Category Archives: Insulin Resistance

5 reason why you aren’t losing weight when you have insulin resistance.


So you have insulin resistance – why are you not losing weight? Weight loss is difficult at the best of times. Not only does it require focus and commitment, but nagging hunger, especially in the early stages of changing your eating habits is challenging to deal with. If you also have insulin resistance, it becomes […]

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 […]

Are you missing the big F? (It’s fibre!)


In between Paleo, low sugar and low carb dietary regimes, there is one, basic, important nutrient in our diets that has been forgotten – dietary fibre. Crucial for gut health, digestive health and to keep you regular, not getting enough fibre on a daily basis can leave you feeling bloated, heavy and fatigued. The interesting […]

Insulin Resistance


Insulin resistance is one of the most challenging medical conditions to manage when it comes to weight loss. Not only do high levels of insulin circulating in the blood stream actively block fat metabolism meaning you physically cannot burn fat no matter how much you move or how little you eat but the cravings and […]

5 things to know about eating for insulin resistance


Insulin resistance is a challenging condition when it comes to weight loss. Basically if you are insulin resistant your body is producing high levels of insulin in response to carbohydrate consumption (no matter what type of carbs) and when insulin levels are high, fat metabolism will be blocked metabolically. For this reason the right balance […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 reasons my online program, Shape Me by Susie Burrell, may be for you


How are you feeling at the moment? Energised for the year ahead? Fit and on track with your fitness goals? Or a little bloated and heavier than you would like? By the time we reach the third week of January we either tend to be on track with our nutrition or we are feeling out […]

10 Reasons Why Shape Me may be your ultimate diet solution


1. Shape Me allows you to choose your diet Whether you need a diet for insulin resistance or for gluten free, vegan or a low FODMAPS diet, Shape Me offers the calories controlled meal plan to suit you. You get to choose the diet you want based on your age, activity levels, food preferences and […]

Is Insulin Resistance Making You Fat? A new ebook.


On an average week, I would see 3-5 clients with insulin resistance – the clinical condition in which the hormone that has the role of regulating glucose and fat metabolism in the body (yes, your ability to actually burn body fat) is not working very well. Insulin resistance (IR) is becoming increasingly common, a result […]

Shape Me, the 30 day plan is here!


After fifteen years working as a dietitian in private practice, I cannot do it anymore! It has got to the point where I cannot see any more clients than I am already seeing and hence the development of Shape Me, the 30 day plan by Susie Burrell which was officially launched yesterday. Visit Shape Me […]

Could you have insulin resistance?


For many years, scientists, nutritionists and numerous other weight loss professionals have continually preached that weight loss comes down to a very simple equation – kilojoules in versus kilojoules out. While this principle is true to a certain extent, there are a number of increasingly common hormonal shifts that can occur that do alter this […]