Category Archives: Food

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 […]

5 key nutrients you need if you are busy


This is a sponsored post. Key nutrients busy people need. Busy people need a strong nutritional platform to ensure they are performing at their best on a daily basis. Despite the best of intentions, sometimes our nutrition can take a back seat when things are frantic, and as a result our intake of key nutrients […]

Spuds are back!


This is a sponsored post in conjunction with UberEATS and their Family Feed Campaign. For a number of years the poor old potato has copped a  whole lot of spud bashing with claims its high carb content is a recipe for weight disaster. Nutritionally though this could not be further from the truth, with the humble […]

How many meals a day should we have?


To be honest, I don’t know. It really depends on how active you are, how hungry you are, how busy you are, how you like to eat…..the list goes on because nutrition is complicated, there is not a one size fits all model and the reason why making extreme claims about what we should and […]

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 […]

Announcing UberEATS Family Feeds


This is a sponsored post. For any busy family, making sure that there is a nutritious, family friendly meal on the table seven nights a week can be a challenging task. Generally speaking parents do want their family to eat well, and would love to spend hours on meal preparation each week, but in modern […]

The power of plants


This is a sponsored post Whether you choose to go meat free on Mondays; live as a flexitarian or are a full vegetarian or vegan, you are not alone. The interest in plant based diets has grown exponentially in recent years, as more and more evidence suggests there are numerous health benefits associated with diets […]

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 […]