In the last few weeks of the first month of 2017, there has been so much diet talk. All these stereotypical assumptions of a dietitian, food judging, food shaming, food justifying and diet comparison makes me so tired of hearing it. Instead of desperately wanting to say “I really couldn’t care less”, I’ve devised a … More Other ways of saying “I don’t care about your diet”
2016 is done and dusted. You’ve spent the last week eating too much because it of Christmas and New Years. You feel like crap and need a clean start. Time to find a detox. Time to cut out sugar, gluten, dairy, nuts, fat and everything processed. The above mindset is exactly what diet companies prey … More The one New Years Resolution NOT to make for 2017
Wondering why my blog’s been quiet for the last two and a half months? Well in September I was busy planning my holiday to Asia for October and then I was gone for the whole of October. And since being back at the start of this month, I’ve been busy setting up for my new … More Milk – Asia vs. Australia
Many weekend warriors strive to continuously test their fitness levels through physically challenging events. Marathon? Yep. Open-water swimming? Been there done that. Long bike rides? Every weekend. But what about doing all three together in one event? Yes, I’m talking about the Ironman – 3.80km swim. 180km ride. 42.20km run. Mission: Possible. One of my … More Fuelling an Ironman
Dairy is one of those topics that cannot seem to escape negative press – whether it’s in relation to our dairy farmers not profiting from selling their milk to supermarkets; in relation to it causing symptoms of lactose intolerance (lactose intolerance should not be self-diagnosed – even if you are, complete avoidance is unnecessary); or … More What’s this about giving up dairy?!
These days I am not surprised about what people know about nutrition. I’m surprised by what they don’t know. Everyone talks about how sugar is responsible for our expanding waistlines and how complete avoidance of it is the only way to fix the problem. In a way, it’s good to see people are becoming more … More Back to basics – foods that deserve more attention
Protein. This word and topic pops up frequently in conversation among every day gym-enthusiasts, the sports nutrition world and the general population. It’s the only macronutrient that seems to avoid the bad reputation that carbohydrates and fats receive for our bulging waistlines. We can all agree that protein is needed for various physiological processes inside … More It’s not just about the protein
“What did you eat for breakfast?” is a question I often get asked. For some reason, people are generally curious what a Dietitian eats for breakfast. Most are genuinely curious; close friends of mine know that I am creative in the kitchen and push the boundaries with food and flavour combinations. They like hearing my … More What’s for breakfast?
Easter is one of my favourite times of the year for 3 reasons: Extra long weekend Hot Cross Buns Chocolate Kids love it because they get to run around, hunt and gather Easter eggs. Adults love it because there’s chocolate, food and they get a long weekend to spend with friends and family. But … More How to ruin your Easter
Happy Dietitians Day! That’s right, there is actually a day dedicated to celebrating my wonderful profession. Aren’t we a special bunch? Many people have stereotypical opinions about Dietitians, and I don’t blame them. Having the word ‘diet’ in our title is misleading. It also doesn’t help when your friend introduces you to their friend and … More How to describe a Dietitian