If you keep doing the same things, you will get the same results

As 2016 draws to an end, we are bombarded with messages to eat clean, strip the fat, sign up to 28 day or 12 week challenges. Weight loss companies know that we have probably eaten more than we needed over the festive/holiday season and are looking for a quick fix to a slimmer, healthier you…

How to enjoy a Low FODMAP Christmas

Following a low FODMAP eating plan can often limit food options. This should not impact yourΒ enjoyment over the festive period. With endless parties, gatherings and ultimately Christmas day, it would be nice to have a list of “safe” foods that you know are not going to send you to the bathroom or leave you doubled…

If vegetables had labels would we eat more?

I often wonder if vegetables had labels with health claims, would we be inclined to eat more of them?Β It is a common belief that to eat healthy is expensive. If we ate according to the Australian Guide To Healthy Eating, and achieved the required serves of fruit (2) and vegetables (5) each day, fruit and…

Health claims on baby packaged foods

Packaged food is always going to be at risk of misleading health claims, with the overuse of persuasive terminology frequently employed to promote a product. So called ‘baby’ products are not immune. Just like packaged foods marketed at adults, these processed foods will have almost anything on the packet to entice a sleep deprived parent. Here is my…

What’s the best diet for weight loss?

As a Dietitian and health professional we are required toΒ keep up to date on topical nutrition issues and maintain our knowledge by doing continuing professional development. To be fair, we never really stop learning, which is fantastic as nutrition science is actually quite a young field of study compared with say medicine which has much…