Fuel Your Run for the Women’s Mini Marathon

By planning your nutrition and hydration, you can run the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon to your best ability. Running a 10K is often a new runners’ first try at putting a number on and racing against others. But whether it’s your first time doing this 10k or if...

Eat You Way into a Healthy Retirement

Healthy Eating in Retirement  Many factors are important for a healthy retirement – staying physically active, maintaining close relationships and pursuing personal goals. However, one factor is vital to make the others all possible: a healthy diet. Without...

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...