• You’re a Dietitian and You Eat What?!

    As a dietitian people often ask me about my own ‘diet’. What I eat, what I don’t eat and what I think about a particular food or diet. I have come to accept it now as part and parcel of being a dietitian. And I certainly don’t blame people for asking either. I’m always intrigued… 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

  • Food Should Not Equal Guilt

    Eating food should never be associated with guilt or shame, good or bad. It is unfortunate that we are, at times, made to feel guilty about eating foods that wouldn’t be getting a 5 star health rating.  Packets of food are labeled ‘guilt free’ or described as a ‘guilty pleasure’. Why should we feel guilty… 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