My Favourite Dietitian Memes

I’m a fan of a good meme, I must admit it probably defines a lot of the online experience of many a millennial. As expected, my absolute favourite memes are the ones that incorporate that dietitian humour (also shout out to Dietitian Humor on Facebook for all their funnies). So here’s a collection of my…

Best foods to improve your mood

A healthy body and a healthy mind are both critical parts of a healthy person. For many years, physical health and mental health have been treated as completely separate entities. Kind of like how you see a dentist for your teeth and a doctor for everything else. There has been increasing interest in how food…

5 Snack Foods Swapped to Healthier Versions

There’s nothing wrong with eating something that we know isn’t the best for our bodies on occasion, because all too often it’s so good for our minds! Hence, the term “comfort food”. However, if you’re struggling to come up with some alternatives to your favourite sweet and savoury snacks, I’ve got your go-to list to…

4 foods to help manage diabetes

Last week was National Diabetes Week, and given that I have spent some time at an outpatient diabetes centre on clinical placements and will be researching type 1 diabetes for the next few months. I thought I could share what I’ve learned about food and how it can help to manage diabetes. A quick physiology…

A Dietitian in the Gym | My Routine | Thoughts on Gym Culture

 Quick note: this is about my personal experience with exercise. If you’d like a personalised routine that caters your individual medical needs and goals – see an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (especially if you have medical complications) or a Certified Personal Trainer. This post isn’t encouraging you to workout exactly like me, but rather encourage you…

My 7 hacks to eating more veggies everyday

There’s no denying that vegetables are good for us. Low in calories, full of fibre to keep you feeling fuller for longer and packed with essential vitamins and minerals. As a student dietitian, often one of the first things I talk about with patients aiming for weight loss or maintenance is to eat more veg…

5 things dietitians hear all the time that drive us a bit nuts!

Disclaimer: This is a bit of a rant, I love my future profession and all that comes with it but there’s always a few niggly things about our jobs that sometimes we all like to have a little whinge about! (1) “What’s the best piece of diet advice you can give me?” *Sigh* Dietitians are…

A shopping guide to milk

Ah, milk. One of the most demonised foods of the past decade. Is it bad for you or is it a superfood in disguise? What are the best alternatives if you ARE lactose intolerant? There are so many options in the fridges and on the shelves than ever before and it’s just making people more…

Weight loss – it’s more than “eat less, move more”

Many people would like to lose weight or are advised to do so for health reasons. Often, you’re told just simply “eat less and move more”. Theoretically, that is true when it comes to energy balance – less in through food and drinks and more out which can only be controlled by exercise (unfortunately you…

More than just a sweet tooth… | Dental Health & Food

When it comes to taking care of your pearly whites, it’s more than just brushing twice a day and flossing (this important too – here’s your friendly reminder to go see your dentist!) What goes into your mouth between brushes can have a massive impact on whether you hold onto those chompers well into your grey-haired…

What’s working in mental health REALLY like?

I’m currently heading toward the end of my second student dietetic placement – and my goodness have I learned a lot about mental health! My placement is at a community mental health service which specialises in preventative and rehab of people experiencing severe mental illness (some include schizophrenia, psychosis and bipolar disorder). So here’s a little…