Category Archives: Food

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 […]

Healthy lunches


How to boost the nutrition in your lunch We often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – that it sets us up for a day of heathy eating; provides essential nutrients including fibre, vitamins and minerals and supports weight control. As we have this discussion though, let’s not forget about […]

Which bread should you choose? A bread review.


You may buy high fibre white for the family, mixed grain for you and then a treat of some good quality (but pricey) Sourdough on weekends. There is an ever growing range of bread and wraps in bakeries and supermarkets so which are the best and not so good choices nutritionally? Bread has been a dietary […]

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 […]

The lowest calorie treats


If you are one of the very few people who never lets a spoonful of sugar cross your lips, hats off to you. On the other hand, if you are partial to a treat every now and again, here are some the better low calorie store-bought dessert options in terms of total calories that will […]

My top supermarket soups this Winter


With a sudden drop in temperature we start to think of all things warm and nurturing and is there anything better than a filling, nourishing soup on a chilly Winter day. There are literally hundreds of soups out there, ranging from fresh pots to the good old Cup a Soup, which you can buy for […]

The reasons we eat


Why are you eating? In an ideal scenario we would eat when we were hungry, and stop when we were full but let’s be honest, such a simplistic approach to food is far from the reality in which most of us live. Rather we eat when we are happy. We eat when we are sad […]

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 […]