diet Tag

Are you one of these people SO frustrated that you are not losing weight even though you see a personal trainer?   I get it- you work really hard, you do it every week and your PT is great… I KNOW!   But did you know that once a week isn’t enough to promote weight loss? Neither is twice a week and while three times a week is perfect- it’s not the complete picture of what you need to do in terms of exercise and weight loss. Firstly let’s not forget that stat we see every day on social media –“losing weight is 80% nutrition...

Eating for two? That doesn’t mean that you need to eat double your portion size. The saying ‘eating for two’ means that you need to increase the quality of your diet as opposed to the quantity.   It is important for you and your baby to eat healthily during your pregnancy to ensure that you both receive the nutrients that you need and also gain the appropriate amount of weight. On average women who are a healthy weight should expect to gain between 11.5 and 16 kg. This reference range changes if you are underweight or overweight at the point of conception....

We all know preconception nutrition is vital for a healthy baby and your nutrition, right? Melanie McGrice, Accredited Practising Dietitian and author of ‘The Pregnancy Weight Plan’ outlines 3 key nutrients needed in your diet to increase your fertility before you get the good news. So you’ve made the momentous decision to try for a baby! Be it your first, or fifth, it’s a good idea to get yourself prepared as early on as possible. Optimal nutrition is vital to ensuring that you and your partner have the best chance of getting pregnant and also setting up a foundation for a...

Fueling an active child (or children) can be an ongoing challenge for parents. Even your afternoon welcome can often feel more like a police raid - rummaging the cupboards and fridge for anything they can get their little hands on. So how do you fuel Master 11’s insatiable appetite? Or Miss 15’s heavy training year? Here are 7 top tips to help fuel your growing, active kids to keep them happy, healthy and performing at their best.   1. On your marks. Set. Go. Kids need proper fuel to help them train and compete at their best. At the foundation of any pre-exercise fuel, should...

Snap shot of cancer in Australia…   The prevalence of cancer is doubling every 10 years. It is estimated that approximately 130, 000 new cancer cases were diagnosed in 2016. 1 in 2 (male) and 1 in 3 (female) Australian’s will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Approximately 46,880 deaths from cancer in 2016. Accounts for 16% -19% of the total disease burden in Australia. 67% chance of survival when diagnosed.   These statistics are unfortunately our reality. What is Cancer? Cancer Council Australia defines cancer as; .. a disease of the body's cells. Normally cells grow and multiply in a...

It’s that time of year again…work’s ramping up in preparation for the Christmas break and you’re frantically trying to get every other aspect of your life organised in anticipation of the celebration period. Concurrently, it’s a time of year that’s synonymous with food.  There’s scientific evidence that says some food can alter your brain chemistry and mood, so if you’re going to be overindulging anyway, why not eat your troubles away with foods that make you feel better? Remember the old “chicken soup” remedy? Well turns out that’s not just an old wives tale … If you want to reduce stress, ease anxiety...