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...

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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 the...

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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...

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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...

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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!) isn't the...

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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...

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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 parents to make...

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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...

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Breakfast

Breakfast plays an all important role by; adding vital nutrients to your diet, such as fibre, iron and calcium helping to improve your mood helping to improve concentration work out tasks more quickly preventing snacking on junk and overeating the rest of the day Some...

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Chickpea Salad with Crumbed Feta

I've lost count the amount of times people have asked me for this recipe!  It's so tasty and more importantly, so easy to make!  Here's how; Ingredients (serves 4 - 6): 1 x 400g tin of cooked chickpeas (drained) 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 small punnet of...

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Enjoy a Healthy BBQ this Summer

BBQ mainstays have a tendency to be loaded with fat, salt, sugar, and calories. I’m going to give you some guidelines with delicious options that you can enjoy if you're wanting to lose weight, or eat healthier. First rule is not to deprive yourself of the food you...

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Fortified Milk & Soup Recipes

Sometimes people need to build themselves up after surgery, illness or weight loss. Making up a fortified milk or soup is an easy way to help increase calories and protein. Here's how...   Easy to Make Nourishing Recipes:        Fortified Milk Add 2-4 tablespoons of...

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Fruit Myths & Facts

Ever heard the phrase ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ – well there might be some truth in this.  Let's dispel some fruit myths and facts... Fruits used to be the staple in people’s diets and now with all the scare mongering with the ‘anti-sugar’ brigade many...

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Top Three Smoothies

I will always be an advocate of 'eating' fruit & veg as appose to 'drinking' it.  But if you're struggling to get in your '7-a-day' smoothies as part of a healthy diet can help you on your way.   Strawberry Surprise Smoothie (serves 1 – 2) 350g melon any type 225g...

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