Category Archives for Diet

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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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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Low-carb Christmas Tips

It’s not just at Christmas that many people find their low-carb eating veering off-track, but the many temptations on offer can test the strongest of wills. At this time of year, don’t expect perfection. You’ll make mistakes, you’ll indulge on occasion. Despite this – and perhaps because of it – it’s essential to have some […]

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Holiday weight loss: it is possible

It’s holiday season. Hooray! Time to rest and relax. Part of this is often relaxing your eating pattern, or forgetting the rules. It’s especially so when you’re away from home. One of our clients was reviewing a business conference followed by a trip to Thailand. The conference had supplied food – mostly carbs and sugar-containing […]

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5 Tips for Keeping Weight and Wellness On-track at Crazy Times of the Year

Are you over it yet? It’s a busy time of year and we get straight-up tired. Tired of routine, of work, of commitments, and even of socialising. Many of us are looking forward to a bit of rest and relaxation over the Christmas New Year break. Keeping weight and wellness on-track can feel near impossible. […]

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