• 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

  • 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

  • Let’s End the Diet Wars

    Let’s end the diet wars. Everyone is on the quest for the best diet ever. The ultimate fail proof diet . Well I can tell you that there is and isn’t an ultimate best ever diet. Confused? Keep reading…

  • A Guide to Processed & Packaged Foods

    Nearly all foods have gone through some form of processing before being eaten. Processing can involve harvesting, butchering, fermenting, canning, preserving as well as simply cooking and preparing foods.  The processing of foods has many benefits which include improving the safety of food by removing micro-organisms and pathogens, preservation, easier distribution, longer shelf life and… Continue Reading

  • What if…?

    image credit What if everyone stopped dieting?  What if everyone stopped counting calories, worrying about gluten, fructose, fat, protein, carbs and just ate healthy, wholesome foods? What if everyone stopped being so focused on what the number on the scale said and they focused on being as healthy as they can be?