be […]

What is Shape Me and how can it help me?

I am often asked if I see clients privately and while I do see clients ½ a day a week, more often now I communicate with clients via telephone consultations or more and more frequently via Shape Me by Susie Burrell, my online program. Shape Me was developed 2 years ago after more and more […]