All posts by Robyn Jordan

What happened to our weight – and what to do about it

If you’re over the age of 50 and think back to your primary school days, you’ll be hard-pressed to remember a child who was overweight. Move forward a few years: was high school any different? Chances are that overweight barely existed in that generation and all that came before. In the 1960s and 1970s, it […]

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I just want to get rid of my betty/butt/thighs”

It’s the catch-cry of people everywhere. For the more Rubenesque, simply losing weight might be the goal, but often the last few kilos present a ‘problem’. Why is it that people can lose weight really effectively and reach their healthy goal, only to be discouraged by still having a ‘problem area’? There are a few […]

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Looking after your microbiome

Everything we eat  and drink— from probiotic yogurt to donuts to a pork chop — has an effect on the microbes that live in our bodies, which, in turn, have an effect on our health. The microbiome is made up of trillions of microbes, and these microbes need food. If you eat a lot of food that one […]

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Dietitians call for review of National Nutrition Policy

Newspapers this week featured summaries of a report by the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA) examining the cost of poor nutrition to Australia’s health. It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, takes notice. Titled Nourish Not Neglect: Putting health on our nation’s table, the report has admirable ambitions. It highlights that less than […]

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Not losing? Perhaps you’re making one of these mistakes

Anyone who has ever lost weight will tell you that not every day will be smooth sailing.  There will be ups and downs, and sometimes the reasons are clear while other times you honestly have no clue what’s going on. We’ve seen all sorts of factors, but there are some common mistakes that people make. […]

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Caring About the Environment, Health, and your Food Choices

The wonderful thing about the human race is our diversity of beliefs and values. In the past weeks you may have seen news about a report called The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health. It is a report by 37 of the estimated 7 million plus scientists existing in the world today, so like all […]

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It’s too hot to exercise – or is it?

It’s the middle of summer and in different areas, extreme heat records are being shattered. If even the thought of going out for a walk or run makes you feel light-headed, it can be tempting to lay down under the air-conditioner and forget about everything except how to keep cool. While it’s hot, though, it’s […]

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Are You Metabolically Healthy?

Constant messaging about losing weight leads many people to equate weight with health: that is, they think that if you’re overweight you’re unhealthy, and if you’re slim you must be in perfect health. Unfortunately, being slim can give a false sense of security and can mask a range of potential health problems. Common dietary patterns […]

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What’s Happening With Your Blood Sugar?

We all eat. Some of us eat whatever is available, some follow the patterns of our childhood, while others turn it into a more scientific practice. Whatever the strategies that influence your food choices, it’s worth questioning whether they’re doing the best job for stable blood sugar levels. Think about these questions: Do you crave […]

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What’s the connection between team sports and weight loss?

What’s the connection between team sports and weight loss? It’s probably not what you think. Team sports are great for helping people develop skills, fitness and teamwork, but helping them lose weight? Not so much. Unless, of course, we’re looking at the impact of the mindset that team sports help to develop. Anyone who has […]

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