I don't know about you but there have been many an occasion where I've planned a rendezvous with friends, and whilst making the make-it or break-it decision (Which of the 100 great places should we choose to eat at?!), one person pipes up 'Let's all get acai bowls!'. Ahh yes. The not-so-new fad sweeping the nations … Continue reading Acai – Is it all it’s worked up to be?
Muesli is one of my all time favourite breakfast foods - did someone say 'ALL DAY BREAKFAST'?! But seriously, I love that I can combine some of my favourite foods; yoghurt, muesli, nuts, fruit and get so many nutrients for my body from one meal. But waking down that grocery isle, my biggest dilemma (#firstworldproblem) is that there are … Continue reading How to pick the right Muesli for you
What's all the fuss about the F word? And why are so many of us doing it wrong? Disclosure: the F word may not be what you expect. Fibre is an important nutrient that has become neglected and forgotten in this day and age with all our processing of food. Don't get me wrong, if … Continue reading What the F?
The moment I mention wine, people realise I'm actually just a normal person. Everything in moderation. Sounds too simple doesn't it? Too good to be true? In this day and age where everyone loves to ostracise certain foods, jumping on the 'carbs are evil' band wagon and marching around protesting with metaphorical sign posts, I'm still … Continue reading What even is a Dietitian?
Stressed? Worn out? Tired from the crazy amount of tasks you're trying to fit in one day? We've all been there. As a student dietitian currently on full time prac, working a casual job on weekends, trying to keep up with my social life, intent on continuing to share my passion through this platform and … Continue reading How to nutritionally handle stress so you don’t burn out
I don't know where in the world you are as a reader, but if you're in Australia, I feel sorry for you. Let me express for a minute how we are all feeling - UNBEARABLY HOT and CRANKY because of it. If you're down under you know it's impossible to escape the scorching sun and awful humidity … Continue reading Beat the Heat and Stay Hydrated
I recently had someone message me asking about meal replacements and dietary supplements and what I thought as a dietitian. If you've read The First you'll know that I'm an advocate for eating a balanced diet with a whole-foods approach. So I thought I'd share with you all a little on my philosophy. Through my journey with food, (as … Continue reading Whole-foods vs Meal Replacements
Ever felt worn out, tired, felt like you had been eating 'terribly' and that your body needed a cleanse? Ever thought about doing one of those detox diets for a few days - you know the ones; juice cleanses, lemon detox etc etc. I'm here encouraging you not to. Still with me? After a close friend mentioned … Continue reading “Should I do a Detox Diet?”
We live such busy lives these days that in the midst of the hustle and bustle we swap fresh real foods for those quick 'nutrient shakes' or something else to get our 'hit of vitamins' without having to really plan or go to so much effort. If you've read The First, you'll know I'm passionate about a … Continue reading How to get your 2 & 5; And why it’s important
I wanted to start by talking a little about my background and how I developed my nutrition philosophies before I start writing about those elephants in the room - debunking myths, exposing the truth about nutrition and latest nutrition "fads". I didn't always eat my vegetables - I know, hard to believe. As a child I was confused … Continue reading The First