5 Tips for Navigating the Silly Season

It’s that fabulous time of year where you get to celebrate the last 12 months with family, friends, work colleagues at all different types of parties and events – and this usually involves lots of food and alcohol! It’s important to enjoy yourself at these events but these are some tips to keep at the…

Recipe: Vegetarian Taco Mix – 3 ways

So this recipe has been a favourite of mine for the last few months, and I love it because it is pretty much a delicious way to eat legumes and vegetables – and it’s super versatile. These meals are packed with plant protein and loads of fibre keeping your tummy happy and feeling full. I…

Is fructose really the devil?

Following on from my post a few months back, Is sugar really the devil? alongside this recent outbreak of SCURVY in Australia (yes that thing we learned about in high school where sailors had bleeding gums and their teeth fall out because of a deficiency in vitamin C) PLUS the crazy “fructose free” sugar syrups…

46 Ways a Dietitian Can Help You

Do you know what a dietitian can do for you? You might think of a few things or maybe none at all. So here is my not even close to comprehensive list of what a dietitian can help you with on an individual level (don’t even start me on the community, state, national and international…

The Blue Zone Diet | Focus

I think it’s safe to say that if you ask anyone if something could make them live longer they’d be interested to hear about it. The Mediterranean diet has been in the spotlight for it’s proven efficacy in reducing the risk of heart disease and related complications. Here to join it is the Blue Zone…

7 things you’ll find in a dietitian’s kitchen

(1) Nuts & seeds Every dietitian knows that nuts and seeds are filled with plant-based protein sources packed with vitamins , minerals and healthy fats. Only a small handful is all you need to give your breakfast, salad, or snack time a bit of crunch and also a nutrient punch! They seem a bit expensive…

Caffeine – what you need to know

To anyone who is up before about 7am every day, caffeine is an essential part of the morning ritual and coffee has definitely formed it’s own little culture in Australia, where finding the elusive best cup of liquid gold is the aim of the game. Ever wondered the effects of this liquid gold beyond the…

11 unexpected things I’ve learned about becoming a dietitian

Wow, I’ve almost finished with my coursework year of my Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics. What a whirlwind year it has been! I feel like it’s flown by but I also feel like I have learned so many things that I wasn’t expecting to have within the space of about 8 months! (1) Listening is…

My Relationship with Food – Emotional Eating

I guess the stereotype of a student dietitian or any dietitian for that matter is, we have always eaten perfectly, we never think about touching *insert adored junk food here*, and we have never had any kind of struggle related to nutrition or weight in our lives. We are nutrition gods and goddesses after all!…

Top 6 ways to dress up your salad

When you tell people to eat some more salad, even I think “wow, that’s so boring!” But it doesn’t have to be. It’s all about how you dress your salad up that can really give you variety and help you enjoy your nutritious meal or side dish. Getting in raw vegetables in the form of…

Hungry & Hangry

One of the main reasons people eat is simply because they’re hungry! But if you really think about the feeling of hunger, and understanding your hunger signals it’s actually a lot harder than you’d think to explain the experience of hunger. Emptiness in the stomach? Crabbiness? Which comes first?! Hunger signals The physical signs of…

Fact or Myth: Olympic Edition

I’m definitely not the only one who has been glued to the TV for the past week and a half watching the human body do spectacular things at the Olympic games. Seeing these amazing achievements by the athletes makes me think about all their preparation and training, including their nutrition. I’ve read some great sports…