• Healthy eating, why are we so confused?

    If you asked a random sample of people what healthy eating was I’m sure you would get varying and often contradicting answers: ‘It means eating a gluten free diet’ ‘Eating high fat and low carb foods’ ‘Consuming plenty of plant based foods such as wholegrains, beans, lentils as well as fruits and vegetables’. ‘Eating paleo… Continue Reading

  • Summer Diet Scorecard

    I’m not a big fan of diets but I know summer has arrived which means the gossip mags will once again be promoting the fad diets to ensure you are…I don’t even want to say it… ‘bikini ready’. But before you jump onto the fad diets that they are likely to promote check out the… Continue Reading

  • Super Food, Super Hyped, Super Expensive

    I cringe when I hear the word ‘superfood’ it gives me images of Dr Oz flogging some miracle food that instantly burns fat, reduces cellulite and speeds up metabolism – and it can be yours for only $495 (+ postage and handling)!!! Many super foods are super hyped and super over priced. The so called… Continue Reading

  • Skip the Extremes and Start with the Basics.

    I feel like people are bypassing the basics and seeking out extremes to eat healthier or to lose weight. People automatically get on the latest fad diet when actually if they took the time to look at their lifestyle, their dietary patterns and habits they would realize that they don’t need to jump on the… Continue Reading

  • If diets don’t work what does?

    Trying to lose weight? Don’t go on a diet. The stats about diets are pretty clear that they don’t work. Diets and restrictive eating plans usually do result in weight loss but research indicates that half the weight is most likely regained within 1 year and almost all within 5 years. So if people are… Continue Reading

  • Why are we chasing our tails?

    A new week, a new fad diet. Most of them have been recycled; a diet that’s been reinvented or tweaked to look brand new and a whole lot better than it used to be. Occasionally a new one will appear and will join the ‘fad diet cycle’.  It will be the ‘it diet’ for a… Continue Reading

  • Misleading Messages

    New dietary advice comes out weekly. One study reports this, one celebrity promotes that and another current affairs program is reporting something else. It all gets quite confusing. And unfortunately in the middle of all this chaos, disorder and trying to keep up with the latest dietary ‘advice’ the healthy eating message gets thrown out… Continue Reading