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My top Winter soups


With soup season finally upon us, while it may be on your weekly to do list to make yourself a homemade batch, it is always good to know which the best are pre-prepared options should you need a quick option on the go. So here are my top Winter soups which make great low calorie […]

Product review of the week: Safcol Tuna Meals


Product Name: Safcol Tuna Meals Nutritionals per serve (110g): 552kJ (131cal), 10.5g protein, 3.5g fat, 14.7g carbs, 2.8g sugars, 342mg Ingredients: Tuna (27%), Brown rice (23%), Sweet corn (19%), Carrot, Capsicum (9%), onion, soybean oil, sugar, paprika, modified tapioca starch, salt, yeast extract, natural colour, thickener. Pros: A low calorie lunch option on the run. […]

Product review of the week: Vitasoy Coco-Nut Milk Original


Product Name: Vitasoy Coco-Nut Milk Original Nutritionals per 250ml: 310kJ (75cal), 0.4g protein, 5.0g fat, 5.0g saturated fat, 6.8g carbs, 6.3g sugars, 0.5g fibre, 300mg calcium Ingredients: Filtered water, coconut cream (min. 8%), raw sugar, minerals (calcium phosphate), emulsifier (471), stabilisers (407,418), natural flavour, sea salt Pros: An option for individuals who need dairy free […]

Supplements and schoolboy athletes


Teenage boys love them, parents tend to be concerned about them and teachers try and ban them – supplements. The mix of white powders, special drinks and potions packaged in brightly coloured, extra-large containers with the words ‘huge’, ‘ripped’ and ‘massive’ plastered across the front in large bold writing via which school boys see the […]

Eating for HSC Success


With the exam period upon us and hundreds of thousands of high school students completing their final exams, stress levels within the family home are likely to be at an all time high. Getting your teen to eat well during this intense period may be more challenging than usual, but is crucial to ensure they […]

When a drink becomes a problem


A disclaimer before I begin this piece, I enjoy a drink. A glass of wine with a friend or a few vodkas on a big night out is a part of my life, as enjoying a few drinks each week is a part of many people’s lives. This column is not about a drink or […]

What is Zotrim and how can it help me lose weight?


As a dietitian you are constantly bombarded with the latest and greatest weight loss supplements and programs, and after more than ten years working in this field my response is generally lackluster to say the least. But I have to admit that late last year when Body Science presented me with the scientific evidence to […]

Is your teen obsessed with being thin


A few years ago, I wrote a piece for Dolly magazine about an increasing common style of eating in which teenagers became somewhat obsessed with ‘healthy eating’. The girls typically presented with concerned parents who had noticed a change in eating habits and significant weight loss. These tall, lanky, lean girls did not satisfy the […]

Are you tired all the time?


If there was a commonality of all the women I see in my clinic, it would be that they are all tired. Tired from not getting enough sleep, tired from the demands of the kids, tired from working too hard, tired of dealing with their weight and tired of not having enough energy to do […]

To sushi or not to sushi?


Fresh sushi seems like such a healthy option, but is it? While freshsashimi has numerous positive nutritional properties including being low incalories and rich in omega 3 fats, some of the popular rolls of choice containmuch carbohydrate and plenty of calories. For this reason, if you do enjoysushi you are best to choose sashimi and […]

Everything you have been taught about weight loss is wrong


A few days ago, scientists attending an academic conference presented a new formula which is proposed to accurately predict how many calories and how much exercise one must do, over a period of months or years to successfully lose weight. Prior to this, many believed that weight loss was a gradual process that was completely […]

Making 2012 healthier and happier


If you are one of the many who are all too ready to bid 2011 goodbye, it is the perfect time to reflect and consider what may help you to build a happier and healthier 2012. Sitting with clients for many hours each day, discussing health, diets, weight loss, mood and wellbeing gives me great […]