Category Archives: Health

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 […]

Festive drinks


This is a sponsored post. Good hydration is crucial at this time of year and the warmer weather means we need to drink more. With celebratory end of year drinks frequenting your social diary, it can be challenging to drink enough fluids. So if you want to enjoy the festive season, here are some healthier […]

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 […]

How much sugar is in your alcohol?


With the festive season well and truly upon us, chances are that your alcohol intake has been on the rise. While it is commonly thought that alcoholic drinks including beer and wine are packed full of sugars this is not quite true. Rather it is the sugars found in fruits or various alcoholic bases that […]

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 […]

How to make great tasting water


This is a sponsored post. With summer just a few weeks away, we can almost smell the end of the year. The return of longer days and warmer temperatures means there are plenty of social occasions on the horizon to celebrate the end of another year. Warm weather also means that our fluid requirements increase, […]

The non diet approach to weight loss


Non diet weight loss? It’s possible! On a daily basis we hear so much about the foods we should eat and the diets we should follow for weight loss that it all gets a little boring.  Imagine if you could lose weight via strategies that do not involve calorie counting, label reading or spending hours […]

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 […]

5 foods we think are healthy but aren’t.


The healthy options that are not so healthy Generally speaking we do know healthy foods when we see them – we know that fruit and veges are healthy; we know that wholegrains are healthy and we know that fried food, biscuits and cakes are foods that we should not be consuming every day. Then there […]