STOP fixating on the NUMBERS on the SCALES

I have lost count of the number of times people have said to me “but the numbers aren’t going down on the weighing scales?!”  They constantly tell me they’re disappointed and frustrated that they’ve made so many lifestyle changes yet can’t see the evidence on...

Why NOT to talk about DIETS in front of KIDS

January is the month that’s full of detox and diet chatter.  It’s a time I really despise because everyone seems to allow their (non-scientific) opinions on how to lose weight to dominate conversations all around them. Here’s the thing that troubles me most…people...

Christmas Survival Tips For a More Healthy You

How Do We Keep Healthy This Christmas?! Lack of Sleep: Naughty – Remember that sleep allows the body to rest and repair. A growing body of evidence suggests that a lack of sleep may increase risk of chronic disease.  Less sleep often means more mindless snacking...

Stress Induced Weight Gain

Could your stressful lifestyle be contributing to anxiety, tiredness, depression, poor sleep and poor nutritional habits? Are these issues leading on to overeating and weight gain for you? Cortisol is a glucocorticoid (steroid hormone), produced from cholesterol in...

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good for You?

The idea that apple cider vinegar has health benefits has been around for many centuries and it’s one people always ask me about. Unfortunately apple cider vinegar, which contains the active compound acetic acid (also in other vinegar’s just to note!)...

Why Bring A Dietitian into Your Workplace

More and more corporate businesses are realising that wellness in the workplace is important in keeping employees healthy and fit for work. If we as Dietitians can encourage healthful eating and behaviours while at the workplace, employees will feel better, have more...

Lunchbox Time Again!

We’ve had a summer free of routine, getting up early & putting lunchboxes together.  Here’s a few pointers to get you started with making healthy lunches for the new school year. Some challenges parents face when it comes lunches: Pressed for time as...

Oatbread recipe

Oat Bread (makes 1 round loaf) Ingredients: 375g all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 15g of sunflower or almond spread 85g oats, plus extra for sprinkling 1 ½ tsp fast-acting dried yeast 100ml warm semi-skimmed milk, plus a little extra for glazing 4 tsp honey Approx 150ml...